Are you interested in completely committing to the travel lifestyle? This is of course, a little different to simply going on holiday on occasion or taking trips. Instead, those who fully embrace the travel lifestyle tend to go away far more often and can head out for months or even years at the time. Here are some things to keep in mind before you make this type of decision for yourself. 

Think About Home Security

First, if you are traveling in the long term, then you do need to make sure that you are taking steps to keep your home secure. Homes that are left for long periods are always going to be more vulnerable and a target for thieves. 

To cope with this, you should think about exploring options such as remote CCTV solutions. This will allow you to keep a check on your home even when you are away and ensure that nothing is out of order. Automated light switches can also make it seem like the house is occupied in the long term. 

Pack The Right Supplies

Next, you need to make sure that you are packing the right supplies for your trip. You might assume that you will be able to buy anything once you get to your destination. However, this isn’t always the case and it’s great if you can make sure that you have everything that you need in your luggage. For instance, you migh want to consider packing some liner pads. These can be very discreet and will ensure that you don’t have an uncomfortable experience on  a long trip away. 

Another necessity would be clothing for different weather conditions. It’s likely that if you go away for longer, you will experience a few different types of weather. It’s important that you can keep cool or stay dry. 


Next, you should consider the issue of safety requirements. Problems with safety can be a massive concern particularly if you are traveling alone. It’s important that you research destinations that you are interested in visiting carefully as long as places where you are planning to stay. 

You may also want to think about getting a guide for locations that are considered to be more risky for tourists who are flying solo. 


Finally, you should consider how you are going to pay for longer trips that you are planning to take. There are a few ways that you can deal with this. For instance, you might decide to save up all the money that you need. Or, you could think about earning while you’re traveling. If this is the case, then you could look at seasonal jobs or positions that you have the right qualifications for. You can even gather some new qualifications, specifically so you’re more suited for a few different travel jobs. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you should take to ensure that you can successfully and fully embrace the travel lifestyle, reaping all the benefits of doing so. 

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living in rv

Traveling the world and living out of an RV certainly seems like a dream come true. You can work from the road, see incredible sites, and don’t have to stick to such a strict schedule.

However, with all of the fantastic benefits and advantages, it’s important to remember that it is not as easy as it may appear. There are a lot of things you need to be aware of before you make a decision.

Below we are going to talk about five questions that you should ask yourself before living in an RV.

Let’s get started.

Do I have time to prepare?

You can’t just buy any old van and expect to start your journey within two weeks. Traveling and living out of an RV requires effort, and there is a lot of preparation involved.

Alongside taking care of your old responsibilities, you also need to make sure your vehicle is suitable. From doing research on your power system to installing a water filter, it could take months before you are officially on the road.

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Can I live a minimalist lifestyle?

RVs and vans have very limited space. If you like to hold on to possessions and don’t think you would let go of items, you might need to reassess your decision.

While you don’t need to throw away everything, you will have to do a lot of down-sizing. Everything you do purchase will have a practical purpose – No more knick-knacks and keepsakes!

Do I have the budget?

While traveling in a RV is always going to be more affordable than other transport and accommodation, it’s still important that you make sure you have the funds to support your trip.

Alongside your standard living costs, there will be hidden fees such as maintenance that will all add up. You don’t want to get halfway on your journey, only to realize you ran out of cash and have no income.

What type of RV is right for me?

If you’re going to be living on the road full time, you want to choose a vehicle that you will be comfortable with. Therefore, it’s best to do some research into different RV types.

This could be a smaller model that is easier to drive or something larger with all of the bells and whistles to keep you feeling secure.

What commitments do I have back home?

Finally, and probably one of the most important questions you will need to ask yourself is what type of commitments you have back home. A mortgage, children, pets, and work responsibilities will all impact whether or not you can afford to live in an RV.

If you don’t think that anything is holding you back, you can be confident about your choice. However, it’s still important to keep your long-term goals in mind.

Final words

As you can see by the above, making a decision such as living in an RV is not something that can be done on a whim. You need to assess multiple different factors before determining if it’s right for you.


As one of the most popular destinations in the US, Las Vegas opens its doors to 42.9 million people on average per year, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. With all the excitement that comes with preparing for a trip to the so-called Sin City, there might be a few things that might not have made it on your list. You’ve packed your ID, your fancy outfits, your camera, the works — but to top it off, we’re listing five more essentials for a memorable trip to Las Vegas.

Clothing fit for the season

This might not come across as a priority factor for a trip to Vegas, as you’re probably planning on bringing your flashiest clothes. However, you might want to take note of what season it is, as October to April in Vegas is cooler, while the months of May to September get unbearably hot. In our How to Feel More Comfortable When You’re Traveling’ blog post, we mention the importance of donning clothes that will allow you to enjoy your trip to the fullest. So during hot seasons, steer clear of coats and thick fabrics, and be sure to bring a good cover-up during colder months.

A list of all the top attractions

There are hundreds of sights to see and wonders to experience in Las Vegas. From seeing performances, playing games, and going for some relaxation, you’ll never run out of activities to do. If budget is an issue, there are plenty of free events and attractions like the 15-ft aquarium at The Silverton Hotel, or the Bellagio conservatory and fountain show. We recommend keeping an eye on event calendars as well and exploring areas outside of the city, like the hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Park. Making a list of attractions you want to visit before you go will help ensure you don’t waste any precious vacation time.

A selected casino to explore

You should choose one casino to visit and fully explore while in Vegas rather than dipping into multiple locations. The casinos are much more than their gaming floors and have a wide range of attractions for all interests. For those looking to experience a world within a world, recommends The Venetian, as you can get a taste of what it is like to visit Venice as you travel on your own personal gondola within the casino. For those who want a more luxurious experience, make sure you fully explore the Bellagio. It is a AAA Five Diamond Hotel with one of the best spas in the entire country.

Knowledge of casino games

If you do plan on playing at the casino tables then it is best to be prepared. Vegas attracts players from all over the world, and if you want to play against them in a game like poker it is best to have a good understanding of the rules.’s guide to poker for beginners points out that Texas Hold’em is the most popular version of the game and it is the easiest to grasp. As you could be facing up to nine other players do some research to develop some solid poker strategies. This will make for a much more thrilling experience with a greater chance of success. And if you’re not planning on joining any poker tables, it is still a good idea to be familiar with the rules of blackjack and roulette. This way you will have a much more engaging experience.

Finally, it’s Vegas — so throw away your hesitation and worries and you’re sure to have the time of your life.

The Malvern Hills are the most renowned and internationally famous travel destination in central England. Whilst perhaps not being the same as a trip away to locations in Australia, or other popular European travel destinations, Malvern has a cultural history, a celebrated past, and amazing hiking opportunities. It is well known that the composer Edward Elgar famously came up with his Pomp and Circumstance (Land of Hope and Glory) here, inspired by the countryside and the peaks of the Malvern hills.

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The Malvern Hills End to End

The Malvern Hills have been designated a Biological and Geological site of special scientific interest, as well as an area of outstanding natural beauty which stretch around 13km from north to south, rising and falling across the vast flatness that surrounds them on either side. The highest peak, the Worcestershire Beacon that reaches 425 metres (1,394ft) is a popular hiking destination. The region boasts leisurely, intermediate and some quite steep routes, so hiking sticks to steady your feet are recommended here. The hills are also particularly famous for their natural springs, with springs cropping up at many places set into the hills.

This hike can be quite tricky for beginners and it can take a toll on your feet, especially if you don’t have much experience with the steep sections. Packing the right gear will help you manage the hike comfortably, so make sure that you get a good quality pair of hiking shoes to cushion your feet and give you more grip. It’s also worth packing some heel balm to put on at the end of a long day, so your feet don’t get cracked and dry. Even on a hot day, it can get cold when you are that high up, so pack a warm hiking jacket too.

Another common hike is the walk from end to end, inbetween the villages of Great Malvern and Colwall, and is easily short enough for a strong day’s hiking, but many split it into two, stopping at the various and plentiful sites along the way. The pubs and country shops (an especially quaint and picturesque one being the hidden Saint Ann’s Well) sell local produce and detours into the town of Great Malvern can be made easily across the route. A final destination for the walk, (or one that is often walked in its own right) is the hill known as British Camp, the name referring to the remains of a Bronze Age hill fort that ripples down the hillside. At the top there are views to the north and south, with both the Cotswolds, and the Brecon beacons visible in the distance. On stormy days, the peak has an ancient feeling to it, the force of the winds often amplified by the folds of the hill, and people take cover within the safety of the mounds.

Quarry’s, Lakes and Reservoirs 

Walking the route, there are woods to pass through, springs to stop at, quarries, lakes and reservoirs to view. The Malvern Hills Trust lists a number of these. Gullet Quarry is well known for its steep face and the depth of its water, where many people congregate in the summer or walk around for the view and the wildlife in other seasons. There are many stories about Gullet Quarry, and its location close to the market town of Ledbury, close to the Malvern Hills, means that it can be visited easily. There the town hall, the Victorian facades of the buildings and the many cafes and independent shops are visibly close to the hills, alongside other walking routes of Dogwood or The Conigree.

The Wytch Cutting is another well known and dramatic destination along the course of the hills. Close to the Worcestershire beacon, the roads rise to cut through the hills themselves, passing through a rock face at one of their peaks. Here, set into the rock are a number of small pubs and hotels with undeniably beautiful views, the ability to sit out in pub gardens with a view only usually reached at the peak of many of the other hills.

The Malvern Hills are definitely a world renowned site, on a par with many locations around Europe and at the heart of England make a day out that can be both child friendly, or more challenging, with culture sites and beautiful views that see people returning year after year.

I’ve been wanting to see Egypt for as long as I remember, but never had a strong desire to explore Israel. Since I decided to go Jordan and Egypt and Jordan anyway, it’s logical to tag Israel along. This might be a once in a life time opportunity to see this part of the world. You know, Australia is so far far away from everywhere in the world.

My first day day trip started from Haifa which was different from my tour itinerary but somehow things got mixed up. It’s another story and all part of travelling adventure. By the end of the day, I was glad the tour started Haifa because it showed me how stunning Israel is!

I’ve seen the pictures of Bahai Garden on the internet before so I know it’s beautiful. On the other hand, places can look a lot better in photos than reality so I was prepared to be underwhelmed. Oh my. How pessimistic I was – the view to Bahai Garden in Haifa is simply breathtaking! I took numerous photos of the garden but wasn’t sure photos did its justice.:) From top down or bottom up, the garden is just picture perfect from different angles. Look at the amazing colour of sea water – true turquoise blue! I fell in love with the view immediately.

Israel is also a super technology advanced country. The tour bus was well equipped with USB cable charger, free Wifi. Those popular apps like Whatsup and Waze are all developed by Israel. As you can see, there are a lot of office buildings located here in Haifa. The bus windows were nice and clean so I snapped a few city shots of Haifa while we were driving away.

Bahai World Center – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

View from the upper terraces on Mount Carmel

Remind you of somewhere?

Can’t wait to share all the other amazing places in Israel!

5 Unmissable Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a hidden gem, floating in the Indian ocean. Found just off the coast of India, it is one of the most beautiful and truly unique countries on the planet. Sri Lanka is a paradise of wildlife, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. With a deep religious history, the country bears the marks of Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim tradition. It also has a colonial history, overseen by Britain until the 1970s. As a result, there are hints of European influence too. If you’re planning a visit to this wonderful country, here are some of the unmissable sights.

5 Unmissable Things To Do In Sri Lanka:

  1. Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is an enormous mountain that reaches 2,234m above the dense forest around it. It has an iconic, lonely presence against the Sri lankan scenery. However, Adam’s Peak is not just famous for its domineering presence. It has a religious significance to the Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim communities. A sacred footprint at the top of the peak is said to be Buddha’s very own foot mark. Hindus, however, believe it to be Shiva’s, while Muslims and Christians believe it is Adam’s. Whatever you choose to believe, the views are simply magnificent from up here!

The view from Adam’s Peak (credit)

5 Unmissable Things To Do In Sri Lanka

  1. Yala National Park

There are lots of national parks in Sri lanka. Each one has its own areas of natural wonder and beauty. It’s Yala national park that makes our list though. It’s the most popular park, and the second biggest on the island. It’s also the best place to spot the local leopards. In fact, it has the largest leopard density of any area on the planet. We suggest you find a local guide, and head out on safari!

  1. The coastline

The Indian ocean is perhaps the most dazzling in the world. Its crystal clear oceans meet the pristine beaches on every coast of Sri Lanka. Our personal favourite is the east coast, which looks out into the Bay of Bengal. Book yourself into a luxury Sri Lanka hotel, and spend your days relaxing in the sunshine.

  1. Kataragama

Sri Lanka is home to hundreds of remote, colonial towns. Each has their unique character and charm. However, there is something particularly special about Kataragama. One of the things that makes it so wonderful is the nightly temple ceremony. It instantly reminded us of Nantien Temple here in Australia. The ceremony marks the end of a pilgrimage for Buddhist, Hindus, and Muslims alike.

  1. Eat!

We couldn’t possibly reach the end of this article without mentioning the food. Sri Lanka has one of the best cuisines on the planet. Much like India, the food is based around curries and rice. But, their unique blend of spices set it apart from its Indian neighbours. Coconut is used heavily, as are lentils. Perhaps the most famous Sri Lankan export is Dhal curry, which you’ll see in many Indian restaurants. Of course, it’s nothing compared to the real thing!

5 Unmissable Things To Do In Sri Lanka

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As you can see, Sri Lanka is a unique and mesmerising country. There is a beautiful melting pot of cultures and religions, giving it a magical vibe. Have we missed any of Sri Lanka’s best bits?

louis vuitton paris

If you like timeless style and quality with a touch of luxury, then you have enough reasons to pay a  visit to Louis Vuitton Paris Champs-Élysées.

Standing tall and proud, Louis Vuitton is situated the left hand side of Champs-Élysées towards Arc de Triomphe. Expect a small queue to get in if you visit on a weekend. Summer day time runs long in Paris, the store opens until 8pm while day light is still plentiful. Handbags and wallets are usually 10 – 100 euro cheaper to buy from Louis Vuitton Paris and you can exchange your bags within 30 days in any Louis Vuitton stores in Europe. There’s also a 12% tax refund for overseas shoppers.

I was in Louis Vuitton Pairs Champs-Élysées last week. Sipping champagne while picking out goodies was such a treat; better still, Louis Vuitton organised all my purchases to be delivered to our hotel on the same day so we were able to keep meandering on the streets of dreamy Paris for the rest of the day, baggage free.

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Louis Vuitton Paris Champs Elyesse August 2012

Among my new additions, the Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte  Secret Long Wallet will be accompanying me the most. Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte leather line is pricier than the other monogram canvas lines but it is indeed one of a kind. I particularly like the amazingly rich feel of this supple, grained leather. Louis Vuitton Monogram is embossed on the grained leather, looking just like footprints in sand. The wallet is big with wrap around zippered closure. Inside, there are 10 card slots, 2 long pockets for notes and 1 large zippered coin compartment. With large enough capacity to hold my lip gloss and key, it can also be carried as a small clutch.

I also bought Louis Vuitton Artsy from Damier Azur line. Artsy is a classic, feminine bag with exquisite handcrafted handle and golden charm key rings attached to the bag. There are 6 open wall pockets and one large zippered pocket inside the bag. This IS my type of bag, at least I can pretend to be organised with so many pockets in my bag.

Did I need to buy another Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag? Maybe. Louis Vuitton Neverfull is cute and ever popular. I like its light weight, large capacity and practicality. A little over extremely large bags by now, I got both Artsy and Neverfull in MM size. Could have easily picked up more bags during that one trip to Louis Vuitton Paris Champs-Élysées, but 20kg luggage limit was bothering me. Might go back soon to get another one or two.

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