Avoiding pit falls with your travel health insurance

Paperwork

This section of our international travel guide  covers all you need to know to find a travel health insurance fitting your personal needs. We describe the minimum coverage you should look out for and give advise on common pit falls waiting in the fine print. Once you know what to look out for, it is easy to judge the many offers available.
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Everything you need to know about car rental

Apollo 4WD camper

The third part of our international travel guide tells you how to book your rental car for your holidays.

Which car do you need

When it comes to car rental, almost every need can be satisfied. Available cars range from regular cars, camper vans and recreational vehicles towards highly specialized four wheel drives. Below we give you a short overview on the different car categories you can choose from.
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Buying cheap airline tickets online

Airplane in flight

This section of our international travel guide explains how to buy cheap airline tickets in a two steps process.

First, you identify possible travel routes to reach your destination. For example: Are you looking for a direct flight or do you plan a stop over. Once you decided on these details, enter your flight details into several search engines or airline booking systems and compare the prices.
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Asking for leave of absence or sabbatical the right way

Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia

In this part of our travel guide we explain how to take a leave of absence or a sabbatical without jeopardizing  your career.  We assure you: Everybody can and should do it. Only taking a time off, exploring different cultures and especially being out of the tread mill allows you to see things differently.

Unfortunately, being back from a three months trip to New Zealand and Australia, we are amazed how many people ask us: "How did you manage to take off for such a long time? I will never be able to do that!"
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How to prepare for international travel

4WD in Namibia

This guide will teach you how to make your dreams about self directed international traveling come true.. We give detailed guide lines for every single step of the planning process. Completing this list ensures you can fully enjoy your travel.

We believe in active traveling - see our about page for more details - and that we can enjoy traveling the most when only planning the basics for our trips. This allows for a maximum of flexibility and limits unwanted surprises.
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Free wildlife watching in New Zealand

If you know where to go, New Zealand allows you to watch seals, sea lions, penguins and even dolphins in their natural environment for free. And best of all. If you are really lucky you even get to swim with dolphins and seals. 

We also list some non-free locations as these might - depending on your travel plans or weather condition - increase your chance of watching animals.
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Start your time travel at Steampunk HQ in Oamaru

You have a vivid imagination and you wonder what creativity can turn scrap metal into? Then you have to visit the Steampunk HQ at Oamaru. At the time of writing we have been travelling New Zealand for three weeks and besides beautiful nature and wildlife, the Steampunk HQ is the one thing standing out. Even if you are not into Steampunk go there and see were your inspriation takes you. Outside of the museum an airship and a train are on display. Feeding them with a 2\$ coin gives you a glimps of what to expect inside.
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Our first week on New Zealand´s south island

First activities upon arrival in Christchurch

We were glad to arrive in Christchurch as this meant no more flying for the next four weeks. First of all, we were collected by the Jucy shuttle service and took over our camper van - a Jucy Condo suitable for four people and self-contained (prerequisite for freedom camping). After having set up the camper as our "new home", I was really glad to have chosen a camper suitable for four people. This way we could store our rucksacks and still move within the camper without having to relocate our bags all the time.
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How to explore Sydney in three days

I usually prefer the country side when it comes to cities but Sydney is a wonderful. The climate is pleasent, it offers a lot to explore - even nature wise - and the people are friendly and helpful. Only in Sydney people walked up to us and asked if they could give us directions as we were looking at the city map. After covering Singapore the last week, today we explain how to explore Sydney on a three day stopover.
 
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