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Month: November 2017

10 Funny Travel Stories and Travel Fails

We are constantly hearing and seeing on social media about how amazing other people’s trips have been, which in part is what inspires us to travel ourselves. But how often do you hear about the other side of travelling? The travel fails. Those scary moments, embarssisng moments and absolute hilariuous moments. Travelling is not always perfect. It’s not moving from one picture perfect postcard moment to the next. There are long arduous journeys along the way, toilets which make you feel a little sick to use, moments when you’ll feel homesick and all you can think about it is your warm comfy bed back home. That’s not to say travel isn’t worth it and most of these moments can be looked back upon in the future with a great deal of amusement. They make the best bar stories and they are the anecdotes which will stay with you the longest. Travelling wouldn’t be travelling without them - it would be holidaying which is definately not as great an adventure!... Read More...

15 Boredom Busting Ideas for Long journeys whilst Travelling

Sadly visiting all those picture perfect locations usually involves long journeys and even the most seasoned traveller can get travel weary on long bus and plane trips. I am currently travelling South America and these long journeys are many! Such a huge continent and so many sights to see so I have taken LOADS of long journeys. Here are some ways that can make it more bearable, sometimes even enjoyable.... Read More...

10 Travel Experts Tell Us About their Top European Destinations for a Festive Getaway!

I love Christmas. The hype, the music, the parties, the markets, the mulled wine,  the smell of log fires and cinnamon, the pop-up ice skating rinks... What's not to love about the festive season?! Travelling South America currently means that this year I'll be missing some of the Christmas build up but there's no reason why you should too! Therefore I've asked some of my travel writing colleagues to tell you about their favourite European Festive Destinations for a getaway in December! So what are you waiting for?! Dust off your snow boots or book that last-minute Christmas market trip and get in the festive mood!... Read More...

Advantages & Disadvantages of Solo Travel Vs Group Travel

Having been bitten by the travel bug aged just 17, I have sampled all forms of travel  over the last 14 years - travel alone, with a partner, friends. I’ve worked aboard, volunteered, even holidayed with my parents and taken several group tours. Each style of travel allows for completely different experiences, each has it’s pros and cons. So if you are umming and ahhing  over how to travel, I hope this guide will help you make the all important choice!... Read More...

Interview with a Local: Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, most people have to see Christ the Redeemer, visit either Ipanema or Copacabana beach and go up Pão Açucar (Sugarloaf). But there is so much more to do in Rio de Janeiro. I love the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. It has a bohemian type of vibe with delicious local food. Or on Monday you can go to Pedro do Sal, which is the birthplace of Samba.... Read More...

My Personal Experience of Altitude Sickness & How You Can Avoid It!

I thought I was prepared for altitude sickness, I’d read all the info, got the right medications, got fitter in the gym and planned my trip to allow some time for acclimatisation. After arriving in Quito at 2800m I felt fine. A couple I met over lunch told me I’d notice feeling short of breath soon but at that point I felt pretty smug that I so far was not affected! I hoped I was in the lucky few that barely noticed the altitude. A few hours later that all changed!... Read More...

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