Friday, 24 March 2017

What do you miss about holidays back in the 90s?

While the digital age is here and going on holiday means posting snaps on Facebook and Instagram and getting the latest travel gadgets, a lot of us miss the good old days of handwritten post cards and Polaroid cameras.

Image result for using polaroid cameraA recent study showed that travellers wanted to go back to the old “Wish you were here” postcards and trinkets from souvenir shops that brought back fond memories.

Here are the top 10 90s holiday items that we miss the most...

-- Film rolls

-- Disposable cameras
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-- Using a paper map

-- Travel iron

-- Travellers cheques

-- Keyrings / fridge magnet souvenirs 

-- Printed travel documents

-- Books

-- Walkman and CDs

-- Fanny packs

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Friday, 3 March 2017

10 Ways to Kill Time at the Airport

It’s always best to arrive early for your flight, but sitting for hours at the airport can be a real drag. Do not fear there are so many fun things to do to kill time!

     1.       Check-in on Facebook – This way you can tell everyone which awesome destination you’re headed to and make the world jealous.

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     2.       Go on a foodie pub crawl – Try a snack at every restaurant.

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     3.       Pack some wool – Knit someone a handmade gift while you wait.

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     4.       Make a playlist for the flight – Browse through your whole music library and add all your favourite songs.

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     5.       Download a fun game on your phone – Try Colour Switch (beware it is addictive)


     6.       Do some exercises – Crunches, push-ups or maybe try some airport yoga!

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     7.        Buy some postcards – Write a few to your family, I mean who doesn’t like getting post these days?

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     8.       Take a nap – Remember to keep your luggage close to avoid waking up with nothing.

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     9.       Master something new – Learn a bit of a foreign language, try to plait your hair, do a handstand, etc.

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     10.   People-watch – Play detective and see how much you can figure out by just observing someone.

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Waiting in the airport isn’t so bad when you know how to kill time!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Are you a Travel Daredevil?

Some travellers are a bit more daring than others, veering more towards the reckless things in every country that they go to. If you consider Danger to be your middle name, then you may be one of these travel daredevils.

Take a look at the list below...

 You never plan your trips

Who needs an itinerary anyway? Travelling should be fun and spontaneous! As a traveller you prefer to the thrill of an adventure, like jumping on a plane randomly and seeing what happens and where it takes you. For you it is all about the journey not the destination.

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You will try just about ANY food

What’s the point of travelling somewhere if you’re not going to eat something potentially life-threatening? When you visit a new destination you get a thrill from trying the most bizarre local food you can find. From Hákarl (rotten shark carcass) in Iceland and fried spiders in Cambodia to the deadly Fugu in Japan and bird’s nest soup in Asia.

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Your bucket list is insane

Your bucket list is unlike the regular traveller’s to-do list, it is filled with only crazy activities that involve adrenaline-filled death-defying acts. If any of these things are on your bucket list then you definitely have the daredevil spirit:

Highline above a canyon in USA
Climb vertical cliffs in Ethiopia without ropes
Cliff diving at La Quebrada, Mexica
Abseil from Table Mountain in Cape Town
Cycle death road in Bolivia

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 You don’t care where you spend the night

Who has time to be picky about accommodation? You will sleep just about anywhere you can rest your head! Whether it be sleeping in a flimsy tent in bear country, staying in a snow igloo or catching some z’s in a tree hotel high up above the ground.

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You always get asked if your pictures and videos are PhotoShopped

99% of your pictures and videos captured by your GoPro, which is always attached to your body, are of you dangerously hanging off the edge of a cliff or volcano boarding at lightening speeds. There is no need to PhotoShop anything because you are such a damn daredevil!

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If you see yourself as a travel daredevil, make sure to take out specialized travel insurance – you’ll probably need it!

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Friday, 10 February 2017

The Most Untouched Places on Earth

There are few places on earth that have not been touched by humans, but there are some out there that do exist! If you want to see these places you’ll have to go through a bit of trouble, however it is worth it in the end...

Here are some of the most unreachable places on our planet...

Methuselah is the oldest tree in the world, unfortunately the location of this tree, which is said to be about 5000 years old, is kept a secret in order to protect it from the hands of humans. This tree is hidden somewhere in the California White Mountains, so if you’re up for a bit of a treasure hunt – good luck!

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Tristan da Cunha is a tiny remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, making it the most remotely inhabited place on the planet. Any civilization is about 3000km away, but that hasn’t stopped people from living there! There are currently about 260 inhabitants whose families have been living there since the 19th century.

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Challenger Deep is found 11km underwater! It is the deepest known point on earth and only three people have managed to visit this spot in the Mariana Trench, one of them being James Cameron. The reasons why it is next to impossible to go down there is because the water temperature is close to freezing, it’s pitch black and the water pressure is unbelievably high.

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The Svalbard islands are located in the Arctic Ocean and they’re constantly frozen. Here you will find an amazing arctic wilderness full of unique wildlife. Svalbard is also home to the world’s largest secure seed storage, the Global Seed Vault. In case of emergencies the vault has thousands and thousands of different plants stored safely 500 feet into the side of a mountain.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Fly in Style with Emirates

As if flying first-class with Emirates wasn’t classy enough, they are now blowing minds by giving first-class passengers a pair of moisturizing PJs for their overnight trips.

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When most people get on a plane, a flimsy blanket and mediocre food is usually enough to stay satisfied until landing, but first-class flyers get to wear super soft pyjamas that actually moisturize your body!

Made of hydra active microcapsule tech, the PJs release sea kelp to keep your skin moisturized while you relax with a Gordon Ramsay meal and 7 movies in a row or sleep peacefully without a fat guy next to you snoring in your ear. The best part of it is that you can take them home, wash them, wear them again and not lose any of the amazing moisturizing benefits.

Think maybe Jennifer Aniston would send us a pair?

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Travel: Expectation vs. Reality

Most of us spend a lot of time dreaming about all the adventures we are going to have when we actually get around to travelling the world. However, travel isn’t always what you expect...

Make sure you are prepared for the reality not to meet your expectations!

Expectation – You will save up lots of money and visit all the countries you want to, all while living comfortably.

Reality – You will spend most of your money paying for debts, bills, school fees, groceries, going out, etc.

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Expectation – You will find a cheap, but comfortable hotel room that is cheap in a central area.

Reality – You will leave it too late to plan your accommodation, and you can only afford a tiny hotel room with a lumpy bed.

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Expectation – You will plan everything out such as your accommodation, daily food budget and sightseeing for the day.

Reality – You will spend most of your money too early, you’ll get lost and you will probably stay longer than intended.

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Expectation – You will find new places no one knows existed and see things that only a few people have.

Reality – You will go to places that are filled with tourists, and when you decide to explore you will get lost and find nothing special.

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Expectation – You will meet so many different, unique people with amazing stories and you will become friends forever.

Reality – You will meet people, but only for a short time and you will probably forget about them and eventually stop talking to them.

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Expectation – You will come home and your friends and family will be there to welcome you and hear all about your adventures.

Reality – You will come home and everyone will be quite busy with your jobs. You will come to the realization that you have missed quite a lot and everyone has moved on with their lives.

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Even though travel is rarely what we expect, that is the beauty of it – the unknown.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

The Most Festive Destinations around the World

There is magic in the air at Christmas time, especially because of all the beautiful lights, sparkling decorations and happy, laughing families.

However, there are five specific places around the world that just take Christmas to the next level!

Vienna – Austria

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The December month in Vienna is filled with giant Christmas trees in the town squares. Bring your family and friends and celebrate with a little glühwein, festive crafts and yummy roasted chestnuts.

Strasbourg – France

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Strasbourg is better known as the “Capital of Christmas”. Why? Because every year this city comes alive with amazing Christmas activities, such as live performances, market stalls, storytelling and of course, carolling!

Quebec – Canada

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Imagine cobblestones dusted with snow and old brick buildings that resemble a Christmas village. This is Quebec City in December! Every little store and cafe is donned with glittering Christmas decorations and shining lights.

San Miguel De Allende – Mexico

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If you’re looking for something other than a white Christmas, San Miguel de Allende is the place for you. A warm weather Christmas filled with colourful parades, Mexican feasts, music and fiestas. The streets come alive in December with Donkeys, piñatas and people singing and dancing – what could be better?

Cologne – Germany

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Cologne is an almost medieval city that lights up during the festive season. The tall Cologne Cathedral hosts the biggest market complete with an ice rink, lights and singing.

Looking for some holiday magic? Visit these festive destinations around the world this Christmas!

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