KEEP THE KIDS GO­ING

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - YOUR VIEW -

When trav­el­ling with four grand­chil­dren, aged nine to 16 years, we bought each child a rollup water bot­tle, their own mini back­pack which was filled with sand­wiches, snacks and per­sonal gear. We also had breakfast be­fore we went out so didn’t have to spend too much on meals and drinks dur­ing the day. BETTY DENNY

SNAP TO IT

When fly­ing overseas take a pic­ture of your lug­gage and pass­port so if you lose any of these you can iden­tify the type, colour and brand, which can help find your bag quicker. And you’ll still have your pass­port de­tails on you. DONEVAN NAIDOO

FIVE WORDS

My ad­vice is to learn to say Yes, No, Please, Thank you, Hello and Good­bye in the lan­guages of the coun­tries you travel to. I spent three years overseas and what the coun­tries I vis­ited had in com­mon is the love of hear­ing Englis­honly speak­ers giv­ing their lingo a crack. You’ll get brownie points and give the lo­cals a laugh while you’re at it! JOHN ROACHE

HAPPY FEET

When trav­el­ling I have found that by buy­ing shoes with good re­mov­able or­thotics, then trans­fer­ring the lin­ers into cheap walk­ing shoes, my feet didn't suf­fer. Bet­ter still, if I need the space in my suit­case I don’t feel guilty leav­ing the cheap shoes be­hind. DEB­BIE HOP­KINS

MAG­NET MAGIC

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