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As the world’s largest island continent, Australia is as diverse as it is vast. You can explore this great country by different modes of transport taking in the scenery. From the lush green beauty of our tropical rainforests, to the desert extremes of the Red Centre and of course, literally thousands of beautiful, white sandy beaches.

There’s winding rivers, magnificent mountain ranges, vivid wildflowers, majestic waterfalls, unique wildlife, red desert vistas, crystal clear waterholes and some of the most liveable cities in the world. 

Here we are going to look at the three main ways of getting around Australia and where they might be useful for you.

Car

One of the most popular forms of transport for most travellers around the world is the car, mostly because it provides you with complete freedom of movement. Australia is no different and seeking out a vehicle from the likes of Bayswater Car Rentals could be the way to go for you when it comes to seeing the land down under.

One thing that is difficult in Australia is to grasp just how vast it is and therefore how impractical it is to drive the entire country. However, that isn’t to say you should avoid a car, quite to the contrary. Driving yourself opens up access to parts of Australia like the Blue Mountains, the Great Ocean Road and getting around Ayers Rock. A car is perfect for these areas and for journeys between major cities like Adelaide and Melbourne where you will get the chance to stop and see parts of the outback that non-drivers would miss.

Photo by Angelo_Giordano from Pixabay

Plane

It should really go without saying that air travel is the easiest way to maneuver between different states and cities in Australia. As referenced above it is a big country and sometimes it is just easier to board a plane for a few hours rather than attempt a car or train journey that could take several days. Many tourists find getting to and from Perth via plane to be the best option due to how far this city is from other major parts of Australia. Perth is commonly misunderstood to be the most isolated city of more than a million people on the planet, however, it is in the conversation as one of the most isolated, which explains the need for air travel.

If you can afford it, and domestic flights in Australia are not too expensive, then getting around to see a lot of the country in a short space of time via flying is a great option.

Rail

Finally travelling by train, perhaps not the first method that comes to mind when you think of Australia, but like most other major countries it has an intricate train network for you to explore. In terms of practicality, there are better options for making your way between cities, but for those of you who are train travel enthusiasts, there are some fantastic journeys to consider. One of those journeys is the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth. This trip takes you through the Blue Mountains and into scenic Australia before stopping in Adelaide and some other small towns on its way to Perth. This is one example of how much you can see and do via the train in Australia.

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Hello Loves,

Have you decided yet? Awesome now all you have to know few things and just go crazy. I am going to list out the most important and practical things for you so you can make the best experience out of your travel. Here are a few, that I think you deserve to know when travelling alone to ensure that you have one of the best experience and not be haunted for years that you had missed out on something.

#19 Things Every Female Traveller should know.
  1. FIRST- Love yourself; for having made the great choice of traveling alone.
  2. Plan your schedule ahead and pack modestly. ( Plan your dresses accordingly)
  3. Stop overreacting for not having enough clothes.
  4. Learn the art of reusing clothes and traveling light always.
  5. Accessories are your best friend when traveling ( Hat, Scarf, Sarong, Denim Jacket, and some jewellery to go with)
  6. Baggy fit clothes are perfect for any destination and travel. They are hassle free ( Take 1 or 2 fitted dresses only)
  7. Comfortable walking shoes are great, Flip Flops are blissful too.
  8. Explore every corner of the city, travel as though it’s your last day of the trip.
  9. You are your own best security alarm.
  10. Break the Vacation, and just be yourself ( Helps you to soak up the culture and place )
  11. Check on extra batteries for your cameras and portable chargers for your phones( Absolutely Important)
  12. If you can’t carry your own luggage, that an alarm you packed too much. ( Passport and Purse should be kept separately and take them together only when you require the most)
  13. Trust your feet, by walking you explore the city in a great way( You might find your most cherished moments )
  14. You are braver than you think(  Just by being aware of your surroundings is the best way to explore the city in a very better way)
  15. You are on different land, always be prepared to expect something unexpected.
  16. People are generally helpful across the globe don’t shy away to ask.
  17. Self-confidence can take you places ( Do not forget to smile through your problems, you are getting better when you travel)
  18. Learn how and when to haggle, it’s necessary sometimes.
  19. Travel makes you a changed and a confident person, embrace it.

#20 ??? What would you do, let me know in the comments or write to me, I would love to know about your travel tips.

These are just a few for you to have the most amazing experience when you travel. You think you could add more, please drop in the box or write to me.

You can follow me on Instagram @travelwithherr

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Hello Loves,

Have you decided yet? Awesome now all you have to know few things and just go crazy. I am going to list out the most important and practical things for you so you can make the best experience out of your travel. Here are a few, that I think you deserve to know when travelling alone to ensure that you have one of the best experience and not be haunted for years that you had missed out on something.

#19 Things Every Female Traveller should know.
  1. FIRST- Love yourself; for having made the great choice of traveling alone.
  2. Plan your schedule ahead and pack modestly. ( Plan your dresses accordingly)
  3. Stop overreacting for not having enough clothes.
  4. Learn the art of reusing clothes and traveling light always.
  5. Accessories are your best friend when traveling ( Hat, Scarf, Sarong, Denim Jacket, and some jewellery to go with)
  6. Baggy fit clothes are perfect for any destination and travel. They are hassle free ( Take 1 or 2 fitted dresses only)
  7. Comfortable walking shoes are great, Flip Flops are blissful too.
  8. Explore every corner of the city, travel as though it’s your last day of the trip.
  9. You are your own best security alarm.
  10. Break the Vacation, and just be yourself ( Helps you to soak up the culture and place )
  11. Check on extra batteries for your cameras and portable chargers for your phones( Absolutely Important)
  12. If you can’t carry your own luggage, that an alarm you packed too much. ( Passport and Purse should be kept separately and take them together only when you require the most)
  13. Trust your feet, by walking you explore the city in a great way( You might find your most cherished moments )
  14. You are braver than you think(  Just by being aware of your surroundings is the best way to explore the city in a very better way)
  15. You are on different land, always be prepared to expect something unexpected.
  16. People are generally helpful across the globe don’t shy away to ask.
  17. Self-confidence can take you places ( Do not forget to smile through your problems, you are getting better when you travel)
  18. Learn how and when to haggle, it’s necessary sometimes.
  19. Travel makes you a changed and a confident person, embrace it.

#20 ??? What would you do, let me know in the comments or write to me, I would love to know about your travel tips.

These are just a few for you to have the most amazing experience when you travel. You think you could add more, please drop in the box or write to me.

You can follow me on Instagram @travelwithherr

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Budapest first gained popularity as a party destination because it was cheap to get to and you don’t need that much spending money while you’re out there. But in the last couple of years, more and more people have started visiting Budapest because it’s an amazing city with so many great cultural sights to see. The only downside to that is that the prices are starting to go up a bit and it’s not quite as affordable as it used to be. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan a budget trip to Budapest anymore. If you follow these simple tips, you can still have a great city break in Budapest without breaking the bank.

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Consider A Cruise

Cruises are one of the cheapest ways to travel because you get your travel and accommodation all rolled into one. Most of them are all inclusive as well so you don’t need to spend that much money on food and drink while you’re out there as well. If you search online for the best cruise deals, you can usually find some incredibly cheap trips. Budapest is the ideal location for a cruise because it lies on the river Danube. If you follow the river, you’ll get to Bratislava and Vienna which are both amazing cities, so you can roll 3 amazing destinations into one trip and it’ll be a lot cheaper than flying to all of those places in separate trips.


Stay In Pest 

A lot of people don’t realize that Budapest used to be 2 separate cities, Buda and Pest, divided by the river. The two districts are joined as one city but people still refer to them separately, and there is quite a big difference in price between the 2. Pest is the cheaper side of the river in terms of accommodation and attractions so if you’re looking for a budget trip, you should stay there. It’s on this side that you’ll find a lot of the thermal baths, some of the best museums, and the famous ruin bars. These great pop-up bars built inside old ruined buildings are a very popular tourist attraction in Budapest and they’re everywhere on the Pest side. It doesn’t take long at all to walk over the bridge into Buda so you’re not missing out on anything by staying in Pest.


Book An Airbnb

There are some cheap hotels in Budapest but they’re not very nice. If you want to stay somewhere a bit more luxurious, you’ll have to pay quite a bit more, which is why it’s best to avoid the hotels entirely. Instead, you should book an Airbnb because they’re so cheap in Budapest. Some of them cost as little as 20 Euros a night. This is definitely the best way to cut the cost of accommodation when you’re visiting Budapest.


Things to do in Budapest

There are so many cheap things to do in Budapest so there’s no reason to spend a lot of money. You can visit the thermal baths, take a walk up to the castle at the top of the hill in Buda, visit some of the great parks or take a trip around the Terror Museum. The food and drinks are cheap in most places so as long as you avoid some of the high end restaurants in Buda, you won’t spend much money at all.

Even though the prices in Budapest are going up a little bit as it’s becoming more popular, you can still have a great trip on a budget.

These are my quickest tips for Budapest. Let me know in comments if you agree or you have some more for me to add to the list.

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Second only to flights, accommodation is one of the biggest travel costs. For those travelling on a budget, here are a few tricks to spend less on accommodation.

Time It Right

You’re likely to spend more on accommodation when travelling at peak times. Hotels tend to be most expensive in summer and around national holidays and festivals. By avoiding these events and travelling out of season, you could find that you save a lot of money on a hotel room. When it comes to short trips, you’re also better off planning your stay during the week rather than at the weekend – hotels often charge less during the week than they do at the weekend.

Also, with cheap accommodation you always have an advantage of visiting more cities/countries or likely to stay for longer in the same city and explore more.

Image Source. Licensed under Creative Commons. Consider the location

The location of your accommodation can also affect the price. Choosing to stay away from the hub can often save you money – if you’re staying in a city, you may want to book a hotel on the outskirts rather than in the centre. Similarly, a hotel that’s a little bit inland could be a lot cheaper than a hotel on the seafront (in fact, a sea view can drastically increase the price of a room).

Airbnb

I feel, doing Airbnb is like a blessing in a disguise when you are running on a tight pocket. You could always choose a far away location right as I mentioned before in this blog as it helps to reduce the taxes and rents of the room.

Go self-catered

You could also try looking into self-catered accommodation. Self-catered holiday rentals as advertised here at Connemara Lettings could be an affordable option when travelling with a big group, allowing you to prepare you own meals rather than relying on food at the hotel. On top of being an affordable option, they also give you your own private space unlike a hotel that you have to share with other guests.

Look into homestay accommodation

Homestay accommodation involves staying with a local family in their home. This can often be much cheaper than a hotel and may even include cooked meals. Homestay accommodation can be a great way to experience the way locals live and is popular amongst travellers wanting to learn a foreign language.

Try a Tent

Camping is always a cheap option. You don’t even have to pay to stay at a campsite – if you’re brave you can go wild camping for free. By taking a tent, you can give yourself this option when travelling abroad. Camping is well suited to travel in rural and undeveloped locations, but may not be suitable if you’re travelling to a city (although it is possible to camp in people’s gardens using sites such as Camp In My Garden).  

Hire a Camper van

If you’re planning a US road trip or a tour of Europe, it could be worth renting out a camper van. This gives you access to a vehicle and accommodation all in one. Occasionally, you may still want to pay for a pitch at a campsite so that you can hook up and use bathroom facilities, but for the most part you can park up where you like. You can hire camper vans from companies such as Kamper Hire.

I hope these tips & tricks will save you some dollars my blog Fam. Let me know in comments, which options would you like to try when travelling next time ?

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As the world’s largest island continent, Australia is as diverse as it is vast. You can explore this great country by different modes of transport taking in the scenery. From the lush green beauty of our tropical rainforests, to the desert extremes of the Red Centre and of course, literally thousands of beautiful, white sandy beaches.

There’s winding rivers, magnificent mountain ranges, vivid wildflowers, majestic waterfalls, unique wildlife, red desert vistas, crystal clear waterholes and some of the most liveable cities in the world. 

Here we are going to look at the three main ways of getting around Australia and where they might be useful for you.

Car

One of the most popular forms of transport for most travellers around the world is the car, mostly because it provides you with complete freedom of movement. Australia is no different and seeking out a vehicle from the likes of Bayswater Car Rentals could be the way to go for you when it comes to seeing the land down under.

One thing that is difficult in Australia is to grasp just how vast it is and therefore how impractical it is to drive the entire country. However, that isn’t to say you should avoid a car, quite to the contrary. Driving yourself opens up access to parts of Australia like the Blue Mountains, the Great Ocean Road and getting around Ayers Rock. A car is perfect for these areas and for journeys between major cities like Adelaide and Melbourne where you will get the chance to stop and see parts of the outback that non-drivers would miss.

Photo by Angelo_Giordano from Pixabay

Plane

It should really go without saying that air travel is the easiest way to maneuver between different states and cities in Australia. As referenced above it is a big country and sometimes it is just easier to board a plane for a few hours rather than attempt a car or train journey that could take several days. Many tourists find getting to and from Perth via plane to be the best option due to how far this city is from other major parts of Australia. Perth is commonly misunderstood to be the most isolated city of more than a million people on the planet, however, it is in the conversation as one of the most isolated, which explains the need for air travel.

If you can afford it, and domestic flights in Australia are not too expensive, then getting around to see a lot of the country in a short space of time via flying is a great option.

Rail

Finally travelling by train, perhaps not the first method that comes to mind when you think of Australia, but like most other major countries it has an intricate train network for you to explore. In terms of practicality there are better options for making your way between cities, but for those of you who are train travel enthusiasts, there are some fantastic journeys to consider. One of those journeys is the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth. This trip takes you through the Blue Mountains and into scenic Australia before stopping in Adelaide and some other small towns on its way to Perth. This is one example of how much you can see and do via the train in Australia.

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Well, it isn’t a clichè to find your happiness wherever you are!

I love Europe, but this time I decided to go to this underrated and still untouched, absolutely beautiful place called Andaman Islands, India.

Shimmering turquoise waters are surrounded by primeval jungle and mangrove forest, and its sugar-white beaches melt under glorious flame-and-purple sunsets. The population is a friendly mix of South and Southeast Asian settlers, as well as Negrito ethnic groups whose arrival here still has anthropologists somewhat baffled. Adding to the intrigue is its remote location, some 1370km from the Indian mainland, meaning the islands are geographically more Southeast Asia – just 150km from Indonesia and 190km from Myanmar.

Comprising 572 islands, only a dozen or so are open to tourists, Havelock by far being the most popular for its splendid beaches and diving. The Nicobar Islands are strictly off limits to tourists, as are the various patches of tribal areas. Also, most of the islands in Andaman are only day trips visits and no stay land. And my first stop was at Havelock Island. You can check the Havelock photobook here : Havelock Photobook

Jalakara:

I absolutely love boutique hotels and Jalakara didn’t fail me with its rustic jungle small hotel look. You find this in the middle of a rainforest jungle leaving you with its gorgeous sunset views. Jalakara offers the informality, homeliness and bespoke possibilities of a private villa with the private space, service, and staffing of a small hotel.

At Jalakara guests are encouraged to indulge in digital detox and do some soul searching, so they can experience rejuvenation. No wifi or in-room audio-visual flatscreen entertainment is provided instead, log on to the beautiful tropical surroundings and the analogue pleasures of zero pollution, good food, good company, playing games, reading, swimming, massage, hassle-free beaches and the great outdoors. 

Breakfast Tower Room Lounge at the pool Sunset View from Room Biking Around Breakfast Jungle View from the room Large Mirror in Room Outdoor Sitting Bird Watching at Jalakara Peaceful Evenings

Rooms : 

There are 7 signature styled rooms that you can choose when booking at Jalakara.  All of them have great views and comfort styled for your stay. 

Getting There : 

Jalakara is situated in the heart of Havelock Island well away from the hustle and bustle on a lush hillside.  Our Tropical garden property backs on to Virgin Rainforest with stunning views across the island and rainforest.

Havelock island is approximately 90 minutes by ferry from Port Blair. Once you reach the Port Blair airport, you’ll need to come to the jetty to take your ferry boat to Havelock that is currently operated only by the government. 

Outward Bound

Last scheduled boats from Port Blair to Havelock leave at 2 pm – so please make sure you book a flight landing before 12.30pm.

Return

Book afternoon flights leaving after 2 pm from Port Blair to mainland India to avoid an overnight stay in Port Blair. Since not many good hotels are available. 

Pros:
  • Extremely beautiful property 
  • Midst of the Jungle 
  • Rustic Style
  • Very soothing decor 
  • Endless Stargazing at nights
  • Delicious Food 
  • Friendly Staff
Cons: 
  • Beach is far away
  • No intercom in the room 
  • No breakfast in the room 
  • Toads in the pool ( I jumped at the sight) Although they clear them as soon you find one sneaking into the pool. 
  • No luxury amenities in the bathroom 

Tag me when you book at this hotel. Use #travelwithher on Instagram @travelwithherr

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Travel With Her by Travel With Her - 9M ago

Well, it isn’t a clichè to find your happiness wherever you are!

I love Europe, but this time I decided to go to this underrated and still untouched, absolutely beautiful place called Andaman Islands, India.

Shimmering turquoise waters are surrounded by primeval jungle and mangrove forest, and its sugar-white beaches melt under glorious flame-and-purple sunsets. The population is a friendly mix of South and Southeast Asian settlers, as well as Negrito ethnic groups whose arrival here still has anthropologists somewhat baffled. Adding to the intrigue is its remote location, some 1370km from the Indian mainland, meaning the islands are geographically more Southeast Asia – just 150km from Indonesia and 190km from Myanmar.

Comprising 572 islands, only a dozen or so are open to tourists, Havelock by far being the most popular for its splendid beaches and diving. The Nicobar Islands are strictly off limits to tourists, as are the various patches of tribal areas. Also, most of the islands in Andaman are only day trips visits and no stay land. And my first stop was at Havelock Island.  So, heres my photo book collection. 

Kala Pathar Beach At the Jalakara Garden View at Jalakara Hotel Riding into the Jugle Jalakar RainForest Pool Side Jungle Walk

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Radha Nagar Beach My Evenings at Jalakara Breakfast at Jalakara

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