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25/10/2018
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Travelling Abroad for Diwali?

Are you celebrating Diwali abroad this year? Make sure you are prepared before you travel! When it comes to travelling abroad, preparation is everything, especially for Diwali. The more you plan and prepare increases the likelihood of a more enjoyable and stress-free journey. Plan for the area or event you are travelling to. Think about everything, from transport to medicines. Do the bulk of the work before you set off, as having that handy pack of paracetamol on you is easier than having to source it locally. What Is The Diwali... Read More

19/10/2017

Why Do People Celebrate Diwali?

Every year, millions of people around the world come together to celebrate Diwali. Depending on where you live, you might have never come across the celebration of Diwali first hand. In the UK, the most prominent public celebrations take place in London and Leicester. But what is this festival all about? Why is it so important to those who celebrate it? We’ve put together this quick guide to help you better understand this wonderful, and colourful, festival. Who celebrates Diwali? The festival is celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus, Jains and Newar Buddhists. What... Read More

31/03/2017

Staying Water Safe On Your Travels

The choice can be bewildering, and you may even think what’s the point? World travel presents many issues and getting access to safe and reliable clean water sources is a major issue for locals and travellers alike. Usual guidance suggests you should avoid tap water. The logical step is to stick to bottled water, but how clean is the bottled water and how easy is it to obtain? A study in Pakistan found that 8 brands of 71 sampled were unsafe for human consumption. So if the bottled water is not... Read More

07/07/2016

Do I Need A Travel Vaccination For My Holiday?

Have you ever considered that you may require special vaccinations when travelling abroad? If you have booked your next holiday outside of the UK, you may need to be vaccinated against travel-related infections such as yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A or B and meningitis. If you are travelling to countries in central Europe, Australia or North America, you are unlikely to need travel vaccinations. But what about those countries where the risk is much higher? Some countries require you to have a Certificate of Vaccination before you enter, especially if... Read More

22/02/2016

How To Stop Malaria Ruining Your World Adventure

You have saved and worked hard for this holiday, don’t let malaria ruin in. If you are visiting a country that has a risk of malaria, then it is important to take the necessary precautions so you do not pick up the disease when travelling. The last thing you want is to have planned and saved for the journey of a lifetime, only to be struck down by malaria because you failed to take the right precautions. There is a range of anti-malaria tablets available on the market, and the... Read More

26/11/2015

The Foods of Europe: Part 1, Munich

Food is one of the main things that excites me about travelling and it never disappoints, the different tastes, the unique texture and the savoury bites of the delicious foods would always make you wanting for more. When travelling around Europe you are greeted by the sheer amount of specialities and delicacies that make you question how these fascinating recipes came to be. The history behind the many dishes stems from the roots of the previous generations; the techniques are passed down to preserve the traditions and original flavours of... Read More

30/10/2015

Our Top 5 Essentials For Long Journeys

When you have a long distance to travel, it is beneficial to think about tackling what potential challenges you might face. While there is little you can do about flight delays or missing your train connection, you can prepare for the little things. Here at Travelpharm we have a team of well travelled staff members and our team have put together our essential travel items to help make your journey that little bit easier. Care Plus Clean Pro Hygiene Gel helps to protect your hands, with softening & cleansing anti bacterial gel... Read More

20/08/2015

20 Reasons To Travel The World

We’re all guilty of putting certain things off because the time isn’t right or because we’re scared of the change it might evoke. Many people quote money and time as the main reasons they can’t take a break. With international travel easier now than ever before, here at Travelpharm we have put together a list of 20 reasons why you SHOULD explore this planet. Top 20 Reasons To Travel The World 1: Budget Options International travel doesn’t have to cost the earth. Air fares can be bagged for as little... Read More

22/07/2015

Top 7 Family Holiday Essentials

Now that Easter has passed, it’s that time of year again; where we all marvel at how fast the time has passed since Christmas and start to spend A LOT of what little time we have to spare daydreaming about our forthcoming summer holidays. Whether it’s a sunny beach in Spain, a cottage in the UK or a blowout trip to the other side of the world, there are fundamentals that need to be arranged. We know that it is not always easy juggling life working full time, bringing up... Read More

02/07/2015

Festival Survival Guide

Festival season is in full swing and British summer time weather remains as unpredictable as ever! Music, rain, wind, mud, sunshine, alcohol and memories are all to be experienced and enjoyed!! However, festivals carry a few risks, so here’s a few tips to help you stay safe and healthy this summer. Alcohol If you choose to drink at a festival, have a drink of water between each beer.  This will keep you hydrated, particularly if it’s hot and sunny. It will also help prevent a nasty hangover.  Keep your drink... Read More