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How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

If you are heading to a far-flung destination it usually means you need to spend several hours in the air. This can either be a great journey or a very boring waste of time, depending on how you manage it. The secret to surviving long-haul flights is to maximise the experience, and these tips can show you how to do it:

Travel Planning: Why You Should ALWAYS Get Travel Insurance

You have bought the flights, found the accommodation, arranged your foreign currency, researched activities, and packed the sunscreen. There’s one last thing to do, and that’s getting almost every eventuality backed up by insurance. So why is it a good idea to buy travel cover? Here are a few reasons to consider why buying adequate insurance is a good idea:

A Handy List of Travel Apps

Once upon a time, you travelled with a heavy guidebook, a muster of courage to ask a local for more information and by crossing your fingers for luck. These days all you need to know is condensed into a small gadget; all that nervousness, excitement and air of uncertainty has vanished. Information is available to you anywhere there is a network or WIFI signal and you have a smartphone device loaded with lots of useful apps. But which apps are the best? Here’s a guide to some of the handiest apps out there.

How to be a Responsible Traveller

With greater numbers of people travelling comes a greater need for responsibility. The planet can only continue to sustain life if we give it the respect it deserves. In addition, the preservation of locations we visit needs to be considered and also the local people should be given the courtesy they deserve. So how do we go about this? Well here is a handy guide with a few tips on how to be a responsible traveller:

Unusual Foods to Try When Travelling

One of the best aspects of visiting another country is trying their national foods and regional specialties. Most of the time they feature the usual meats, carbs, and vegetables with maybe some different herbs and spices or methods of preparation or cooking. Sometimes you do encounter cuisine that might seem to you as being different or even strange. Here are a few foods that you can try if you are truly adventurous:

How to Choose & Use Airbnb

Airbnb is a service that manages a relationship between those who want to rent accommodation and those who can provide it. The places are usually someone’s own property and are akin to the traditional bed and breakfast type of lodgings, with a more homely feel. The service offers tourists another option besides the usual offering of camping, hostels, cottages, hotels etc. They are usually more private than camping and hostels and cheaper than hotels plus they often provide the added benefit of interacting with a local resident. So how do you go about using the service? Here’s a handy guide to choosing and using Airbnb:

Hostel Do’s and Don’ts

This is a guide to staying in hostel accommodation. If you want a cheap place to bed down for the night then hostelling is a great option. Here are some ways to make your experience more comfortable for you, and your fellow travellers.

Ten tips on how to get the most out of travelling in East Africa

Travelling to a new area of the world can be a life changing point for many people. At last, you’ll be able to experience everything there is to offer – and learn that it’s not so scary after all. Africa… Continue Reading →

Travel Planning: A Guide for First Time Travellers

Travelling for the first time can be really scary. Everything is new and different, literally taking you out of your comfort zone!  It’s a great opportunity to embrace new experiences and develop life skills but it can also be very daunting. However this can also present certain hazards and safety issues that you need to be aware of. So before heading off it is a good idea is to follow this guide to being prepared for your first trip.

Travel Responsibly: Ways to REDUCE your Carbon Footprint

TL;DR Reduce your carbon footprint by taking fewer flights, swapping to more carbon-friendly transport options, switching up your driving, choosing renewable energy, making your home warmer, changing your diet and by responsible making reproduction choices.

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