• Guide to Buying the Best Travel Laptop
    Lifestyle

    Guide to Buying the Best Travel Laptop

    Important, fun for some but not for others, is planning what to take when you travel. In our gadget loving year of 2015, my toughest decision has been what laptop to go travelling with, or indeed, if I should just take a tablet instead. This afternoon I bought a new ‘travel laptop’, one which is durable, lightweight and budget-friendly. The decision to buy a new laptop came after much thought on whether or not to take my Macbook Pro. If you’re wondering what computer equipment to take and whether to shop for the best travel laptop for you, you’re in…

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    European Interrail: Why Take the Train?
    Interrail Europe

    European Interrail: Why Take the Train?

    For my trip I spent a short amount of time considering my options before deciding to travel by train through Europe. At one point, I was looking at the possibility of Trek America but have shelved this for another time. Now that I’ve got everything booked and can relax a little, I’ve unpacked my decision to choose interrail. A famous film quote comes to mind from Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, as Roger says to Eve on an overnight train ride, “Sure beats flying, doesn’t it?”

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    My Five Best Interrailing Tips
    Interrail Europe

    My Five Best Interrailing Tips

    I’ve not been on an interrail journey before. I only know one person whose been interrailing and they’re currently cycling through Europe and I’m leaving them to it. So, as I’ve been buying, trial packing, booking and organising myself to set-off, I’ve obviously been thinking about what it’s going to be like to actually go, to actually be on my own in Europe.

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    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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