Australia is an expensive place to travel - well, at least in terms of
services attached to airports. For some reason, Australia loves to jack up
the prices of everything at an airport like food, drinks and of course
transport when trying to get to the airport or escape it. Even though the
CBDs of our cities are fairly close to their respective airports (Melbourne is
one exception), the privatisation
of train links sees the costs stay high.
So how does one break the cycle of having to pay over AUD$18 to get from
somewhere like Brisbane Airport to the …
There’s a variety of anecdotal information online about whether it’s possible
to purchase alcohol or liquor from membership-based stores (such as Costco) in
the United States if you don’t have a paid membership. Some sites quote
federal, state or local liquor licensing laws as to why it isn’t possible for
“alcohol clubs” to exist or similarly vague or unreferenced sources.
Having recently travelled to Hawaii, I wanted to test these ‘theories’ out for
myself and see whether I could get a good deal for something to take back home
as my duty-free allowance.
I’ve travelled to the USA a few times over the past years and typically start
the trip from California. The United States is a big country with that comes
complexity and a lot to learn as a visitor. This short guide covers a few key
things that an Australian in the States needs to know. If you’re from another
country, it’ll probably help you too but just keep in mind that things are
geared to Australians.
All info is correct at the time of writing. Also, it goes without saying that
all information is offered without any …
Taking a little time out from the professional blogging, here’s a page
out of my personal side of things.
Things have been very busy as of late and, as the previous sentance
suggests, not just with work. Tomorrow’s the day when my and my
partner’s house settlement takes place and after all the bumps along the
way, we’ve finally gotten there. The bumps were sadly some very
unprofessional dealings with my fiancier credit union (who will
otherwise remain nameless), an inability of lawyers and conveyancers to
add numbers together, and a whole lot of confusion. As …