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Get Your Tax Back – The Tourist Refund Scheme

Tourist Refund Scheme - Erika's Travel Tips

Australia’s Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) let’s you claim the tax back on goods you’ve bought when you leave the country. Australia has a 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax) on everything you buy. But if you’re leaving the country – you can claim the tax back at the airport as long as

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine's Day - Erika's Travel Tips

Valentine’s Day is always fraught with danger. What to do? What to buy? Where to go? Never fear – here’s 5 perfect ideas to keep you out of the dog house!   Clothing There is a high number of shopaholics out there, who would definitely appreciate an LV or Versace bag that they’ve had

5 Exciting Cities to Visit in Europe

5 Exciting Cities to Visit in Europe - Erika's Travel Tips

Europe is a veritable smorgasboard of exciting cities and towns. Whether you’re after ancient ruins, famous artworks, parks landscaped by kings and queens, live music or interesting dining adventures, you’re bound to find them. Read on to find out all five of the continent’s most compelling cities.   Paris   Sure, Paris might make the top

Top 5 Bali Resorts

Bali - Erika's Travel Tips

Bali is an incredibly popular tropical getaway – especially for Australians. Need some ideas on fabulous resorts…. Look no further! Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay The Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay resort is ideal for those couples looking for a luxurious honeymoon period. Only 15 minutes away from the airport, the resort overlooks the Jimbaran Bay

7 Couchsurfing Do’s and Don’ts

Couchsurfing - Erika's Travel Tips

Couchsurfing is a great way to save money and get to know the locals while travelling. Here are some basic do’s and don’ts to ensure your couchsurfing experience is a success.   DO: Keep clean If someone has been kind enough to let you use their living space, the golden rule is to keep

5 Reasons You Need Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance - Erika's Travel Tips

Travel insurance is one of those things that people sometimes leave until the last minute. The reality is that if you can’t afford travel insurance – you can’t afford to travel. As the numbers of people travelling increase, the risks of travel are on the increase, as well. Travellers often worry about the