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  1. The 7 Best Travel Destinations to Escape Winter in Australia

    The 7 Best Travel Destinations to Escape Winter in Australia

    A female on a plane going on an a overseas holiday
    Google Photos and Facebook can be so cruel when they send you an anniversary photo of you in thongs enjoying the sun on a winter sojourn. I mean Google (and Zuckerberg) are pretty smart - they should know I haven’t headed north in search of warmer days this winter. Instead, I’m hibernating at home in front of the heater…in ugg boots. Keep your memories to yourself thanks Google!

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  2. All Things Hema

    All Things Hema

    Hema Maps - 4WD on a dusty dirty track

    Hema has been crisscrossing the Australian continent for 30 years collecting data for their maps, atlases and digital navigators. With a keen interest in off-road Hema has mapped hundreds of thousands of tracks and unsealed roads making life easier and far safer for 4WD enthusiasts around the country.

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  3. How to Choose the Right European Map

    How to Choose the Right European Map

    How to Choose the Right European Map

    When it comes to European maps we are spoilt for choice. There are maps for the continent, countries, cities, and regions. Your map can make or break your day when you’re travelling but choosing the right one can be a minefield. Consider what you want to explore and how you will get around and then with a little research you can select the maps that best suits your trip.

     

    Transport

    As soon as you decide on your mode

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  4. Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    4WD tyre trails on a dusty off road track

    If you are someone who likes to venture off the bitumen and hit the dirt road, you’re in luck in WA. The great state has plenty of amazing sights to take in so pack up the 4WD and make some memories with family and friends.

    WA also has some of the most inhospitable areas so heed the road warning signs and if possible travel with at least one other vehicle. Most of the north-west is best visited during the dry season so start research

    Continue reading

  5. World Maps Make Great Presents

    World Maps Make Great Presents

    The world map

    Paper, canvas, framed or unframed there are endless options for worldwide maps. Buy a world map for the person who has everything, to fill a blank wall in the study or bedroom or for someone who is about to do some travelling. Either adorning walls or in the back pocket of a traveller, maps make unique gifts for people of all ages.

     

    Continue reading

  6. Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 2)

    Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 2)

    A planes wing flying over a city at sunset

    In part two of our Top 10 international destinations, we take a look at the second half of the list of the store’s most popular overseas travel destinations.

     

    Spain

    Europe’s sunniest destination is popular not just for its superb weather. Spain offers travellers a rich history of stone castles, ancient ruins and modern cities. Start planning your trip to Spain with the Continue reading

  7. Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 1)

    Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 1)

    Best overseas travel destinations

    In part one of our Top 10 international destinations, we take a look at the first 5 of the top 10 most popular overseas travel destinations in our store.

     

    France

    As the gateway to Europe and the city of love as its capital, it’s no wonder France has taken out the top spot. With many of the locals not speaking English, many Australians invest in a phrase book befor

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  8. Your Phrase Book will be your Best Travel Companion

    Your Phrase Book will be your Best Travel Companion

    An auto rickshaw driving through the streets of Thailand

    If you are visiting a non-English speaking country and you don’t speak the lingo, you’re going to need some help along the way.

    A phrase book contains the most common expressions in a foreign language with their translation. The first known phrase book was published in 1594 so there has been plenty of time to perfect them for today’s traveller.

    Continue reading

  9. Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List

    Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List

    Antarctic glacier tourist attraction

    With its reputation as the coldest, windiest, driest continent on earth, it’s a wonder there have been any travel brochures printed for Antarctica. But plenty of people have a visit there listed on their bucket list and tourism numbers are growing.

    In 2013-14 37,000 people visited the cold continent. Of these 10,000 travelled in ships in Antarctic waters but didn’t land. In 2011-12 there were only 26,000, a

    Continue reading

  10. Cycling Guides and Maps

    Cycling Guides and Maps

    CYCLING GUIDES AND MAPS

    The popularity of the treadly has been growing steadily in Western Australia. It seems everyone is getting into cycling. It's not just WA, the cycle paths around the country are bustling with riders from dawn to dark. People cycle as a form of transport, sport and recreation.  During the week, city car parks are full of bikes owned by office workers and on weekends coffee

    Continue reading

  11. Crumpled City Maps

    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 li

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  12. The Benefits of Keeping a Travel Journal

    The Benefits of Keeping a Travel Journal

    Writing in a journal whilst travelling around the world

    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.

    The Benefits of a Travel Journal

    Research

    Start using your trav

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  13. Bush Survival Tips

    Bush Survival Tips

    Dense Bush

    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.

     

    Australian Bush Survival Books

    According to bush survival experts, your top five priorities when stranded are water, warmth, shelter, signals and f

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  14. Walking the Bibbulmun Track Maps and Guidebooks

    Walking the Bibbulmun Track Maps and Guidebooks

    Bibbulmun Track starting point

    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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  15. 5 Ways to Decorate your Home with Vintage Travel Posters

    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 ci

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  16. 10 Must Visit Spots in WA

    10 Must Visit Spots in WA

    Beautiful Australian beach at sunset

    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 Lancel

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

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

    The World Globe

    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 y

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  18. Large Scale vs. Small Scale Maps - What?

    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

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  19. Top 10 travel apps, as voted by me

    Top 10 travel apps, as voted by me

    An Iphone and Airplane - The best travel apps

    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

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

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

    Lonely Planet promotion - Instantly Win a $10,000 Jetstar Travel Card

    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 Continue reading

  21. Crumpled City Maps, they're still awesome

    Crumpled City Maps, they're still awesome

    Various Crumpled City Maps

    Awesomely, this blog has given me yet another avenue to harp on about how much I like these Crumpled City Maps.  Let's face it, folding maps is hard.  I've been doing it for 15 years and I still have trouble.  Designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso, these marvels

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  1. The 7 Best Travel Destinations to Escape Winter in Australia

    The 7 Best Travel Destinations to Escape Winter in Australia

    A female on a plane going on an a overseas holiday
    Google Photos and Facebook can be so cruel when they send you an anniversary photo of you in thongs enjoying the sun on a winter sojourn. I mean Google (and Zuckerberg) are pretty smart - they should know I haven’t headed north in search of warmer days this winter. Instead, I’m hibernating at home in front of the heater…in ugg boots. Keep your memories to yourself thanks Google!

    <

    Continue reading

  2. All Things Hema

    All Things Hema

    Hema Maps - 4WD on a dusty dirty track

    Hema has been crisscrossing the Australian continent for 30 years collecting data for their maps, atlases and digital navigators. With a keen interest in off-road Hema has mapped hundreds of thousands of tracks and unsealed roads making life easier and far safer for 4WD enthusiasts around the country.

    V <p><a href=Continue reading

  3. How to Choose the Right European Map

    How to Choose the Right European Map

    How to Choose the Right European Map

    When it comes to European maps we are spoilt for choice. There are maps for the continent, countries, cities, and regions. Your map can make or break your day when you’re travelling but choosing the right one can be a minefield. Consider what you want to explore and how you will get around and then with a little research you can select the maps that best suits your trip.

     

    Transport

    As soon as you decide on your mode

    Continue reading

  4. Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    4WD tyre trails on a dusty off road track

    If you are someone who likes to venture off the bitumen and hit the dirt road, you’re in luck in WA. The great state has plenty of amazing sights to take in so pack up the 4WD and make some memories with family and friends.

    WA also has some of the most inhospitable areas so heed the road warning signs and if possible travel with at least one other vehicle. Most of the north-west is best visited during the dry season so start research

    Continue reading

  5. World Maps Make Great Presents

    World Maps Make Great Presents

    The world map

    Paper, canvas, framed or unframed there are endless options for worldwide maps. Buy a world map for the person who has everything, to fill a blank wall in the study or bedroom or for someone who is about to do some travelling. Either adorning walls or in the back pocket of a traveller, maps make unique gifts for people of all ages.

     

    Continue reading

  6. Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 2)

    Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 2)

    A planes wing flying over a city at sunset

    In part two of our Top 10 international destinations, we take a look at the second half of the list of the store’s most popular overseas travel destinations.

     

    Spain

    Europe’s sunniest destination is popular not just for its superb weather. Spain offers travellers a rich history of stone castles, ancient ruins and modern cities. Start planning your trip to Spain with the Continue reading

  7. Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 1)

    Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 1)

    Best overseas travel destinations

    In part one of our Top 10 international destinations, we take a look at the first 5 of the top 10 most popular overseas travel destinations in our store.

     

    France

    As the gateway to Europe and the city of love as its capital, it’s no wonder France has taken out the top spot. With many of the locals not speaking English, many Australians invest in a phrase book befor

    Continue reading

  8. Your Phrase Book will be your Best Travel Companion

    Your Phrase Book will be your Best Travel Companion

    An auto rickshaw driving through the streets of Thailand

    If you are visiting a non-English speaking country and you don’t speak the lingo, you’re going to need some help along the way.

    A phrase book contains the most common expressions in a foreign language with their translation. The first known phrase book was published in 1594 so there has been plenty of time to perfect them for today’s traveller.

    Continue reading

  9. Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List

    Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List

    Antarctic glacier tourist attraction

    With its reputation as the coldest, windiest, driest continent on earth, it’s a wonder there have been any travel brochures printed for Antarctica. But plenty of people have a visit there listed on their bucket list and tourism numbers are growing.

    In 2013-14 37,000 people visited the cold continent. Of these 10,000 travelled in ships in Antarctic waters but didn’t land. In 2011-12 there were only 26,000, a

    Continue reading

  10. Cycling Guides and Maps

    Cycling Guides and Maps

    CYCLING GUIDES AND MAPS

    The popularity of the treadly has been growing steadily in Western Australia. It seems everyone is getting into cycling. It's not just WA, the cycle paths around the country are bustling with riders from dawn to dark. People cycle as a form of transport, sport and recreation.  During the week, city car parks are full of bikes owned by office workers and on weekends coffee

    Continue reading

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