Travel Hacks

We share our favourite travel hacks after half a lifetime of travel to all corners of the world. From money hacks, planning hacks, how to buy and fly a drone and the 10 commandments of hiking. Plenty more to come!

Becoming a Parkrun Tourist
19 Jun 2019

Keeping fit while travelling can be a challenge. Unfamiliar terrain, finding time between sight-seeing activities and many other excuses are readily available while on the road. Travel by its very...

A Zip-liners Guide to the World
16 Apr 2019

At Sling Adventures there's nothing we love more in life than a zip-line. We've imagined cities where zip-lines were the only way to travel, hikes where zip-lines form a necessary...

Space Tourism
26 Mar 2019

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps upon the moon 50 years ago this July. Since then only 10 others have followed in their still-visible footprints. While 570...

Xmas Travel Quiz Answers
18 Dec 2018

Our xmas travel quiz was designed to test your travel knowledge and some quirky Christmas customs from around the world and get you in the mood for the festive season. For those keen...

House Sitting Tips for New House Sitters
16 Dec 2018

Some of our best travel experiences of late have been through house sitting. House sitting has become a new travel niche with home owners and house sitters connecting through trusted...

Travel Quiz Answers – November
04 Dec 2018

We had a great response to our first travel quiz designed to test your travel knowledge and awareness of the world. Some mentioned it was a bit tough for their liking!...

turo car rental
Pros and Cons of Turo Car Rental
25 Oct 2018

I'm standing in a suburban street, a 10 minute Uber ride from San Francisco airport. In front of us is undoubtedly the smallest car I've ever seen. I open my...

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Renting a Car in the USA – What Insurance Do I Need?
10 Sep 2018

The USA is designed to be explored behind the wheel. The freedom to hit the highway on an epic road trip or explore your chosen destination independently makes renting a car...

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Running a Marathon – Race Day Deconstructed
19 Apr 2018

Running a marathon is an ultimate goal for many runners whether you are an elite runner or a weekend warrior. You've followed a semi-rigid training and nutrition plan, including the Sunday...

Entrance to Argentina from the Chile Chico border.
Crossing Chile’s Borders With a Chilean Vehicle As a Foreigner
22 Mar 2018

“ Sanity is not statistical.” - George Orwell, 1984.   As many overlanders will have experienced, crossing borders in Central and South America is a wildcard. Sometimes you get the...

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The 10 Commandments of Hiking
22 Dec 2017

No matter what religion you do or don’t follow, hikers share a common love of nature which came from something other than us humble humans. The biblical story of Moses...

Drone Photography
Drone Photography Tips
08 Nov 2017

Not yet as common as the infamous selfie stick, and certainly a little more expensive, drones have taken the world by storm. There is nothing like a fresh perspective to...

Travel Money Saving Tips
Top 5 Money Saving Tips for Travel
24 Apr 2017

Money makes the world go around. And, it also makes you go around the world! There is no avoiding it. It is also a myth that travel is expensive. It can...

Travel Planning
Our Top 5 Travel Planning & Research Tips
24 Apr 2017

Travel planning. You either love it or you hate it. You may love doing in depth research about where to go, what time is best what to see, where to...

Travel Addict
Top 5 signs you are a Travel Addict
16 Aug 2016

The bite from the travel bug is an unforgiving one. The effects of which may go unnoticed for some time. You may begin to be aware that friends and family...