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Staying Safe when Travelling in Oz

australian koalaTrekking the UK is great fun, no doubt about that. But sometimes adventures take us further. Such as all the way on the other side of the globe to Australia. 

When travelling such distance and to a strange new land it's vital to ensure you keep your belongings safe and secure. There is nothing worse than having something stolen, well actually it is worse when you have your passport, money and all other IDs stolen in a foreign country.

Losing all your important items can be as simple as leaving your wallet somewhere or being the victim of a pick pocket. If this happens in your home country you will know what to do. Call your banks to cancel your credit cards, report everything stolen to the police and hope that your wallet is handed in. You are sure the money will not come back but replacing all our ID and cards takes time contacting each organisation and requesting a new card is sent out in the post.

When travelling abroad however such a loss places more challenges on your plate. First off all you have to make international calls to cancel credit cards. You need to report your lost or stolen item to the police. Fortunately Australia speak English but if you were in a non-English speaking country this can get very tricky indeed. Point of the matter is you want to prevent this from ever happening.

So when travelling in Australia make sure your residence has adequate locks on the premises. Any damage should be reported, repaired and possibly replaced by a qualified security locksmith. Of course the next step is to make sure you are using your security facilities properly. The most advanced security system in the world is useless if it is not activated.

When travelling abroad it is recommended to keep all your important travel documents such as passport and excess money or travellers cheques at home under lock and key. You may even have a safe in your accommodation you can use. That way you only need to leave the house with what you need for that day. And in a worse case situation such as a street robbery, the attacker will only be able to get what you have on you at the time. Thus you will not have to go through the challenges of reissuing a new passport while overseas. Doing so can really disrupt your travel plans as you will not be able to leave the current country you are in without a valid passport.

We hope these tips come in useful and allow you to stay safe when travelling in Oz.

Unbeatable Luxury Way to Travel on Tour

Limo chauffeur opening door for passengerAsk any traveller what the most luxurious way to travel is and you may get different answers. However I am sure that they will all agree that chauffeured limousine travel is unbeatable for ground transportation.

After all this is how the celebrities, movie stars and the rich and famous do it. Surely they know what is best right?

Either way this form of transportation is expensive for a reason, and you normally get what you pay for.

Think about it. Would you rather wait in a long taxi line for a cab after a long international flight, or have a uniformed driver wait for you with a sign and then escort you to a parked luxury limo?

Or would you rather squeeze your way onto a minibus or worse yet full size public bus with your family or friends, or have a suited chauffeur wait for your with a stretch limousine decked out with champagne on ice?

Ok, the cost issue may be the only factor that presents any doubt in your mind. But if money was removed from the equation there is no question that a normally sane person would choose the stylish and luxurious option every time.

After all, why not experience the finer things in life?

There is no question that limousine travel is an unbeatable way to travel in luxury. Fortunately this form of transportation is available in every city around the world. The larger the city the more competition. The more competition means better benefits for the consumer. Which may be you!

So what will you do next time you are on tour? Luxury experiences never need an excuse, however your wallet may be telling you that your do. How about being spontaneous? Doing something wild? Surprise your travel partner by booking a limo transfer from the airport to your hotel. Or if you are travelling by yourself, go all out and you could always offer that someone special a ride they will never forget.

Get On Your Bike and See the UK

As we mentioned on our About page there are more ways than just trekking to see the UK or any countryside for that matter. An often overlooked form of getting around is the good ol fashioned push bike. Not only is this a healthy option when compared to getting on a motorbike or other motor vehicle but you can also move quicker than walking or trekking alone. 

Going for a bike ride through the country side is very refreshing and allows you to experience the environment first hand. You can smell the fresh air and literally stop to smell the roses if you wish. We recommend going with either an organised tour group, a friend or group of friends. It is much more satisfying when you can share in the experience with someone else. Also an organised tour can often take you to hidden places that are not in the tour books.

However there are also advantages of going by yourself, or with only your close friends. That is that you can choose exactly where you want to go, can spend more time exploring the places that you want, and can skip out on places that you find boring. 

If you are a visitor and don't have a bike that is fine. A quick search around the local area can lead to to places where you can hire a pushbike from, however we always recommend checking out the local classifieds for bargain purchases. You can often surprise yourself. For the amount of a few extra dollars over a hire price you can often buy your own bike that you can keep. That way you don't have to worry about returning it to any destination in the future. Also if you take care of it you should be able to resell it for the same or similar value.

We are not promoting that you should ride to the next town or village to explore the UK on bike, it was more a recommendation to explore a town or village you are staying in while you are visiting that area. But by all means if you are travelling light this too could be an option for you. Maybe not to tackle the whole countryside on a pushbike but it could be an option for going between two or three close villages.

So while planning your UK travel adventure don't rule this form of transport out. It is a great way to get out and see the countryside, absorb the fresh air and really get back to nature. If you get a mountain bike you can even go off the beaten path and find some great hideaway destinations.