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Going on Holiday – the Best Times to Travel

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If you want to go on holiday, there are destinations that can suit you throughout the year. Winter sun isn’t so hard to get with the availability of budget flights and reasonable accommodation, and good transport can help you reach destinations more quickly. Whenever you are travelling, there will always be some deals to be had. Here are some things to think about: If you can, travel outside of the school holidays. If this isn’t possible because you have children or work in a school, carry out price comparisons to find the right deal for you. There will still be lower cost options – you just need to find them. Spend some researching the weather in your destination. For example, Thailand is a great winter sun option, but if you go at the wrong time, you will be affected by monsoon season. Travel last minute. Book something at the last minute and be open to options!

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All-Inclusive Holidays – Yes or No?

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An all-inclusive holiday can be a far easier option for people going on holiday. They will include accommodation, food and often transportation as well. The accommodation might be the flights, the transfer to the accommodation upon arrival, or both. All-inclusive can be a good way to travel if you are looking for a relaxing break. You won’t have to think about anything once you arrive, as the basics will already be covered. If you want to do any other activities, you can simply book them in without having to question what you will do for food or transport. The trouble with all inclusive is the lack of freedom it might give you. If you have children, they may get bored staying in the hotel and using its facilities. However, if everything is paid for there, you may be reluctant to spend more money going out and about. A compromise could be to go half board.  

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Packing a Backpack for your First Travel Adventure

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That first step into transitioning from holidays to travelling is scary. How is it going to be different? Will it be as much fun? How is it possible to budget? One of the first steps is to make sure you are packing well and taking the right things with you. Make sure you have the right backpack in the first place – this one is essential. Choose a backpack that is easy for you to carry, or it will just become too difficult to take around with you. If it means getting  smaller one, you will just have to manage. It is much more important to have a backpack that is easy to manage. Next, make sure you have a concise list. Research your travel destinations thoroughly so you know what to expect with the weather. Take appropriate clothes and make sure you have any medication you need, like anti malarials.

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How to Take the Stress out of a Holiday

Posted in : Travel on by : John Comments:

A holiday should be something fun for everyone. However, we all know it just isn’t always that simple, especially if you are going away with children. Here are some tips for a stress-free trip: Travel with as little as possible. You will enjoy yourself much more if you are not weighed down by luggage. Plan, but not too much. You should have a good idea about what you can do and how to get around. Play it by ear a little bit as well though, as it’s more fun that way. Make sure you do what you want to do. There are many options for activities in various countries. Pick the ones you want and be single minded about it. Be organised. Buy what you need to and have plenty of things like medication and toiletries. You don’t want to have to be wondering when you will next be near a shop.

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Is Travelling in South America Safe?

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Some parts of South America have got themselves a bad reputation for safety. Places like Brazil and Colombia can often leave people a little nervous about their safety. Yet there are some stunning things to see there, so you don’t want to avoid these places based on fear. Here are some points to consider on safety in South America: There are some very unsafe areas – but you find these in most parts of the world. Don’t let it put you off. Be vigilant at all times. Carry valuable in a money belt rather than in a backpack. Always be on the lookout for anybody acting suspiciously and keep a close eye on your possessions. Research the areas you are visiting. Certain parts of cities have a bad reputation. Avoid these, especially at night. Don’t go to anywhere too quiet. If the people suddenly disappear or you feel uneasy trust your instinct. Something probably isn’t right.

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