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Travel Tips

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

15/10/2018

Backpack Packing Tips

Have you ever wanted to go backpacking around the world? Tickets booked, money saved, days crossed off from the calendar… Going on a holiday is a great adventure. On top of the ‘usual’ leisure holidays, backpacking has been on the rise since the past few years. With air travel becoming more accessible, a gap year is now often spent in Asia, Australia, or South America. Regardless of your travel destination, if you are hoisting your luggage on your back you need to think about your packing. Not only can you not... Read More

30/01/2018

Isn’t It Time To Start Planning That Family Holiday?

The year may be young, but now is the ideal time to start planning your family holiday. Not only can you get a better deal or holiday package by booking earlier, but you can also plan around the school calendar and include Bank Holidays to get that extra day off added to your holiday timetable. So what dates do you need to know? Well for starters you need to think about your children and the school year! School Calendar: Be sure to check with your child’s school as to when the... Read More

15/02/2017

Choosing The Right Insect Repellent

Insect repellents are available in various forms and concentrations. Many skin preparations are available, mostly containing di-ethyltoluamide (DEET). DEET has been proven to be the most effective in preventing mosquito bites so it is the repellent of choice in areas with diseases such as malaria and dengue. For those allergic to DEET, alternatives include Dimethyl Pthalate (contained in ‘shoo’) or Eucalyptus oil (contained in ‘Mosiguard’). Are there different forms of protection? Aerosol and pump-spray products are available which are suitable for treating clothing – if using these on skin it... Read More

30/01/2017

How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites

Biting insects & mosquitoes can spread diseases such as Malaria, Yellow fever, Dengue fever, Japanese Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. There is a range of malaria tablets available to help treat and prevent Malaria. But did you know that there are also other simple, essential precautions that you can take to avoid being bitten, which reduces the risk of you picking up a deadly disease? KNOCK DOWN PRODUCTS: Use mosquito and insect killing or “knock down” products in the bedroom. Regular use of these products is necessary so that the... Read More

10/01/2017

5 Essential Travel Accessories You Must Pack

Getting the balance between travelling light and packing the essentials can be difficult. When travelling abroad you want to ensure that you have packed everything you need for a comfortable journey. While there are some items that you will be able to replenish or pick up on the way, there are some items that might not be readily available to you. That’s why it is vital that when you are packing your case or bag that you have the essential accessories that will enhance your travel experience. It’s always wise... 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

28/01/2016

5 European Treasures to Explore This Year

Get the wanderlust bug with these unique travel destinations hidden away in the corners of Europe. We have compiled a list of 5 unique travel destinations in Europe to help ignite your wanderlust, and plant these seeds for you to get planning your own holiday of a lifetime. We all dream of finding that perfect holiday, some want weeks by a pool, others want adventures and exploration. With so many obvious places you can choose to go abroad, what about those places that are not so obvious, some of which you’ve never even heard of?... 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

02/06/2015

How to find the right insect repellent for your journey

Nobody likes being bitten by mosquitos. Bites are itchy, unsightly and sometimes downright painful. In Europe, on the whole, mosquitos are more irritating than dangerous. But in some parts of the world mosquitos can do far more damage than the bite visible on the skin as they can transmit serious illnesses such as Malaria and Dengue Fever. In such cases, prevention is better than cure and adequate bite avoidance is crucial to avoid getting ill. Check out our malaria risk map to find more information about the risks and recommended prevention... Read More