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Social Etiquette Abroad – Social Customs Around the World!

  • 07 Aug, 2018
  • 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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Top 5 free apps you need on your holiday: the verdict

  • 25 May, 2018
  • Lauren Perry
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Top 5 Apps for your holiday: the verdict

There’s almost too many phone applications out there to choose from.

Which ones do I really need? Can I download them on the road? Will they cost me anything?

Today, we’re diving into the world of your phone to help suss out exactly what apps can help you, and which ones we recommend.

Our top nominations cover everything from apps to carry your boarding passes to language apps to help you nail the lingo. All we need next is an app to do the luggage packing for us!

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LGBTQ+, Transgender: How to change your passport

  • 26 Mar, 2018
  • Lauren Perry
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LGBTQ+ Transgender how to change the gender on your passport

To celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, we’ve put together a step by step guide to help you change the gender marked on your British passport.

We began our journey by sending out a survey to LGBTQ+, transgender and transsexual groups to see what hurdles they came up against and what advice they have. 88% of those surveyed said it was definitely worth changing your passport and would recommend it to someone else.

Transgender survey response: Would you recommend changing your passport?

First, let’s answer some questions about changing your passport in the UK.

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Flying whilst Pregnant: What you need to know

  • 25 Jan, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
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Flying whilst pregnant? Don't worry, it's perfectly safe to, but here a few things you should bear in mind

Should I fly when pregnant? When is it safest to? Will I cause any harm to my unborn baby? These are just some of the thoughts women may have when flying whilst pregnant, so we thought a quick guide to help put your mind at ease would be just what the doctor ordered. Read More


Travel Peeves 2017

  • 19 Nov, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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We looked into what annoys you most when you travel

Admit it, you love a moan as much as the next person! And what better to moan about on today’s blog than the top travel peeves of this year?!

We surveyed a whole host of our followers to see what exactly grinds their gears when it comes to travel. Read More