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  • Tips for tipping hotel staff in Australia

    Many people are confused about when or whether or not to tip in Australia. While tipping is not compulsory in Australia, it is commonly offered when people offer service that goes over and beyond what is normally expected. Here are some tips on when to tip during your hotel stay.  Restaurants In many higher-end restaurants in hotels, a fee for gratuity is already built into the bill, so it is worth checking to see if a line item has been added for the tip.
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  • How to Help Teens Enjoy Family Caravan Trips: Use Powered Campsites

    If you're planning a caravan trip and have teenagers in your family, you may find that you're a bit more excited about the trip than your teens. Even families who have gone away in their caravans or campers for years can find that their children lose enthusiasm for this kind of holiday as they get older. While you can force your teen to come along and rough it, this may give you a less peaceful and family-happy holiday than you wanted.
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  • Organising a special weekend 'stay-cation' for your mum

    If you want to treat your mum to a special gift for her birthday, Christmas or 'just because', then it can be nice to organise a weekend together in a local hotel. Often one of the most appreciated gifts is the gift of your time and a 'stay-cation' allows you to spend some time connecting and pampering your mum.  Here are some ideas you can incorporate into your stay-cation gift. 
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  • How to Choose the Right Accomodation for a Writing Retreat

    Are you desperate to write but can't find enough hours in the day? A writing retreat is the perfect solution. Planning a week away that you will dedicate completely to writing will result in a massive increase in productivity and is much more enjoyable than sitting at home in front of your laptop. A change in surroundings can provide some much-needed inspiration for creative writing projects while a quiet, distraction-free environment will increase concentration.
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  • Buying a Pub? 4 Things to Consider Before Investing

    Those who have seen a pub on sale tend to get that sneaky feeling that attempts to convince them to make the investment. While the returns of most pubs make them viable businesses, you still need to cover all the bases to ensure that the investment offers total value for money. Whether it's a freehold or a lease, you need to be certain that the business will make sense in the short-term as well as in the long-term.
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