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High Five… Eastern Europe!

With as many different languages as there are types of beers (probably), this side of Europe is where the party’s at. Soak up the architecture and historic landmarks, explore pretty cobbled streets and squares, and dance until dawn on stunning beaches. What’s not to love?

This buzzing cluster of countries is all too often overlooked when travellers compile their European wishlists. But the region has plenty to offer, and is way more affordable than its neighbours to the west. Check out our tips for a top adventure…

Absorb the beauty of Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.

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How One Cream Could Save Your Life – All You Need to Know About Sun Protection

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.

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Ask the Experts: I’ve Travelled Europe, Where Should I Head to Next?

Our Experts are back, and they’re full to bursting with tonnes of travel tips and advice they’re just dying to share with you!

Every week on this very blog, our super knowledgeable Travel Experts step up to answer a travel question sent in by one of our perplexed blog readers. If you’d like us to put your question to the Experts drop us an email now with the details, and it will be answered right here on the blog very soon!

This week’s question comes from Jennifer, who’s looking to take her travel adventures beyond Europe.

Hi, I’m a lone traveller, not particularly young, but have travelled all my life, mostly through Europe. Do you have any suggestions of other places outside of Europe that I could go? Nothing too simple/basic though please as I like to travel comfortably. Jennifer.

Say no more Jennifer, Amy is on the case. Let’s see what she’s got up her sleeve for you…

Yosemite National Park.

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Thailand’s Best Kept Secrets

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 amazing deals 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.

Koh Khai.

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Our Favourite 12, Super Affordable, 1 Week Adventures

‘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?

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