50 essential tips for happy travel

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Do you address someone by their first name in a foreign country? Should you take an antibiotic with you when you travel in case you get ill? Is it ever advisable to eat on the...

15 things you MUST do in Saigon

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Author and travel writer Jimmy Thomson  has been to Vietnam more times than he can recall without checking his passports. Here is his guide to the best experiences in Saigon (Ho Chi...

Pay attention! Your guide is talking

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Our tour guide Mr Sok looks angry, very angry. “But I have told you this before!” he snaps, not even bothering to try to conceal his irritation. “Were you not listening?”

Tips for wannabe travel guides

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If you are ever in a position to be a tour guide - official or otherwise - there are a few golden rules you show try to follow ... beyond getting your fellow travellers...

Forget guide books – fiction will help you find your way

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By Jimmy Thomson If you love books and travel, there’s something doubly enjoyable about reading a novel set in the very place that you’re visiting. Author Mark...

The hidden secrets of smart packing

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Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll always need to deal with the sometimes-daunting task of packing your suitcase. Travel writer Elizabeth Pratt provides these essential tips for Skyscanner Australia on how to avoid common...
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