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Budgeting

I pride myself on never having had to borrow money to pay for my travel. Budgeting is the key. I am frugal when I travel, but still like to splurge. Unexpected opportunities arise and I’d hate to regret not doing something further down the track, just because of a few hundred bucks. Some budgeting thoughts…

My travel kit

Lucky for me I am a blessed with the ability to sleep nearly anywhere – a useful skill when flying long haul from Australia. One of the keys to my success is not pills, but comfort. A decent pillow, warmth, darkness and silence combined with a moving vehicle and I sleep like the dead. Not…

Matterhorn

Mad about the Matterhorn

We got up early on Saturday morning and drove approximately four hours from Zurich to get to Zermatt – destination The Matterhorn. The route we took included a 15 minute journey through the mountains. This requires you to drive your car onto the train. As we drove off the train we were offered a fruit bun,…

A weekend in Uruguay

A trip to Uruguay and Montevideo can be easily achieved in a long weekend. We started with an early morning on our first day to catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento, a world heritage listed village (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/747) and the oldest town in Uruguay. Absolutely gorgeous! There were so many quaint buildings and streets my…