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Why People Who Spend Money On Experiences Instead Of Things Are Much Happier

July 1, 2015, by Lecia Bushak

Once you graduate and start your working life, it’s much harder to plan spontaneous trips and adventures and instead blow your paycheck on a nicer apartment, a new car, or retail therapy. While all of these things can be useful in making your life more comfortable, you should really be asking yourself if they will make you happier in the long run. And the answer is often no.

Research has actually shown that people who spend money on experiences like…

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Beware of Fake Hotel Booking Sites

Explosion of fake hotel booking sites is worries lawmakers.

Florida lawmakers have requested the US Federal Trade Commission launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites. The same scams are cropping up around the world and have caught Australians in the web.…

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Is Credit Card Travel Cover Enough?

Many credit cards offer a very basic level of travel insurance covering cancellation and (sometimes) medical assistance, however they can be vague and don’t offer much information as to where to turn in case of an emergency, as well as having limitations of how much of your travel arrangements need to be purchased on your credit card to qualify for cover.

Some important questions you need to check when discussing Travel Insurance:

• Will you have a 24/7 emergency medical and travel assistance…

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Travel Insurance


Why get travel insurance?

Organising travel insurance is an essential part of preparing for your overseas trip. If you are uninsured, you (or your family) are personally responsible for covering any medical or other costs resulting from unexpected incidents or accidents.

You should make sure your travel insurance covers all medical expenses for injury or illness, as well as theft of valuables, damage to baggage and cancellations or interruptions to flight plans. Accidents can happen to…

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Safety Information

Whilst your travel manager is able to give you a basic guide to what to look out for while in your chosen destination, it is always a smart idea to check with SmartTraveller before you go for all you need to know about what’s going on where in the world at the time you travel.



Register your Travel 

As part of your pre-travel planning, you should register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in addition to…

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Travel Health Advice

Whether you’re backpacking, planning a getaway holiday or going on a business trip, it’s a good idea to think about the potential travel health hazards before you leave Australia.


Within this website you'll find information on a variety of travel health topics. From air travel tips through to travel vaccinations, this site will help you plan for a safer and healthier trip.


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If you’re planning a trip – or planning on planning a trip and are unsure where to start – we’ve made it easy and fun for you. Here’s our list of over 30 amazing apps to help you visualise, plan and enjoy your journey!

To download, simply search through your usual app store!



Pinterest - No explanation needed here. (Web, iPhone and Android)
Trippy – Like Pinterest, but dedicated exclusively to collecting and sharing travel ideas…

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