Tag: Well Being

10 Essential Road Safety Tips You NEED to Read Before Driving in Outback Australia

By on Published: October 31, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA with 0 Comments
10 Essential Road Safety Tips You NEED to Read Before Driving in Outback Australia

Driving through Outback Australia is one of the most quintessential road trips you can make. Like Route 66, one of the best US road trips, journeying through rural and remote Australia will have you experiencing and exploring some incredible destinations you’d never get to see without your own set of wheels. But do be prepared, […]

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URGH! Can You Guess the 30 Filthiest Attractions on the Planet?

By on Published: September 26, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Travel Tips with 4 Comments
URGH! Can You Guess the 30 Filthiest Attractions on the Planet?

This article was written in collaboration with Helping AU and contains affiliate links meaning Big World Small Pockets may receive a small commission on any purchases at no extra cost to you. One of the most frequent comments I get asked about being a long-term traveller is how do I put up with the gross […]

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How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

By on Published: September 8, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Travel Stories, Travel Tips with 21 Comments
How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

So here it is, I don’t wear any make-up. Ever. This isn’t some great aggressive stance I’m taking on this issue, it’s just a fact, plain and simple. I don’t own any make-up, I don’t spend any money on it; I don’t really even give it any thought. It’s as if, make-up for me, doesn’t […]

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The Best Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

By on Published: July 25, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Travel Tips with 16 Comments
The Best Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

It’s yet again that time when I need to try and extend my travel insurance. And it’s yet again a time when this proves rather more difficult and frustrating than I had hoped! Everyone’s circumstances are different when it comes to travel insurance and mine in particular, always seem to present a number of hurdles […]

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5 Best Security Apps To Keep Your Money Safe When Travelling

By on Published: May 12, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Travel Tips with 4 Comments
5 Best Security Apps To Keep Your Money Safe When Travelling

As a keen budget traveller, I know all about money being tight and the constant factor it plays in my adventure planning! And I know all about how much time I spend searching for ways to keep costs down so I’m not limited by my lack of funds. Because of all this cost-cutting and deal-searching […]

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7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

By on Published: April 28, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Travel Tips with 6 Comments
7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding yourself hundreds of dollars out of pocket for no reason other than you screwed up. As a backpacker, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to make costly mistakes, you might even make them before you head out of the country! The best way to avoid these mistakes […]

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6 Travel Tips to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

By on Published: April 18, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Travel Tips with 4 Comments
6 Travel Tips to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

Staying healthy while travelling, particularly if you’re in it for the long run like me (three years and counting!) is super important. You don’t want to be sick in bed while your hostel buddies are out enjoying the city, or to miss a breathtaking alpine vista because you weren’t fit enough to make the hike. […]

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BEST Coffee in Noosa, Australia: 5 Places to Find It

By on Published: February 15, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
BEST Coffee in Noosa, Australia: 5 Places to Find It

If you weren’t already aware, Australians are hot on their coffee. No, not just hot … scorching. Yes, despite the high temperatures here, these crazy folk Down Under love nothing more than a good caffeine hit and short of being a beverage here, coffee is almost an art. Melbourne is renowned for being the coffee […]

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10 Reasons to Try 10 Days of Silent Vipassana Meditation

By on Published: January 18, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Travel Stories with 8 Comments
10 Reasons to Try 10 Days of Silent Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana Meditation is a bit of a funny subject to be writing about as part of a travel blog I guess. But somehow, my life journey with this mindfulness process and as a traveller, are inextricably bound up together. Which is one reason why this post is on the blog! (You can learn more about […]

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Discovering FREE Guided Meditation Courses Around the World

By on Published: November 5, 2015 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in Budget Travel Ideas, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
Discovering FREE Guided Meditation Courses Around the World

It was during a trip to New Zealand back in 2008 that I first heard about the free guided meditation courses of Vipassana. Taking place in dedicated centres around the world, these 10 day retreats are conducted in silence and offer a step-by-step chance to learn a very specific sort of meditation technique. The man […]

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