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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!

Recent articles in Practical advice

  • 15 Nov 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Beyond green curry - a taste of Thailand

Embarking on a culinary journey is a must in Thailand, especially when you go beyond your comfort zone and taste new, unknown dishes. During my time there I ventured beyond the typical takeaway green curries, who most people associate with Thailand (and which taste much better in their place of origin) to try regional cuisines that changed in line with the landscape and the different geographical zones. The result was a sizzling palate rewarded with an incredible variety of flavours.
  • 08 Nov 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

My Croatian road trip: Konoba crawls in Roman Zadar, trendy Zagreb and the fairytale waterfalls of Plitvice

In Dubrovnik and Split we'd wandered the sun-drenched streets and hidden passageways of the marble old towns, followed in historical footsteps and gorged ourselves on food and drink at the konobas and alleyway bars we'd happened upon. After a brief ferry crossing we found ourselves on Brac, where we bought several bottles of the island's delicious olive oil, and cycled to a private cove for a swim in the clear, aquamarine waters. Now we were leaving the dreamy south behind us as we journeyed up the coast road towards our final destination: Zagreb, the nation's capital.
  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Kiri Nowak
Selfies around the world

Looking for a luxury girl's holiday with loads to do?

Find out why I rate the Dominican Republic as a top girls' holiday destination. Our girly trip was fun, relaxing, active and luxurious - the perfect recipe for a laid back but adventurous girls' holiday.
  • 18 Oct 2016
  • Travel Advice
  • Laura Rawlings
To travel is to live

A traveller's guide to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year, but each November the emirate hosts the final race of the Formula 1 World Championship. This makes a holiday in Abu Dhabi particularly special for sport enthusiasts or those or just want to experience something a little different.
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