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How To Get Your First Credit Card

1. April 2014

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Making the decision to get your first credit card is a big one and should be thought through thoroughly. With so many cards available, it can be difficult knowing which one is right for you. It’s important to compare different interest rates, as well as reliability. With so many providers out there you need to [...]

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Travel Tips for Backpackers

1. April 2014

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Hitting the road is always exciting, whether you’re heading across the United States or trekking into Borneo’s jungles. While each person’s travelling experience is sure to be unique, there are a number of travelling tips which can be of some help to just about anyone who’s setting off in the near future. Here, we take [...]

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Finding Home, Once And For All

31. March 2014

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It’s an awkward exchange. Sometimes in the grocery store; no thank you, I don’t need a Thrifty’s reward card – I don’t live here. Sometimes at the doctors office; well no, I don’t have a family doctor – can you write a prescription for me? Sometimes while meeting friends of friends; these are our friends Gillian and Jason, they’re [...]

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Tips on Travelling to Japan on the Cheap

27. March 2014

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Japan is one of the most enigmatic and exciting countries you could ever wish to visit. It is also renowned for being incredibly expensive. The Internet is littered with horror stories from mortified travellers who have had their wallets lightened to the tune of £80 for a steak. Or had palpitations at being asked to [...]

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Budgeting Tips for an Australian Road Trip

26. March 2014

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Australia

Australia is a popular destination for backpackers, and although there’s no shortage of budget-friendly hostels and campsites it’s easy to underestimate just how expensive a trip down under can be. This is particularly true for those planning a road trip. Driving across the country is a wonderful way to get off the beaten path and [...]

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A Guide to Corfu – The Emerald Isle

26. March 2014

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Corfu is an island off the coast of Greece, attracting thousands of holiday makers each summer. Named the Emerald Isle because of its thriving vegetation, Corfu even has two million olive trees! The island has a mild Mediterranean climate, so it’s great for those of you who don’t like too much heat. When should I [...]

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Cruise The Calm Waters

25. March 2014

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Cruising is a great way to travel. You move from place to place. Your bed moves with you. It is easy to find your next meal. Entertainment is a simple stroll down the hall. Better that a resort because the scenery changes everyday. Go to bed in one country and wake up in another. Someone [...]

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Camping In Luxury On Budget

25. March 2014

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Camping isn’t for everyone. The thought of sleeping in a tent with only a thin sheath of nylon away from nature makes some people’s skin just crawl. That doesn’t mean that being out of the city and near the seaside or in the mountains isn’t appealing. It is just the idea that nature is so [...]

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4 Reasons Why You SHOULDN’T Practice Before a Cycle Tour

24. March 2014

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Cycle Tour Practice

I have read a TON of cycle touring blogs in the last few months. I have read gear lists, and packing lists, and itineraries, and food plans, and camping tales (enough of these to make me secretly glad that Jason doesn’t camp – it doesn’t sound like a ton of fun!), as well as a [...]

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Tips and Tricks for Last Minute Cycling Holidays

18. March 2014

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Photo Credit: redjar You’ve heard about our un-planned tour of Europe by bike and while this may sound like an impossible feat for anyone who’s ever tried to figure out the practicalities of taking a bike away with them, it is more doable that you think. The main benefits of traveling last minute are obviously [...]

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A Little Canary Told Me, Tenerife

16. March 2014

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Tenerife Beach

Canary Islands! It just sounds tropical and exotic. Something from history books that you can’t quite remember the details about. The age of exploration and sailing ships but where exactly it is on the map is a bit of a mystery. For Europeans it is a popular getaway. For North Americans it is question mark. [...]

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