• Probably the Best Apps for Travelling
    Lifestyle

    Probably the Best Apps for Travelling

    A self-confessed phone addict, I’ve been researching travel apps to see what I can get for free on my phone, rather than buying something extra to carry. I started looking properly when I saw the cost of GPS trackers, particularly those I thought were a great deal until you add on subscription fees. Hence a cheeky download of ‘MapMyTracks’ on my GPS enabled smartphone.

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    Fit for Travel: Injections Time!
    Europe

    Fit for Travel: Injections Time!

    On Friday I went to the nurse to get my travel injections. As I was only going to Europe I didn’t expect there’d be too much of a kerfuffle about getting fit for travel, but after a 50 minute meeting at my local surgery, I was enlightened.

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    Using My Fitbit App Abroad
    Interrail Europe

    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?
    Interrail Europe

    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
    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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