SWEETENER IN THE AIR
Irecently flew Sydney-Bangkok return. After reading a letter from a traveller about giving the flight crew chocolates on departure, I thought I’d give it a go. The crew were appreciative of this small gesture and I was spoiled for the duration of the nine-hour, 30minute flight. Sitting in row 60 you usually wait for meals and drinks. I was served first while others around me waited for theirs. When walking past, the crew would ask if I would like a drink or a snack. So I’d recommend this to improve your in-flight experience. Just don’t abuse their kindness.
When you are camping use leftover egg cartons for egg cups. Perfect for when the kids want egg and soldiers, and environmentally friendly. MELANIE MARTIN
POWER IN NUMBERS
If travelling with friends, just buy one adaptor for the country you’re staying in, fitted to a power board for all to share. Saved a few dollars on adaptors, space and it kept our devices together. NATALIE ALYMPIC
Cruising the French canals is one of the most relaxing holidays. They are correct in saying “no experience necessary”. I loved the way at lunch time you could pull into a village, go for a stroll, or buy fresh meat, cheese, bread roll and wine for a meal. In the evening, you could have up to three boats moored with English, German, French etc crews. After a glass or two of red, we all spoke a universal language.