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Practical advice

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This blog collection is all about updating you on the latest tips and most practical pieces of advice when travelling to certain locations around the world. All our blogs in this section are packed full of handy tips and insightful insiders' knowledge from fellow travellers drawing from their own past globetrotting experience or having conducted extensive research when getting ready for their future trips.

The must-pack items, the best clothing attires according to travel season, the top specific rules to respect local traditions as well as handy extras that will either make your holiday smoother or add unique special touches to enhance your overall experience. Whether you're venturing out solo, with a partner, a friend or the whole family, this blog series will equip you with the best insiders' knowledge on where to go, what not to miss and how not to go wrong, whatever you plan to do and wherever in the world you are travelling to.

Follow this blog collection for frequent updates on the latest advice for up-and-coming destinations, the most trending attractions, the hippest locations and the best ways to get around pesky limitations, regulations or rules in certain venues or destinations. In short, before you head out anywhere this is the place to check out first!

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  • 08 Jun 2018
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  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Cuba: What to pack, plan and read before you land

From working out your itinerary and packing for the weather to delving into Cuba's revolutionary history and literary legacy, there's plenty you can do to prepare yourself for your trip.
  • 17 Apr 2018
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  • Travel Advice
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Making the most of a travel nightmare: six tips for being stuck in an airport

Being stuck in an airport due to delays is no-one's ideal way to begin or end a holiday, but stay calm and embrace the airport's facilities, and you might just enjoy yourself.
  • 12 Apr 2018
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  • Jana Crowne
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Dining Dictionary: How to pronounce those tricky food and drinks from around the world

We've all been there on holiday - eagerly awaiting to order a local dish that seems delicious by the description on the menu and when the waiter comes along we struggle to pronounce it or think we've done it right just to be met with puzzled looks. This is why we've compiled this international food pronunciation guide, to help you avoid mispronouncing famous dishes around the world and forgo the shame of this common, yet often irritating tourist faux pas.
  • 27 Feb 2018
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

A guide to Laos cuisine

Before I visited Laos last year, I knew little about its cuisine – unlike Thai and Chinese, Lao food is little known in the UK. When I arrived, I discovered fresh ingredients, delicious local dishes, and some surprisingly familiar flavours.
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