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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.

“Why have they split up my family on the plane?!”

  • 30 Sep, 2021
  • Franki Napolitano

Why have they split up my family on the plane?

Whilst travelling, there’s a high chance you may have heard unhappy groups asking this very question in your airport or on your flight. Reports of airlines such as Ryanair, United Airlines, Jetstar and Delta all being accused of splitting up families on a flight are apparent from a quick Google search. Read More

Taking a child abroad with a different surname

  • 14 Sep, 2021
  • Franki Napolitano

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

  • 13 Oct, 2021
  • 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

How To Stay Safe While Travelling & On Holiday

  • 17 Nov, 2021
  • Luc Horncastle
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We look at ways to help you stay safe when on holiday

Regardless of whether you are in the planning stage of your holiday, jetting off next week or trying to reassure a loved one that you’ll be ok, it is important to know how to stay safe while travelling.

Whether you’re lapping up the sun in Europe, sightseeing in America or taking on the snow in Andorra, staying safe on holiday should be one of your top priorities. We’ve compiled a list of common mishaps and what to do and who to contact should the situation occur. Read More

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

  • 10 Nov, 2021
  • Franki Napolitano
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packing hacks

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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