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This page is dedicated to giving you all the travel resources you need to plan your perfect trip!

Planning a perfect trip doesn’t stop at choosing a destination and booking a flight, or deciding on the overland route. If only! What about arranging appropriate travel insurance? Do you have any idea what you need to pack for a trip like yours? How will you access your cash overseas? There are so many questions and whilst we don’t have all the answers, we do have a wealth of travel experience to share with you.


Money matters

We hate spending more money than we need to. And we’re pretty frugal when it comes to spending.

Travel insurance

While the world isn’t as scary as the media would have us believe, things can and do go wrong on the road. From stolen belongings to medical emergencies, you cannot afford to go travelling without a decent travel and medical insurance policy.

Planning & packing

Planning and packing for van life isn’t quite the same as preparing for a 2 week beach holiday. Getting ready for a road trip involves more than packing clothes and planning a route. You need to get your camper van ready too!

Travel tech

Travel tech is always evolving and at a fast pace too. So what gadgets and travel tech do you need in your van life?

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Van life hacks, hints & tips

As any experienced van dweller will tell you, travelling and living in a camper van takes some discipline. Good preparation will put you in good stead for a successful start to your long term road trip. Here’s a few of our travel planning hacks, hints and tips to get you started.

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Take a little time to read a few of our travel resource posts

Van life kitchen essentials you need to cook up a feast

One challenge of living in a van is making sure we eat well so we need a well equipped kitchen to prepare and cook our meals. With limited space indoors, having compact and practical kitchen accessories makes life easier, more organised and minimises the storage we need. Living in a van has its challenges but …

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19 common travel insurance mistakes to avoid

You’ve got your tickets, checked your passport and sorted your holiday money. The camper van is packed and you’re all set for your next big trip. Not so fast though! What about your travel insurance policy? We all want to avoid a situation where we need to make a claim but skimping on the policy …

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Road trip essentials: the ultimate road trip packing list

Road trips are exciting but knowing what to pack can give you a stonking headache. Even if you’re travelling light, pack a few of these road trip essentials to make sure your journey isn’t ruined because you didn’t think to bring some of the basics. This road trip packing guide will help you prepare so you can …

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How to plan a road trip | A beginner’s guide

How to plan a road trip It’s heading towards that time of year where you’re getting ready for your road trip and looking forward to hitting the open road. Yet preparation can be exhausting and knowing how to plan a road trip will make all the difference. Some people like to plan everything out in …

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The best gift ideas for travellers

The best gift ideas for travellers It’s almost that time of the year once more; the time to treat your favourite traveller to something special. But what makes a great gift for travellers who are always on the road? Will they like it? Will they need it? Luckily, there are loads of great gifts ideas for travellers …

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The ultimate closed currency guide

The ultimate closed currency guide A closed currency is a currency that is not freely available outside its country of origin. You must exchange your foreign currency upon arrival as there are import restrictions. You should also consider spending your remaining cash before leaving, as the restrictions on a closed currency extend to exports too. In the event …

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Essential travel documents for overlanding

So long as you have your travel and vehicle documents and access to cash, you can pretty much sort any situation you find yourself in. So let’s make sure you have these basics covered. When your road trip is taking you out of your home country, it’s even more important to have the correct documents …

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Travel first aid kit essentials

Travel first aid kit essentials First aid kits are often overlooked by travellers, mainly because most minor ailments only occur when you’re surrounded by other people or medical supplies are readily at hand. But when the biting ants gnaw between your toes on a secluded beach, believe me, you’ll wish you packed a travel first …

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