Category: travel

Crumpled City Maps

Crumpled City Maps

If you are someone who struggles to follow the lines and fold up a traditional map, then the Crumpled City Map is the answer to all your map frustrations.

The crumpled map is lightweight, soft and indestructible, so it can be crushed, crumpled and squashed. It also takes only two seconds to open and close. Best of all crumpled maps weight only 21 grams and take up very little space.

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The Benefits of Keeping a Travel Journal

THE BENEFITS OF KEEPING A TRAVEL JOURNAL

A travel journal can become a treasured possession as you look back on your adventures and share with friends and family details of your trip. Keeping a travel journal for the length of your holiday can be a daunting prospect if you aren’t used to journalling but here are some tips and ideas to keep you going.

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Bush Survival Tips

Bush Survival Tips

With the right know-how and skills, you can survive some of the harshest environments in the world – the Australian bush. Protect yourself and fellow travellers with the information you will need if you become lost on a bush walk or your vehicle breaks down off the beaten track.

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Walking the Bibbulmun Track Maps and Guidebooks

WALKING THE BIBBULMUN TRACK MAPS AND GUIDEBOOKS

Western Australia boasts one of the longest walking trails in the world. The Bibbulmun Track stretches 1,000 km from Kalamunda in Perth to Albany in the south-west. The Track is popular with locals, interstate and overseas visitors alike. Choose a section of the Track for a day of amazing scenery or challenging walks or, if you’re game, tackle the whole Track.  Due to its size, the Track is divided into nine sections.

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5 Ways to Decorate your Home with Vintage Travel Posters

Vintage Travel Posters

You might have heard us mention it once or twice; we’re into travel. All kinds of travel. From present day to the golden era of travel a century ago.

This little travel obsession has led us to stock iconic vintage posters all telling stories of travel from another time. World War One propaganda posters made way for travel posters depicting country and city destinations as well as modes of transport including air, auto, rail and sea.

The striking colours and eye-catching graphics make vintage travel posters a budget-friendly way to decorate your home or business. Original travel posters in excellent condition can sell for thousands of dollars at auction but for just $20 you can adorn the walls of your home or business with reproduction prints.

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10 Must Visit Spots in WA

10 Must Visit Spots in WA

We have travelled far and wide to show the kids our great state (and fill their souvenir coin wallet), but I’ll admit we usually camp in regional towns despite the FWD and off-road camper trailer. Hard-core four wheel drivers wouldn’t even consider us real campers, but I’m not too proud to admit I like to stay in caravan parks for their hot showers.

One of the few times I abandoned my rule was a long weekend at Sandy Cape near Lancelin. I came home with a souvenir of a different kind – the dreaded tick. Now whenever my husband buys a piece of camping equipment that screams self-sufficiency, I remind him of my scrape with the sandy scavenger.

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World Globes: Travel Inspiration is Only an Arm’s Length Away

World Globe Travel Inspiration

It’s a scorching hot day outside; you’re sitting at your desk watching the clock tick the seconds away at an unfairly slow rate. You’re meant to be tying up the ends to that report for your boss but you keep getting distracted by the world globe that sits in the corner of your desk. You can see the outline of various countries that stir up thoughts of wanderlust you had quashed, since you were meant to be working on your career

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Large Scale vs. Small Scale Maps – What?

Large Scale vs. Small Scale – It’s Confusing

Everybody gets this wrong and it’s not hard to see why. You look at a map, the scale says 1:1,000,000 and you think large number, large area covered – that must be large scale, right? Nope. Our brains like to associate big things with other big things, but brains like doing lots of things they probably shouldn’t.

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Top 10 travel apps, as voted by me

Got an iPhone?  Yeah, me too.  Hopelessly addicted to aimlessly flipping through its stupid, beautiful screens?  Yeah, me too.  They’re everywhere, and whether you like it or not, these things have changed our lives.  They’ve also changed the way we travel, for the better in the most part. Read on for a list of, in no particular order, the 10 best travel apps, as voted by a carefully selected panel of one. Me.

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Instantly win a $10,000 Jetstar Travel Card with Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet have a pretty cool competition running at the moment, together with Jetstar, they’re giving you the chance to instantly win all sorts of cool stuff.  The main prize is the $10,000 travel card, but there’s also 10 $2,500 Jetstar flight vouchers, 50 Nikon Coolpix S3100 cameras, 35 dandy looking suitcases from Catherine Manuell (presumably that means something to someone?) and 250 copies of The Travel Book. All you have to do is purchase any Lonely Planet title, which will have a sticker on the front and the sticker will have a unique 6 digit code that you’ll need to enter, along with your details, at www.lonelyplanet.com/jetstartravelcard

UPDATE: The competition ended on the 2nd of September, I hope you won something!

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