THE GOPRO THAT CAME BACK

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - YOUR VIEW -

Ilost my GoPro off a kayak in the Greek is­lands and af­ter al­most 12 months un­der­wa­ter some­one found it and posted a photo on a travel com­pany page. The photo was shared by 163 peo­ple and it reached me in 18 hours from the orig­i­nal post. The per­son who found my GoPro is now up­load­ing and send­ing lost travel pho­tos back to me. COURT­NEY FITZGER­ALD

HARD COPY

Don’t dis­card your hard-copy air travel doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing your itin­er­ary, air ticket, board­ing pass, and lug­gage claim un­til you have landed at your des­ti­na­tion and claimed your lug­gage. My in­surer re­quested all th­ese doc­u­ments as proof of travel when I had to make a lost lug­gage and de­layed travel claim. PHYL­LIS VOSGERAU

DOU­BLE USE

Keep a spare com­pli­men­tary body lo­tion tube from ho­tels. It’s great for skin care and pol­ish­ing up your shoes. SUSU LU­CAS

SAVE IN SWITZER­LAND

When trav­el­ling in no­to­ri­ously ex­pen­sive Switzer­land with a fam­ily have a look at the Swiss pass. It al­lows ex­ten­sive, clean, ef­fi­cient and su­per panoramic travel on buses, trains, boats and fu­nic­u­lar all over the

coun­try, and the best bit is that chil­dren un­der 16 travel free.

TRACEY CAULFIELD

HOT DRINKS

We never travel any­where with­out our im­mer­sion heater. We can al­ways have a hot cof­fee af­ter a long day of trav­el­ling or sight­see­ing. We carry sa­chets of in­stant cap­puc­cino and our Keep­Cups. For Europe and Bri­tain you need a 240-volt one and the US needs a 120-volt. (Buy the US one in any home­wares store). Use your plug adap­tor and at­tach the im­mer­sion heater. They are small and light.

JOAN PORTER

ZIP IT

I al­ways travel with small zip ties. They are handy for se­cur­ing zips and for run­ning re­pairs. On a re­cent trip to Ja­pan, a wheel on my roller lug­gage be­gan to de­lam­i­nate so I se­cured it with zip ties and it lasted the trip.

PETER MERED­ITH

HANDY SNAP

In­stead of reach­ing for the plane over­head locker to grab your pass­port in or­der to com­plete im­mi­gra­tion pa­per­work, have a pic­ture of it on your phone. It is also ex­tremely handy to have a photo of your pass­port in case it be­comes lost or stolen.

LEISHA VANN

COM­PE­TI­TION WIN­NER

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Doug Jay for his travel tip around cheap train travel in Europe. He is the win­ner of a Belkin Ul­ti­mate Travel Tech Pack worth $550.

PIC­TURE: AMANDA ALDRIDGE, @AKA086/IN­STA­GRAM

See you later, Bora Bora ... to the next is­land in French Poly­ne­sia.

PIC­TURE: ISTOCK

The quiet and tiny town of Perast in Montenegro boasts 16 churches and 17 for­merly grand palaz­zos.

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