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Working abroad: How to get CELTA qualified and teach English in Vietnam

Working abroad: How to get CELTA qualified and teach English in Vietnam | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
In between travelling the world and planning my next journey, I often dreamed up ideas of how I could fund my trips and ways of being able to travel forever. The idea to teach English abroad often popped up and I became increasingly curious to know more.In 2012, I was living in New Zealand and the NZ dollar rose significantly against currencies wo...
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Ever considered teaching English abroad to help fund your trip? There are several schemes including TEFL and CELTA. Nadine explains how she qualified to teach English in Vietnam, and lived and worked in the beautiful city of Hanoi.

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Backpackers: Top tips for clever backpack-packing!

Backpackers: Top tips for clever backpack-packing! | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
You've planned your destinations, booked your ticket and quit your job to set off on the adventure of a lifetime. As D-day approaches you start the task of whittling down your earthly belongings to fit into just one bag - and one light enough for you to haul around over sandy beaches, ropey swing bridges and up hills.Two words: pack wisely...
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If you're packing up and setting off for a big trip armed with a backpack, you need to  know the best tips for packing! Check out Sara's ideas for making the most of backpacking

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40 Genius Travel Tips That Will Change Your Life Forever

40 Genius Travel Tips That Will Change Your Life Forever | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Roll, roll, roll your pants, gently down the seam.
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There are some pretty handy travel hacks in here - from using Google maps on your phone with no 3G and just the GPS, to finding free wifi in airports.

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Single tickets please as more holidaymakers leave partners at home

Single tickets please as more holidaymakers leave partners at home | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Forget romantic walks along tropical beaches or candle-lit suppers in European capitals. More and more British holidaymakers are opting for “me time” and going away without their partner, according to a new survey.
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27% of people interviewed are opting for #solotravel - that seems quite high! Do you choose to travel alone and leave your other half at home?

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Becoming An Expat In My Own Country - The Aussie Nomad

Becoming An Expat In My Own Country - The Aussie Nomad | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Becoming an Expat at home is easier than you think and allows you to hold onto that allure of travel that you may not be ready to give up
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We spend a lot of time thinking about going away.... but not so much thinking about coming home again... this is worth a read to challenge yourself to be more of a tourist at home. Certainly challenged me.

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It's Time To Get Away: 9 Signs Your Wanderlust Is Calling

It's Time To Get Away: 9 Signs Your Wanderlust Is Calling | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Life can get pretty damn monotonous. On the road to figuring out who we are, we find ourselves becoming victims of routine.
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If your life feels like it's slowed to a crawl, it's probably time for a change...

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Campervans: 8 Reasons Why they Are Cool

Campervans: 8 Reasons Why they Are Cool | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
  What was once the wonderland of retirees, motor-homing is seeing a massive resurgence among the younger generation, especially with the range of vehicle options available to suit all budgets!
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Sooo much fun to be had in campervan, with loads of models from shoestring to super deluxe - just decided where you want to go and we can recommend a vehicle and get you on your way!

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How sunbathing in the morning helps you to lose weight on holiday

How sunbathing in the morning helps you to lose weight on holiday | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Researchers found morning rays keep off the pounds as people exposed to earlier sunlight are leaner than those who get afternoon light.
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Did have to check the date wasn't April Fools Day! Muahaha! As if you needed more excuse to set off for the beach or pool!

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Antarctica: How to plan a trip – the top 10 questions answered

Antarctica: How to plan a trip – the top 10 questions answered | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
If you're thinking of planning a trip to Antarctica, but aren't sure where to start or how to go about, I have the answers! I was lucky enough to make my own Antarctic expedition a few years ago, and I'm passionate about making sure other people get to experience our southernmost ice cap on one of these once-in-a-lifetime trips.So here's how ...
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Planning a trip to Antarctica can seem like a big undertaking, but with the right questions answered, you'll be able to choose the perfect style of Antarctic cruise to suit you!

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14 Travel Hacks To Save You Money When You Decide To Drop Everything And Go | Elite Daily

14 Travel Hacks To Save You Money When You Decide To Drop Everything And Go | Elite Daily | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Ready for your most adventurous year ever? Get there cheaper, faster and easier with the following travel hacks.
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Uber tricks to save money aren't everyone's cup of tea but if you're on a shoestring and looking for money saving ideas - this is a good place to start.

 

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The best debit cards to use on your travels

The best debit cards to use on your travels | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
When it comes to spending abroad, all debit cards are not created equal! Find out which ones you should be using.
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Don't get fooled by currency commission charges - be savvy with your money abroad

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The World's Most Expensive Cup of Coffee

The World's Most Expensive Cup of Coffee | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
According to a 2013 survey, over eighty three percent of Americans drink coffee in the morning and the average citizen drinks multiple cups per day.
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If you're a coffe lover, you might have come across this...highly specific.... type of coffee found in Indonesia. This article explains ltos of the background to how and why it was discovered and some of the ethical issues now surrounding its production...

 

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iPhones: 6 Clever things every user could be doing with their holiday photos

iPhones: 6 Clever things every user could be doing with their holiday photos | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
According to a recent report, in 2014 we’re on track to share 1 billion photos a day. 1 billion.
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There is so much clever-ness buried within your iPhone and iPad, its a shame we don;t always know about it! Here are a few ways to make your travel-snapping easier!

 

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Backpacking: 10 tips for a round the world trip on a budget

Backpacking: 10 tips for a round the world trip on a budget | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
A big trip can get pretty pricey but there are so many ways to save your pennies and make sure you're spending your hard earned cash on the right things. Whether it's transport, food or lodging we've got the best tips for saving money on a round the world trip...
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Looking for ways to squeeeeeeze the last dregs out of your travel budget, Milly has some great ideas for budget travel!

 

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Weddings abroad | Inspirational travel ideas | Planning | Travel Nation

Weddings abroad | Inspirational travel ideas | Planning | Travel Nation | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
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Thinking about a wedding overseas? There can be a lot involved in the planning, so make sure you book with an agent who can plan the entire trip, from group travel for your guests, to the ceremony and of course, the honeymoon!

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Meet the new digital nomads - Lonely Planet

Meet the new digital nomads - Lonely Planet | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Read Meet the new digital nomads by Lonely Planet
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The dream of leaving familiar territory and setting sail for a life in foreign climes is achievable if you pick the right transferable trade and a cheap place to stay.

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How to budget for a big trip - Lonely Planet

How to budget for a big trip - Lonely Planet | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Read How to budget for a big trip by Lonely Planet
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Sure, the planning is fun, but the actual trip financing can seem a bit scary when you first book your flights. If you need some guidance on how to save for your trip and where to spend and where to splurge, here's some help

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The infographic that advises passengers on how to combat jetlag

The infographic that advises passengers on how to combat jetlag | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Icelandair has created a colourful infographic refuting jetlag-busting myths and offering advice on how to avoid tiredness on flights.
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Don't waste travel time being hung over with jet lag!!

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Brazil: How to buy Brazilian bus tickets from abroad

Brazil: How to buy Brazilian bus tickets from abroad | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Find out how to buy Brazilian bus tickets from abroad.
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Hand if you plan on bussin' through Brazil!

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6 Best places in the world to take a ferry crossing

6 Best places in the world to take a ferry crossing | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
It's surprising how enjoyable a ferry ride can be! Even if in search of a cheap transport option, the views and scenery on many ferry routes around the world rival those of the priciest cruise ships. A fantastic way to experience any city is from the water, and since ferry journeys are often extremely cheap - from a few dollars to completely free, ...
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Can't afford a cruise? No problem! Check out some scenic ferry rides around the world instead. Much cheaper (if not free! and equally scenic!)

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Thailand: How to spend 6 weeks backpacking

Thailand: How to spend 6 weeks backpacking | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Thailand is a backpackers dream: delicious food, beautiful islands and frenetic cities all explorable at a cheap price! Known as 'The Land of Smiles', Thailand is a friendly and welcoming country where you can experience the trip of a lifetime without breaking the bank. During my time in Thailand I discovered the great places to visit and explore o...
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If you've got 6 weeks to spend in South East Asia or Thailand specifically, here are some ideas for how to spend the time - especially if you're on a budget

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Cabin baggage dimensions and max weight restrictions

Cabin baggage dimensions and max weight restrictions | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Beat baggage stress: compare cabin luggage sizes and weight allowances on short-haul flights with major European airlines.
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If you're travelling long haul, this won;t affect you as you'll check in all your luggage, but for any in between side trips, its useful to know what type of cabin baggage restrictions are in place for European airlines

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How to find work teaching English in China

How to find work teaching English in China | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
When I was younger I always wanted to visit China. I was mesmerised by the food, culture, language and history of one of the oldest civilisations in the world. So with the country opening its doors to foreigners in 2002, I took the opportunity to live there for a year teaching English at Shandong University of Technology in...
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If you've ever considered getting TEFL qualification (Teach English as a Foreign Language) and are wondering how to go about it, or where to teach, this blog explains how...

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50 Utterly Unmissable Gap Year Articles to Blow Your Tiny Mind

50 Utterly Unmissable Gap Year Articles to Blow Your Tiny Mind | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
Ready for your mind to be blown? Excellent! This collection of the 50 most utterly unmissable gap year articles should do the trick.
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Kids: Complete Guide to Travelling with a Baby of 3 - 6 months

Kids: Complete Guide to Travelling with a Baby of 3 - 6 months | Hints, Tips, Tricks & Travel ideas! | Scoop.it
I recently posted about travelling with a baby from newborn to 3 months old. In that post I admit that we didn't get to travel much. It was when Jacob was one month old that we found out that Dan h...
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Admittedly you have to be fairly keen to try backpacking with a baby, but if its up your street - here are some tips to help you out...

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