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How to stretch your annual leave into 55 glorious days off!

ATM Cave Belize

This blog post relates to the UK calendar, but the theory is essentially the same for other countries.

We all have that one friend who just always seems to be on holiday. Affording them is one thing, but I’m often left wondering how they have the time to fit it all in. 2, 9-day holidays in South America, 5 long weekend breaks in Europe and a tour to Vietnam - bContinue Reading

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How to turn your annual leave into 38 days of holiday!

This blog post relates to the Australian calendar, but the theory is essentially the same for other countries.

With the excitement in the long lead up to Christmas worn off and the buzz of the New Year slowly disappearing, we all need something to look forward to. January is the perfect time to organise your holiday calendar. It’s also the time for resolutions. Visit those places you’ve been dying to see and book...

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Trending destinations in 2019

Seasoned globe-trotter or saving up for your first big trip several time zones away from home, the question of where to head for an eye-opening and refreshing adventure is something we all ponder. To welcome in this brand new year we've put together our round-up of trending destinations for the year ahead. Here's to a happy and healthy 2019, full of excitement and adventure!

Jordan

Sculptural desert landscapes, ancient cities and the...

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Peru

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8 things you should definitely do when you visit Cusco

Once known as the ancient capital of the Incas, Cusco now bursts at the seams with culture. Tradition holds strong and authenticity remains in tact with a legacy that dates back to the 15th Century. If you like history, you'll definitely be missing out if you don't find time to visit Cusco! Don't let the 3,399 m elevation put you off! This iconic city, high up in the Peruvian Andres is bursting with plenty to see and do. Whilst most people visit Cusco as a base for their Machu Picchu trek,...

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Comfort food from around the world

Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

From big bowls of mac and cheese to hearty roast dinners, comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes. However, through my adventures around the world, I have noticed one dish, that is served as a comfort food globally. And that, my fellow travelers, is the infamous rice and beans!

Rice and beans are staple in each culture for some very good reasons. Rice is full of minerals and vitamins, and it has many health benefits...

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My Journey to Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail diaries

Making friends in Peru

We’ve all heard that famous saying “It’s not about the destination, it's the journey.” Well, I would say that when it comes to the Inca Trail, it’s most definitely about both! Apart from the research done around when the best time to visit Machu Picchu is and what to pack, I decided to go into the Inca Trail (and Peru as a whole) with an open mind. I wanted to be surprised and also wanted to make up my own mind on whether this truly was one of the world’s greatest...

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What to pack for the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail

I’ve recently returned from an incredible two weeks in Peru, naturally booking myself on to do the famous Inca Trail as part of my trip. Like the majority of travellers, I’d searched online and asked around for tips on what to pack for a four-day adventure that would take me to the lost city of the Incas.

A question I’ve often been asked is why Peru? And why the Inca Trail? What’s so special about this country and this experience that’s so talked about in the travel...

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Kilimanjaro packing list

If you’ve signed yourself up to take on the once-in-a-lifetime climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, then you’re probably wondering what you’re going to pack. So what exactly do you need to climb up Africa’s highest mountain? As you’ll have likely come across numerous articles on what to pack for Kilimanjaro, we thought it might be easier if we try and condense everything you need to know about what to pack for the trek in these simple categories below. Note that the below are only packing...

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The perfect travel destination for teachers

As a teacher you may already be the envy of all your friends for having the opportunity to jet off to anywhere you want on your extended summer, Easter and Christmas holidays, but those long hours of work you put in should be rewarded. That’s why we’ve devised four of our favourite tours based around four different teaching personalities to help get you inspired.

For teachers that love wine

If after a long day of teaching a class you enjoy nothing more than...

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Why it’s time to put Egypt on your bucket-list

Looking for an all year destination with culture, a warm welcome and the chance of a bargain? Look no further than Egypt, where history, hospitality, heat and the chance to haggle collide, offering you the adventure of a lifetime.

History

For over 7000 years Egypt has been a source of wonder and delight. With one of the oldest recorded written languages and home to two of the seven Wonders of the...

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