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Let’s get digital! Travelling the globe with your laptop

You’re heading on a round the world trip and you’ve been told over and over by the travel pro’s to bring as little as possible. I repeat as little as possible. But how can you narrow down your DSLR, GoPro, phone and do we even think about packing a laptop? The struggle is real! Whilst we don’t want to look like a walking, neon flashing sign that reads ‘rob me, I’m a backpacker’ we also want to the best travel photos and the opportunity to share and back those photos up, just in case.

We’ve partnered up with HP and their selection of sleek, light laptops to help solve those digital dramas. I mean, with travel shots like these, you need to back them up ASAP! (Psssst keep your eyes peeled for a special discount at the end of the page!)

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1. Ton Sai Bay, Thailand, home to scenes of stunning beaches and lime stone caves.

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2. Imagine all the wonderful underwater shots to share of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia!

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3. We all need a cheesy tourist shot at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.

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4. All the photos of coconuts, the sandy beaches and the glistening sea in the Philippines.

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  5. Feeling like Lara croft at the World heritage site Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

6. Because you can’t risk losing photos of a hike to Machu Picchu!

7. Snapping away at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia to create an iconic salt flat photo.

8. Tasting island life on a sailing trip through the San Blas Islands, Panama.

 

9. You’ll need to save memories of the icy hikes at the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

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How good would a laptop be for chat sessions back home and movies to liven up those looong journeys?

 

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Maybe we’re just careless but too many phones and cameras have been lost to water damage or a cheeky pickpocket. And with it all our holiday memories – you think we’d have learnt our lesson by now? 


With HP’s wide laptop range, it’s now easier to pack a discreet and ultra thin laptop to back up those travel memories. Also perfect for when you return to the real world after a travelling stint (whyyyyyy?!), with loads of flexible designs and 4% off home Laptop and Desktop orders over £450 for a limited time **(Use code: CQ417HPAD02)** Get browsing >

 

Round the World with the ‘Moves like Jaguar’

You’ve watched, favourited and re-watched Planet Earth on Netflix, you can’t stop watching YouTube sloth videos, and your ultimate dinner party guest is everyone’s favourite celebrity grandpa, Sir David Attenborough. Sound familiar? Well birdwatchers, critter cuddlers, vegans, zoologists and any animal lover in between, have we got a roar-some adventure for you…

We’ve designed an animal inspired Round the World route showcasing iconic creatures in some of the most biodiverse locations the planet has on offer. Binoculars at the ready!

MOVES LIKE JAGUAR

From £1,599*

Round the world flights for animal lovers

Route highlights….

KENYA

First stop Kenya. The African savannah plays host to a helluva load of animals to feast your eyes on: over 100 mammals and 400 bird species call this expansive landscape home. Head out on safari and have a ‘circle of life’ moment spotting lions, giraffes, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, rhinos the list goes on…

Kenya Safari

BRAZIL

You’ve read about it, seen it on the tv and now it’s your chance to walk amongst the towering trees and feel the magic of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. A tenth of all the world’s species are found here so get ready to unleash that inner animalista and swim with pink river dolphins, spot toucans and monkeys, dodge multi-coloured frogs and know you’re sharing air space with sloths and jaguars. Pretty cool right?

Mazon pink dolphins

AUSTRALIA

Another day another animal-sighting opportunity. Not only is Australia home to some of the deadliest creatures on earth, it also has some pretty cute and cuddly ones too. Look up into the eucalyptus trees lining the Great Ocean Road and you might just spot yourself a Koala. Kangaroos are also common and, depending on season, whales can be seen frolicking off the shores of the south coast.

Koala bear

SRI LANKA

Whether it’s dodging a herd in what feels like a 100mph bus or heading out on safari in Tissa, we’d consider you a hermit if you DIDN’T catch a glimpse of an elephant in Sri Lanka! It’s a country that offers a little bit of everything. From jungle walks, safari excursions, diving hotspots in Trincomalee, mangrove river tours and blue whale watching in Mirissa.

Elephants in Sri Lanka

And if this isn’t enough to get you packing your bags and grabbing that animal encyclopaedia, design your very own Round the World journey with one of our Travel Experts >

 

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