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1st August 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

Indonesia to the UK with Qatar Airways in the

What is it like to fly post-lockdown in this 'new normal' travel world? I flew from Lombok Airport to Jakarta International Airport with Garuda Airlines and then from Jakarta to London via Doha Airport with Qatar Airways. There are a few new steps in place now which of course makes sense. First I had to have a rapid Covid blood test done in Indonesia which is mandatory for all domestic travel in Indonesia right now. The next biggest difference was the middle seat left free on the Garuda...

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1st August 2020 by Stoked to Travel

14 of the best beaches in Cornwall for a Summer Staycation

It’s no secret that Cornwall has the very best beaches in the UK. There is more than 300 miles of coastline in Cornwall, with the beaches varying from open stretches of soft sand to hidden coves and rock pools. And although it’s a long drive for most people to get to, as it’s England’s southernmost county, it’s a hugely rewarding visit for those who make the journey. Cornwall’s beaches are famous for their quality and variety, with some incredibly similar to famous beaches in other...

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1st August 2020 by Budget Traveller

Prague with the locals - 24 alternative things to do

My brand new post is list of 24 alternative, best things to in Prague. After visiting Prague a few times, I’ve begun to realise that the city is basically a intricate patchwork of villages just like my former home, Edinburgh. If you walk in any direction for 30 minutes, you’ll find yourself somewhere completely different. The problem is that most visitors when they come to Prague, end up wandering the historic core of the city and in the process miss out on the real Prague. Prague’s inner...

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27th July 2020 by Stoked to Travel

Lesser known islands to visit on a Greek Island hopping itinerary

There are more than 6,000 islands in Greece, so deciding where to go can be a pretty challenging task. A google search typically brings up the favourites, including Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. What about what the smaller islands? The ones that are just that bit harder to get to? The islands which are almost untouched by mass tourism, offering a slower and more gentle insight into the charm of Greek daily life. You may have read my Greek Island hopping itinerary here, which covers a popular...

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22nd July 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

Kyoto 1 day itinerary

Kyoto is one of the prettiest and most iconic cities to visit in Japan and it must be on your Japan itinerary! There are lots of things to do in Kyoto and places to visit in Kyoto but if you only have one day in Kyoto, that’s ok, you can see many of these on a Kyoto 1 day itinerary. There are many reasons you may spend just 1 day in Kyoto, for me, it was because I was in Japan in Cherry Blossom season so accommodation in Kyoto was really expensive. Therefore I decided to base myself in Osaka...

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15th July 2020 by Stoked to Travel

30 of the best places to visit in the South of France

The South of France, stretching from the Spanish border to the Italian border, alongside the Mediterranean Sea is a gorgeous part of Europe to visit for a summer holiday. From the glitzy towns of Cannes, St Tropez, Nice and the mini-country of Monaco making up the area known as the French Riviera, to the historical and cultural gems of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, the South of France is a truly beautiful corner of the world....

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22nd July 2020 by PommieTravels

Essential experiences for anyone visiting Niagara Falls

There’s little wonder as to why Niagara Falls attracts millions of visitors each year. As one of the foremost wonders of the natural world, the Niagara Falls are truly a sight to behold, and anyone with an appreciation for nature’s majesty should see them at least once. However, the area’s appeal isn’t limited to the falls themselves. Whether you’re traveling solo, embarking on a romantic getaway or looking for a first-rate family destination, Niagara Falls has you covered on all...

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8th July 2020 by PommieTravels

The 5 best beaches in Florida for avoiding crowds

In a good year, Florida attracts over 126 million tourists, so you can rest assured that things get pretty crowded during peak season. Those who like a little more reserved experience needn’t stay away though. Florida has plenty of secluded spots where you’ll still get your desired dose of peace and quiet. These are the best beaches in Florida where you can lap up the sunshine and fun without the crowds....

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6th July 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

19 best things to do in Majorca

Nestled within the Mediterranean Sea, Majorca (or Mallorca) is one incredible island that’s so beautiful to see. Not only that, but there’s also a heap fo the best things to do in Majorca that are surprisingly diverse and totally unique. You see, Majorca is an island that’s got a little something for everyone! It’s the kind of place where you can hike the mountain ranges, explore the best beaches and visit the historic little villages. It really is beautiful and totally worth heading...

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6th July 2020 by ScribbleStu

A Lille trip by Eurostar

Located in France’s northern Hauts-de-France region, close to the Belgian border, Lille is a surprisingly short journey from the UK. It’s a great destination for a quick and hassle-free mini-break, or as a way of getting those travel juices flowing again after lockdown. Getting there. There are indirect flights with various airlines but it’s much better news if you live close enough to a Eurostar station: at just an hour and 26 minutes from London, the journey to Lille is direct and...

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22nd July 2020 by PommieTravels

Best places to visit in Las Vegas

Vegas is famously known as the sin city. The coverage it has received in recent years is appreciable, especially the fact that it became the center of Hollywood in the late 1970s. Even though the Casino industry was growing at that time, the promotion in TV and movies of America’s casino capital became one of the main reasons Las Vegas gained its reputation. Alone in 2019, Casinos in Las Vegas made $6.587 billion, and this is expected to rise by 1-2% if current statistics were to keep in the...

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6th July 2020 by PommieTravels

The best places to stay in Valencia

Ladies and gentleman, we have lift off! As the world slowly starts to emerge from the nightmare of lockdown and the Coronavirus pandemic, many countries are beginning to open their borders again. Spain will soon be back in business and welcoming tourists for the busy summer months. If you’re planning a trip to Spain, you might be considering the beautiful city of Valencia as your destination. (And here’s a little secret, it’s amazing for a winter break too!) ...