Travel

Travelling the world can be whatever you want it to be. In this Travel section of Get Jaunty you’ll find everything travel related, from guides to budgeting advice.

The further back you go (stay with us!), the more you’ll learn about interrailing and gain top tips for travel, especially in Europe.

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Using My Fitbit App Abroad

Using My Fitbit App Abroad

About six weeks ago I invested in a fitbit tracker to monitor my steps in a normal working week. It started off pretty low, I was doing 3k a day but I’ve upped it to 6k by taking the train into work rather than the car, as it involves a fast walk to and from the train station. I guess this little change could be labelled under ‘preparation’ for my travels. The main thing I’ve noticed since tracking is that I always fall short of the recommended daily 10k steps,  unless I go to London or Brighton. Boo! So I…

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Language Barriers: Is English Enough?

Language Barriers: Is English Enough?

I’m fairly well travelled and only speak fluent English. Luckily, this has never been a problem as English is a universal language that most countries close to us speak well. I’m not overly pleased I just speak one language; it was the only subject I struggled with at school as I just couldn’t remember/take in the new words very easily. As an adult, I haven’t tried to learn another language properly, assuming it’s too late and not naturally in my skill set anyway.

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My Top Places to See in Europe

My Top Places to See in Europe

Mainland Europe might be right next door but I feel there’s always somewhere new to explore, especially as I’m trying to squeeze in as much as I can. As I said, I’ve cut Finland from my route for being too far out, and I put Spain and Portugal in the cold as I’ve done them a lot before and don’t feel the need to go back just yet. In the evenings when I review my route, which is every evening now until I go, a few places shout at me from my list as particularly special.

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My Interrail: A Route through Europe

My Interrail: A Route through Europe

*Updated 2018. When I left University my plan was to go interrailing with a couple of friends but the trip didn’t materialise, which was definitely a good thing for my wallet. It also allowed me to get into a pretty good career path where three years on I’m confident enough to take a summer off exploring.

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Planning Interrail on a Budget

Planning Interrail on a Budget

In the last couple of weeks as more and more people have found out about my getaway, the topic of cost as been raised quite a few times. People have asked how can I do this without overspending, so I’ve done a quick breakdown of costs which I’m estimating will come to £3,000 total over the two months.

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