Evolution of the Backpacker [Infographic]

Posted on January 24, 2017

In this infographic we track the evolution of the Backpacker, from the traditional 1960s hitchhiking Hippies, to the 1980s Inter-Railers and finally the modern ‘Glampacker’

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Australia – By Bus!

Posted on January 16, 2017

A member of our customer services team recounts her journey around Australia by Bus.

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Jet Lag Hacks by the Experts

Posted on December 05, 2016

Jet lag can easily ruin the first few days of any long haul trip, leaving you feeling tired, groggy and generally not up for much. However, there are things you can do to try and prevent and limit the effects of jet lag, as London-based expert (and founder of Sleep School) Dr Guy Meadows recently explained to the Daily Mail.

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Could this be the most Epic Honeymoon Ever?

Posted on August 15, 2016

After meeting in 2007, Karolina and Bartek Wudniak have been indulging their travel passions together through a mix of short and long term European trips, but once they got engaged they embarked on planning a honeymoon to end all honeymoons, and 200 days later they are still enjoying their adventure.

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Maximoon: The Rise of the Supersized Honeymoons

Posted on June 06, 2016

With the overwhelming competition for jobs plus the difficulty in getting on the property ladder, it’s no wonder that so many millennials are forced to abandon their dreams of a gap year adventure to pursue more ‘grown up’ pursuits in their early twenties. However, there is still a way you could get that once in a life time trip – plan a maximoon.

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Research Reveals the Worst Airlines for Delays

Posted on March 25, 2016

Pre-holiday excitement can quickly turn to frustration if you arrive at the airport only to find that your flight is delayed. Delays can range from a few minutes to days, and could eventually lead to cancellation of your flight and trip altogether. There are ways you can claim compensation, depending on the reason for the delay, but it is impossible to protect yourself from delays altogether, except perhaps, to choose an airline with the fewest delays.

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Top 2016 Backpacker Destinations

Posted on January 25, 2016

Embarking on a backpacking adventure is extremely exciting, but with a whole world just waiting to be explored, where should you visit? If you’re planning a Longstay adventure in 2016, these are the top emerging destinations as picked by travel experts.

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The Ultimate Gap Year – if you have £220,000

Posted on November 06, 2015

If you’re thinking about a gap year in 2016, then the perfect trip may sound something like; 12 months exploring every corner of the globe on a private jet, the only problem is you’ll need £220,000 to pay for the privilege.

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Travel Tech: Non-Stop Flights to Australia by 2050

Posted on September 25, 2015

It may seem ridiculous to get excited about something which won’t be available until 2050, but when we heard about the possibility of non-stop flights from the UK to Australia, we couldn’t resist researching and sharing this travel tech news.

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Travel Tech: The World’s Best Suitcase

Posted on August 07, 2015

It’s one of the biggest holiday nightmares for travellers – arriving at your destination only to find that your suitcase is nowhere to be found. However, new technology has now been created which could mean you will never lose a suitcase again.

Pretty young female passenger at the airport (shallow DOF; color
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