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Aug18

From rhino beetles to piranhas in the Amazon Jungle

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From rhino beetles to piranhas in the Amazon Jungle

The Amazon … the very word just oozes mystique, adventure and well, wildlife! And so I find myself, sitting in a bird hide off the Tambopata River in the Amazon Jungle. We’re on the edges, I think, not in the heart of the jungle so I’m confident I’m not going to step on a python or come face to face with a jaguar. Though there is a part of me that is forever on the lookout…

Aug04

Exploring the sites, and tastes, of Cambodia

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Exploring the sites, and tastes, of Cambodia

You’ve no doubt seen images of Angkor Wat and may have watched Ta Prohm on tomb raider and yes, the temples of Cambodia really are that amazing, but there’s a lot more to see in Siem Reap than just temples.

Jul21

10 Tips for Travelling Solo

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10 Tips for Travelling Solo

According to the 2011 Australian Household census about 1.3 million Australians aged between 40 and 69 live alone.

That’s a lot of potential solo Aussie travellers. Travelling on your own can be daunting. Who will you talk to about the sites you’ve seen? Who will you eat breakfast or dinner with? And you’ll have to work everything out on your own – from reading local maps to working out currency conversions.

Jul14

Five, ok six, towns to visit in Tuscany

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Five, ok six, towns to visit in Tuscany

We’ve all seen those images of Tuscany – you know the ones, emerald green mountains, mist rolling across the vineyards and medieval walled cities nestled into the countryside. And you’ve thought to yourself, I must go there.

But where exactly? Tuscany is a sprawling region that spreads across Italy. There is so much to see from the coastal towns to quant vineyards and world-renowned artwork like Michelangelo’s David.

Florence is a must-see on any trip to Tuscany but here are five, ok six (I couldn’t narrow it down any further!) towns also worth a look.

Jun22

Tour hosting for Two’s a Crowd is a gift.

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Tour hosting for Two’s a Crowd is a gift.

Travelling the world is a gift that keeps giving to both you and the clients who come on tour.  It creates memories, it can place you out of your comfort zone and it provides a sense of structured adventure. 

Jun16

Five things to do in Vietnam

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Five things to do in Vietnam

Vietnam is a country that is quickly becoming a 'must see' tourist destination and it's not surprising - there is so much to do and see here. It has emerged from French rule and the 'American War' and is changing at such a rapid rate that NOW is the time to visit. 

Jun09

Five awesome things to do in Peru

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Five awesome things to do in Peru

From wildlife spotting in the Amazon, to scrambling over the Inca Ruins, to the awe inspiring sights of Machu Pichu, there's much to discover in Peru. Our tour host Diane gives us her top five! 

Mar10

The Masai Mara – a wildlife wonderland

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The Masai Mara – a wildlife wonderland

It's fair to say I love wildlife photography. So you can imagine how excited I was to get the opportunity to host a tour to Kenya and Uganda with Twos a Crowd. Not only host, but host as a photographer. Let's just say I didn’t take any convincing.

Feb22

Some of our favourite travel experiences

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Some of our favourite travel experiences

Our tour hosts are a lucky bunch of people, they get to travel the world seeing some of the most amazing sites all while hanging out with you guys - our awesome Two’s A Crowd guests!

From traversing the canals of France, to safaris in Africa, cruises through Alaska and scooter trips through Tuscany, last year we got to see it all, so we thought we’d ask our tour hosts what were their favourite moments on tour in 2016.

It was tough to drag just one moment out of them – afterall they get to meet such interesting people, those travelling on tour and those they meet along the way, and see such awe-inspiring sites everywhere they go – but one moment stood out above all…

Jun03

Found! Europe's hidden gem

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Found! Europe's hidden gem

Imagine waking up to the sound of the sea and the bluest blue you have ever seen, far away from the crowds. Could this be heaven on earth? Yes this is what I imagine it to be.

Croatia is often overlooked by travellers and I secretly admit that I’m glad. Situated on the Adriatic Sea it is one of the most beautiful European countries.

Here are our top five reasons why Croatia must be on your next to do list.

May21

How to pack smart

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How to pack smart

If you’re a seasoned traveller you’ve probably got packing down pat. However we may sometimes fall into our usual routine and not realize there might be ways to pack smarter.

So whether you’re the organisational queen or king, you might just find some of these tips useful. If not, at least it’s assurance you’re doing the right thing.

May10

Benefits of travelling

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Benefits of travelling

Maybe I’m biased but I would rather spend my money on exploring the world.  If you ask me the top three reasons why I like travelling, I’d say: it opens my mind, I get to meet many interesting people and it makes me happy!

And here’s some more reasons why travelling is good for you.

Apr26

How to take a great selfie

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How to take a great selfie

So you’re about to embark on your next adventure. Of course you’d like to take lots of photos to document your travel and relive those precious memories.

But sometimes it’s hard to take that perfect shot, especially when it’s just you and that breathtaking view. Thank goodness for selfies! Since this term was coined it’s no longer shameful (we don’t think so anyway) to take a photo of yourself.

So here are some tips on how to take a great selfie!

Apr19

Delicacies from around the world

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Are you up for an adventure of a different sort?

Delicacies from around the world

One of the reasons we travel is to experience a different culture, especially the food. It’s enriching and opens our eyes to a whole new world.

Check out some of the world’s delicacies enjoyed by many. And if you’re the adventurous type then you might just be up for a challenge.

Warning:
If you’ve cringed watching Bear Grylls or Leo DiCaprio in The Revenant, then you might want to turn away now.

Dec02

Seeing is Believing

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Seeing is Believing

Thinking of buying prescription glasses overseas? Here are my personal tips

On a recent trip to Vietnam I arranged to have prescription glasses made and thought I would share the experience with you.

Back in February 2015  I had my eyes tested in Melbourne as the multi-focals I had were well  past their use by date. After the eye test I set about choosing frames for the multi's as well as a pair of prescription sunnies.

I chose a Ray Ban's frame for the multi's and ditto for the sunnies. A few taps on the calculator and the price was revealed - $900 for two pair of specs. Less my health insurance rebate made it $700. I thought that was just a tad over the top. So left it the store  thinking maybe I'll check out my options in a planned trip to Vietnam.

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