As summer approaches, we’re all longing to feel the sun’s warmth again, gone are the gloves, scarves and boots and out come the sunnies, t-shirts and flip flops.
Whether you’re going abroad to chase the sun, or you’re going to be staying here in the UK and hoping it will show its face, sun protection is vital, and the dangers of ultraviolet radiation should not be over-looked. No one wants their skin to resemble a leather handbag, but it’s not just about vanity, it’s about health, and protecting yourself from the danger that comes with getting a glowing tan.
Michelle Sellors, MASTA nurse and expert in travel health and vaccinations, is back on the blog to offer her advice on keeping yourself safe against the damaging effects of the sun.
It’s time for our Travel Experts to step up and come to the rescue of another blog reader that’s desperate to pick their oversized brains for some of their superior travel tips and advice.
This week, Natalie from Birmingham has a question about travelling through South America.
I’m looking to go to South America in October, but because of work commitments I’ll only be able to go for 2 weeks. I’ve never been to this part of the world before, how do you suggest I should spend that 2 weeks to guarantee an amazing experience? Natalie, Birmingahm
A great question who’s answer will interest many people Natalie, let’s see what our Travel Experts suggest for you…
Tayrona National Park.
It’s time to talk about one of my favourite things, food. More specifically, one of my favourite types of food – calorific, delicious, sickly sweet stuff.
One of the best things about travelling is getting to sample different food from around the world, things you may never have tried, or even heard of before, but also things that you may eat quite often here in the UK with either a different or more authentic spin.
With sweets and cakes being one such example. You can go to any shop round the corner from your house and buy something tasty and a little bit sickly, but there are so many more delicious varieties and concoctions out there waiting to be savoured.
To give you a bit of an introduction to some of the yummiest, here is a count down of our choice of the best, and most scoffable sweet treats from around the world.
A stroll along Hollywood Boulevard, catching a Broadway show, a flight over the Grand Canyon, and putting $10 on red at a Las Vegas casino.
An example of four well known, and absolute must do, American experiences. However, why not take a little side step away from the crowd to try your hand at something a little different while you’re in the USA?
This is a country that is hugely vast, not only in size, but in opportunities for adventure too. Here are 8 examples of some alternative USA experiences that you’ll never forget.
As a country, Mexico doesn’t do things by halves. The cities aren’t just big, they’re super sized, the history isn’t just old, it’s ancient, the jungles are practically pulsating with life and the beaches are pristine, tropical havens. This is exactly the place you should come if you like your travel experiences to pack a metaphorical punch.
Mexico isn’t exactly new to the tourism thing, there’s no shortage of big, built-up beach resorts to check yourself into if that’s your thing. However, if you’re looking for a trip to Mexico that is a little more authentic, here are our choices of five experiences that will give you the perfect induction to this unforgettable country.