June 24th, 2010: Seven Posts To Read

Derek Uncategorized 15 Comments

A couple of days ago, I had a little more time than normal to sit down and go through the dozens of blogs that I follow either through RSS or email. And it was perhaps one of the most rewarding blog reading sessions I’ve had in a while, as with the extra time on my hands, I was able to …

Do I Need A Floating Camera Strap?

Derek Travel Gear 25 Comments

Photo credit: Joe Mabel Have you been to an REI store lately? (For those who might not be familiar with REI, it is a large chain of outdoor recreation/sporting goods stores located throughout the US.) Well, I went yesterday for the first time in about three years and I must say that I enjoyed myself thoroughly. The store was filled …

Proof of Onward Travel – a Story and a Solution

Derek Travel Tips & Advice 229 Comments

You’ve just spent two months traveling around Australia and now you’re about to spend another two months in Southeast Asia. And while you enjoyed every single minute of your stay in Oz, you’re ready to explore the intriguing cultures of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. You arrive at Melbourne’s International airport 2 hours prior to your direct flight to Kuala Lumpur …