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7 Cultural Attractions You Can Visit And Experience Adventure Activities

7 Cultural Attractions You Can Visit And Experience Adventure Activities

When you travel, we all seem to be fascinated by cultural attractions. The fact there are so many preserved hotspots in the world that we can visit is amazing but w...
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Daniel Radcliffe’s Newest Movie ‘Jungle’ Is Set in Bolivia – Here’s 4 Things To Do There

Daniel Radcliffe’s Newest Movie ‘Jungle’ Is Set in Bolivia – Here’s 4 Things To Do There

Scrolling through all the options, I found the movie ‘The Jungle’ on my video set. Catching up with movies is something I tend to do when I take long h...
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Bali Volcano

Bali Volcano

Following the news of the eruption of the Mount Agung Volcano in Bali on Thursday 28th June 2018, we at tifgroup would like to clarify what cover may be available.
 
We advise all travellers to check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice bef...

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French Air Traffic Control Strikes

French Air Traffic Control Strikes

Following the announcement of the air traffic control due to take place in France from Saturday 30th June 2018 until Monday 2nd July 2018, we here at tifgroup would like to ...
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SCUBA DIVING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

SCUBA DIVING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

If you like warm waters, fantastic scenery and a plethora of marine creatures there is no place like Southeast Asia. Countries like Thailand to the Philippines to Malaysia are all home to wonderful island life - and tons of thriv...
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Air France and its Subsidiaries Strikes

Air France and its Subsidiaries Strikes

Following the announcement of the strikes by Air France and its Subsidiaries which are due to be ongoing throughout April 2018, we here at tifgroup would like to clarify our position.
 
Cancellation
Our policies do not cover strike or industrial action which started o...

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German Airport Staff Strike

German Airport Staff Strike

Following the announcement of the strikes by baggage handlers, security staff and fire crews in Germany planned for Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th April 2018, we here at tifgroup would like to clarify our position.
 
Cancellation
Our policies do not cover strike or i...

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Fiji Cyclone

Fiji Cyclone

Following the news of the cyclone that is impacting Fiji, we at tifgroup would like to clarify what cover may be available.
 
We always advise all travellers to check the FCO’s advice for their chosen destination and the current advice on this matter can be found here:
–&n...

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Backpacking Checklist Essentials

Backpacking Checklist Essentials

So you’ve chose your destination, booked your trip, arranged you travel insurance with Covered2Go and all you’re now doing is waiting for the day.
 
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Last Minute Deals Into Europe For Easter

Last Minute Deals Into Europe For Easter

You wouldn’t think it is Easter this weekend with all the snowy weather in the UK recently. Even though this year feels to have gone fast, it’s a bit strange to think it’s very soon to be April already.
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6 Travel Ethos To Keep In Mind

6 Travel Ethos To Keep In Mind

I think we’ve all heard of the term ‘holiday mode’. The way of being whilst on holiday that allows us to relax a little, buy that extra pint of beer or that extra piece of cake. Where being in holiday mode allow...
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Has The Weather Affected Your Day? Here’s What To Do!

Has The Weather Affected Your Day? Here’s What To Do!

It isn’t everyday that the weather can affect your day-to-day plans, especially in the UK. But as experts have warned us in recent weeks, the UK is on its knees because of the heavy snow that has laid, despite the fact we&r...
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13 Tips To Protect Your Money While Travelling

13 Tips To Protect Your Money While Travelling

Despite all the excitement of going travelling there are some safety precautions to take when you’re in destinations new. Whichever way you look at it, we need money to go travelling so protecting it is imperative to having...
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5 Packing Tips Never To Forget

5 Packing Tips Never To Forget

With airlines ever changing their luggage rules (like we told you with Ryanair) it’s becoming ever more important to pack your things properly when you go on a trip. For many of us if we could we’d take our house but in reality we have to take the...
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11 Scams To Avoid When On Holiday

11 Scams To Avoid When On Holiday

When we go on holiday it’s fairly common for us to let our guard down. We’re more open to being approached and new things, so sometimes it’s fair to say we are easy targets for street scammers. One of the main r...
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Did You Know Ryanair Have Changed Their Hand Luggage Rules?

Did You Know Ryanair Have Changed Their Hand Luggage Rules?

Ryanair has some super cheap flights. Before Christmas I managed to get a flight for £9 from Toulouse to Edinburgh! Easily one of my cheapest flights I’ve managed to embark on to date. But with Ryanair they always see...
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7 Tips To Reduce Jetlag

7 Tips To Reduce Jetlag

If you want to see the world and all the exotic destinations in it, then the likeliness is that you’re going to have to take a flight. Now, of course it’s possible to travel via land but how many of us have the time and patience for that? ...
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7 Simple Questions On Long Haul Flights For Extra Benefits

7 Simple Questions On Long Haul Flights For Extra Benefits

Going on a long haul flight can be quite the experience. Whether you love flying or hate it, nowadays the long haul journey’s are getting better and better. With added entertainment, flight times, higher quality meals and facilities, long haul flights h...
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8 Ways To Get Over The January Blues

8 Ways To Get Over The January Blues

January in the UK can be a pretty depressing time we have to admit. The build up to Christmas is long gone, as is the day itself, New Year’s Eve has just ended, it’s cold and for most of us it’s time to go back ...
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9 Reasons Why Train Travel Is The Best

9 Reasons Why Train Travel Is The Best

We all love to travel, that’s pretty obvious. But to actually get to the destinations we seek, we have to physically travel to get there. Some people will like the travel side of things, others will just want to get there; but unless you have a time tra...
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Best UK Firework Displays For NYE 2017

Best UK Firework Displays For NYE 2017

With 2018 fast approaching and Christmas only days away, you wouldn’t be blamed if you were already looking ahead to your New Year’s Eve plans!
 
10 Weird New Year Traditions Around The World

10 Weird New Year Traditions Around The World

We recently told you about some of the weird and wonderful Christmas traditions around the world. From KFC to caterpillars, the world shows at Christmas it’s such a diverse place. But the weirdness doesn’t stop there,...
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4 Things To Avoid When Travelling Through The Christmas Holidays

4 Things To Avoid When Travelling Through The Christmas Holidays

Christmas is only around the corner and it has to be said it’s a hectic time of the year. The snow is falling, work parties are flowing, retail parks are booming and everyone has them pre-Christmas butterflies lingering in ...
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Escorted tours – Seeing the World Made Easy

Escorted tours – Seeing the World Made Easy

Exploring somewhere a little different in 2018 has never been easier, and what better way to see something new than on an escorted tour. Join a group of like-minded travellers and enjoy the security of having your whole touring h...
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Mother using maternity leave to travel the world with her baby shares top tips

Mother using maternity leave to travel the world with her baby shares top tips

A London woman is using her maternity leave for her second child to travel the world with her family.
 
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Black Friday Travel Deals 2017

Black Friday Travel Deals 2017

The American Tradition which infiltrated our shores 7 years ago, Black Friday, has already begun! But it isn't just TV sets and toys you can get bargain deals on, there are some super travel deals to take advantage of too.&nb...
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48 Hours In Krakow

48 Hours In Krakow

With so many landlocked countries, travelling from country to country doesn’t take long in Europe. We all know about Western Europe but Eastern Europe is now fast emerging as a place to explore.
 
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5 Thoughts We All Have When We Fly With A Budget Airline

5 Thoughts We All Have When We Fly With A Budget Airline

We’ve talked about how budget travel can make it easier to travel more frequently and one of the main factors in that is choosing budget airlines as our carriers from one destination to the next. With a handful of options to choose from in the UK alone,...
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14 Ways To Keep On Budget Before And During Travelling

14 Ways To Keep On Budget Before And During Travelling

I was sitting staring at my laptop weighing up the two journeys I had to choose from to Liverpool Airport. One was with National Express and the other was via Train.
 
A Pre-Travel Checklist To Keep With You Forever

A Pre-Travel Checklist To Keep With You Forever

With all the temptations to travel today it’s never easier to book a trip. From social media giving us serious wanderlust to low cost flights through budget airlines, there is not a better time to hit the road. The only difficulty is making your mind up...
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10 Christmas Presents To Buy For Someone Who Travels

10 Christmas Presents To Buy For Someone Who Travels

Time comes around quick. With Christmas next month it’s time to start thinking of the festivities and planning ahead. It might be that you’re planning on who’s coming around for Christmas Dinner or where to actually spend the day – but...
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The Benefits Of Staying With A Local

The Benefits Of Staying With A Local

There are many different kinds of accommodation you can stay in nowadays whilst travelling. With more and more hotels, guesthouses and hostels opening up, we’re really spoilt for choice when we look where to stay.
 
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Favourite Cosy Destinations Q&A With Tommy Walker

Favourite Cosy Destinations Q&A With Tommy Walker

Winter is coming. Ok, we’re not John Snow but for Europe at least we’re right when we say that. October is well underway and it’s now more about wearing a coat then wearing flip-flops. Although for majority of the time the winter in the UK i...
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7 Family Friendly Halloween Events in 2017

7 Family Friendly Halloween Events in 2017

October has many things to be happy about and one of the most notable ones is right at the end of the month, it’s time for Halloween! The time of year where all ages dress up in gothic, scary and hilarious outfits to celebrate. The time of trick or trea...
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9 Tips To Get Over Fear of Flying

9 Tips To Get Over Fear of Flying

If you want to travel the world, most of the time you have to fly. Although you can technically get across to countries by road, train or sea travel, flying is quicker and more convenient. Let’s face it, most of us don’t have all the time in the w...
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Why October Is A Month To Be Happy

Why October Is A Month To Be Happy

We can all feel the cold weather setting in. The wind speed is sharper, the sunlight is less and well most people’s tans have pretty much faded from the summer abroad.
 
Cheaper Alternatives To Travel Around Europe

Cheaper Alternatives To Travel Around Europe

Although October is here and we’re bound to see the drop in prices for flights to our favourite destinations, most of the year around it can be sometimes expensive to travel in Europe. The UK might be expensive so finding ways to maximise our money for ...
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Simple Tips To Help You Learn Some Local Lingo

Simple Tips To Help You Learn Some Local Lingo

Being native to speaking English is something we all should be appreciative for when we travel. The world’s second language, you can get around just about anywhere with a bit of English. However, if you travel regularly, you might find it easier and a l...
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Tips On Staying Safe During A Volcano Eruption

Tips On Staying Safe During A Volcano Eruption

The world at the moment seems to be letting loose a little bit. With all the devastating weather in the Caribbean – it’s now Asia’s time for natural catastrophes.
 
Your City Essentials List

Your City Essentials List

We all may love to lie on the beach, but the UK’s most common holiday is actually a city break. With flight deals always on offer to some of the most cultural capitals in the world, it’s difficult to say no to a short break away.
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What To Do If You Get Lost Travelling

What To Do If You Get Lost Travelling

Travelling is an adventure. All the different sights, smells and noises that can stem from cultural differences to exotic surroundings lure us in. That’s what travelling is about and why we continue to seek and have wanderlust.
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Desert Travel Essentials

Desert Travel Essentials

There are many different surfaces and terrain in the world that can interest us. It might be rocky, rugged mountains, lush verdant green jungle or squeaky snowy slopes – all of which need their own preparation.
 
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Annual Holiday v Explorer Travel

Annual Holiday v Explorer Travel

Recently, I accepted an invitation by my local BBC radio station to chat about the debate and choice between annual holidays to the same place and travelling to new places independently. As you may have clarified by now with some of my blogs to you, the Cover...
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How To Get Over The Airport Delay Chaos

How To Get Over The Airport Delay Chaos

Over the past few days, it’s been apparent that from the news in the UK, that queuing is taking longer because security checks are getting more thorough. It’s not nice news, and certainly something that can take the edge off your break away, and a...
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Keep Calm About Qatar

Keep Calm About Qatar

As you may have heard last month, Qatar has been placed under certain sanctions with the remaining countries of the Persian Gulf. According to reports, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia are cutting ties with Qatar as they are apparently funding high levels of ter...
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UK Festival Tips To Keep In Mind

UK Festival Tips To Keep In Mind

One of the best things the UK does more than any other, is throw some of the best festivals in the world. Despite the changing of weather and there being no consistency these days with the UK climates, year after year festivals and events are churned out acro...
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Favourite Beach Destinations – Q&A With Our Travel Expert Tommy Walker

Favourite Beach Destinations – Q&A With Our Travel Expert Tommy Walker

We’re right bang in the middle of summer, and hopefully we’ve all experienced the sun especially after the heatwave soaring throughout the UK in recent weeks. But visiting beaches is one of our main goals when travelling, so where are the best one...
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How To Avoid Food And Drink Sickness Abroad

How To Avoid Food And Drink Sickness Abroad

Travel sickness comes in many forms. It might be from the bus, car, train, boat or flight journey. It can come from too much sun, or for some of us, too much beer the night before. But one way of getting sick abroad is more common than all and may happen to o...
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43 Essentials For A Family Road Trip

43 Essentials For A Family Road Trip

I don’t know about you, but embarking on a family road trip, as a child was something that I was always excited about. Back then I was a curious passenger, so my job was easy. All I had to do was do as my told and enjoy the ride. I didn’t have to ...
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Spanish Phrases Lesson 2 – Mannerisms

Spanish Phrases Lesson 2 – Mannerisms

Earlier this year we wrote a beginners blog about some words and phrases in Spanish to help you speak a little lingo when going away this year. Well, wit...
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Why You Should Take At Least One Micoradventure Per Month

Why You Should Take At Least One Micoradventure Per Month

Travel and all things related to the word is very much in our faces nowadays. Whether it’s online, in the news and TV shows, the travel bug is well upon us. But let’s be real, most of us have normal, daily lives to attend to because that’s w...
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8 Simple Things To Motivate You To Travel

8 Simple Things To Motivate You To Travel

For us it doesn’t take much for us to want to travel, after all everyone seems to be jumping on the travel bandwagon at the moment. Yet, for those of you who are a little skeptical of hitting the road, or haven’t done much before, we understand it...
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Why Travelling Is Good For Your Health

Why Travelling Is Good For Your Health

This week in the UK it is mental health awareness week, something we should all take note and read about. Mental health problems are common and affect up two thirds of the population. Normally m...
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Why You Should Purchase Travel Insurance With Cancellation Cover

Why You Should Purchase Travel Insurance With Cancellation Cover

Why wait to book your travel insurance?
 
Purchasing your travel insurance when you book your holiday will not cost you a penny more, as lo...
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Your Airline Rights

Your Airline Rights

Keeping up with the latest trending news both online and on TV, the talk has been about airline passenger rights as of late. United Airlines forcefully removed a passenger from his seat prior to an internal flight in the USA. Videos have been posted of the tr...
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What To Do During A Terror Attack

What To Do During A Terror Attack

It’s not nice having to right articles like this we assure you, but given the recent terror attacks, we thought we’d right an informative article for you on what to do during a terror attack. Now, it must be said, it is very unlikely that you will...
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How To Easily Organise A Family Holiday

How To Easily Organise A Family Holiday

When it comes to organising a family holiday, being lumbered with being the responsible one for making it happen can sometimes be a dreaded task. No-one really wants to take the initiative in doing it, but sooner or later someone has too, and that just might ...
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Best Ways To Meet Other Solo Travellers Online

Best Ways To Meet Other Solo Travellers Online

If you’re headed off on your adventures there are two ways you do it. You either go with someone; friends, family, your partner or you go alone. Solo travel to some, is the best way of travelling because it allows you to be put out of your comfort zone ...
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Thai New Year Songkran 2017

Thai New Year Songkran 2017

Are you ready for the New Year? It’s time to celebrate!
 
Ok, maybe it isn’t December 31st and you’re ready to party, at least ...
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UK Flight Ban On Electronic Devices

UK Flight Ban On Electronic Devices

In recent news, you might have heard that the USA have recently banned carry-on electronic devices when flying from several airports, all of which have potential terrorist and security threats. Well, the UK has jumped on board with this and also will not allo...
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5 Ways To Keep Fit On The Road

5 Ways To Keep Fit On The Road

For most of us, we like to indulge when we are on the road. Who can blame us? We’re away to relax and enjoy on our well deserved break. We can definitely let loose a little, with maybe too many burgers or beers hitting the gut fairly quickly. Well, that...
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Key Travel Trends of 2017

Key Travel Trends of 2017

We could have included this years key trends on our last article, regarding destinations to watch but we know you are...
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Travel Vaccinations You May Need

Travel Vaccinations You May Need

Typically if we travel in and around Europe to some of our favourite destinations, we don’t tend to need to worry about health dramas too much. However, if you’re getting itchy feet to travel afar and away to some of the more exotic destinations i...
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Travel Visas Outside of Europe

Travel Visas Outside of Europe

As of now, visiting Europe isn’t much of a problem if you’re a UK Resident. We can just arrive at the boarder and quickly pass through with our passport. That allows us to travel to several destinations on our doorstep that is one thing less for u...
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Spanish Phrases Lesson 1

Spanish Phrases Lesson 1

Wherever you go in the world, everyone knows the English language. Whether its just a tiny bit or a second language, speaking English is a blessing. We don’t have to learn other languages like some countries do, and in all honesty that means we have it ...
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FCO’s #SkiSafe Campaign – Part 2

FCO’s #SkiSafe Campaign – Part 2

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have partnered with five-time Olympic skier Graham Bell to urge winter sports enthusiasts to stay safe on and off piste.
15 Travel Hacks To Remember For A Better Journey

15 Travel Hacks To Remember For A Better Journey

As you’re looking at some of the incredible images we publish with the blog, or perhaps you’re reading a travel magazine or scouring through social media, it’s easy to think that travel is easy. Them images of coconuts by the ocean, or that ...
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10 Excellent Ways To Help You Save For Travelling

10 Excellent Ways To Help You Save For Travelling

One can wonder how people can afford to travel so long or so frequently. I mean, especially if you don’t travel much and you’re just getting by to live 365 days a year. It can be confusing. Are they secretly rich? Are there family paying for it? W...
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Travel Flight Hacks To Remember

Travel Flight Hacks To Remember

When we book up to venture to destinations new, it’s easy to get caught up in it all. The lure of the place you’ve chosen, whether it is heavily filtered Instagram photos or a simple brochure can make us forget about the actual procedures and proc...
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20 Travel New Year Resolutions To Consider

20 Travel New Year Resolutions To Consider

2016 is nearly over, but don’t you think this year has seemed like forever? Normally we are sat here thinking “Where did the time go?”  This year we’ve encountered Brexit, Trump, Euro 2016 and not to mention the loss of superstars...
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12 Ways To Do Your Bit

12 Ways To Do Your Bit

We are pushing our world to its limits. With climate change upon us, a population way over what it should be and fossil fuels being taking advantage of unnecessarily, responsible tourism are vital. The world is getting an easier place to live in. We can trave...
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FCO’s #SkiSafe Campaign 

FCO’s #SkiSafe Campaign 

A third of British travellers fail to check if they have appropriate cover before heading off on a winter sports break.
 
The Foreign and Commonwealth ...
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How To Travel On A Budget

How To Travel On A Budget

We all love a good deal. Two for one, slashed prices and making our money go far. It’s a good feeling to get what your moneys worth; it almost is a sense of achievement. Well have you ever travelled on a budget?
 
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Cruise Holiday

How to Get the Most Out of Your Cruise Holiday

Cruise holidays are becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. They offer holiday makers the chance to explore multiple countries in a matter of days and passe...
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Thailand in Mourning: What You Need To Know

Thailand in Mourning: What You Need To Know

Unless you have been living under a rock you may have heard that the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej has tragically passed away at the age of 88. He was the world’s longest serving Monarch having taken the throne at just 18 years old. The country i...
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Working Holidays

Working Holidays

Everyone seems to be travelling nowadays. Whether it’s a city break away, a 3-week holiday in the USA or backpacking around Thailand – everyone is at it. But what if you were eligible to work legally whilst on the road too? Well, in case you didn&...
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Top Tips for Renting a Car Abroad

Top Tips for Renting a Car Abroad

Renting a car while abroad gives you the freedom to explore your destination at leisure. If you want to get off the beaten track, experience the best your chosen location has to offer, and avoid having to plan your days around the local bus timetable, then yo...
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How To Make Your Airport Experience Less Stressful [Infographic]

How To Make Your Airport Experience Less Stressful [Infographic]

 

 

It's pretty fair for us to say, that everyone finds that the most stressful part of any holiday, is the time you spend in the airport. Use these top tips to negate the hassle and make for an airport exper...

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Live Like a Local on Holiday

Live Like a Local on Holiday

Once upon a time, the point of going on holiday was to be fed, pampered and moved to a sunny destination to escape from the pressures of work and life at home. But, as we learn and become more educated about the countries we visit, we want more ‘experienc...

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What Should I Do If My Passport Is Stolen?

What Should I Do If My Passport Is Stolen?

1. Report the incident

Ensure you report the incident with 24 hours to the relevant authorities straight away i.e. to the local police. Your airline, hotel ...

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The Essentials for Backpackers

The Essentials for Backpackers

Travelling light is the most important thing when you’re about to explore the world. What are the essentials then? To be a true backpacker you have to travel light and leave ...

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Things To Do In May Half Term

Things To Do In May Half Term

As much as we love telly and video games, we have to admit: a half-term (Mon May 25 - Fri May 29 2015) spent hunched on the sofa is one wholly wasted. ...

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UK Driving Licence Changes

UK Driving Licence Changes

From 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart of UK driving licences, which currently lists any fines and penalty points accrued will cease to be valid.

The Driver and Vehicl...

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Always Check Your Passport!

Always Check Your Passport!

Recently published in the latest issue of Which? Magazine is a terrible story about one of its member’s who lost more than £2,000 because he was forced to cancel his holiday to Turkey 3 days before departure.

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FCO Advice – Know Before You Go

FCO Advice – Know Before You Go

The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) offer travel advice to ensure you stay safe and healthy abroad. They offer a vast amount of information from checking the local rules of the road if you are going to be driving abroad, to informing you of any healt...

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