Author: Elda Hamaker

Authentic Experiences in Small Towns of Australia

Nestled in the waters, on the other side of the world, Australia has always been a favourite of nature. Flaunting its miracles, this island makes it to the bucket list of each and every traveller. Seeking a range of things all types of people will definitely find something enticing. Whether it be the glamour of Sydney and Melbourne, the thrill of the Kangaroo Island and the Great Barrier Reef, or the surfing, sea food and the people! But deep in the caverns of this wonderful land are the small towns which, still intact with their magic, make for the...

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Is Bitcoin the Best Way to Transfer Money Between Countries?

Bitcoin is one of many methods to transfer money between countries. With the meteoric rise in the value of Bitcoin in 2017, many expats are wondering whether Bitcoin is a better way to transfer money, or if they should stick to more traditional methods. Apart from speculation, one of the most popular uses for Bitcoin is remittances between countries. But there are other uses too. Several large companies including Expedia, Microsoft and WordPress accept payment in Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies are especially popular in new, growing industries. This has caused Bitcoin to become popular for online gambling sites. Some online casinos offer wagering exclusively in cryptocurrencies.      As far as transferring money between countries goes, Bitcoin has become the ‘go to’ choice in countries with unstable currencies, poor banking infrastructure or stringent exchange controls. For citizens in Venezuela, Bitcoin has been the safest way to store value and transfer money. In Africa, payment solutions are being created around Bitcoin, as many people have no access to traditional banks. For people in developed countries, with access to other channels, the choice isn’t that easy. Besides Bitcoin, there are several other methods, each with its own pros and cons. Services like Western Union are very quick but demand a sizable fee. They charge as much as ten percent which makes this the most expensive option around. Paypal itself is very quick and relatively...

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5 Tipi Getaways for Global Travelers

Glamping accommodations come in all shapes and sizes but a fan-favorite among the most unique styles of glamping are tipis! Check out some of Glamping Hub’s top-rated tipis to find out why campers are ditching their old camping tents for the tipi-life.   Romantic Couples Tipi Nestled in the Blue Mountains, Australia For a romantic getaway in the land down under, consider this gorgeous tipi overlooking the Blue Mountains. The two-person accommodation offers plenty of activities for its outdoorsy and adventurous guests as it is in close proximity to several biking and hiking trails. For the more laid-back glamper,...

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My Guide To Surviving Airports

Airports are not always the most friendly places in the world, but once you know how they work you can definitely learn to deal with them a lot better. I love to learn new tips and tricks and wanted to write this guide to let you know some of mine. Read on to find out more and most of all enjoy your next time at the airport. Delayed flights Flight delays happen, but it is important to simply keep yourself occupied until you can fly. Keep yourself up to date with all the information that you need. You may...

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How to Truly Explore Your New Country

When you move to a new country, it can be very easy to set up your new life without ever actually scratching beneath the surface of your new surroundings, culture and traditions. Of course, you will acclimatize yourself, get to know where the best grocery stores etc are but to truly understand your new country, it is vital that you dig a little deeper. I have been living in Mexico City for around 2 years now and it is only in the last year that I decided it was time I learned more about my new country. The ways...

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