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How To Cope With Travel Withdrawal Symptoms During The Coronavirus Lockdown?

These are crazy times and it seems inappropriate to write about travel. When airlines are under immense pressure and many countries around the world are under lockdown, it seems cruel to taunt people with travel. Posting dreamy pictures of exotic destinations or in-depth travel guides to cities that we cannot …

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3 Rules To Ignore At Your Peril When You Join AVIOS Rewards

Many people in the UK join AVIOS rewards with the mistaken belief that they will be able to book free flights or save a fortune on economy fares. This is a myth which may cost you dearly. There is no such thing as a free reward flight in the UK. …

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Discover All You Need To Know With The Ultimate Niseko Ski Guide

Avid British skiers may be accustomed to ski trips to Europe or America but if you want to indulge in some of the best skiing on the planet, you need to consider Japan for your next ski trip. Incredible scenery, fascinating culture, mouth-watering cuisine and the best POWDER ever make …

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Sapporo snow festival

What To Do In Sapporo In Winter When You Only Have One Day

Our visit to Hokkaidō was a pilgrimage to the snowy kingdom of Niseko on a mission to experience the incredible powder for which Sapporo is famous. However, we timed our visit to coincide with the Sapporo snow festival and allowed a day to explore the festival and some other key …

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How To Save Money On Travel In Expensive Japan

Before I visited Japan, I’d heard a ton of horror stories about how expensive Japan was. The country wasn’t even on my bucket list when we visited in 2014. Jason had to persuade me as I was put off by rumours of horrific costs. Ultimately, I was pleasantly surprised by …

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Victoria and Albert Waterfront, Cape Town

When Is The Free BA AMEX Card Not Free At All?

UPDATED post: Many people taking their first baby steps towards collecting airmiles make the mistake of opting for the free BA AMEX card. This card is officially known as the British Airways American Express Credit Card. In this post, I explain why this is a seriously bad idea. The British …

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