Doing 72 hours in New York the right way

  • 20 Oct, 2017
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Doing 72 hours in New York the right way

72 hours in New York

Okay so what would you do with 72 hours in New York? With so many activities, sights and parks, not to mention the food and shopping available to you, it can seem rather hectic to cram in as much as everyone tells you “you have to do!”

I must admit, this was me; all of the bright lights of Time Square, the endless shopping opportunities and gastronomical food? How about all of the traffic you hear about and the ferry to catch to explore Ellis Island? It certainly seemed a daunting task, but I was up for the challenge. Read More

21 phrases to master in different languages!

  • 19 Sep, 2017
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21 phrases to master in different languages!

Make your trip a little easier by mastering these key phrases in another language!

When you go abroad, it’s always useful to know a little of the local language, don’t you think? Even if it’s just being able to say hello, goodbye, knowing your P&Qs or being able to order a drink, it makes you feel a little more polite than just expecting the locals to know English.

Given this, we thought it’d be helpful to bring you the 21 most useful phrases to learn before your next trip! Read More

Tried and Tested: Packing Hacks Worth the Hype

  • 22 Jun, 2017
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Tried and Tested: Packing Hacks Worth the Hype

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

Top 10 travel destinations for 2017

  • 13 Jan, 2017
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Top 10 travel destinations for 2017

Popular travel destinations for 2017
Looking for some travel inspiration for the year ahead? You’re in the right place.

Take a look at the top 10 travel destinations for 2017 below …

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Flying with dementia: Why the UK needs dementia friendly airports

  • 14 Oct, 2016
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Flying with dementia: Why the UK needs dementia friendly airports

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Last month, it was announced that London Heathrow is set to become the World’s first Dementia Friendly Airport. This will mean all 76,000 staff will be trained to help passengers with what is referred to as a ‘Hidden Disability’, mainly dementia.

What is dementia?

The term dementia refers to symptoms experienced as a result of disease to the brain. It can present itself in several ways, the most common being memory loss, and difficulties with communicating and problem solving.

The effects of dementia can range from the person becoming frustrated and confused by seemingly normal day to day activities, to having to rely on a loved one or carer to look after them when they can no longer do said activities, or even remember who they are. Read More