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Killer Travel Tips for Planning a Trip from 11 Expert Globetrotters

When we need advice or travel tips, we turn to the experts. No, not the guidebooks or travel TV… travel bloggers! Here are 11 essential travel planning tips from our favourite travel bloggers. This is required reading for anyone planning to travel. Read on to become an expert travel planner! Pssst. Can I let you […]

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travel planning, travel tools

Your Simple Guide to Travel Planning Like an Expert

Do you want a complete roadmap for planning your next trip? *Update: The Travel Planner’s Cheat Sheet is no longer available. Make sure you don’t miss our next great freebie by signing up right here. Lots of wannabe travellers never even make it to the airport. Let’s face it, you might have big dreams, but […]

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Here’s Your Complete Pre-Travel Downsizing Guide

I’m not going to lie. If you want to pack up your life and take off around the world, there’s a lot to be done beforehand. It’s hard work to get everything slotted away so you can go away worry free. Downsizing takes planning, dedication and organization. I am a consummate organizer. Lists, timelines, and […]

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save money for travel, travel tips, how to travel

How to Save Money for Travel the Grown-Up Way

If you’re a wannabe traveller or already a traveller, you’ve probably heard all the little tips out there for saving money. Cut down on your Starbucks runs, pack a lunch for work, cut your cable bill… These tips are fine and they can be an essential part of saving money for travel. But, as grown-ups, […]

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Busses, Planes, and Trains: How to Get Around While Travelling

Deciding how to get around is a huge part of trip planning. Transportation choices can make or break your budget and can also lead to some amazing (and very strange) experiences. Your chosen transport also defines how quickly you will go, so it will impact, and be impacted by, the places you want to see. […]

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money, travel budget, travel money, foreign exchange

The Simple Travel Budget Formula (for Busy People)

People talk an awful lot about money-saving tips, budgets, travel hacks and credit cards to use when planning a long-term trip. Ever notice how no one ever comes right out and tells you exactly how much your darn trip is going to cost? Why is it so hard to come up with an accurate travel […]

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Why Do You Want To Travel? Get Motivated to Get Out There!

In all the hustle and bustle that comes with deciding where you want to go, how you’ll save the money, and how to get there, it’s easy to forget the most important question about travelling: Why do you want to travel? Sure, you can go have a grand old time on the road without ever […]

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What to do When You’re Too Busy to Travel (or to Even Think About It)

Life is just like a kitchen junk drawer. We all have one, right? It’s where we cram the microwave operator’s manual, paperclips, hair elastics, home insurance papers, old receipts, a half-eaten granola bar, and the TV remote that’s been missing for months now. And even though it’s already full, somehow we always manage to find […]

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Please Don’t Travel: Why Real Travellers Want You to Stay Home

I’m about to let you in on a secret that every traveller knows (but will never tell you). We want you to stay home. That’s right, even though we share tips on My Five Acres about getting out and living a life less ordinary, in reality, we want you to stay right where you are. […]

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How To Ease Into Adventure Travel

“I don’t think adventure travel is for me. I like reading about other people’s adventures, but at my age/weight/level of health/number of kids it’s just never going to happen. I doubt I’d even like it, and besides, I couldn’t go that long without blow-drying my hair.” Are you slowly nodding your head in agreement right […]

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