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Travel Planning and Preparation

GPSmyCity – an excellent app to explore a city on foot, and a free 1-year membership giveaway

Disclaimer: I have not been offered any incentive by the app developers, or anyone else, for this post. I use the paid version of this app myself, paid for by myself. The app developers, however, have offered me an offer code that the readers of my blog can use to get 1 free year of the app. Details are at the end of the blog. My family and I love holidays (who…

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Lisbon – Quick Reference Guide

This post is a companion to the main post on Lisbon. This one is meant as a quick reference guide to the tips and to-dos from the main post. Tips and Orientation 1. Getting to Lisbon is easy. Lisbon airport is well-connected and is barely a 15-minute drive from the city. 2. Lisbon, especially central Lisbon, is spread across seven hills and is ideal for lazy exploration. There are winding streets with…

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My Travel Essentials

Travel is fun, and so is collecting useful travel gear/equipment. Of course, needs of each travel and each traveller are different so below is a list of what I consider my travel essentials. As the song goes ‘”these are a few of my favourite things…” Disclaimer: I do not receive any benefit from the products/businesses below unless specifically mentioned. 1. Maps¬†Whether I intend to drive or not, I always download Google Maps…

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Sabbatical 2017 – Our longest travel so far – 32 days

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I am quite fortunate to work for a company that gives me a 4-week sabbatical (paid leave in addition to the regular paid time off) every five years. I took my sabbatical from mid-Nov 2017 to mid-Jan 2018, adding on all my expiring time off days, and we did a long 32 day travel across Europe and North Africa. A long travel like this, with kids, has its own charm and challenges…

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