• GST in Australia

    Australia has a 10% goods and services tax on most retail purchases, and there is a scheme where travellers can reclaim the GST on some purchases. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables you to claim […]

  • Bargaining

    Haggling (bargaining) is common in some countries, such as China, Turkey and Egypt. If you don’t haggle, it is highly likely that you will get ripped off, because vendors expect a bit of haggling and […]

  • Budget Travel

    While traveling on a budget has its ups and downs, its important to preserve sanity and health as much as cash… you didn’t travel across the world to stare at the outside of museums or […]

  • Begging

    When traveling, you will without a doubt come across people asking for money. After all, poor people everywhere will reason that anyone who can afford to travel – by definition – has money to spare. […]

  • Traveller’s Cheques

    Travellers’ cheques used to be the way to carry travel money, however they’re not as essential now that ATMs and credit cards are so widespread. It is worthwhile taking some of your money as travellers’ […]