Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - YOUR VIEW -

My best tip is to pack a reusable cof­fee cup when trav­el­ling and have tea bags in my hand­bag. When­ever we stop at a cafe I ask if they could fill up my cup with hot wa­ter (most cafes will do this for free or charge 50¢), then I put in my own tea bag and voila a cup of tea made the way I like. This helps the en­vi­ron­ment by hav­ing a reusable cup and also saves me money. The pos­i­tives def­i­nitely out­weigh the neg­a­tives. SARAH BRAUMAN


If head­ing to dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions with big shifts in tem­per­a­ture, pack your clothes for each day in plas­tic bags in your lug­gage bag. Saves rum­mag­ing and keeps re­main­ing clothes weather proof. And pack ex­tra re­seal­able bags to ac­com­mo­date damp towel and shoes if hik­ing. MARTINA LINDSAY


As a fam­ily of four, we went to Thai­land on a lim­ited bud­get. Prior to go­ing we re­searched places of in­ter­est we wanted to visit. When we ar­rived we found a lo­cal travel agent and bought all our ad­ven­ture tickets through them af­ter a hearty barter. We also found a lo­cal driver who took us to places of in­ter­est and guided us around.

Just re­mem­ber to set the prices prior to com­mence­ment of travel. We went with $4000 and came home with money and never missed out on any­thing. CHARLI BOURKE


If you are hir­ing a mo­tor home for your next get­away, I sug­gest you take a chamois to wipe the in­side of the win­dows in the morn­ings. There is

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