Have you been planning to visit or travel Australia? Not sure where to start with the planning and preparation? Are you struggling to find relevant information from books and from the hundreds of travel information websites? Frustrating isn’t it! Prior to organising my families travels in Australia I searched many websites and books, all I could find was small snippets of useful information.
Therefore I compiled all my travel experience and research into one very unique book ‘Your Guide To Travelling Australia’ which you will not find anything similiar on the internet or in a bookshop.
Australia is such a diverse country that wherever you go it is so exciting, from beautiful beaches, deserts, tropical rainforests, National Parks and hundreds of unique icons that are truly Australian. To discover these treasures driving around Australia or through several states is the best way to see the real Australia.
‘Your Guide To Travelling Australia’ gives you the insight and the information to be able to plan an unforgettable driving, camping and adventure in Australia.
The FREE e-book, Ripples of Difference, is a collection of unique and powerful stories written by volunteers from around the world. From refugee camps in Africa to orphanages in Asia, readers can learn about how volunteers are touching the lives of others and making a difference – a ripple of difference.
The book is not just a collection of stories; it is a call to action. Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. We want to challenge readers to stand up and create their own ripple and join the sea of change that brings hope to those in need around the world!
Ripples of Difference has been launched by Global Volunteer Network in recognition of International Volunteer Day, December 5th 2009, to celebrate the thousands of volunteers who have given their love, energy, and time to help communities in need around the world.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to go to Antarctica on a whim, or did you start thinking about it just now? Is going on the Trans-Siberian Railway on your list of things to do before you die, but you’re not entirely sure why? Does your idea of good traveling exclude any kind of detailed planning?
If so, you might want to get One for the Road. It’s a fun read, but it will also teach you a lot about several far-away and foreign parts, and about how to travel independently anywhere in general.
Building on experience from 60 countries worth of independent travel, the author takes you on three journeys to places you may never have considered visiting, although you probably should and you definitely could.
The book was published on paper in 2008, but was only recently made available as free PDF, ePub, mobi and LIT downloads from the book’s Web site, bjornfree.com.
FREE (but not because it had to be)
381 dead tree pages
Dear Vacation Rental Owner,
have you forgotten why you ever started with vacation rentals? Is all getting you down? You imagined interesting guests and a healthy second income. You’ve got endless chores and piles of bills.
Momentum is a cruel fact of life. When people do well, they are buoyed by their own success, and go on to greater achievements. When things go wrong, they seem to keep going wrong relentlessly. Eventually, the knocks can wear you down. You lose your spark, everything is a drag. You’re certainly not projecting holiday spirit to your guests!
You can escape from the cycle. To start with you need to ‘step outside of yourself’. Take an objective look at the situation. If you’ve got enough awareness to recognise you have a problem, then you’ve just taken the first step to making things better.
Use external resources to help give you clarity on where you might be going wrong. A book like “100 Tips For Successful Renting” will give you lots of good ideas, without overwhelming you.
Start taking a regular afternoon coffee break with your “100 Tips For Successful Renting” book. It’s never wasted time to let your mind relax and become more open to the bigger picture.
Take three sheets of paper. Write one of your goals in a bubble in the centre of each sheet. Every time you come across a tip or an idea that would help to achieve you goal, write it on the piece of paper like a spider diagram. Don’t be afraid of writing in your own ideas, drawing lines to link ideas together even putting in some color. You’ll amaze yourself with your own creativity – and very soon you’ll have drawn your own route map out of your rut.
Don’t try to fix everything at once. With all your ideas on paper, pick one or two that you think would make the most difference. Then book some regular time in your diary to make it happen. 15 minutes every day is perfect. 12 hours straight once a year is not so good.
Keep your book by your bedside, and your diagram prominently displayed. Keep your eye firmly on the goal. Become defined by your dreams, not by your chores
Wish you successful renting!
Questing Marilyn: In Search of My Holy Grail, Personal Growth Through Travel, takes readers on a uniquely personal Quest to sacred and historical sites in England and Ireland.
You will visit
- and other favourites of travellers
I confront how what I was taught to believe influences my life as an adult.
- Explore myths and legends.
- Question beliefs.
- See how group dynamics provoke relationship issues.
- Learn life skills.
- See how I create a plan that allows me to experience deep joy and satisfaction.
- Experience how my change in energy brings me new experiences in rich and marvellous ways that might appear to be coincidences.
- Readers feel they are present on the journey.
“The most important message of this book, however, is the introduction of travel as a tool towards self-exploration and self-acceptance. Often, due to the busyness and chaos of daily life, individuals don’t have the luxury or time to truly understand who they are and what they want from life. However, during a vacation, normal routines and responsibilities can be temporarily forgotten. Thus, vacation time is the perfect time to reflect on these very personalized aspects of one’s life, how he or she feels about that life, and what they need to do to make his or herself happy. Moreover, this analysis need not take place in Britain or Ireland. In fact, where the reader’s quest starts and ends is completely unique to that individual.” Tami Brady M.A., Co-Dean of the School of Religion and Spirituality, archaeological consultant, freelance writer, Calgary, Alberta. www.tcm-ca.com
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Travel writer Karen Goa and her boat-builder husband Ken fled their native Saskatchewan’s bone-crackingly cold winters for New Zealand’s hilly greenery and beaches in the 1980s. Twenty years on, the Canadian Kiwis rustle up a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon and set off across Canada’s back roads. From bear-ridden British Columbia to bald, blasted Newfoundland the couple poke around fishing villages, Hutterite colonies, Indian reservations, classy Quebec and the fearsome, bug-infested Far North finding out what Canadians across the land have been doing, thinking and eating while they’ve been away enjoying the New Zealand good life – and uncovering some surprising Kiwi connections.