Travel Explored – Week In Review

Travel Explored - Week In Review

Here we are at the end of the first week of May and I have been enjoying the change in weather in Brisbane. I have even found myself putting a jacket on with a slight chill in the car some days. I do much prefer a little cooler weather than the hot and humid summer’s we often experience in Brisbane.

I have continued with some early starts to capture the sunrise near to home. With two morning’s this week putting on quite a show with some beautiful clouds turning red in the morning.

Cleveland Point sunrise

But let’s get into the new content and the rest of the week, with a little look forward into next week.

New Content

Monday 1 May 2017
Exploring Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch - Governors Bay
I continue with my catch up posts this week sharing about my time in Christchurch. I visited Christchurch in 2015 as part of a two-week trip to attend a Geocaching Mega Event. I got to see some great spots here and very much enjoyed the time.

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Advice For Planning A Long Overseas Trip

My Advice for Planning a Long Overseas Trip
Planning a long overseas trip can pose many different challenges both in the planning and booking stages. There are many different aspects to think about before you leave home.  In this post, I discuss many of the considerations that I have made while booking four different long overseas trips.

Friday 5 May 2017
2 Ways I Avoid Jet Lag When Travelling

Avoid Jet Lag
One of the certainties for many people travelling across many time zones is the reality of jet lag. While I might not have all the answers there are a couple of things I have done that might help to avoid jet lag.

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 Best Travel Movies That Will Inspire Your Wanderlust

I came across this list of travel movies and thought I have seen plenty of good travel movies. Turns out I have only watched about half of the ones on this list. The have that I have seen I fully agree with, the others well they go on a list to watch when I have a chance.

The US’ one-million-acre secret

I came across a rather interesting article on BBC, about the Allegheny Forest Region. Covering some one million acres of land the area is said to be as close to the first settlers in America as you can get. I think it might be a great place to visit one day.

Should you go to Austria or Switzerland for the perfect Alpine holiday?

Technically I have been to both countries, but neither to their Alpine region. An alpine trip to either country would suit me and think it would be great to explore some of the towns and countryside.

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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.

Kaikoura, New Zealand Day Trip From Christchurch

The next instalment from my trip to New Zealand in 2015. On one day I went with some friends for a little road trip from Christchurch to Kaikoura. A rather beautiful drive with some amazing scenery and coastal views.

How Travel Isn’t As Bad As You Think

The first time I ever travelled overseas was a confronting experience. That first day when you have been travelling for over 24 hours without sleep. Arriving into a new city in a different country all alone without family or friends just around the corner. In this post I share my story of that first day travelling 12,000km across the Pacific to Vancouver, Canada.

5 Easy Steps To Travel

When you think about it planning, booking and travelling is rather easy. I take a look at just how easy in this post. Maybe a little tongue in cheek, maybe a little reality. Let me know what you think on Friday.

Enjoy The Weekend

I hope that you have enjoyed the new content this week and look forward to sharing more with you next week. I would also be very happy to hear about any topics you would like me to talk about in the future. You can let me know by leaving a comment below, using the contact me page or finding me @Travelexplored on social media platforms.

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