Yearly Archives: 2017

Looking for a Holiday Online

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 6:44 pm

With the internet, anything is possible- even finding a holiday for less than £100! You can find everything, from budget trips to luxury weekends away. Have a browse and see what you can find online.

One of the main benefits of booking online is the price. You will be able to see the price upfront when you book, so you won’t have to wait for individual pries to come through from a travel agent. Booking via a big website is also probably going to be significantly cheaper for you.

Make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully and know exactly what you are getting for your money. Sometimes, the flights will be at really awkward times, or you might be flying into an airport that is a long way from your destination.

There will be lots of choice, so don’t be tempted to just go for the first deal you see. Hunt around and see what you find.

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How to Plan for an Extended Trip

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 10:53 pm

Travelling is an amazing experience and is definitely something you should try if you are intrigued by it. This is a good way to see more of the world, learn from your experiences and have a wonderful time doing it as well. If you are thinking about embarking on a travelling adventure, here is some advice for you:

  • Trust you instinct. If you find yourself in a difficult situation whilst getting ready for your trip, go with your gut. You know better than anyone else how it feels to you.
  • Have a good idea of what there is to see and do in your chosen destinations. Make lists and plan ahead of time so you can simply enjoy yourself whilst you are there.
  • Go with the flow. Allow yourself to be caught up in the moment. It’s a large part of what travelling is about. Don’t take risks – just enjoy what you do.

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What can you Learn from Travelling Abroad?

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

There are lots of lessons to be learnt from travel. It teaches you about culture and people and how others live, as well as about the history of other parts of the world. Travel is a good way to discover more about the world around you and understand other countries that are perhaps culturally very different to yours.

There are also lots of ways to push yourself whilst you are travelling. You will constantly be meeting new people and experiencing new things that are outside of your comfort zone. There will be plenty of opportunities to try new activities that may be mentally and physically challenging, such as volunteering with a charity or perhaps trying a new sport.

Travel can be a good thing to put on your CV when you get home. You learn to be independent and how to be a good communicator, showing you have valuable life skills.

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Various Forms of Transport on Holiday

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm

One of the biggest challenges about being abroad is making sure you can get from place to place safely and on time. There are various options you can choose, depending on the location of your holiday. Here are some transport tips for your next holiday:

  • Book in advance when you can. If possible, book online or send an email to make a reservation.
  • That being said, it may be better to book when you arrive. If the travel agent isn’t as organised as you, it’s easy for the to overbook.
  • Take the bus. This is usually the cheapest way of getting around. In many countries, there will be a full bus service to use. In others, there may be no particular timetable so you’ll have to ask.
  • Get trains. Train travel can be very picturesque as you can get to place that aren’t accessible by road. Look out for some beautiful routes.

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Taking the Train Whilst Abroad

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Taking a train can be a great way to get around. It can be one of the most efficient ways to travel in a city as you will be able to avoid all of the traffic. Trains will also be cheaper in a lot of places around the world, meaning you can save money whilst you travel. If there is a good underground train system, take full advantage of this as it can be a great way to travel without the crowded pavements and roads.

Train journeys can also be incredibly scenic and can be a good way to see more of a country, as you can get to places that you just wouldn’t be able to access any other way. Often train journeys through mountains will be included in tour packages as they can offer such stunning views. Many trains also run along the coast and offer beautiful views of deserted beaches that people can’t get to.

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Is it Safe to Travel Alone?

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

The good news for people who like to travel alone is that there are many parts of the world where it is very easy for you to get by. There will always be risks associated with travel, whether you are in a group or on your own, however, these can be minimised if you are a safe and responsible traveller.

The main thing to do is select the right locations. For example, if you want to travel alone in Asia, it may be easier to go to places like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore as a lone traveller. Places like India may be more challenging, especially for women. Pick your destinations carefully.

Once you arrive, be careful and aware of your surroundings to help you to travel safely. Be very careful with your possessions and don’t leave them anywhere unattended. You may want to consider a travel safety course before you depart, to teach you some basic self-defence skills.

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The Secret of Travelling Light – it’s Not as Hard as it Seems

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

Lots of travellers find it difficult to travel light. They end up over-packing their suitcase or backpack, meaning that it is too heavy to carry around easily and might even break. It’s much easier to just travel light in the first place. Here are some top tips from our team of experienced travellers:

Ask yourself the question – do you really need it? If the answer if no, don’t take it. You will find that so many of your travel ‘essentials’, like that extra pair of shoes or your most expensive makeup, just aren’t essentials at all.

  • Don’t pack last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to really consider what you are packing. Make a list and get everything together before actually packing it.
  • Take travel-sized accessories like shower gel and toothpaste. This will save you a lot of space.
  • Buy some things when you arrive at your destination. Toiletries may be cheaper and easier to buy, so that it matters less if you leave them behind.

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