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Is It Safe To Travel Abroad?

Is It Safe To Travel Abroad?

Is travelling abroad really as dangerous as it’s made out to be, or is it all just taken out of context?   News today really is global, events that we wouldn’t have been able to hear about before are now everywhere. When coupled with globalisation we come to an interesting dilemma for tourists about safety. Is it really dangerous to travel to that country, or are people just overreacting? Well, let’s find out how safe it is with the help…

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Italy’s Zona Traffico Limitato and How to Avoid it

Italy’s Zona Traffico Limitato and How to Avoid it

Avoiding the Zone Traffico Limitato in Italy is one of the most important things to do on your road trip there. Here’s why and how to do just that.   What is the Zone Traffico Limitato? These are, as the name implies, zones where access for traffic is limited. There are over 200 different Zona Traffico Limitato zones like this in Italy which are able to issue you with some rather hefty fines that can even follow you home. The lowest…

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Making London Cheaper or Free

Making London Cheaper or Free

London is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that’s only if you don’t know what you’re doing. Whenever you talk to someone about visiting London you tend to hear how expensive it is. However, a lot of the expense can be almost completely removed if you know a few tips and tricks that we all use. Wouldn’t a free London be nice?! London regularly ranks as one of the most expensive cities to live in, but…

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10 Road Trip Tips for Europe

10 Road Trip Tips for Europe

No matter your age, your location, or your budget there are some new things that you can learn to improve your road trip experience. We hope that the following 10 road trip tips will make your trip nice and smooth, even when the road gets bumpy.   Choose the perfect partner Yes, yes, I know. You have been together for years etc and everything will be fine. But, I know quite a few of my friends who came back and…

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Your Native English Just Won’t Be Good Enough

Your Native English Just Won’t Be Good Enough

When I first started travelling abroad I made a huge mistake that dramatically changed my quality of life. It’s all to do with being a native English speaker, but not being able to communicate. The problem is two-fold and it’s important. If you are going on holiday to “Europe” then you should think about whether it’s worth learning a few phrases in the language of the country(ies) you are going to. If not, then it will definitely be worth thinking…

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We Will Rock You – Skalne Miasto and Bastei in a day

We Will Rock You – Skalne Miasto and Bastei in a day

“It’s only three hours from Berlin…this is an experience we’re never going to forget, just take it all in”. (Overheard American tourists) We spent our pre-easter weekend between a rock city and a hard place, Skalne Miasto (Czech Republic) and Bastei (Germany). Two of the more unique places that we’ve seen in Europe, not just in terms of there being very few things like it, but just in the movie-perfect scenery that’s available. There is also another attraction close-by called …

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How to survive your first trip on the London Underground

How to survive your first trip on the London Underground

The London Underground, normally just called “the tube”, is normally a nightmare for tourists. As a native Londoner it has never really confused or worried me, I’ve spent quite a lot of my life underground by this point in time, but for those who are not ready for it, it can be a horrible and crazy experience. Most people think of the tube as a unique and special place, but we need to make sure that you don’t think that…

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New Years in Paris, is it worth it?

New Years in Paris, is it worth it?

Paris has got quite the reputation for itself. The city of love, culture and cuisine. All of these things are summed up best on one specific night of the year – New Year’s eve. Now, having finally experienced New Year’s eve in several different places around the world, I feel that I am suitably qualified to comment on whether it is actually worth going to the world’s most romantic city on the world’s most romantic day. It is, without doubt, a…

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Scotland Part 3 -Wildlings

Scotland Part 3 -Wildlings

Scotland is pretty mystical, and nowhere more so than the Isle of Skye. This is probably one of the places that everyone has already been to or wants to go to at some point in time and I could see why. I’d heard about the fairy pools for a long time, and had seen some pretty amazing pictures of what looked like big waterfalls with an epic Lord of the Rings style mountain in the background. We knew that it…

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Scotland Part 2 -North of the Wall

Scotland Part 2 -North of the Wall

European cities don’t usually have much of an effect on me anymore, they are all very nice and very pretty (for the most part), but even Florence didn’t seem to make me go “wow” like so many people said that it would…although that’s perhaps because I’m some uncultured heathen. Edinburgh, however, was truly great. We were there at the same time as the Fringe. Although we didn’t have time to go and actually see any of the acts that were…

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