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Why freedom day does not mean restriction free travel for the non vaccinated?

Updated 5th March 2022: Thursday 24th February signalled the end of Covid-19 restrictions in England along with the legal requirement to isolate if you test positive. Recent announcements have also removed the need for pre-departure and arrival travel tests for the vaccinated. But what does this mean for international travel …

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Don’t miss the amazing British Airways Premium Plus Credit Card offer

Sign up to the British Airways Premium Plus Credit Card Account before the end of February and earn a whopping 42,000 Avios. From the 1st March the sign up bonus drops to the normal 26,000 which is impressive but just not as incredible as 42,000!! Let me stress, I have never …

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Discover How to stay safe backpacking in Central America

I am planning an extended trip to Central America and one thing that keeps cropping up is safety. The web is rife with stories of muggings, rapes, petty theft and worse. But is this just clickbait, press scaremongering or fake news? Should I really be worried about how to stay …

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How to plan an epic trip with these 6 awesome travel apps

I am currently immersed in planning an extended trip to Central America (more on that coming in 2023) but thought I would share my experience of putting together what is going to be a complex itinerary. There will be innumerable bus journeys, hotel bookings, trips to plan, flights, and timings …

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The view of Vikos Gorge from the Beloi viewpoint

Escape the hoards and discover the breathtaking beauty of Vikos Gorge

It is like a scene from Avatar. From our viewpoint, it is a sheer uninterrupted drop 900 metre to the valley floor. Towering stalagmite like cliffs, thrust dramatically upwards from the narrow gorge so far below that clouds swirl beneath us. The river looks little more than a tiny slither …

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Is it safe to visit the Gambia and what can you do to protect yourself?

A visit to the Gambia is a seductive and heady experience. Curvy girls dance to hypnotic beats on the beach at dusk, their flamboyant, colourful dresses swaying beneath palm trees. Rhythmic African drum sounds carry on the breeze in perfect harmony with crashing waves on the shore. An endless variety …

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