Travel Tips

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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Free Things To Do In Las Vegas

It’s very easy to splash out and enjoy all the attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. Here’s our suggestions if you’re looking for something different to do that won’t cost a dime. Visit the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign. The sign is on the South end of Las Vegas Boulevard by the Bali Hai Golf Club, which is a couple of blocks walk from the Mandalay Bay. The sign was created by Betty Willis and installed…

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Bali Fact Sheet For Travellers

The Indonesian island of Bali attracts a variety of tourists from young backpackers on a budget to more experienced and luxury travellers. The “Island of the Gods” offers complete contrasts in one package, ranging from beautiful beaches to lush green plantations; and party scene to spiritual retreats. The island is 90km from North to South and 140km from West to East. There aren’t direct flights from the UK, popular connections include Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Seasons The…

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Airport Lounges – Are They Worth It?

We have a simple rule for airport lounges – If we have two or more hours to kill, particularly with a flight delay, we go straight to the nearest lounge! The benefits of getting onto decent Wifi, having some peace and quiet away from the crowds, and being able to eat and drink what we want, far outweigh the cost of using a lounge for that kind of time period. In fact, we’ve often saved money – have you seen…

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Free Wi-Fi Worldwide Airports

Thanks to travel blogger and computer security engineer Anil Polat for producing this fantastic map of Wi-Fi passwords and the best locations, to get online at airports around the world. Simply click the plane symbol for the airport you’re interested in, and a pop up will provide details of the free Wi-Fi connection available in that location. Anil has been travelling for six years, he’s on a journey to visit every country in the world and along the way he…

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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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