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11 best tips for travelling solo

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Planning to travel solo for the first time can make for mixed emotions. It can be exhilarating and daunting all at once. But travelling alone doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. In fact, it helps build your confidence and forge friendships that really can last a lifetime. So whether you’re joining a group tour, or planning your own independent trip, here are our top 11 tips for your first solo adventure abroad.

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Exploring in the name of Cyber Monday!

 

Cyber Monday, the online sibling of Black Friday, is the next day on everyone’s mind. No doubt the world and itself will be pouring over web pages, sifting through sales looking to bag a bargain. 

Cyber originates from the Greek word “cybernetics” to mean “skilled in steering or governing”. So in the spirit of all things cyber, we’re looking back and taking a virtual trip around the world....

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Trash the turkey and make some memories – 10 unique places to spend the Thanksgiving holiday

Alternative Thanksgiving

Sometimes all the planning, cooking and attempting to organise getting the entire family into one room can end up being more of a headache than an enjoyment. It tends to consist of extended families bickering about god-knows-what as well as family feuds over who’s eaten too much pumpkin pie. So, occasionally skipping town to bypass the stress of the season and escape the bitter cold for a more memorable (and warm!) Thanksgiving is needed. Here’s our list...

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Comfort food from around the world

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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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What’s so special about Buenos Aires?

At the moment, Argentina is great value for money due to recent sharp decline in the value of the peso. It is a seductive, diverse and vast country full of contrasts. From the icy end-of-the-earth Ushuaian wilderness to the European influence of the capital. The indigenous north in the Andean foothills, to gaucho estancias and the fast-developing viticulture, there’s a lot to sink your teeth into. Take advantage of how far you can make your money go in...

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5 Top Honeymoon Experiences

For many, tropical beaches and five star luxury resorts or comfortable villas are the only parameters that exist when planning a honeymoon, but we think honeymoons should be adventures that offer new and eye-opening experiences. Step into married life by stepping out of your comfort zone, this is our philosophy towards honeymooning. We’ve been thinking about the best ways to bring a unique experience and truly memorable adventure to celebrate your nuptials....

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Top 10 Reasons Why We Love Tailor-made Tours

Did you know we don't just do group tours? We also have a dedicated Tailor-made department who can help you plan a bespoke trip in Latin America or Asia. Whether you want to customise one of our group tours or have something completely different in mind, our team can help you create an exclusive adventure. Read our top 10 reasons why we love Tailor-made tours!

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31 Top Travel Experiences

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The 27th of March is our birthday and we have been lucky enough to have had 31 years of taking people to some seriously special destinations. It got us thinking about our top travel experiences. It’s a big world out there and there are just so many incredible adventures to be had. We have come up with our 31 top travel experiences but if there are any you think we have missed, comment below!

1. Hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu...

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Most unique places to get engaged

It's always heart-warming for us to hear from couples that have met on tour.  Bringing like-minded people together through their shared interest in exploring is at the heart of what we do. Whilst we can't take credit for uniting Sophie and Deiniol, they did choose to get engaged at Iguazu Falls whilst on tour with us last year which prompted us to think about the most unique places for adventurers to pop the question. To make that special moment a truly memorable experience, a little...

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What to pack on the Gorilla Trek

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Seeing the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda or Rwanda is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Nothing can prepare you for that magical moment where you catch your first glimpse of a Silverback and his family just a few feet in front of you, completely in the wild. The privilege to see these incredible animals requires some hard work. You will be trekking through thick jungle foliage as your guide paves the way with...

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