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Travel Tips / 30.08.2017

As someone who has spent many years travelling all over the world, my travel style is probably very different from most. Unlike many people who maybe take a one or two week vacation from work, I tend to take longer trips, finding a place to stay for a few months and using it as my base to explore other regions. I usually settle in a place where I know I can get cheap flights to other destinations, like Barcelona or Bangkok. Unfortunately many travel insurers and policies only cover...

Blog, USA / 29.08.2017

While my hostel partying days may be over since I now get raging hangovers I've hit my 30s, I do reminisce on my backpacking days travelling around the USA without a car, praying not to end up in the dead in a gutter. Back then all I needed was a super cheap place on Hostelworld where I could rest my head and meet other 20p-something travellers. It didn't matter what the room looked like - as long as there was an endless flow of booze, fun and unforeseeable consequences,...

Travel Tips / 27.08.2017

There are certain things you always want to pack for your trips. You have favourite clothing, shoes and gadgets that will help make your travels and your stay more comfortable. But what about traveling tips? If you’re new to traveling and want to make the most of each trip, then you should keep the following tips in mind! The Early Bird Gets the Worm Being up bright and early is important. Once you arrive to your destination, set your alarm for sunrise, so you can get the most out of your...

Blog / 13.08.2017

This post is written by Victoria Brewood of Pommie Travels. I'm from Manchester in the UK, but somehow always grew up with a desire to live in the US. I'm not sure what gave me this crisis of national identity, but it could be all those American movies and episodes of The OC I watched growing up. You see, the US is the centre of the movie industry, and so throughout the world, we're all very familiar with American culture. Anyway, over the years I've therefore spent a lot...

Blog, Destinations / 02.08.2017

The French Riviera - also known as the Cote d'Azur - is one of those ritzy and glitzy destinations that can easily burn a hole in your pocket. However, even if you're not a ballin' celeb, it's still possible to travel the French Riviera on a budget too - you just have to be a bit more savvy. Luckily the public transportation system here is fantastic, with buses and trains that will allow you to hop from place to place. As you travel along the coastline you'll discover...

Blog, USA / 13.05.2017

New York City, as one of the biggest financial and cultural centers of the world, is full of luxury hotels. These hotels compete for millions of tourists who visit the city annually. However, with the rise of social media, tourists are no longer just checking in to hotels for the accommodations. The hotels should now also have great aesthetics so that they can share pictures of their stay on Instagram and other photo sharing apps. Here are a few of the most instagrammable hotels in New York City: The...

Blog, USA / 21.04.2017

LA is a sprawling city with many different areas, so three days is barely enough to scratch the surface, but with some careful planning you can certainly see the main highlights. Many people think of Los Angeles as being the home of Hollywood, Universal Studios and the Walk of Fame, but there’s so much more to see beyond the tourist traps and tacky bus tours. Year-round sunshine, tall palm trees, sandy beaches make this an appealing destination for travellers who like to mix the beach with urban exploration....

Blog, USA / 08.04.2017

Despite Palm Springs being relatively close to Los Angeles, there's no easy way to get there without a car. Driving time is usually 2 hours, but if you don't have your own vehicle your only other options are to fly (which can be expensive) or take the Amtrak and the thruway bus (which takes time - 3 1/2 hours). Or so I thought.  A new company called Tesloop is making our lives a whole lot easier with a direct rideshare service between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Imagine Uber Pool but...

Blog, USA / 18.02.2017

It's pretty well-known that the USA has quite the 'car culture' with most Americans choosing to travel around on four wheels. 95% of American households have their own vehicle, and those who can't afford one tend to ride public transport. But as a visitor to the US car rentals can be expensive and driving rules can be intimidating, so you might find yourself wanting to get around by alternative means. To guide you, here's how to travel the USA without a car: Ride the Bus Between states you can travel by bus...