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  • Best Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot For Travel In 2018

    Best Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot For Travel In 2018

    Travel Tips

    When it’s time for vacation, does the prospect of travelling overseas without a reliable 4G or Wi-Fi connection feel downright daunting? Find out how to choose a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for your next great adventure.

  • How To Deal With Dry Eyes While Travelling

    How To Deal With Dry Eyes While Travelling

    Travel Tips

    Dry eyes can strike anyone at any time, even when travelling. I’ve put together the most common causes of this condition that affect travellers, as well as easy solutions for dealing with dry eyes.

  • 7 Reasons Why You Need Travel Insurance

    7 Reasons Why You Need Travel Insurance

    Travel Tips

    Travelling the world is glamorous. Until it isn’t. Things can go wrong in the most unexpected ways and most inconvenient times. I wish I could say the last 5 years of travel has been 100 percent smooth sailing. But in the moments when plans went pear-shaped or events took a turn for the worst, I was glad to have travel insurance.

  • 21 Reasons Why Parents Love Cruising To Hawaii With Carnival

    21 Reasons Why Parents Love Cruising To Hawaii With Carnival

    Hawaii, USA

    When you work hard every day, all year long you need a really relaxing break. And there’s nothing quite as therapeutic as unwinding on a majestic cruise ship sailing into the sunset towards a dreamy tropical destination. Whilst there was no shortage of fun, family-friendly activities I enjoyed with my kids on-board the Carnival Miracle, I also discovered a bunch of reasons why parents love cruising to Hawaii with Carnival. It’s so much fun being an adult too!

  • Where should you go in the world?

    Where should you go in the world?

    Quiz

    With summer coming up, this is the toughest choice to make. So we made it a little easier. Simply answer a handful of easy questions and find out your next dream destination. Easy!

  • 27 Reasons Why Kids Love Cruising To Hawaii With Carnival

    27 Reasons Why Kids Love Cruising To Hawaii With Carnival

    Hawaii, USA

    This was my kids 6th open-ocean cruise so they knew the drill. The buffets, the soft service ice-cream dispenser, the hot tubs and of course, kids club. But what exactly is it about cruising with Carnival to Hawaii that children love so much? I asked them, and the answer wasn’t just one or two things… it was 27!

  • 12 Hawaii Cruise Shore Excursion Ideas For Every Budget

    12 Hawaii Cruise Shore Excursion Ideas For Every Budget

    Hawaii, USA

    Cruising the Hawaiian islands for 15 days on the Carnival Miracle sounds like the perfect family vacation… and it is! Warm weather, swimming pools, endless buffets, sandy beaches and the Aloha spirit. To make the trip complete, here’s a few shore excursions tips and hacks that will work regardless if you’re strapped for cash or rolling in it.

  • 54 Photos That Will Make You Want To Cruise To Hawaii

    54 Photos That Will Make You Want To Cruise To Hawaii

    Hawaii, USA

    There’s something distinct about Hawaii which captures the imagination unlike any other destination. Join us as we embarked on a fun-filled 15-day cruise to Hawaii with Carnival, departing from Long Beach (Los Angeles) stopping in 6 dreamy destinations: Maui (Kahului), Oahu (Honolulu), Kauai (Nawiliwili), Big Island (Kona & Hilo), and Mexico (Ensanada).

  • Thanksgiving On The Road – Home Away From Home in Los Angeles

    Thanksgiving On The Road – Home Away From Home in Los Angeles

    Southwest, USA

    I like Thanksgiving. Heralding from Australia, I can’t say I’ve got heart-warming childhood memories of family get-togethers on Thanksgiving Day. It was just another normal day Down Under. But there’s something about the spirit of this holiday which transcends cultures and countries. A universal understanding that a grateful heart is a happy one. And this particular day is a perfect time to stop and reflect on the reasons we have to be grateful.

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  • Tips For Travelling With A Sick Child

    Tips For Travelling With A Sick Child

    Guest Blogs

    Travelling with children in general can be a difficult situation, but travelling with a sick child can be even more so. While families will avoid travelling with a very sick child altogether, sometimes our kids get sick while we’re away, and flying home on the day we booked is the only option.

  • How To Get The Cheapest Airport Parking

    How To Get The Cheapest Airport Parking

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    Holidays are already expensive at is, with the cost of flights and all the hidden extras such as choosing your seats and checking your luggage, the last thing you need is the additional cost of airport parking.

  • Six Senses and Kenwood Travel

    Six Senses and Kenwood Travel

    Guest Blogs

    The senses of the body are its way of telling you when you need to take a break. Harmonizing your senses is the key to finding inner peace and wellbeing. Sometimes all it takes to restore your senses is a good night’s sleep, but sometimes it takes much more.

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