How to beat Claustrophobia when flying

  • 04 Nov, 2015
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People walk through busy terminal Photo credit: Scott

Claustrophobia affects tens of thousands of people in the UK alone. It can cause many problems within your life, especially when it comes to flying. As part of BlogVember, we thought it would be interesting to explore this and speak to the people it affects everyday.

Claustrophobia is the fear of being enclosed or shut in a small space and not being able to get out. Sufferers are often looking for the nearest exit and will sometimes avoid busy and crowded places.This feeling can grow from a past experience and can affect people’s lives daily for many years. Sufferers can experience claustrophobia in cubicles, small rooms and crowds and often these feelings are increased when on a plane.

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Tenerife – A guide to the land of eternal spring

  • 02 Nov, 2015
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Sun goes by the sea in Playas De Las Americas Sunset in Tenerife

The land of eternal spring – more commonly known as Tenerife, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and has pleasant weather all year round; one of the many reasons why so many people flock to the island each year! I visited the Island for the first time back in June and had a truly amazing experience. I was shocked however to learn that it was only recently the Island had undergone a massive transformation and that not so long ago, Tenerife was associated with corruption and debauchery. It is clear to see that the island has come a long way since then and today it is home to some of the most picturesque beaches, luxurious hotels, jaw dropping landscapes and world class attractions; not to mention its fantastic nightlife. Read More

Events and Festivals – 10 Ideas for Father’s Day 2015

  • 03 Jun, 2015
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Father's Day

Do you want to treat your Dad to something a little bit more special this year? Put away the usual bottles of beer and aftershave and take a look at these events, experiences and festivals! Read More

(Suspended) Rail strike: major rail disruption expected on 4/5 and 9/11 June

  • 29 May, 2015
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Train

Update 04 June 2015: The proposed industrial action on Thursday 4 June until Friday 5 June and on Tuesday 9 June until Thursday 11 June has been suspended.

If you have air travel arrangements for the first two weeks of June, you might need to mark down these dates: 04-05 June and 09-11 June.

If the planned industrial action goes ahead, there is likely to be severe disruption to rail services during this period.

People who have flights on these days from UK airports are urged to allow plenty of extra time when getting to airports and plan their journey carefully. Read More

Trains, dinos, and ice cream! The best museums for children

  • 14 May, 2015
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Children's Museums

There are two great events coming up – the International Day of Families on May 15th and International Museum Day is on May 18th, and so to celebrate these two worthy occasions we’ve put together our top 10 best museums for children, worldwide!

Museums might inspire a groan from the kids, but they really don’t have to be boring; in fact, at some of these museums you might have trouble getting them to leave!

Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

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Home of the largest model railway in the world, with 930 trains alone, this is a must-see for any train fan or indeed anyone who enjoys scale models in general. It is split into several areas, including Harz, Scandinavia, Hamburg, and the Knuffingen Airport. Read More