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Six great travel websites you might not have heard about

Six great travel websites you might not have heard about

Here are six useful travel websites you might not have heard about, which will help you to plan a great holiday. The Discoverer www.thediscoverer.com/editionsWhen you’re planning your holiday, sometimes you need a little inspiration. If you are looking for new ideas and well-written travelogues, The Discoverer is a great website to look at. It launches a new edition every month, dedicated to a destination, and includes general tips, must-see places, and inspiring pictures that capture the essence of each place. So…

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Finding bizarre but brilliant places with Atlas Obscura

Finding bizarre but brilliant places with Atlas Obscura

How about making your next trip to Europe fresh and exciting? Instead of hitting the standard spots on your getaway, why not get well and truly off the beaten track with Atlas Obscura? What is Atlas Obscura? Atlas Obscura is a website created to pique your curiosity and inspire you to seek out the weird and wonderful places, food, and festivities around the world. Curated by explorers, writers and the community of readers themselves, the lists have become renowned for their…

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The best travel planning apps for your next holiday

The best travel planning apps for your next holiday

Travel planning apps can make travelling a lot easier by creating itineraries and keeping information in one place. Use one, and you won’t be rummaging through hundreds of bits of paper every time you need your flight details or passport number. These days, even the most disorganised travellers use travel apps, so which one should you go for? TripIt TripIt was one of the first travel planning apps, and it’s one of the simplest to use. The app combines information…

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Apps to find Europe’s best landmarks and natural wonders

Apps to find Europe’s best landmarks and natural wonders

Is there anything more exciting than discovering something unknown and special when travelling? Perhaps a quality restaurant popular with locals, a culturally significant monument tucked away on a back street, or a natural wonder, those hidden gems can make a trip extra special. But how do you find the best places to see? Although Google Maps will show you monuments, eateries, and attractions, you have to find them yourself. Instead of that, you can remove the burden and download these…

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Travel apps: Cheap rooms with Roomer and good food reviews with Zomato

Travel apps: Cheap rooms with Roomer and good food reviews with Zomato

Roomer: Buy a cheap room, or sell your hotel room! Picture the scene: you’ve booked a hotel, and then something comes up and you can’t travel on the day you expected to. For most people, this would likely mean paying at least a cancellation fee, or at worst losing your whole deposit on a nonrefundable booking. Issues like that can often dissuade people from making plans too far in advance, despite the cost savings of booking in advance. We have…

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Travel apps review: Monument Tracker and TripLingo

Travel apps review: Monument Tracker and TripLingo

Monument Tracker  This app will guide you to all the important monuments in the city you are visiting, and will provide you with useful information about them. Sounds boring and like all the other similar apps you’ve seen out there? You’re wrong. Monument Tracker lists different monuments based on your location, putting the closest ones on top of the list. By clicking on a monument, the app gives you the exact location of it and how to get there, as…

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Holiday apps to experience European history and culture

Holiday apps to experience European history and culture

Holidaying in Europe brings to mind thoughts of pretty cobbled streets, majestic castles, alluring mountains, and memorable museums. And while exploring a city or town on your own is wonderful, finding the best attractions is sometimes difficult. Add to that, some of us like to explore a museum, castle, or church on our own, instead of hiring a tour guide. So we’ve shortlisted a few apps that help you find your way to the sites, but more importantly, act as…

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Have you heard of these new holiday essentials?

Have you heard of these new holiday essentials?

This month, we take a look at a few things to make your holiday easier which you might not have considered. Charging your gadgets So much of our life revolves around technology nowadays. We rely on our phones, tablets and laptops to find our way, for hotel bookings, contact information, to figure out where we want to visit and so much more, but it’s often difficult to keep your devices fully charged when you’re on the move. Don’t forget to…

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Holiday like a local with these interesting apps

Holiday like a local with these interesting apps

We look at some apps that can help give you specialist local knowledge and experience. Pretty Streets: Free The goal of Pretty Streets is to create an itinerary for city explorers who are on the lookout for beautiful walks. This app is for people who like to enjoy the journey before they get to the destination. Instead of giving you the shortest possible route, Pretty Streets creates the most enjoyable path through the city, meaning you can soak up the…

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Gadget tips for a spontaneous French road trip

Gadget tips for a spontaneous French road trip

Megan Thomas tells us about a holiday for the more adventurous and romantic, and shows how you can follow in her footsteps. I’ve just returned from a two-week road trip from the UK to the South of France, and did it with absolutely no pre-planning except booking onto a ferry from Dover to Calais. “Why?” may spring to mind – my answer is simply: these days, you don’t need to plan, provided you’ve got the right tools. “How?” is hopefully your next…

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