I get it, travel insurance may not be the most exciting purchase you make as you prepare to take off on your trip, but I can promise you one thing – it’s definitely one of the most important.
To answer the question above, it’s absolutely essential to have travel insurance, and I’ll tell you why…
Insurance covers us against a whole manner of events that are completely out of our control, and, contrary to what some people believe, isn’t just for people who are planning on throwing themselves off bridges, diving to the depths of exotic oceans, or climbing massive mountain ranges.
It’s no secret that Thailand is one of the most spectacular places on the planet.
If you’re looking for a trip that balances vibrant culture, immaculate beaches, thick, green jungles and dramatic landscapes, while surrounding you with history, it’d be tough to find anywhere better. Not least right now, with our unbeatable Etihad airfares to Thailand.
What you may not be aware of, is that there are still many places to explore and discover, off the beaten track and away from the majority of other travellers.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t head to those well known traveller hotspots, like Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Phangan etc. — you absolutely should — they’re some of the most popular holiday destinations in the world for a reason.
However, try and really make the most of your time, and head away from the crowds to absorb Thailand from somewhere a little quieter. It will make your experience all the more special and provide stories and memories to keep you, and others, entertained for years to come.
It would be hard to find somewhere that encompasses the spirit of Africa in the same way as Kenya. It’s a very raw example of many of the things that make Africa so amazing.
You can expect huge, green plains, buzzing with life and nature, traditional African warriors hunting and spear fishing, and cities full of people, all buzzing through the busy, congested streets.
If you want to experience an interesting and all encompassing mix of rural, urban, traditional and modern Africa, then Kenya is the place to go.
‘I want a holiday’. How many times have you uttered that sentence so far this year? For me, it’s got to be around 26 times (yep I’m boring myself as well as everyone else).
If you’re in my position but your bank balance is out to spoil your fun, then you should find this list of affordable adventures pretty interesting.
Here are 12 of our best value, week long, adventures, meaning that you can get away on the kind of awesome experience you’ve been jealously hearing about from your friends for the past few months. Which one’s caught your eye?
It’s that time of the week again! Yep, it’s Ask the Experts Friday. A panel of our finest Travel Experts are here each week, ready and waiting to answer your travel questions. Got a question for them? Don’t be shy, share the (travel) love: email us, and the Experts will tackle your question like a footballer on heat (or something).
This week’s question comes from Ben in Chichester. HI BEN! Ben’s got a craving for a Southeast Asia adventure, and he wants our Experts to help him plan it. Let’s hear Ben’s question…
Hi Experts! I’m going to be travelling up from Singapore through Malaysia into Thailand before flying out of Bangkok this summer. Can you suggest a good itinerary? I have 5 weeks, and I’m not really keen on doing a tour. Any places you’d recommend seeing along the way? Ben, Chichester
Luckily for Ben, Amy from our Leeds Vicar Lane store has stepped up to the challenge! Take it away, Amy: