Travel Tips

Get ready to fly with our travel tips. We dive into where you might be seated on the plane, what the best suitcase might be for your trip and how to use your luggage allowance to your advantage.

How Much Will Correcting My Name On My Ticket Cost Me?

  • 24 Sep, 2019
  • Franki Napolitano
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Correcting my name on a flight ticket: How much is a name correction?

“If you don’t like your name that much, you should change it by deed poll. It’s much cheaper than changing your airline ticket!”

This was actually said to me when checking in at a Ryanair desk before a trip to Spain. My friend who booked the tickets did so in my name Franki, but my passport shows my full name, Francesca. Cue a ‘confused’ clerk when asking me if Franki and Francesca were two different people… Read More


Travelling after Brexit: Leaving without a deal

  • 11 Mar, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Travelling after Brexit; how will travel plans change for the UK

Brexit has been on people’s minds a lot these days, especially with all the extension and the delays, it’s hard to keep up! Currently, the UK has been given an extension till 31st january 2020. So what happens if we actually leave? Well, We’ve looked into what considerations you’ll need to make, travelling after Brexit, what happens to your passport, those all important data roaming fees and more to give you a well rounded view on how to prepare… Read More


Travel tips for LGBTQ+ holidays, destinations and airports

  • 07 Oct, 2019
  • Lauren Perry
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Top tips for LGBTQ+ travel; Best and Worst travel destinations for LGBTQ holidays

Holidays can be some of the best times of your life; strolling down the beach with your partner, enjoying dinner out with friends and family and creating fond memories to look back on!

Sadly for some travellers, it isn’t always as straightforward as that.

In some countries where homosexuality is still prosecuted, holding hands with your boyfriend in public can become a political statement, getting through security can be scary and having drinks with friends can be met with hostility.

We’re here to offer some advice about LGBTQ+ friendly destinations, how to get through the airport and what worldwide events are a must see. It’s all thanks to a survey we sent out in 2018 to ask our readers about their experiences and what tips they’d like to pass on. Read More


Changing Places Facilities at UK Airports

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Changing Places in UK airports

Accessibility of public places is of utmost importance, and airports are no exception! With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the Changing Places facilities at UK airports that are already installed and available for access. This is an ongoing list and is being updated when we can so if you know of one that’s missing below, please leave us a comment!

This piece was last updated in March 2019

What is a Changing Place?

Changing Places is a campaign on behalf of people who are unable to use standard accessible toilets. Changing Places are usually more spacious and fitted with advanced equipment, such as a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist; they provide disabled users, family members and carers a private, comfortable and hygienic space. Read More


Social Etiquette Abroad: Customs Around the World!

  • 09 Mar, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Know the different social etiquette abroad

We have all heard the horror stories; women attacked for showing too much flesh or couples being arrested and imprisoned for holding hands in public.

Whilst there is a lot of media hype around these stories, it is important to know that there really are some things that can cause great offence in religious countries, and even land you in trouble. When travelling to a country outside of regions such as Europe, North America or Australia, it can be very important to be aware of varying social etiquette to keep you safe.

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