Here we are at the end of another week to take a look at what has been happening on Travel Explored. The past week has been an interesting one, but next week is looking to be a little exciting as well.
In the past week, I made a decision with my approach to Instagram. From when I started I was not entirely convinced about combining travel and coffee. But it seemed to work out ok for the most part, and I stuck with that approach. However, more recently I have thought that it might be time to part ways for each to take a life of its own.
Over the past week, I have started a second Instagram account that is purely focused on Coffee. The account is @coffeeexplored, and I would appreciate anyone that might like to follow along. The primary content that I share will be the places I find for coffee and quotes about coffee, to start things off. With some other variety of posts in the future, but all related to coffee.
The thing to mention is throughout the upcoming week I will be travelling to the Sunshine Coast. Specifically the area around Mooloolaba and Caloundra. However, I do have a couple of day trips planned, with stops for both coffee and the local scenery.
Monday 15 May 2017
Exploring Wellington, New Zealand
With this post where I explore my time in Wellington, I wrap up the series covering my trip to New Zealand in 2015. I quite enjoyed seeing some of the sights in and around Wellington. Maybe somewhere I might like to revisit in the future.
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Don’t Plan An Early Start Without A Plan
The more I travel, the more I find that when I have no plan, I tend to start the day much later. But when there is a plan I can be up and out, on the move much earlier. With some of my thoughts on getting the most from planning your early starts.
Friday 19 May 2017
Budget Ideas When Shopping For A Souvenir
I have a whole box full of my souvenirs. Many keyrings, and others small things along with a huge amount of postcards. But many other people do get caught up buying souvenirs, so I thought I would share a little about my experience. The idea of why I tend to buy smaller and cheaper souvenirs.
What I’m Reading
While it looks like I share a lot of content myself, I do also get a chance to read other people’s blogs as well. Below are just a couple of posts I found interesting and wanted to share with you.
The post might be directed at Solo Female Travelers, as it is written by one. But the advice here can be just as applicable to the guys out there. While guys don’t appear as vulnerable, there is still potential for problems if you are not smart about things.
A great little look at the idea of repositioning cruises. Which is what a cruise line offers when they need to move a ship between locations that are further apart. Two of the common routes are Transatlantic, between North America and Europe, or Transpacific between North America and Australia. Two of my four cruises have been repositioning, and they are a great opportunity for a good price on a cruise.
A short piece, but one worth taking a look at. I will not try to summarise it as I would not do it any justice, but it is only a 3-minute read.
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Coming Next Week
Here is a short teaser for the following week on the upcoming posts. If you have any requests or thoughts on what you would like to read feel free to get in touch via the Contact Me page.
Long Haul Flights And How I Survive Them
The reality of travelling on some different routes around the world is that long haul flights are essential. There are some things that you can do though that may just make the flight ever so slightly more comfortable.
Travel Money Tips & Tricks Accessing Cash
While at home you might be happy to use credit cards and have nearly boundless access to your money. When you travel the access can be as easy, but not necessarily at the same low cost, you are used to at home. So some tips and information about carrying cash and accessing it when you are overseas.
It’s A Secret
Well as you might know from my introduction above I am travelling this week. As such I might just put together a little something from the travels this week.
Enjoy The Week
I hope you have a great week ahead and look forward to bring you some more great posts. If you want to follow along day to day with the travels, the best place is Instagram. Make sure you are following along @travelexplored and watching the stories.