• Essential Apps for Travelling

    July 3, 2014 No Comments

    The developments in technology in recent years are amazing. We have so many new ways of keeping in touch, keeping us on track, and keeping us amused that it is hard to remember a world before computers, a world before smart phones, a world before apps. Travel is one of those parts of our lives that has really been transformed by technology – and generally for the better. In this article we take a look at some of our favourite apps to have at our fingertips when we are travelling.

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  • Travel Gear Interview: Nigel from Adventure Underwear

    July 23, 2013 2 Comments

    Hey guys! Today we’re bringing you an awesome interview with our friend Nigel from Adventure Underwear. Adventure Underwear is the newest kid on the block when it comes to awesome travel gear, and Nigel has lots to say about his new company and product. If you’ve ever had to pay for your lunch with sopping wet Baht or fallen victim to stolen Euro, Adventure Underwear may just be for you. Read on to learn more about this fab new group and the man behind the briefs.

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  • Breaking Australia’s Crazy Driving Laws

    July 16, 2013 No Comments

    You’ll note the title of this article references Australia’s “crazy” driving laws – not the sane ones! There are lots of driving rules here down under that I’m perfectly happy to comply with. But, like any country, Australia has some incredibly silly driving rules as well. Inspired by our recent laws regarding stopping for pedestrians while turning into a street – which has sparked no little controversy and probably caused quite a few accidents – I’ve compiled a list of some of the best. I mean, how often are you able to find a cohesive set of laws that features both bales of hay and cat burglary? Read on, my Australian friends!

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  • Italy’s Cinque Terre

    June 21, 2013 1 Comment

    On Italy’s north west coast you will find the Cinque Terre or the “Five Lands” in English. On this rugged coast of the Italian Riviera there are five villages to hop between and adventures to be had while submerged in the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over centuries terraces have been built on the rough, steep cliffs that overlook the sea, creating breathtaking views of the Italian countryside. The villages can only be accessed by boat, train, or hiking trails.

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  • Is a Eurail Pass Right for You?

    June 7, 2013 No Comments

    If you’re planning on doing some extended travel throughout Europe, one of the first questions you’re quite likely to get from friends and family is whether or not you’ll be buying a Eurail pass. The pass has a fantastic reputation for being a traveler’s key to discovering Europe – limitless train rides, fantastic countryside views, convenient but exciting adventure. But who is a Eurail pass right for, and who’s better off booking individual travel trips instead?

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  • Take a Hike…Up Everest

    June 5, 2013 No Comments

    To be standing at the top of the world is a place that many people feel they can go in their mind. After getting a new job, finding the love of your life, or standing on a sandy beach may make you feel like you are on the top of the world. But for some that may not be enough, and for the ones who want to literally stand on the top of the world they set their sights on Mount Everest. According to climber George Mallory some climb “because it’s there.”

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  • Three Alternative California Destinations

    April 12, 2013 No Comments

    When we think of visiting California a few cities come to mind, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego perhaps. While all these places can be known as must-sees, there are surely plenty of other possibilities to keep you entertained in the Sunshine State. California is more than half of the United States west coastline. In all that area lays many more secrets of wonder and enchantment. 

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  • Hidden Hong Kong on the Cheap

    March 25, 2013 1 Comment

    This isn’t going to be your typical Hong Kong things to do. If you’re looking for that – here’s my advice – read Time Magazine: go see the Peak, take a Heli-Tour, High Tea at The Peninsula. If you’re on a budget, go see the real Hong Kong and experience the sights, smells, tastes, and people of the SAR on the cheap.

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  • 5 Reasons to Go Abroad

    March 15, 2013 No Comments

    There will be a time when you will have the chance to travel abroad or live in another country. Take the opportunity and never look back. No matter what happens, you won’t regret stretching the limits of your comfort zone and your passport.

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How to manage a property from abroad

July 19, 2014 No Comments

Many of us fall prey to the travel bug when we are young. The chance to explore new places and to meet people from all corners of the world is simply addictive. For some people, the bug slowly leaves with age, but for others it only matures.

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The A to Z of Ways to Send Letters and Parcels in the UK

June 23, 2014 No Comments

Our mail delivery system has come a long way during the course of the last century. It used to be the case that a simple letter or postcard would take several days to arrive at the recipient’s doorstep. There would be a single charge for the service, and in the UK, the only choice of service provider was The Royal Mail.

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Old & Too Scared to Travel? Think Again!

June 14, 2014 No Comments

Hostels and backpacks might not be the most accommodating and comfortable of places and objects for the more mature person of the world. We get that here at GoingAbroad.org. But still, we don’t want to discourage older people from the joys of travelling around the world light and on a budget. That’s why we’ve put together a few pointers to help sway you. If indeed you are an older person who’d love to do some international hopping but hasn’t quite worked up the courage yet.