DRIVE TIME IN SRI LANKA
Heading to Sri Lanka? New to overseas travel? You can organise a driver through your first stop accommodation before you arrive in the country. All accommodation providers will help you out here via email and the driver will be waiting for you at the airport. In comparison to Australia, it’s really cheap and other options on arrival can be pretty overwhelming.
Best of all, nine times out of 10 your driver will be more than happy to become your driver for the whole trip. We ended up using the one driver who drove us to all sides of the country. Don’t forget to give your driver a tip. JENNA MAHER
LAVENDER FIELDS FOREVER
Avoid the expensive, tourist-trampled lavender fields of France. Hungary is where you’ll find yourself in a magical world of purple haze – without the side-effects. Treat your soul by visiting Lake Balaton between June to August for a dose of amazing scenery, friendly local atmosphere, and everything lavender in full bloom (that includes tasty lavender honey!).
This is a summer must. RAYMOND SERAFIN
I would like to let travellers know that Officeworks is great for visa photos. You can just walk in with no appointment needed and they have a program that tells staff what size your visa photo needs to be for the country you are visiting. It takes about 15 minutes and costs about $15 for four photos. We find it very convenient and