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Top tips for a stress-free holiday

Whilst life can indeed be stressful, the one time where even the thought of stress should be unacceptable, is on holiday. However, sometimes it can seem almost inevitable to pack your own internal baggage, along with your other suitcase, when getting ready to go on holiday. Not to worry though, as there are a few helpful tips to help your holiday reach its full potential, so you can enjoy a stress free experience. Plan in advance Whilst it may seem like a no-brainer, once people have fallen into the famed “holiday mode,” all organisation goes flying out the window. It…

How to avoid sunburn on holiday

Picture the scene: You’ve had a tough year at work but at least your holiday is around the corner. You, your partner and the kids are headed for sunnier climes and the plan is to lounge by the pool or the beach, sip on a few cocktails and work on that tan. However, more and more people heading off on holiday are failing to take adequate precautions against the sun and are exposing themselves to the dangers of sunburn. The number of holidaymakers that laugh off sunburn and don’t appreciate how serious it can be is staggering. Aside from the…

Reasons to take a gap year

Often, people become frustrated when their life is planned in advance and this can lead to feelings of discontentment. After finishing school, for example, young people sometimes feel forced to choose between further education and work. Whilst both further study and job opportunities are viable options, there are other ways to further your career and gain experience in a real-world environment. Taking a gap year, for example, is a great way to experience new things and there are plenty of advantages when it comes to taking a year off… Travel the world When planning your adventure, you may want to…

Where to see history in Europe

Whether you like jaw-dropping artefacts from the continent’s Greek and Roman days, the trappings of the region’s monarchies or relics that are a bit more recent, Europe is teeming with history. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the best places and cities to sightsee on the continent if you’re searching for a slice of history with your holiday. The Pantheon Situated in Rome, this age-old temple was originally a pagan worship site designed to celebrate all gods. Now, it is used as a Catholic church and is dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs. Supported by gorgeous…

Top tips for travelling with limited mobility

Travel opens up a wealth of opportunities for those looking to explore a little bit more about the planet that we reside on. We believe that regardless of your age or whether you are living with a disability that the chance to travel should not be limited in any way. While those with limited mobility may face more initial challenges than those travellers that do not have mobility problems, that is not to say that seeing the world is not a possibility. Here are our top tips to help you travel further afield: Use your railcard If you are someone…

A Visit to Sicily’s Hidden Gem

What could be more dramatic or memorable than visiting a town carved into the side of a still-active volcano? Taormina, an up-and-coming popular Sicilian holiday destination, was founded in the 4th century BC at the foot of the volatile Mount Etna – a volcano that actually erupted twice in March of this year. Of course, Taormina has only become a popular tourist resort in the past few years; however, this scenic town has been popular with celebrities and even royalty for centuries. Notable visitors have included Elizabeth Taylor, Oscar Wilde, D.H. Lawrence and Greta Garbo who all fell for this…

Top 5 Historical Places in Goa for the History Buffs

The myriad culture and the extravagance lifestyle of Goa attract millions of travellers from all around the world each year. From hotshot party spots to laidback beaches and historical monuments, Goa has something for everyone. So, if you are history buff living in Mumbai and looking for a dose of history, Goa is where you should head for the upcoming weekend. The first step is to book cheap flights from Mumbai to Goa and the second is to pack your bag and get set for a memorable experience. To your rescue, here we have listed top 5 historical places of…

Travel Tips for Visiting San Francisco’s Western Neighborhoods

(Image credit: irkatikh / Instagram) San Francisco stretches approximately 230 square miles and has a population of more than 870,000 people. With a city this large and diverse, it only makes sense that each neighborhood has attractions and character all its own. Two of its western neighborhoods, the Richmond District and Sunset District, are popular places to visit for residents and tourists alike. Below are several highlights from each neighborhood to add to the must-see list. Richmond District Over the past several years, the Richmond District has become one of the leading areas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks. It…

Here’s how to travel organised to maximise your trip abroad

You can be unorganised in most areas of your life, but when it comes to traveling, you have to devote your time and energy preparing your stuff and planning. Different destinations will require different levels or organisation. In this article, we’ll talk about creating itineraries, acquiring travel insurance promotions, packing carry-ons, returning to work after your travel, organising travel mementoes and others. Cut your stress down and maximise actual fun by following these simple organising tips. Use a simple travel planning checklist   Whether you’re planning months or a day ahead, making use of a travel planning checklist will help you tremendously, especially if you’re the forgetful kind. 3-6 months ahead: – Contact your travel agent if you’re working with one. Tell them your planned destination, what you…