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9 Things You Must Do in Prague

9 Things You Must Do in Prague

Where do you start with Prague?! There’s so many magical experiences to be had! We’ve compiled a quick list of 9 things that must not be missed, to help get you started planning your trip…

Essential Items to Pack in your Carry-on for Long-Haul Flights

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1. A good book

Reading is a great way to help pass the time on a long flight and a great indulgence you probably don’t have time for in your busy day to day life. If you don’t have one to take go and check out the shelves at the airport, you are bound to find something to tickle your fancy…even if it is a puzzle book!

2. Socks

Planes are always cooler when cruising at 72,000 feet in the air, just check your in-flight screen for the ridiculously cold temperatures showing outside, so packing a pair of nice woolly socks will help keep your little toes cozy.

3. Pack a change of clothes

We always run the risk of our luggage getting lost or not making a connecting flight which means we can be left without clothes for a couple of days. Packing 1-2 outfits in your carry-on will ensure you have some clean clothes to get you through a few days if you find yourself in this predicament.

4. Toiletries

To help keep yourself feeling refreshed, taking your plane size toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant can make all the difference (and the poor person you have been drooling on next to you will thank you).

5. Wet wipes

In the last few hours of what seems like the longest flight you have ever been on, we are all longing for a long hot shower and can sometimes start to feel a little self conscious. A little hack is taking wet wipes with you. Take them to the bathroom and give yourself a little wipe over to feel a little more human.

6. Hand sanitiser

For those times there is no soap left in the bathrooms or you want to have clean hands before eating your meal and you can't get to the bathroom before the trolley comes around.

7. A pen

Remember all those times you went searching through your bag looking for that pen you swore you had in there from the last trip? Always keep it at the top of your list to pack because you will always need one, from filling out landing cards to writing in your travel diary. TIP: Keep the pen with your passport, you will never lose it!

8. Portable charger

Not all planes have the option for you to be able to plug your phone in for charge and if you like using your phone on the flight for games or listening to music/podcasts you don’t want your battery running out mid-flight. Having your favourite song stopped half way through is not cool!

9. Diary

Keeping track of your travels each day, noting down all the things you have seen, want to see, all the feels, the people you met, is such a great way to look back on how much fun you had or even to pass on tips to your friends that are heading to all the places you have now been.

Having a diary with you on the plane can help you get started on your lists of things you want to do or even to write down some goals you want to accomplish from your travels.

Now where is that pen we packed.... oh yes, with our passport!

10. Gum

Hate it when your ears pop on landing? Throw in a piece of gum when the plane is descending as the chewing keeps your jaw moving and helps to keep your ears unblocked. Lifesaver!

11. Headphones

Taking your own headphones is a must, either for listening to music on your phone or even plugging into your seat to watch movies. Your headphones may not fit into all seats but they do for a few.

12. Chap stick

The cabin pressure along with the cool air blowing either on you or your row buddy can really affect your lips and make them sore and chapped. Carry a chap stick with you to keep your lips hydrated and healthy.

---> Courtesy of Hannah Pigram @thetravellingaus <---

Top 8: Must visit destinations in Australia (for under 30’s)

SYDNEY

Sydney

Home to the Opera house, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, Sydney is an obvious must-see for the young traveller. However, there is more to Australia’s biggest city that just it’s sightseeing opportunities. From the hustle and bustle of the city, to its beautiful beaches and trendy suburbs, there’s certainly something to keep everyone entertained.

MELBOURNE

Melbourne

Melbourne is widely regarded as Australia’s coolest city - renowned for being the nation’s artistic, musical and sporting capital. The city is bustling with live music, laneways, graffiti, great cafes and bars, while it’s outer suburbs have unique and intriguing characters of their own.

BYRON BAY

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Byron is the quintessential Australian beach town, with its chilled out vibe and beautiful beaches. However, it's not all hippies and perfect waves; once the sun sets, the town turns into a party paradise, with revellers hopping between the fun bars and clubs the town has on offer. 

ULURU

Uluru

If you are looking for a uniquely Australian cultural experience, visiting the natural wonder that is Uluru is a must. Situated in the heart of Australia’s outback, Uluru and the surrounding desert is unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else in the world. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to learn about Australia’s indigenous people and their culture. While a stark contrast from Australia’s coastal cities, a trip to Uluru is important if you want to begin to understand what Australia is truly about.

AIRLIE BEACH

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Your ticket to the incomprehensible beauty of the Whitsunday Islands. While Airlie Beach is a breathtakingly beautiful place (and party town in its own right), the party cruises around the Whitsundays are the real draw card for young people. The Whitsunday Islands are literally picture perfect - one of its beaches (Whitehaven Beach) is the world’s most photographed.

CAIRNS

Cairns

Cairns has some of the best nightlife in all of Australia, especially for the backpacker or traveller on a budget. But most importantly the town is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. If you don’t mind the odd scuba dive and snorkel, this is a no brainer.

SURFERS PARADISE

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With it’s high-rise building overlooking long stretches of surf beaches, bars and clubs, Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast is an extremely popular holiday destination with local Australians and tourists alike. During the day people flock to the beaches but, when the sun goes down, they descend on the area’s notorious nightclub district. ‘Surfer’s’ nightlife isn’t the classiest, but if you’re keen to let your hair down, you’ll be in for one of the biggest nights out Australia has to offer.

FRASER ISLAND

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A popular stop for backpackers, Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island. Most travellers choose to camp and explore this tropical paradise by 4WD. There certainly is plenty to explore, from the island’s eucalyptus forests and walking trails, to it’s hidden freshwater lakes and the infamous Maheno Shipwreck.

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