Travel tips2019-08-27T22:02:09+00:00

Through years, decades, of travel, we’ve gathered a few experiences that might help you. This is where you’ll find reviews of airlines, offbeat sleeps, cookery classes, gear, tips on travelling with kids, a bit on volunteering, etc. This page is a work in progress; more to follow. Much more.


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How you can help Japan after the disaster

I have been to Japan only once, more than 10 years ago, and only for three days, so I can't claim to know the country well. Yet, like everyone else, I want to help in any little way I can. UN aid worker and fellow Lonely Planet blogger Todd Wassel [...]

By |24 March 2011|How to help, Seasonal, current|

How to rent a home in New Zealand

After the Christchurch earthquake, the grassroots movement Blog4NZ was born, aiming to support New Zealand tourism after the earthquake. For 72 hours, travel bloggers from all over the world will tell stories about a country we love. Here's one of mine: After I had my youngest daughter, I used the [...]

Oslo On the House – 10 great free Oslo attractions

With the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony coming up this weekend, Oslo is the obvious choice for this chapter in Magic of Cities. The focus will be free travel. That's right: low-budget, or rather no-budget, free Oslo attractions. Norway is not exactly famous for being a budget destination, so you might [...]

Passports with purpose

Heard of Passports with purpose? No? Well, here's the skinny: "Passports with Purpose is an annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser. In 2009, 90 bloggers participated and raised almost USD 30 000 to build a school in Cambodia. This year, USD 50 000 will be raised - to build an entire village [...]

By |15 November 2010|How to help, Seasonal, current|

Passports with purpose fund raiser

Passports with Purpose is an annual travel blogger get-together for charity. This year they are teaming up with the non-profit organizations American Assistance for Cambodia and Japan Relief for Cambodia to build a school in rural Cambodia. The bloggers have procured prizes and every donation of USD 10 buys you [...]

By |8 December 2009|How to help, Seasonal, current|
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