Embark on a journey of wanderlust and adventure with the Travel category on Life by Kathleen. Explore captivating destinations, travel tips, and inspiring stories that will ignite your passion for exploration. From exotic getaways to local hidden gems, this category is your passport to discovering the world. Uncover insider guides, packing hacks, and budget-friendly travel ideas to help you plan unforgettable trips. Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or dreaming of your next escapade, join us as we delve into the realm of travel, creating memories, and embracing the thrill of new experiences.

6 Things You Need To Know Before Travelling To Japan


  My husband was pretty keen on visiting Japan for a few years. We finally went in May/June 2018 and it was amazing. Japan is years ahead of the rest of the world. Their transport is amazing, the food is outstanding and everyone is so polite! Here are a few things you need to know before travelling to Japan, so you can make the most of your trip. Six things you need to know before travelling to Japan 1. Toilets All of the hotel rooms I stayed in had Japanese style toilets, which I can only describe as a washlet. [...]

6 Things You Need To Know Before Travelling To Japan2022-03-29T14:01:02+11:00

How To Extend Your Travels For Free


While you may not ever revisit a place from your travels, know that you can return as often as you like while reading a book. And while it’s not the equivalent of returning, experiencing it through a different lens can only add to your memories. It's a cheats way to extend your travels for free! There is nothing better than being able to draw on your memory to say I’ve been there! Having been there, it also helps to paint a better picture of the story.  It can also provide an extra glimpse inside a particular venue. I was unable [...]

How To Extend Your Travels For Free2019-03-14T21:51:33+11:00

Why A Getaway Is So Important


A short weekend getaway is so important, it can do wonders for the mind, body & soul. I’m lucky enough to have family living on a farm in the country, about 3 hours drive from where I live. It’s far enough away that it can feel like a holiday yet close enough that it’s still worthwhile to just stay for one night. Change of scenery A different environment can make a world of difference to my mood, especially the really fresh air you only come across the country. I often don’t realise how polluted the air is in the suburbs. [...]

Why A Getaway Is So Important2019-06-28T19:22:59+10:00

How I Keep Calm In Traffic


Heavy traffic can be the bane of your existence if you drive to work. Here are the things I do to keep calm in traffic and make the commute a bit more bearable. How I keep calm in traffic Listen to the radio The main reason I listen to the radio when I'm driving is to get the traffic report. Most radio stations deliver a traffic report roughly every 15 minutes during peak times. Because of this, I can make an informed decision about which roads to take to my destination. The music and DJs also help pass the time. [...]

How I Keep Calm In Traffic2019-04-12T14:07:27+10:00

How To Save Your Feet At The Beach


Australia Day is synonymous with many things. A warm summers day. Sausages cooked to perfection on the BBQ. Ice cold beer in the esky. A lazy day at the beach. Southern Cross flags rippling in the breeze. The strange tan line on your feet from your thongs. Even if the weather is not quite perfect, you know the beach will be busy. It's best to get there early in the day to secure that prime piece of real estate. You want to be equal distance from the car to the water. And don't forget to take the tide into account [...]

How To Save Your Feet At The Beach2019-06-29T13:44:24+10:00

Europe Travel Tips


I am absolutely amazed at the number of things I learned while travelling in Europe with Contiki back in 2011. I’m sure a lot of these are still relevant and can be used in many travel destinations. Obvious Tips • Try to keep up with your travel diary – It gets really hard to remember what you did 2 days ago after experiencing so many new things. • Carry wipes – these are great to freshen up on the plane or in the airport, in case there isn’t any toilet paper, & possible bird poo incidents. • Use hotel soap – [...]

Europe Travel Tips2022-06-18T19:00:00+10:00
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