Top Travel Essentials: Don't Leave Home Without These 10 Items!

Packing for an overseas trip can be a daunting task, particularly if you will be away for several months. So, how do you decide what makes the cut for the precious space in your backpack? And, more importantly, which items will you consider essentials when on the road? Having travelled to over 60 countries, I have accumulated some knowledge along the way about what I consider to be the items I simply don’t leave home without. Assuming you have th...

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10 tips to have you fitting in like a local in Paris

Visiting Paris? Or perhaps you’re intending to spend a little more time than a cursory few days in the City of Lights? Would you like to delve beneath the surface, and discover the behaviours, habits, and customs that will have you fitting in like a local? From the etiquette of baguette-buying; to navigating the city like a pro; people-watching in the sidewalk cafe’s; to pedalling the streets on the popular Vélib bike-share system, this article w...

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