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.

Taking a child abroad with a different surname

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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What you need to know about travelling when you and your child don't share a surname

The half term breaks are some of the most anticipated of the year, but did you know you could end up in hot water when travelling with a child with a different surname to you if you don’t carry the correct documentation?

It’s not uncommon in this day and age for parents to not be married or in fact be raising their child independently, but this will usually mean that the child will share a surname with one parent and not the other. The same goes for grandparents, too. Read More


Should I take my suitcase or backpack? How to pick the best luggage

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Help me choose the best luggage for my trip

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We’ve all been there; heading off on a trip, planning our packing but unsure on whether or not our favourite old suitcase is the best luggage option to take.

With a myriad of options available to us nowadays when it comes to travel bags, it’s no wonder we can get a little confused over the most efficient ways to pack and travel; some bags are just better suited to some trips over others. As much as we love our handy, rollable carry-on, is it the best option when we leave for Borneo? Read More


What to do in an emergency abroad

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Luc Horncastle
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Emergency abroad

Regardless of whether you are in the planning stage of your holiday or jetting off next week, it is important to plan fully in order to prevent or rectify and emergency abroad.

Should you be lapping up the sun in Europe, sightseeing in America or taking on the snow in Andorra, there are certain situations you should be aware of and know how to handle before you leave, just in case any of the following unplanned events occur. Read More


Tried & Tested Packing Hacks: Are they worth the hype?

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Tried and tested packing hacks

We’re a well travelled bunch in the APS team as you’d expect; Over the years we’ve all read the packing hacks blogs, all telling us the same hacks over and over again.

While these are great and sometimes useful, which ones are really worth trying? Our team have been busy putting some of them to the test as they pack for their own trips to bring you a list of the ones we think are worth trying and those that are maybe best left to the blogs that mean well. Read More