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Planning

“Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone”

Recently I was interviewed by the editor of Battleface –  WORDS AND IMAGES FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO DANGEROUS PLACES.https://www.battleface.com/blog/traveller-and-explorer-penny-frederiksen/ My name is Penny Frederiksen and I live on a cattle property in Australia. I am a farmer, school teacher, travel-writer and photographer. I am in my 50s with four independent children who live and … Continue reading »

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Does Size Matter? Yep, it does when it comes to choosing luggage.

When it comes to selecting new luggage, “Yes, size does matter!” A few years ago, I remember purchasing the largest suitcase possible for my travels 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 bag to my hotel room … Continue reading »

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Saying Goodbye – Final Farewells

From a distance I could see the tears welling up in her eyes, and as they began to roll down her cheeks he leant closer and stroked her hair, whispering softly, “I love you, mum. Be strong. Remember, it’s not a final goodbye, goodbye. I will miss you, but have a wonderful time.” As mother and … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Airports, Planning, relaxation, Women solo travel | 12 Comments

Are You Up To The Challenge of Being a Tourist? – Consider Your Personal Fitness

You have found the type of vacation you want, researched the tours, booked the flights and hotels  but have you thought about your personal fitness level? Are you really up to the challenge of being a tourist? Travel can be hard work and very stressful. Long flights, jet lag, disrupted sleep, a tropical climate, unfamiliar … Continue reading »

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