• 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
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    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
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    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?
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    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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