Tasting barbequed sheep’s head in South Africa

Whilst travelling in South Africa, I had the chance to try a local township delicacy; the Smiley. A Smiley is a whole barbequed sheep’s head with its lips bared in a sick charred grin, thus the name Smiley. Locals in the townships say it’s a good cure for a babelas, the local word for hangover.

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Tips for sleeping well on flights

Long plane trips often mean resorting to “a little something” to help you or the kids sleep. Contrary to what you might think, snoozing for hours on sleeping pills or sedatives won’t necessarily help — and might even harm you or your child.
Natural sleep is the best way to ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your holiday. Here we discuss some reasons why taking sleeping pills can be dangerous and give tips to help you and the kids rest safely while in the air.

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Hiker’s essential medicine kit

A hiking trip can do wonders for the mind and body — but tread carefully. Hikes can be remote and physically challenging, and you can fall ill even when you’re fit.
Whether you’re doing a day walk in rainforest, trekking a long desert track or scaling the heights of the Himalayas, packing the right advice and a suitable medicine kit is the key to staying well.

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Guide to Bangkok by Grantourismo

From Australia we flew to Thailand’s capital Bangkok – which Aussies lovingly refer to as ‘Bangers’ these days, such is their familiarity with the place, one of Australians’ favourite destinations. We spend a lot of time there for work and know the city intimately, so we thought we’d bring you a guide to Bangkok, with a local theme.

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Top tips for a happy, healthy holiday

For most of us the silly season often involves later nights and overdoing the Christmas cheer, particularly when you add an overseas trip into the mix.

NPS MedicineWise has some tips to help you make the most of your end of year trip while staying healthy and taking your medicines safely.

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Australia's Great Train Journeys by Grantourismo

Since we last updated you from New Zealand we’ve been travelling in Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, by road, sea and rail. We’ve spent a lot of time on trains in particular, trying out everything from the luxurious Eastern and Oriental Orient Express in Thailand to the charmingly old fashioned Victoria train in Northern Vietnam.

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Top 10 Scuba Diving Destinations

Colourful corals, mighty marine life and remarkable reefs! A scuba diving holiday is no doubt a fantastic way to explore the underwater world. Here are InsureandGo’s favourite scuba diving destinations:

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5 ways holidays can muck up your medicines

No matter where you go or what you have planned on your holiday, the likelihood is you’ll be breaking your usual routine.

Travelling overseas can affect the medicines you take often and may mean you’ll need to take medicines you don’t take at home, such as antimalarial tablets — so it’s important to be prepared so you can stay well and enjoy your trip.

Here are 5 ways being away from home can impact on your medicines and a few tips to help you avoid medicine mishaps.

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