Does it pay to plan ahead when you travel?

Does it pay to plan ahead when you travel? You may be keen to go wherever the wind takes you, or you might be a plan-to-the-hour type of traveller. There are benefits to both styles. Travellers often fall into two categories—the planned and the unplanned—and more than likely, you already know which of the two camps you belong to, or if you sit somewhere in between. Whatever your preference, we look at some of the …

Retirement travel: Holiday money saving tips

Retirement travel: Holiday money saving tips Ways to save when your bank balance doesn’t quite match your retirement travel goals. One of the great perks of life after work is your ability to travel whenever you like, but what do you do when your bank balance doesn’t quite match your retirement travel goals? Never fear, these five holiday hacks will help you tick off your bucket list and save money while you’re at it. Smart …

One in three Aussies travel without protection

One in three Aussies travel without protection It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn to summer holidays, but amid the excitement of choosing a destination, don’t forget to arrange travel cover. In the last three years, one in three Australians have headed off internationally without the protection of travel insurance. If you run into trouble overseas it can be far more than just inconvenient. Lost baggage, stolen smartphones and delayed flights can …

All aboard – The popularity of cruising continues to rise

  All aboard – The popularity of cruising continues to rise Pulling into the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour has to be one of the highlights of any cruise, and it seems Australians agree – according to industry experts it’s predicted that one million Australians1 will hit the high seas next year. The growth in the Australian cruise industry shows no sign of slowing down – rising by an average of 20 per cent each …

Give yourself a gap year in your 40s

Give yourself a gap year in your 40s Imagine taking a year to volunteer abroad on a conservation project or to build houses for the poor. Or you may wish to share the skills you’ve learned with others or learn a new skill yourself… Gap years are not just for school leavers. You can take one at any age. Some companies even have sabbatical programs that encourage staff to take time out of their jobs …

Seven tips to travel on a budget

Seven tips to travel on a budget  Careful planning can help you enjoy a great holiday, whatever your budget Does it feel like ages since your last holiday? Maybe with responsibilities like paying off your credit card, saving for your first home, or paying back your university fees, your next holiday still seems a long way off… Well, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to take a break without breaking the budget. Go social—Check …

Travelling Abroad? 3 Money Tips For You

Travelling Abroad? 3 Money Tips For You Travelling abroad is one of the most fun activities of the year. The excitement that comes with the going out of country to visit another is almost unparalleled. The first thing you do after having decided to travel abroad is to plan and budget your trip. We’re here to help you in that process by providing you with key tips that may help you save a considerable amount …

The top 5 overseas holiday spots

The top 5 overseas holiday spots Before jetting off, consider Aussie travellers’ favourite destinations.  People the world over nominate Australia as their dream destination. But when it comes to jetting overseas, where do Australians choose to go? Does the idea of lounging in a tropical island paradise and soaking up a new culture whet your appetite or would you rather trek through foreign cities or mountain ranges? One thing’s certain, Australians love to travel overseas. …