Travel Tips

When’s a good time to visit the Indian Ocean?

Mention the Indian Ocean and it conjures up picture perfect postcard images of a tropical paradise, we’ve investigated what time of year is best to visit each of these four destinations. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka can offer a year round destination, you just need to know which monsoon will affect each side of the island to find your perfect holiday destination. The southwest monsoon brings rain to the southwest of Sri Lanka between May and September, the dry season here…

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LoungeBuddy, the App to access airport lounges

If you want access to an airport lounge without the hassle of paying for annual membership, booking premium airline seats or accruing loyalty benefits, then we recommend downloading LoungeBuddy to your phone. LoungeBuddy offer instant lounge access at over 150 airport lounges worldwide, so if you find yourself with time on your hands whilst travelling, you too can be a VIP. The app is free to download and available on iTunes or Android. LoungeBuddy is the only App that makes…

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Decent Internet While Travelling

For us, maintaining a decent internet connection while travelling, is business critical. Not only do we have to continue to answer emails and run our business, but we also need to be uploading images and video of our travels all the time. Most hotels these days offer Wifi, but it’s not reliable, and the upload speed is usually appalling. Using hotel Wifi also means we’re out of touch when travelling between them or just out and about. Data roaming and…

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Changing Currency In Morocco

The currency in Morocco is the Dirham. At the time of writing 100 Dirham is worth about €10. Notes are available in 200, 100, 50 and 20 Dirhams. What’s unusual about the Dirham is that it’s a “closed” currency, so you can’t just pop into your local travel agency or bank and change money for a trip to Morocco. You can only buy and sell Dirhams in country. On arrival at any of the airports in Morocco, you will see…

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Our monthly guide to the best time to visit long haul destinations

Have you got some holiday time due but not sure where to visit? We’ve produced our guide of destinations to visit during their “best time” of the year…..   Month     Destination   January Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh Caribbean China: Hong Kong Cuba Dominican Republic Malaysia: Penang, Lagkawi, Pangkor Laut Maldives South Africa Sri Lanka: Galle, Benota, Colombo & Negombo Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phuket, Vietnam: Hanoi, Nha Trange, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc…

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ESTA apply before booking your holiday to United States

As a British citizen with an ePassport (including a chip) we qualify to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) to visit the States for up to 90 days. An ESTA is also required for passengers just transiting through the United States, which can catch some travellers out. In order to check in for your flight to the USA, your passport, Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and flight tickets all need to match. So it’s important to…

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South Africa Fact Sheet For Travellers

South Africa draws many visitors for a variety of reasons, beach dwellers head for Cape Town in December & January, safari seekers head for the parks during the dry season from May to September, the Cape Winelands harvest attracts wine aficionados from January to March, walkers like to visit during Spring and the Garden Route is spectacular all year round. This is a diverse country, the coastline has two oceans and stretches 2798 km from the desert border with Namibia…

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Dominican Republic Fact Sheet For Travellers

The Dominican Republic offers all inclusive holidays at the cheaper end of the scale for those looking for a Caribbean destination on a budget. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the North and Caribbean sea on the South, the Dominican Republic is easily accessible with eight international airports, and is also a favourite Caribbean destination for golfers. The island of Hispaniola is split into two thirds Dominican Republic and one third Haiti. The island was named by Christopher Columbus in…

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Mfuwe Lodge is a place where elephants come to dinner

Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa, has developed a unique relationship with a family of wild elephants over several years. When this five star lodge in Zambia was built, it didn’t deter a particular family of elephants from taking the most direct route to the annual harvest of wild mango fruits found within their grounds. The elephants didn’t go around the development, instead led by the matriarch nicknamed Wonky Tusk, they continued as before – straight through the lodge’s reception area,…

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