Mike

How To Get Some Sleep On Long Haul Flights

There’s nothing worse than arriving at an exciting new destination, only to lose the first 24 hours on sleep recovery! We’ve put together this list of tips to help you get a decent amount of sleep on your long haul flight, so you can hit the ground running: Plan in advance This is a tough one, because if you’re anything like me, the excitement of a holiday means you don’t sleep well leading up to it, But if you can,…

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All Inclusive Week Mauritius from £1299 per person

The 4* Ravenala Attitude is an all suite hotel situated on Turtle Bay in Mauritius. Breakfast is served buffet style, lunch can be enjoyed in three locations and seven of the eight restaurants on site are available for dinner as part of the all inclusive package. Save up to £906 per couple, if you book by 7th March 2017. 7 NIGHTS ALL INCLUSIVE AT THE 4* RAVENALA ATTITUDE STAYING IN COUPLES SUITE FROM £1249PP Mauritius The Ravenala Attitude 4* Couples…

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British Airways Seating

How to choose better seats on long haul flights

On a short hop to Mallorca, where you sit in the aircraft probably doesn’t matter – we can all put up with discomfort for a couple of hours. But when we’re talking about long haul flights, which can be from 8 to 18 hours, the smallest thing can have a massive impact on your enjoyment of a flight, and the start of your very expensive holiday. So, how do you avoid the pitfalls of selecting the wrong seat? And don’t…

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The Rock Hotel, Gibraltar

We had arranged to meet a bunch of friends from the UK in Gibraltar, for the boys to go diving, while the ladies enjoyed some sunshine. In order to extend our own holiday, we decided to fly into and out of Madrid, and to drive down one side of Spain and up the other. I’ll cover the road trip part in another post, but this one is about Gibraltar. The rock is an oddity – clearly joined to the mainland…

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VIP Airport Lounge Access

Just a quick tip I’d thought I’d share with you. We regularly use airport lounges around the world, but that’s not because we travel business or first class – I wish we could afford to! It’s because we have something called Priority Pass. We have a simple rule – if the airport departure area is really busy and / or we have more than two hours to departure, we use a lounge. They are always an oasis peace, good Wifi…

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Hurtigruten – Mike’s Thoughts

You can read the full story of our trip here, but these are my own observations and highlights from it. I really didn’t know what to expect of this trip. We’re not experienced cruisers, and anyway, Hurtigruten were at pains to point out their ships are not cruise ships! 
MS Finnmarken is about the size of the largest car ferries you see around the world. Indeed, she carries cars, and plenty of cargo as well. But the passenger decks are…

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Car Hire Around The World

When we started travelling, we decided we wanted to build a relationship with one supplier, and stick with them. Looking around at the various offers, we liked the look of Avis – they have coverage all over the world, and their loyalty scheme looked good, so we joined the Avis Preferred scheme. Avis Preferred gives us a number of benefits: They keep the information on credit cards and driving licences on file, so no need to go through paperwork when…

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New Rock Show At The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

We loved our stay at The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, you read read about it here. So we were delighted to hear that the hotel has a brand new rock show starting in March – a perfect excuse to visit again! Raiding the Rock Vault will join the lineup of first-class entertainment on the property starting on Saturday, March 11 with headline shows inside Vinyl. “We couldn’t have picked a more fitting show to bring to Vinyl at…

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Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

We booked into the Hard Rock Hotel because it seemed to offer the best value for a 4 star hotel and casino for our trip to Las Vegas. It turned out to be a cracking decision. The hotel is situated a little way off The Strip, but an easy 10 minute walk takes you to one end of it, and you can access the monorail from there. The hotel also offers an hourly courtesy bus service, which drops you right…

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