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Interview Series: Introducing Kim and Duane from Wright2Travel

Meet Kim and Duane from Wright 2 Travel who have just set off on their around the world adventure.

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Duane and Kim at Airport

We read a LOT of other Travel Blogs in our spare time to get inspiration for our own trips. We also like to highlight some of our travel buddies on our blog so then you can be inspired by them as well.

So this week lets meet Duane and Kim from Wright2Travel.

Duane and Kim

Duane is a true blue Australian and Kim a loud and proud New Zealander. We are currently in Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland Australia and it is Day One of our around the world adventure. We will spend the next two weeks discovering a little more of Australia before flying to Singapore and moving north through Asia, onto Europe, to South and Central Amerinca, through the USA and up through Canada. We plan for many side trips along the way so who knows where we will end up!

How long have you been travelling for?

1 Day! 30th January we said farewell to friends and family and set off South to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for some great walking tracks and relaxation after the last few months of intense travel planning. We are 1 day into our RTW adventure and loving every moment so far!

Tell us about the first moment that made you just want to become known as a traveller?

Kim: I had an Aunty that travelled a lot and each time she would come home we would talk about her travels and how, when I was older we would take a trip together – so from a young age I dreamed of going overseas like my Aunty did.

Duane: When Kim talked me into it! I loved ‘holidaying’ and never considered being a long-term traveller. Kim slowly convinced me over a period of 4 years how amazing long-term travel can be so now I’m just as addicted as she is!

What’s your favourite destination and why?

San Francisco is an amazing city! There is  so much to see and do, the restaurants in the city make the best food and the people are so friendly – there is just a fantastic vibe in the air.  We are looking forward to another visit when we make it back to the USA.

Golden Gate San Francisco

If you could show up to any airport and pick any destination, where would you go?

Kim: I would go to Sweden – I can’t wait to go dog sledding and experience how people survive in such a freezing climate. I also would love to get a glimpse if the amazing Northern Lights whilst there.

Duane: I would go to Africa to see The Great Migration and experience the African culture and way of life.

What is the most disgusting thing you have eaten or drunk on your travels?

So far the most disgusting food for Duane on previous trips is eel and for me a full platter of raw fish. As we are only on day one of our travels we are yet to indulge in the world of disgusting food on the road but we head to South East Asia in 2 weeks so watch this space!

What do you never travel without?

Kim: A ring given to me 10 years ago by my Aunty. She use to take the ring on her travels and now it’s with me on mine.

Duane: I-trim pro electric shaver – long lasting rechargeable battery, cheaper that razors, close shave with a cutting length of 0.4mm, easy to use and low maintenance – a must have!

What has been the biggest adrenaline rush that you have ever experienced?

Kim: Las Vegas Rollercoaster on top of the New York New York hotel. I screamed so loud for so long I started to see white dots and nearly passed out!

Duane: On the back on a ute in Vanuatu in the rain heading to the blue lagoon – it was wet, wild and dodgy but so much fun!

The ultimate travel tip you wish you had known before you started travelling is….

Packing cubes! We had never heard of packing cubes when we went to America but discovered them when researching for our RTW trip – we were hesitant but decided to give them a go. We can’t believe how awesome packing cubes are in keeping our backpacks organized and making everything so easy to access.

Duane and Kim at Airport

And where can we find more out about you?

Website: www.wright2travel.com

Twitter: @Wright2Travel

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wright2travel

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  1. Kieron

    February 13, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    Packing cubes became a necessity on our trip too – we loved them! Enjoy your RTW guys!

    • Cole

      February 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      We need to look in to these packing cubes!

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5 Ways To Improve Your Sight

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Our eyesight is perhaps one of our most useful and most essential senses (this, of course, may be moot). For many, the idea of losing their vision can be a scary thing. Loss of vision begins for many in their late 40s when it starts to become prominent. However, there are many ways in which you can improve your sight and keep from losing it in the extended scheme of things.

So here in this list, we have taken the liberty to compile a list of 5 ways in which you can improve your sight.

5 Ways To Improve Your Sight

# 1 – Prescription Glasses

In today’s internet driven world it is now easier than ever to get whatever you want online. You can buy glasses online or prescription sunglasses very easy and have it delivered to your home. No fuss and no hassle.

# 2 – Eat Carrots

Carrots are especially beneficial for our eye health, and it would prove invaluable for you to eat or drink as much carrot juice as you can. It may initially have a bitter taste but the more you drink it you will get used to it.

# 3-  Bilberry Supplements

Bilberry is a supplement that is not that common with those who aren’t into the health niche, but bilberry is an excellent supplement for those who are looking to improve their eyesight.

# 4 – Watch Things From Far Away

This may seem like a strange method, but when you look at items off at a distance, you are strengthening your eyes. Your eyes are muscles, and they need exercise just as much as your body does.

So when you are looking at items or object off at a distance you are doing your eyes a significant workout that they desperately need.

# 5 Finger Eye Push Ups

To continue on with our last entry – a great way to get your eyes to see better and to improve them is by doing finger eye push-ups. Now, this doesn’t mean placing your finger in your eye but your eye’s vision.

By placing your finger in front of your eye and then away and back again you will strengthen the eye. This is because the eye is working to see an object in two different ranges.

Strength Your Eyes

Improving your eyes without surgery and an operation is possible. And if you consider these methods, you will “see” where we are coming from.

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Video Slot Games Are All The Rage

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Online casino games have seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the years. Let’s be honest -gambling is the average man’s pastime event. Very easy, simple and if you’re lucky you can win out big on a few small dollars or coins.

For this reason slot games have become some of the most highly played and enduring online casino games for newbies as well as veterans.

So it is no wonder that video slot games like Bullion Bars slot online are some of the most popular online casino games. Not only do they provide a great deal of entrainment but the payouts are quite high for those who manage to get the jackpot prize money.

However what remains a hallmark feature of online casino games and slot games comes in the form of how easy they are to win.

That’s right!

Playing online casino games are much easier to win then had you visited a real-life casino. This is not to undermine real-life casinos – as they do offer their fun and entertainment.

But online casino games are geared to the player. The online casino must payout players, all players, for a majority of the time, and when we say a majority of the time we mean almost all of the time.

Many online slot casino games and other casino games require that the online casino have a payout rate as low as 95%.

As low as 95%!!!!

So the chances of winning are highly in favor of the players. Failure to pay out players and having the casino simply take in more income then should be taking in will have the online casino shut down.

For those interested in playing online video slot games then now is the best time to play in this very lucrative and highly entertaining entertainment medium.

Online slot games come in a variety of themes and can offer any player, old or new, an experience that will keep them coming back time and time again.

The experience that online slot games offer players are top-notch, and the notion that many layers can play these games anywhere, at home on their desktop or the bus on their mobile home is what makes these games so alluring.

With very little to pay to play these games and a massive amount that can be paid out on a small amount as well as for being entertained the online casino slot gems don’t look like they will slow down anytime soon.

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Three Reasons Pregnant Women Should Test Their Tap Water

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Drinking plenty of fresh, clean water is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  It’s even more important to make sure your water is free of contaminants when you are pregnant.  Drinking enough water during pregnancy maintains amniotic fluid levels and helps carry nutrients to the baby.  However, if you are drinking contaminated water, the more you drink, the more the fetus is exposed to the harmful effects of those contaminants.

Water quality has been headline news lately after it was discovered that the public drinking water contained lead in Flint, Michigan.  If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, you may be wondering if it is safe to drink tap water while pregnant.  Here are three contaminants you should test for if you’re pregnant and drinking tap water.

  1. Lead

Lead poisoning is a serious concern during pregnancy.  Lead can be found in old water taps and outdated plumbing.  As water travels through and sits in these pipes, it can absorb lead.  If a pregnant woman drinks this water, her body then absorbs the lead which can be passed to the fetus.

While lead may not cause serious harm to a pregnant woman, the fetus can suffer lasting damage from even low levels of lead exposure. As the fetus grows, lead causes blood cells to become deformed, preventing them from functioning properly. Lead also damages the peripheral and central nervous systems causing learning disabilities as the child develops. Children affected by lead also tend to be shorter than other children and may have trouble with their hearing.

  1. Bacteria

Water naturally contains bacteria, but in excess amounts it can be harmful, especially to pregnant women.  E. coli is a type of bacteria that is occasionally found in the water.  This is the same bacteria that is known to cause food poisoning, and it has the same effects when it is in your water. It can cause stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever, all of which can put a developing fetus at risk.  Bacterial contamination can also be an indication of other contaminants such as protozoa and viruses which are linked to dysentery and hepatitis.

  1. Pesticides, Heavy Metals, and Chemicals

Lead poisoning and bacterial contamination are the most dangerous water contaminants for a pregnant woman and her baby, but there are other pollutants that are also concerning.  Both municipal water and well water can test positive for pesticides, heavy metals, and other chemicals.  While in low amounts, they may not be especially harmful to the pregnant mother, any exposure can pose a risk to the developing fetus.

Make Sure Your Tap Water is Safe

If you’re pregnant, the best way to make sure your drinking water is safe, is to test it.  Whether you are drinking tap water, city water, well water, bottled water, or even filtered water, all are at risk for common contaminants that can harm a fetus.  You can send water samples to a lab for complete analysis, but this can be costly, and it often takes weeks to get results. A faster and easier solution is a home testing kit.  Most kits will give you results in a matter of minutes.   If you’re pregnant, don’t take chances with the water you’re drinking, test your water today.

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Cole and AdelaWe have been wearing out our jandals (Kiwi for flip-flops) on our travel adventures around the world since 2009. We think our blog is thought provoking and a little witty. But we have been proven wrong before. Find out more about us here...

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