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

  • 19 Jul, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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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


Tried and Tested: Packing Hacks Worth the Hype

  • 22 Jun, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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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


8 reasons why you should try a cruise

  • 09 Jun, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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Fancy a trip with a difference? One that allows you to see multiple countries, eat delicious food, face the elements and try new activities, yet still feel suave and sophisticated? This could be the year you book a cruise!

With more Gen Xs and millennials looking for a new way to holiday, cruise liners have really started to up their game to ensure they appeal to a wider range of prospective passengers. Just take a look at Royal Caribbean’s 2015 “Come Seek” promo video!  Read More


Mental Health and Me: What it’s like to travel with a mental illness

  • 18 Apr, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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Mental Health and Me - Travelling with a Mental Illness

Mental Health. A subject that for many is difficult to talk about, understand or even relate to. For years, mental health problems have been seen as taboo, but luckily this is slowly becoming a thing of the past. This is thanks to initiatives such as Heads Together, a campaign backed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Prince Harry, to end the stigma around discussing mental health and illness.

You’ll know from our past blogs that we have covered topics on travelling with a hidden disability, so we thought it was about time we looked into travelling with a mental illness too, because let’s face it, it’s got to be just as challenging, right? Read More


On a budget? Bag a cheap holiday for Summer 2017

  • 08 Mar, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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Holiday on a budget in Belfast, Dortmund, Berlin, Stockholm, Sofia and Prague

We like a challenge in the APS team, and the first one of the year has already been completed; finding the best value holiday on a budget!

With a budget of up to £300 per traveller, we were set the task to find the best value for money getaway in the middle of August 2017,  based on two people sharing.

The trip could be anywhere in the world but the budget needed to include flights, accommodation and food for 5-7 nights.

All of our searches covered 5 nights, August 14th – 19th, flying from a London Airport.

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