5 Top reasons to use a Travel Agency

5 Top reasons to use a Travel Agency

As the holiday season approaches, many travellers are faced with the option of using a travel agency to plan their trip or to do everything themselves.

At Journeys by Design (JBD) we advise all travellers to always travel smart and book with a trusted agency. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should trust a travel agency to help you plan your next trip.

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Ethical Animal Encounters – How to support animals while travelling without harming them

Ethical Animal Encounters – How to support animals while travelling without harming them

It’s very easy to put your money in the wrong place these days especially regarding animal encounters. We hope this gives you a rough guide of the types of encounters that support animal protection and rehabilitation. If you have any questions about any of these experiences or would like to book one for your next journey, please contact a member of our friendly team today.

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Aussie expat in Canada

Aussie expat in Canada

We arrived via Europe where the financial crisis hit hard and swallowed our hard earned savings. After a few nights in Vancouver, British Columbia to get our ‘grown up’ jobs done (social security numbers, phones etc.) we boarded a bus that would take us to Whistler. It was everything I imagined it to be, snow covered mountains surrounding a cozy village with endless hotels, shops, bars & restaurants...

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Two weeks in Sabah

Two weeks in Sabah

Mabul Island is off Sabah’s south-west coast. The water temperature hovers between 25-28C and each day seems a carbon copy of the previous – warm and with no rain. Paradise? Not sure, but if there is something better, it must be pretty special...

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A week in New York…the inside word

A week in New York…the inside word

New York City residents are a wealth of information about where to eat, find entertainment, relax, and make a tourist’s visit to the Big Apple an authentic experience. Most are happy to share with tourists how they can supplement their visits to famous attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and Museum of Natural History with what real New Yorkers do for fun...

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Sunset in Boracay

Sunset in Boracay

Rain in Melbourne, Australia today had us thinking about the warm weather elsewhere and the beautiful beaches we have been to. Boracay is right at the top of that list.

Always teeming with people, it is warm year round and the sunsets are, quite rightfully, famous. This shot was taken in early April during the Easter celebrations on the island.

Stunning destination…and world renowned if your wind-boarder.

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A Myanmar Journal by Emma Guthrie

A Myanmar Journal by Emma Guthrie

Delve into the exciting travels of our JBD team member Emma and follow her as she discovers the amazing and colourful country of Myanmar for the firs time...

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5 Tips to Help with Jet Lag!

5 Tips to Help with Jet Lag!

We've all been there. Feeling rather disgusting from a 14 hour flight and in desperate need of a shower. Then the worry sets in - will you get enough sleep despite the jet lag to enjoy the next day to the fullest without randomly nodding off and falling asleep whilst standing? Well here are some tips on how to minimise your jet lag and get off to a positive and well slept start!

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