Entries in travel advice (32)

Tuesday
Nov252014

7 Types of Male travelling companions

Last week we examined how your travel experience can change if you are a guy, when your companion is a girl, by looking at the different personalities. Today it’s the gentlemen’s turn to step into the scientific laboratory and be scanned from top to toe – it’s the only way to find out how their personalities will transform as they step onto foreign soil. Which one of these rare species would be the ideal travel buddy for a lady? Well, it all depends on your own personality, doesn’t it? Let’s take a look at the categories...

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Monday
Jul142014

Love travels, love Tuesday!

Workers hate Mondays, The Cure are in love on Fridays, but travellers couldn’t leave without Tuesday. This day gained the spotlight of adventurers and holidaymakers as it is by far the best time to score a deal on international and European airfare.

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Tuesday
Jun102014

How to stay streetwise abroad

When going abroad, we mostly think about having a good time, with the sun, sand and sea nearby and that nothing bad could or will happen.

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Thursday
May292014

When to take a Gap Year?

So, you are just about to finish secondary school, high school, sixth form, college or whatever you call it

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Wednesday
May142014

Homestays - Staying with the Locals

Homestays are becoming increasingly popular amongst travellers and overseas students alike.

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Wednesday
Apr302014

Make the most of your summer

No matter what you are doing in your life, whether you’re at school, university or work, deciding how to spend your well earned time off can be difficult.

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Tuesday
Mar112014

Top 10 Adventure Travel Experiences

Travelling or taking a gap year can be a once in a lifetime experience, and this makes us keen to fill it with as many unique activities as possible.

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Thursday
Mar062014

How to afford your gap year or travelling

How many times have you heard people talk about wanting to go travelling but being unable to afford it? And then see them splurge on a big meal out or a new winter wardrobe…

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Thursday
Nov142013

Getting the wheels into motion

Organising a volunteering or traveling trip abroad can often take a lot of time, with multiple errands needing consideration. Initiating the wheels, starting the engine and getting the idea moving can be an extremely difficult process; idea to reality is the first hurdle to get over.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Independent Travel

Travelling independently can be a daunting prospect, especially if this is your first time fleeing the nest. Leaving familiar surroundings for greener, most of the time, dustier pastures, and throwing yourself into the unknown is a journey people usually shy away from.

 

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Friday
Aug232013

Preparing for your travels? Don’t forget to...

So, you’ve done the hardest part. You’ve decided where you are going and what you will be doing. Planning is the next stage, and will ensure that your travels are as comfortable, safe and economical as possible.

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Friday
Aug022013

4 ways to document your trip

Unexpected encounters with wild animals; venturing in trepidation off the beaten track; and connecting with people from contrasting cultures.

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Wednesday
May152013

Competition! 

Stay safe and knowledgeable with these RFID-blocking passport and credit card sleeves, courtesy of Funky Leisure and The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook, courtesy of author Shannon O’Donnell the A Little Adrift blogger.

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Friday
Nov302012

Gap Year Gear: Alpkit.com

Off to travel the world? Want to have a nice light bag and still be comfy? Let the experts here at Alpkit.com give you some help...today we offer some general backpacking advice, from tips on packing to some of the handiest little products to make life that little bit easier.

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Friday
Aug242012

Making the Most of Eating Abroad

When it comes to travelling abroad for any significant amount of time, the food available is likely to be up there near the top of most people’s priorities. It will depend a lot on where you are travelling and how far off the beaten track you plan to venture. If you’re staying in tourist areas of countries which have embraced the Western world’s eating preferences then you’re likely to be able to find a few foods you recognise. This will mean however, missing out on arguably one of the best parts of travelling to new places – trying the local cuisine.

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