3 super escapes from the British summer

The summer is here! Kind of… Indeed, the Great British Summer has about as much sun as monsoon season. In between brief glimpses of UV rays, you’ll endure rain, heavy wind and dour clouds. If only you could pack your bags and jet off for the summer. Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done. Using Gatwick airport as our base of operations, we’ve parked our car at the Gatwick meet and greet, booked our tickets and flown to a few sun-kissed...

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City hopping holidays in the USA

America is undoubtably one of the best countries in the world for short city break holidays. But with it being a long haul flight from Europe going all that way for just a few short days in one city seems like a waste to us when there’s so many great cities to see! Why not take in a few cities in one holiday, spending a week or more in the USA hopping from one to the next. There are some great cities easily accessible from one...

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Why sports fans love holidays in the UK

While many British natives are busy complaining about the weather and an apparent lack of summer in the UK, tourists from all over the world will soon be making their way to our shores for some truly magnificent sporting events. UK sports: a world waiting to be discovered Sporting holidays in the UK, or even trips to a particular game, match, or race, have a habit of bringing people together, and the atmosphere and environment are...

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Visiting Abu Dhabi on a Budget

Abu Dhabi is fast becoming one of the most popular places to travel, with an extremely glamorous and luxurious reputation, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to have a good time in Abu Dhabi! If you have already removed it from your bucket list and written it off entirely, you might want to keep reading and find out what you are missing. Having spent a lot of time in Abu Dhabi, I can tell you that you really can have an...

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How to enjoy travel without feeling guilty

I know when I travel all my usual, healthy, good routines go out the window and I tend to over-indulge on holiday. I’m sure you’ve experienced it too where your calorie intake goes through the roof and the old excuse of “I’m on holiday!!” seems to be applicable to every cocktail you order. I often wish there were a few easy things I could do while I travel that would at least burn a few extra calories and...

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Top activities to try in the French Alps this summer

We’re a firm believer that wherever you travel, where ever you decide to call home for a while on your location independent adventure, you should make the most of your time there! You never know when you might be back (if ever) so its ways worth living life to the full. Sure we all need a break now and again but life is for living right! So with this in mind I turn your attention to the beautiful French alps, a place we know...

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Grand days out in England this year

As the summer draws closer in England and the flowers start to bloom, we turn our attention to all the wonderful events coming up in the warmer months. A time when villages hold fetes, summer sporting seasons get underway, festivals are held and everyone is keen to make the most life. So here’s my pick of what you shouldn’t miss out on this year. The best of what England has to offer. The Grand National This event holds a...

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Budget Travel Tips for First Time Travelers to the UK

Being British I have to admit my first thought of “travel” is always to leave our country and seek excitement and adventure elsewhere. This is of course a silly notion as the very excitement of travel that we seek can be found all around us. In fact the United Kingdom is a fantastic country to travel around. It’s compact, accessible and has some absolutely stunning scenery from the rocky coastline of Land’s End...

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Mediterranean island hopping adventure

The Mediterranean has to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, and it is easy to see why. This area has something for everyone, for those who want sun, sand and sea, as well as those who want to experience the diverse cultures to be found on the various islands. The islands The advantage of taking a holiday in the Mediterranean and steering clear of the continent is that the individual islands have, for the...

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Europe’s best backpacking countries and destinations

Backpacking is usually the travel of choice for the cash-strapped, or for those who really want to get amongst the action of a true cultural adventure. Wherever you’re heading, the first item on your to-do list should be paying a visit to somewhere like Luggage Direct to get a backpack that will last the distance. Then it’s on to planning your itinerary! Below are 5 European countries that should definitely make the cut. 1. Germany...

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