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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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  • 06 Jun 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Five fantastic daytrips from Bangkok

For when you have limited time to spend in the kaleidoscopic city of Bangkok and you want to see more beyond its reaches, I've come up with five different itineraries to make for memorable daytrips, taking in some of the most evocative sights and wonders surrounding the Thai capital. Read on to see where to spend your time when based in Bangkok but wanting to explore a bit outside its confines, without time-consuming trips or more expensive domestic flights.
  • 15 May 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Second time in Thailand - Where to go on a return visit

A second visit to Thailand is a quest that many travellers go on, especially UK ones, who are usually especially keen on returning and enjoying more of this stunning Asian gem. How to make the most of a second Thailand holiday after seeing if for the first time? Read on to find inspiring tips on how to make the most of a second journey to the buzzing capital, the cultural north and the idyllic beaches to rediscover the country in more than one fascinating way.
  • 20 Feb 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

A Guide to Transport in Thailand

Getting out and about in Thailand is not complex at all, not when you know a little bit about the many options on offer and how to make the most of them. This blog aims to enlighten you on the many ways to travel around Thailand, using as many means of transport as necessary, depending on where you're based and where you want to go. From tuk-tuks to elephant rides, trains, boats, flights and everything in between, here is my guide to using Thailand's varied (and often somewhat quirky) transport system.
  • 10 Jan 2017
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  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Arabian Nights: Best places to rest your head in Oman

From dune camps and mountain hideaways to Arabian palaces and classic beach resorts, Sasha Wood takes a look at the best places to rest your head on a holiday to Oman.
  • 03 Jan 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Thailand guide for first-timers

You might think a country as popular as Thailand might need little introduction for UK travellers, yet first-time visitors could immensely benefit from a brief introduction and step-by-step guide to navigating the cultural differences and getting the most out of your trip. From currency to the plug adaptors you'll need, mobile reception, top tips and what to pack, read my Thailand guide for first-timers to ensure you enjoy the smoothest of holiday experiences.
  • 15 Nov 2016
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kiri Nowak
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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
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  • 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.
  • 15 Oct 2016
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  • Kiri Nowak
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Think you know the real Dominican Republic?

If you think you know the real Dominican Republic, you might be wrong. If all you have heard is it has luxury resorts and fabulous beaches, then you are partly correct. It also has many wonderful experiences to try, here's some really cool stuff I did on my trip that just might surprise you.
  • 22 Sep 2016
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  • Kiri Nowak
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Getting to know the people of the Dominican Republic

Read what Kiri discovered about the people of the Dominican Republic, why it's a friendly place to visit and what you can learn from the locals.
  • 10 Sep 2016
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  • Gaby Lucius
There's only one life

Escaping the winter cold in Thailand

With the British summer almost definitely over, many people are looking for that ideal destination to catch some winter sun. A holiday in Thailand is a fantastic way to get some more sunshine this year, whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation or romance.
  • 02 Sep 2016
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  • Kiri Nowak
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Hannah's honest thoughts on our Caribbean adventure

In order to get a fresh perspective, I have asked my friend what she really thought about our trip to the Dominican Republic. Find out what she didn't like, liked and loved, and her tips for visiting this Caribbean gem.
  • 15 Aug 2016
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  • Kiri Nowak
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Which one should you pick?

Last month I stayed in three different Iberostar hotels in the Dominican Republic. Find out which one came out on top and what I liked about each hotel, and you can decide which one to book for your holiday.
  • 20 Jul 2016
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  • Adam Jacot de Boinod
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"Belly Up!"

Back can wait, but not belly is a well-known Antiguan saying. Whether this refers to a massage before lunch I never found out but luxury is very much on offer in the following four Leeward Islands hotels.
  • 13 Jul 2016
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  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Pockets of paradise: Antigua's best hotels

It's a celebrity holiday hideaway and a firm yachtie favourite, yet Antigua is actually a really accessible Caribbean destination with a bounty of beautiful beaches where you can splash out on high-end luxury or find quality hotels that are surprisingly affordable.
  • 30 Jun 2016
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  • Kiri Nowak
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What to pack for an active holiday in the Dominican Republic

It's time for me to start packing for my epic Dominican Republic trip. It's going to be an action packed, activity filled adventure, so I need to pack accordingly. Here's some helpful tips on what to pack for a trip to the Dominican.