MEM­ORY TREE IS A JOY

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - DESTINATION ARCTIC -

Our Christmas tree is our mem­ory tree. Buy­ing tree dec­o­ra­tions is a must when we, or our three adult chil­dren, travel. These are proudly hung on our tree along with other mile­stone mem­o­ries (baby’s first Christmas, new home etc). They elicit sto­ries and joy as we iden­tify our sou­venir and re­call its purchase: from Mel­bourne to Malta, Ice­land to Ire­land, Cam­bo­dia to Canada. EL­IZ­A­BETH DE­LANY

TREAD LIGHTLY

Make sure shoes, san­dals and thongs you travel with have good tread on their soles. On my re­cent trip I wore shoes I had at home, only to slip slightly on a few oc­ca­sions on shiny and slip­pery cob­ble­stone pavers.

I was lucky I didn’t hurt my­self, but it was a big wake-up call to make sure I check my footwear be­fore an­other trip. GERAL­DINE HILL

STAND OUT

If trav­el­ling in Europe dur­ing the wet months of win­ter, take a bright pink um­brella, as my daugh­ter did. It stood out among the black, brown and grey um­brel­las, so we could al­ways find her. RHYL VENNING

CRAFTY CRUISER

When book­ing a cruise we check which way the ship will be go­ing around any main­land ar­eas and then we book on the side of the ship fac­ing the shore to get best views of scenery.

On a cruise to New Zealand, trav­el­ling through Milford Sound we were able to take great pho­tos from our bal­cony with­out getting wet or hav­ing

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to queue along the ship’s rails (lots of heads get in the way of good scenes). Be­ing on the shore side of the ship also means we can watch the ac­tion on the pier dur­ing dock­ing, from our room. MAR­GARET CAMERON

KEEP­ING TRACK

When my par­ents were go­ing on a long trip over­seas I bought a small note­book and dated each day they were away. I then wrote flight de­tails and ar­rival and de­par­ture times, trains they were catch­ing, trans­fer de­tails to and from air­ports, de­tails about ho­tels they were stay­ing at and tours they were join­ing with times on the ap­pro­pri­ate dates in the book.

They found this ex­tremely handy and could add their own notes as well and check the day be­fore what was com­ing up for the fol­low­ing day. FAYE GE­ORGE

FEE FREE CASH

With fam­ily liv­ing over­seas, I travel reg­u­larly and hate pay­ing fees to ac­cess my money so I now travel with an ING Or­ange Ev­ery­day card.

It has no in­ter­na­tional trans­ac­tion

PIC­TURE: SARAH VENESS

The view of Kosciuszko Na­tional Park on a sun­rise hike re­cently. We made it above the tree line just in time for some pho­tos.

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