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Welcome to Charge The Globe's travel blog. Being over 40 doesn't mean you still can't have adventure travel experiences, but it might mean you do it in comfortable shoes.

I hope you can find travel inspiration and practical information on destinations and travel hacks to make your next adventure the very best one yet.

Latest Travel Articles

Long beach on the Abrolhos Islands from the plane

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting The Abrolhos Islands, Geraldton

Visiting the Abrolhos Islands: Western Australia's hidden gem. Snorkel in pristine waters, marvel at abundant marine life, and soak up the sun on unspoiled beaches.
Fruit stall at Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Market

A Guide To The Best Farmers Markets On The Gold Coast

Find all the Gold Coast's top farmers markets. Uncover where to get the freshest produce, artisanal goods, and local treasure markets.
Rainbow Beach Dining Guide - What To Eat In Rainbow Beach

Where to eat in Rainbow Beach | Rainbow Beach Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs

From fish and chips to amazing breakfasts, find out what to eat in Rainbow Beach. Cafes, restaurants and pubs to eat at in Rainbow Beach.
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Beach

How to get from Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach

Discover step-by-step directions on how to effortlessly travel from Coolangatta Airport to the Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach

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Travel Stories

If you've been around for a little while or you know me personally, you will have definately heard about that time I patted a wild whale! You might also have heard about that time I got my boobs fondled by a woman in Ethiopia and maybe also heard the story of Rosario and Bruce from the Camino. These posts are my personal travel stories.

They have no financial value or any real credibility for my website, but they are stories that moved me. Stories I can still shed a tear over and stories that always make me smile. Travel is more than where to stay in El Nido or what to eat in Uganda (ROLEX!!!) – it is the experiences that move you to keep going, keep learning and keep Charging The Globe.

A turtle hatchling making its way across the sand

Zapatilla Beach And Helping Baby Turtles

I helped hundreds of baby turtles out to see in Bocas Del Toro. Read this heart warming story of such a surprising day.
Beware you underwear choices for hiking.

Beware Your Underwear Choices!

Helping a fellow pilgrim overcome some dubious underwear choices on the Camino de Santiago.
A path leading into the distance on the Camino De Santiago

Breaking Down Walls On The Camino De Santiago

How bread bought two lost souls together on the Camino Frances In 2016 I walked the Camino De Santiago which is an 800km trek across Spain. The walk is a … Read more
Getting mugged by a whale off Dunsborough in Western Australia

Patting A Wild Hump Back Whale

Read my story about patting a wild whale off the coast of Dunsborough in Western Australia.

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Travel Tips

Travel Tips

100 Euro Money Bill

30 Second Advice – No 18: Getting Money Through Western Union

If you ever find yourself in a sticky situation with regard to needing cash and fast, Western Union or World Remit can save your bacon. Learn how to get money almost instantaneously on the road if and when you need it.
Jen from Charge The Globe at Cap Blanc in Mauritania

101 Things I've Learned From Travelling to 101 Countries

Find out the 101 life and travel lessons I've learned from visiting 101 countries. Some are not what you would expect.
Fuel filler indicator on car dash

Where To Put Fuel Into Your Hire Car

Have you ever found yourself at the fuel station in a hire car and not known which side the fuel filler was on? Read on for how to know before you drive in.
Girl using her mobile phone

30 Second Advice – No 17: Using Flight Mode On Your Phone When You Travel

Are you too security conscious to turn your phone off at night so you aren't disturbed? Here is a great tip to get a good nights rest with a simple swipe and touch to be back online instantly.

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