Why You Simply Must Consider Travel Insurance!

I’m sure you’ve heard stories from countless travellers and google, the awful things that can and occasionally do go wrong when travelling. From lost luggage to medical injuries, theft to cancelled flights, unfortunately there are ways to really dampen you’re travels and holiday. Fortunately, travel insurance can help and save the day!

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I’m fortunate enough (and also touching wood) to have never needed to use my travel insurance on any of my trips overseas, I have however always purchased it anyways and am about to purchase for my upcoming trip in October. Some people choose not to, and that is their decision, but I’ve chosen to write this post to demonstrate why it really is one of the most valuable things you can purchase each trip. So here is why you must consider travel insurance before heading overseas:- Continue reading

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Handy Hints Whilst Visiting New York

The feeling of being in New York can be quite overwhelming, especially if you a) have never been to a city hub or b) don’t realise the enormity and popularity of the city. New York really is an incredible city and its easy to fall in love with the sights, lifestyle and culture that encompasses it. With so much to see, do and eat it can be difficult to organise and plan your trip so there are a few little tips, tricks and pieces of advice to help you make the most of your New York City adventure.

Top Of The Rock. 2014. Photo Credit: K.Allan

Top Of The Rock. 2014. Photo Credit: K.Allan

So here’s some tips to get you through your trip with ease, fun and efficiently:- Continue reading

Tips For Planning A Holiday Or Vacation

I am currently trying to organise a quick weekend trip to Sydney next month to keep my travel itch under control and even though it’s only a weekend getaway, I thought I’d share with you guys my processes and steps that I use when planning a trip, be it nationally or internationally. Everyone is different, but a little bit of preparation never hurt anyone and I enjoy the planning process of a holiday anyways (thanks to my Event Management degree I think!).

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The best part is departure day! 2014. Photo Credit: D.Allan

I personally find being organised and planning from the get go makes the trip or holiday run smoothly and generally hassle free. Here’s how:- Continue reading

7 Cheaper Buys In The USA

Living in Australia does not come cheaply and while I am thankful everyday to be Australian it’s hard not to get a bit cranky when comparing prices for essential items that I buy (well at least essential for me!) to places overseas, especially the United States. I didn’t realise exactly how much cheaper in comparison items were until I witnessed it for myself on my first visit to the USA. 6 months after that trip and stocking up on what I could before heading home, I was back again and purchasing more and more for myself and my friends when I got home.

Makeup Purchases. 2014. Photo Credit: K.Allan

Makeup Purchases. 2014. Photo Credit: K.Allan

Please note that this list is for items I found to be cheaper in the USA compared to Australia, so these may not all apply to you all living elsewhere abroad (although I’m sure you’ll still find some of these as bargains!).

So I’ve narrowed down my top 7 cheaper buys in the USA:- Continue reading

7 Easily Forgotten But Crucial Things To Budget For

When planning a holiday or trip budgeting is one of the most stressful and annoying things to try to work out. Putting aside a certain part of your pay each week is tough, working out how much to put aside is even tougher. What’s worse is forgetting to budget for some costly, yet essential things for your trip that end up taking a toll on your shopping or attraction funds that you’ve worked so hard for!

Money, Money, Money. 2014. Photo Credit: K.Allan

Money, Money, Money. 2014. Photo Credit: K.Allan

But never fear, Global Whispers is here! So when planning your getaway and your budget and money requirements, don’t forget to include these 7 easily forgotten but crucial things to budget for:- Continue reading

7 Ways To Waste Time At Airports

Any well seasoned traveller knows that airport stop over times can be a nightmare, long and make you cranky for your flight. A stop over more than 2 hours is long can really be a downer to the start or end of your holiday.

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Plane selfies waste time right? About to begin our 12 hour flight to LA. 2014. Photo Credit: K.Allan

With hours to kill in the one place, with nowhere else to possibly go here are my 7 ways to waste time in airports:- Continue reading

Things To Know Before You Go

In less than 48 hours time I will be on a plane heading to Los Angeles for my 3 week Californian adventure. Having done trips overseas before, a lot of the planning and researching involved comes fairly easily to me. However, I am well aware that this is not the case for everyone. For many people, the stress and worry of planning a trip or holiday can almost ruin the actual trip itself.

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So I thought I’d share with you guys my 7 tips to know before you go anywhere in the world to ensure you are as well prepared as you can be (or want to be!) for your trip and flights:-  Continue reading

Travel Must-Do’s Wherever You Go

More often than not we spend so much time planning, researching and saving for our getaways and adventures that when the time comes we forget the very basics of what ‘travelling’ really is. I’m a firm believer of seeing the world as I think everywhere has something different to offer those who seek it, but there are a few common must do’s that you should definitely embrace when travelling anywhere.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge. 2012. Photo Credit: A.Pointer

So here are my 7 travel must do’s no matter where in the world you are:- Continue reading

7 Things American’s Do Differently

With the 4th of July only a week ago, it would be rude not to post about the USA right? Whilst wracking my brains on what to write, it finally hit me. What do American’s do differently to the rest of us? As an Aussie, whilst in the USA, there were many things that took me a little while to get used to and get the hang of.

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My first ever ‘Yard Glass Daiquiri’ at Senor Frogs, Las Vegas. 2014. Photo Credit: A.Pearce

And so here they are, 7 things American’s do differently to us foreigners:-  Continue reading

7 Cliché Tourist Photos Everyone Needs

We all know them, those tourist photos that EVERYONE gets when they go to certain destinations. Sure they’re a little bit tacky, hilarious and probably make you cringe looking at them, but, totally necessary photos!

I have visited some of the locations on many peoples cliché photo lists! Admittedly, there are dozens more I’m dying to add to this list, but I have ticked these ones off the list.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Teacups; Disneyland. 2013. Photo Credit: A.Barton

Having visited these locations and attractions and taken these photos myself, I thought I’d share with you 7 cliché tourist photos I have taken and (hesitantly, but hilariously) will share with you! Continue reading