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World Travel; Making money whilst Travelling

We’ve all done it, looked at those people travelling and thought God, how do they really afford it?! It’s true most people save up for their travels, but many people have successfully worked their way around the world. I admit, if you’re looking for luxury then you should check out my post on 5 Top Travel Jobs here, but if you’re looking to earn a bob or two to keep you ticking then here’s my top tips for staying afloat.

1. Cut Hair – we’ve all chopped a little from our own fro, who hasn’t attacked their fringe right? We’ll put those skills to good use on your travels, you’re surrounded by traveller’s alike, offer out cheap haircuts to other travellers, they get a new barnet and you get a few quid, win win!

2. Menu Writing – how often you step into a restaurant abroad and see chicken spelt ‘Ciken’, offering your writing skills will help the restaurant’s business with future customers, if you change a small amount you may even get your meal thrown in for free.
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3. Tour Guide – for those of you who have spent a length of time in one area its worth checking out, in some countries you may need to link up with a tour company, in others you can simply go solo. Free tours are the best option if you’re not too confident in your skills, work for tips.

4. Teach English – nearly everywhere you go companies are crying out for English speaking employees. Check out eslcafe.com, send in a few applications to schools in South Korea, Japan, Thailand or dozens of other locations & you’ll be surprised at how many interviews you land.
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5. Travel Blogging – you don’t have to be a travel blogger but given your current situation it could well be your best option. Check out fellow travel bloggers and look up the best ways to make money blogging.

Have you traveled and made money through different means? Get in touch! We’d love to hear more.

Rebekah xx

Tansler; their place in the travel industry evolution.

Most people will agree with my statement that the way we book holidays is changing, remember the days when our parents scrolled through Teletext to book our all-inclusive to Mallorca? Well, things have changed, we enjoy the freedom of trolling the web reading countless reviews and booking our packages at our leisure. Now imagine a time when we can set a genuine price for our holiday, welcome to the world of Tansler.

Tansler.com offers holiday homes and rentals as an auction format. You’re required to enter the standard details (Location, Dates) but with one mighty catch, you the consumer sets the price! As the consumer you are required to choose 2 or more properties that you are interested in, set your price for the stay and hit submit. The chosen holiday homes then bid for your custom, the first to accept your offer is the winner! If nobody accepts your offer after 24 hours the auction is simply cancelled and you revise your price.
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An excellent concept in my humble opinion, I mean, take a quiet week where you’ve decided on a break and found your desired locations, say the rental property doesn’t have any custom but doesn’t want the week to pass unoccupied, the potential for you to get a great bargain and for the rental property to acquire a reasonable income is fantastic!

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Australia; taking the next travel step

Recently I met the wonderful Claire, blogger/writer/contents strategics from Peterborough. Claire invited me along to a Jack the Ripper event in London which was when I discovered her talented blog. Claire is passionate about travel and has written a piece expressing her views towards taking the next step when travelling.

“As a travel lover, I’ve always fancied the idea of taking the next step and making the travel life my daily reality. In fact, after I left University, I was pretty sure that my plan was going to be to move to Canada for a year, maybe even two, but circumstances dictated that I didn’t in the end. I’ve not ruled it out though – at 24 (okay, okay, I’m 25 next week!), I’m still young enough that in a few years, I can head on out. Besides, I’ve lived in America for work aged 19 for 3 months, and I get to go away at least three times a year, so I’m not doing too badly!
My ‘little’ sister, however (she’s nearly 22… but she will always be my little sister!), has just moved to Australia and I’m going to be eternally jealous (until, of course, I eventually do it myself!). Despite not being an envious person in nature at all, when it comes to the fact that it’s bitterly cold over in not-so-sunny England, it’s hard to deal with the fact that she’s lazing around on a lovely warm beach in Sydney. My sister (like me!) can be a bit of an anxious person, and so I’m really proud of her for taking this step. She’s one of those people who has mentioned doing this for quite a while, but I sort of never imagined she’d actually do it. Now, however, she has a job and everything, and she has an apartment with her boyfriend and some nice flatmates right on the Harbour.

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USA; 12 crazy things about America!

12 of the oddest things you should come probably come to terms with before you visit the USA

1. They tip! EVERYONE! See here, my guide to tipping in the USA

2. Tax, you pick it up at a nice round $10 and then BOOM ‘that’ll be $12.39 please’ WHAT?!
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3. Their amazing approach to explaining directions ‘ok so what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna make a right, and then make a left’ AWSOME!
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4. Supersize! Oh yes, been faced with the ‘want to make that a large’ is considered an insult ‘want to make that supersize’ is now the question

5. Crossing the road. In England, its pretty much a free for all. Crossings are there but whatever. Oh no in America, you cross at crossings, crazy right?
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6. Cheerleaders, at almost every sporting event they are there! WHY?!

7. Pep rally’s, again, what even is this?!
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8. Peanut Butter, you guys have it on all the menu’s, even with Jam.

9. Flags, patriotism and dedicated love for the United States of America
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10. Oprah

11. Free refills, amazing and slowly reaching us in the UK but American’s love the free refills!

12. 7/11, you’ve got one on EVERY corner.
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Accept these 12 factors for an awesome trip! I love you America!

Lots of love, Rebekah xx

UK; How to travel stress-free over the Christmas Period

So the Tree is up and so are the embarrassing pictures of this year’s works Christmas do! All the annual pre-Christmas celebrations have been and gone, now it’s time to get back to the parents for some tranquil family time. What’s the dreaded question on everyone’s mind, oh yeah how do we get home!

The timetables have changed and the airport queues are insane so I’ve compiled my tips on how to avoid the hectic bustle of public transport and travel without even breaking a sweat!

1. Book a train, my favourite method of transport! Who doesn’t love a train? Book your train tickets early and reserve your seat to save the stress of price increases closer to the time. Pick your tickets up on the day (because we all know you’re going to go ‘damn, I can’t remember where I put my tickets!’), sit back and enjoy the stress free services provided by Transpennine Express.

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2. Ok, assuming you’ve booked your train check your times. Live Departures/ Arrivals are available via the tap here on the TP Express website, alternatively install their free app. Stress-less travel, ensuring you know the exact times as required.

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3. If you’re a little further from home and considering hopping on that big bird in the sky then be sure to book as early as possible. Taking hand luggage severely cuts down any waits over the busy period, just be sure to pack no more than the limited 100ml in a see through bag before you get to the airport, follow the guidelines and security is a breeze! I recommend you use Sky Scanner to search out your trip and double check the price isn’t any lower on the airlines website before booking.

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4. Driving home for Christmas? Where from? Leeds? London? .. My point, know your route before you set off! Have you checked for road works or diversions scheduled around your travel time. Remember, you can’t plan everything so have an alternative route to hand just in case you come in contact with some heavy traffic.

5. If you can’t get away a few days before then consider travelling on the day. A little risky some might say but queues are guaranteed to be minimal, here’s to hoping you get a row or seats to yourself!

Times like these we all wish we were Harry Potter, flu power & port keys are so appealing right?! Follow my tips for stress free travel over Christmas and enjoy your time with the people you love.

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Peace and Christmas Wishes to you all!

Rebekah xx

Europe; Seeing the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights (Arora Borealis) have swiftly become one of the world most desired natural phenomenon! No question why really when you consider the wonder and beauty of the sight. Travellers from all over are frequenting spots hoping to catch a gimps of the Lights!

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As something I’ve always longed to see I’m planning a trip and crossing everything that with a lot of planning and a bit of luck, I get to experience the wonder myself!

If you, like me, are considering a trip to the lights then I’ve condensed my research and planning into this post to help you get the best out of the experience. So, where can you go to get the very best chance to see the Northern Lights?

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Asia; Koh Phi Phi, the Travellers Island

From the moment you step onto Koh Phi Phi you are instantly surrounded by British & Australian travelers basking in the sun, sand and Chang that makes the very existence of this island.

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Koh Phi Phi is one of the smaller islands in Thailand and is accessible via boat only from both Phuket and Krabi. The views of the island are no less than idyllic, picture perfect scenery is one of the many reasons travelers flock to this island, the other is without a doubt, the alcohol.

Being such a small island makes getting around quite easy, handy when it’s 5am and you’re trying to navigate your way back to your hotel after a heavy night out. But it’s not all that the island has to offer. He’s my list of favorite things to do whilst staying on Phi Phi.

1. Without a doubt, number one has to be Maya Beach. Take a boat trip out to the island where The Beach was filmed and sunbath on the white sands of Phi Phi Ley.

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