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Travelling Overseas - Staying Safe

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 06 March 2015 10:39

“Each year over eight million Australians travel overseas – and each year the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides consular assistance to more than 10,000 Australians in difficulty.” – smarttraveller.com.au

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Travelling Overseas – Getting Started – Part 2 - Accommodation, Packing and Money

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:20

If stepping into the unknown and exploring new and wonderful places appeals, then it’s likely overseas travel is on your list of goals. But there’s ‘the unknown’ and then there’s ‘unprepared for the unknown’ and they aren’t the same thing. There are plenty of preparations you should make before heading off. Last week we looked at getting your paperwork together before heading off as well as the importance of researching your destination. This week we will look at accommodation, the art of packing and the all important topic of money while you’re overseas, because being prepared means you will get more out of your experience abroad.

get your essentials together before you leave for your big trip
get your essentials together before you leave for your big trip          image from Flickr

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Travelling Overseas – Getting Started – part 1 - Being Prepared

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 20 February 2015 10:19

Travelling is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It broadens your horizons, tests your limits and resilience, is inspiring, exciting, stimulating and can be life changing. It also carries with it certain risks and there are certain preparations that must be made before you leave, and many precautions to take while travelling to stay safe and healthy. I’ve put together a new blog series designed to help you feel confident and prepared before you begin your journey.

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The more prepared you are, the better the trip                             Image by epsos.de

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Give me a Home Amongst the Gumtrees - the Australian Dream?

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 13 February 2015 13:53

Our parents had free education (and free love, if we’re to believe the songs), plenty of work opportunities and affordable housing. Many have enjoyed seeing their property investments triple (and beyond) in value over the past 20 years. As they approach retirement age they will benefit from either the fruits of their investments or a government funded age pension, a payment unlikely to be around when we follow in their footsteps into retirement. 

is the australian dream fading or is it simply being reimagined?
is the Australian dream fading or is simply being re-imagined?         Image from Flickr

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Letterbox Crime - how to avoid it

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 06 February 2015 13:10

I was excited to be going away for several weeks over Christmas after a pretty intense few months finding my feet as a new mother. There was my sister’s wedding to attend, my baby Flynn’s first Christmas, a road trip from the Sunshine Coast back to Sydney and then a flight to the Sapphire coast in southern NSW.

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keep your card safe and your funds secure                                    image from Flickr

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