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Ten things that your low-cost airline does better

Ten things that your low-cost airline does better

We asked our Secret Cabin Crew informer to sit back and give us his thoughts on the world of the skies. Does budget always mean low quality? Far from it! At the start of a new decade, it’s good to reflect on where we’ve been, and where we might be heading next. Air travel is very common these days, but it wasn’t always as simple, practical and affordable as it is today.  Starting in the 1980s with Ryanair, and the…

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Tips for flying with a toddler

Tips for flying with a toddler

Planning a family trip with a toddler along for the ride? Here are a few tips to help. Planning with your airline While you’re booking your flight, check with your airline as to what hand luggage allowance they have for infants and children. It can be handy if you can take a separate bag for your little one. If your flight includes meals, check what the options are for toddlers or small children. You’ll often need to order a special…

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Coach holidays to Europe: the stress-free way to get away

Coach holidays to Europe: the stress-free way to get away

Holidays often mean hours stuck in airports, with endless queues and invasive security checks. Yet many of our customers never have this hassle and stress, because they travel to Europe by coach. If you’ve not looked at coach travel recently, it’s a real eye-opener. You’ll get some incredible ideas for holidays by browsing some of the websites that we’ll mention in this article. These kind of guided coach tours are useful if you haven’t been to a place before. You…

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How to choose between a hotel and Airbnb

How to choose between a hotel and Airbnb

The boom of Airbnb and similar accommodation sharing sites like Booking.com has given us all a wealth of options when it comes to choosing where to stay. But how do you choose between a traditional hotel and the modern accommodation sharing sites? Here are some questions to ask yourself. What is Airbnb, anyway? Accommodation sharing sites like Airbnb or Booking.com give people a chance to rent out their property—or part of it—to short-term tourists. Your “host” is the person who owns the property you’ll…

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Travel Tips: How not to get lost when sightseeing

Travel Tips: How not to get lost when sightseeing

There’s no doubt that setting out to explore a city you’ve never been to before is exciting. Whether you’re planning on wandering around a bustling modern metropolis or the quiet cobbled streets of an ancient city’s historic centre, it’s great to be heading somewhere new. Soaking up the atmosphere, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells, stopping to admire the architecture, or just browsing the window displays in the local shops can be a fascinating experience. But treading unknown territory…

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Tips for making the most of your travel money

Tips for making the most of your travel money

With the pound not buying quite as many euros or dollars as it used to, here are some tips to get the best value for your holiday money. 1. Understanding the basics of travel money The Bank of England exchange rates website gives you the latest interbank exchange rates. These are the rates at which the big banks exchange money among themselves. As a traveller, you’re not going to get a rate as good as this, but it gives you an idea…

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Fifteen tips to make your long-haul flight more enjoyable

Fifteen tips to make your long-haul flight more enjoyable

Now that our Go2 Travel Insurance covers you for many countries worldwide, why not try a long-haul holiday? Here’s how to have a great flight! 1. Dress in layersOne of the things that can make a flight uncomfortable is temperature fluctuations. Planes are typically quite cold due to the air conditioning, but you might start to feel overheated after being in close proximity to so many other people. Some people also tend to feel hot or cold as they get tired.  The…

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Tips for travelling solo

Tips for travelling solo

Travel writer Julia Hammond has been travelling solo for three decades. Here, she shares her top tips. Solo travel is a fast-growing trend. According to ABTA, one in nine holidaymakers has travelled alone in the last 12 months. Hotel booking sites and Airbnb have reported a large increase in solo travel too, and cruise companies have started building more solo cabins with no single supplements. Figure out whether you’re suited to going away on your ownKnowing yourself is a big part…

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The easiest ways to learn the basics of a new language

The easiest ways to learn the basics of a new language

Do you want to navigate the streets of Madrid with the ability to ask for directions in Spanish? How about being able to bond over a beer in perfect German with a local? Perhaps you want to impress your friends by ordering a petit croissant with a flawless French accent? Whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language, it can be a rewarding and fun experience. Here are some tips to help get you started. Act like a childWhen…

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How to plan a trip the grandchildren will love

How to plan a trip the grandchildren will love

Spending time with your grandchildren in this day and age can be tough at times. With the rise of social media and the advancements in technology in general, it can be hard to spark their interest and hold their attention for long before they’re drawn back to their phone screens.  But that doesn’t mean you should give up. At the end of the day, kids are still kids, and they want to have fun! It’s important for them to make…

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