Penny's Travels

How to Travel With Children – Airport Stop Over

How to Travel With Children – Airport Stop Over
*** Thanks for your question Holly! From personal experience, my advice when it comes to traveling with children (whether it be to the shops or international travel) is the same: They get hungry, bored, tired, restless and need the washroom frequently – and this usually follows a pattern every couple of hours. With a little preparation, traveling can go from…

Escape to Paradise This Holiday Season

Escape to Paradise This Holiday Season
Many Australians travel to Thailand each year because it provides great value for their dollar. Increasingly, Thailand is becoming a top international holiday destination for families. Dear Penny, I need your help. This year I am going to get in early and plan our family vacation, so that I can take advantage of the travel specials offered for early bookings. I…

Sri Lanka: An Exotic Honeymoon Destination

Sri Lanka: An Exotic Honeymoon Destination
Nathan Lake (The Travel Writers) organised a photographic trip to Sri Lanka in 2012 which I was fortunate enough to be part of. I am often approached by young couples wanting something a little different for their honeymoon destination  and  Sri Lanka definitely fits the bill. Photographs by Nathan Lake OMG Photo http://www.omgphoto.com/Galleries/Travel Dear Penny, My partner (who is a keen photographer) has suggested…

Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?
Hints on how to choose the right luggage for your next travel adventure. When it comes to selecting new luggage, "Yes, size does matter!" A few years ago, I remember purchasing the largest suitcase possible and I was never stopped at any airport check- in counter (luckily!) I did however, feel sorry for the porters who had to deliver my…

How to Research Your Travel Destination

How to Research Your Travel Destination
It always pays to be a well informed traveler. This "how to" will help you research your travel destination. Our desire to travel to a destination is often accompanied by a visual image; snow- capped mountain lodges or the bright lights of Las Vegas. Images all tell a story and awaken a longing to experience this for ourselves. A glossy travel…

Blisters, Breakouts and Broken Heels

Blisters, Breakouts and Broken Heels
How to pack for your travel destination. Penny's Packing Essentials 1.  Wet Wipes  - Great for clean ups, but also for spot cleaning clothes. If I am stuck at the airport, it is amazing how much better I feel with a quick freshen up. 2.  Bottle of Water - Heaven's Gift. Not only does it keep me hydrated but I…

What Sort of Traveler Are You?

What Sort of Traveler Are You?
This article will help travelers understand what they want in a holiday. My idea of a great holiday is to learn, understand and be visually stimulated by the scenery and the people I meet along the journey. Capturing that experience through photographs is such a bonus. Time, income, interests and  health all vary over your lifetime and these are important considerations…