Best of USA Contiki Tour: LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas & NYC

Back in 2015, I made one of the biggest decisions I have ever made. After dreaming about visiting New York City for most of my life, I started to do some research. There wasn’t anyone who I could travel with, so I looked into solo travel. There are a ton of options available when it comes to safe and easy solo travel, but I decided to go with Contiki. I had previously heard a little about Contiki online, but not enough to make an educated decision right there and then. So I researched as much as I could on the topic, and spoke to some people I know had done a Contiki tour before. Eventually, I took a chance a booked my very first overseas solo adventure. Technically, I wasn’t traveling solo. There were over 20 other people in my Contiki group, most being fellow Australians, but there were a…

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Disney Parks Guide: Anaheim’s Disneyland & California Adventure Park

I’ve always loved anything to do with Disney. When I was a kid, my mum started a hardcover Disney book collection for me, which I still have to this day – I’m now 25 years old! I first visited Anaheim’s Disneyland parks when I was 3 years old, which sadly, I don’t remember actually doing. But I’ve been back quite a few times since then, and it never fails to amaze me. Although I haven’t visited all of the Disney parks around the world, I like to think that I’ve learnt enough, to share this guide with you all. In this post, you’ll find a ton of useful information, tips and tricks for spending your day (or more) at Anaheim’s Disney Parks. I’ve included the cost for entry of both Disneyland and California Adventure Park, opening times and the best advice we could come up with, for anybody visiting for…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Travel The World

I truly believe that everybody should travel at least once in their lives. Whether you explore your own city or hop on a plane to explore the world. Whichever form of travel you decide to embark on, it will be the most incredible experience of your life. You may have some hiccups and you might even miss home, but one of the most exciting reasons to travel the world, is learning more about yourself and the world around you, than you would any other way. Travel is the best form of education available. If schooling wasn’t compulsory, I would fully support the idea of taking children on overseas adventure, allowing them to make lifelong memories from all over the world. I do understand that not everybody is able to travel internationally. Some people aren’t financially stable enough to do so, and some are physically unable to fly. But travel doesn’t…

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Two Days at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

We’re both huge theme park and Disney fans. So as soon as we discovered that there is a Disneyland Resort in Japan, it instantly went straight to the top of our bucket list. Japan is home to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. DisneySea is the most unique Disney park in the world, and is absolutely a must-visit during your stay! Before visiting Japan, we had only been to California’s Disney Parks – Disneyland and California Adventure Park. Although we’ve both visited these parks multiple times, we unfortunately hadn’t widened our Disney horizons beyond Anaheim. That’s why we decided to spend a day at each of Tokyo’s Disney parks, starting with DisneySea! Two Days at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you click on certain links within this post and make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for…

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Planning a Trip to Japan: The Best Japan Travel Guide

Japan is one of the most incredible countries in the world. Ask anybody who has visited, and we’re almost positive they will agree with us. If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Japan, it will be one of the most wonderful and unique experiences of your life. There are some things you should know when planning a trip to Japan, though, and we’re going to tell you all about them in this post! Compared to Western countries, Japan is very unique. Other than the obvious language barrier, traveling to such a unique country will naturally bring some difficulties. Nothing that is unbearable, and not even difficulties that will hinder your visit. But there are a few things to remember when visiting Japan, to make your experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Tip: Download some Japan travel apps to help you along the way. With everything from transport and…

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How to Prepare For Your First International Flight

Setting off on your first international flight will be one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times in your life. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your family or with a trusted group of friends, the unknown will more than likely cause all sorts of stress. That being said, it should also be one of the most exciting times in your life. Yeah, planes are uncomfortable and the food sucks, and sitting in the one spot for multiple hours at a time is frustrating. But your first international flight doesn’t have to be awful. I’m here to help you through it, with tips on ways to stay comfortable, the best things to pack in your carry on bag and more. Anything that can be useful in helping you through your first international flight! Keep reading for tips on preparing for your first international flight. We also have a super useful packing…

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A Guide to 5 Popular Types of Cheap Accomodation

When organising your first international trip, finding the perfect accomodation is one of the first things you’ll need to do. There are some travelers who choose comfort over cost, and vice versa. Above all, however, most travelers opt for cheap accomodation. There are a few different options to consider when deciding on your travel accomodation. Your decision should be based on your preferences when it comes to privacy, safety, budget, proximity to city centres and places of interest and finally, the amount of people you are traveling with. Choosing the right accomodation can be a bit difficult if you are a first time traveler. So to help you out and make this process as easy as possible, I’ve written this guide with the pros and cons, for five of the most popular types of cheap accomodation. A Guide to 5 Popular Types of Cheap Accomodation Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate…

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10 Easy Steps to Planning Your First International Trip

Planning your first international trip can be hard and super overwhelming. We’ve been on tons of international flights, so we know first hand how horrible long-haul flights are. Those tiny seats with hardly any leg room are awful, and plane food makes us wish we packed a three course meal instead of a couple muesli bars. That being said, before this not-so-exciting experience can happen, you’ll need to plan and organise your trip. For someone who is traveling for the first time, the thought of doing this is probably making you a little queasy. Are you nodding your head in agreement? Don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Keep reading, because we’re about to share everything you need to know from choosing your destination to deciding what to take on the plane, and everything in between. Planning your first international trip doesn’t need to be stressful. In fact, it can…

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