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Backpacking as a Couple – The Survival Guide!

Posted on June 23, 2016

Backpacking as a couple is something truly special. Sharing the experience of travelling the world and seeing every country you’ve ever dreamed about with the person you love is the best feeling, but of course this will take its toll on your relationship at times. You’ll bicker about stupid things that mean nothing, or you’ll have blazing rows that will make or break you. Little things you used to find cute about that person will start to annoy you, and you’ll need to remind yourself that you love them fairly regularly. Read more

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10 Reasons Why Backpacking as a Couple Beats Going Solo

Posted on June 17, 2016

Backpacking as a couple can present some unique challenges that you might never experience if you were still at home. This coupled with the standard stress and excitement that comes along with long trips away, and you’ve got yourself a recipe that’s going to go one way or the other. Read more

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Festivals Feature – Glastonbury

Posted on June 06, 2016

With the first ‘Festival’s Feature’ post out of the way, we’ve moved on to the hugely anticipated Glastonbury Festival!

Number 2 on our list of the 6 best world festivals to visit this summer, read on to find out everything you could possibly need to know about this massive festival in Somerset, England. If you’re backpacking across Europe, this is definitely one we’d recommend you experience. You won’t find anything else like it. Read more

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Top 8 Unusual European City Breaks

Posted on June 02, 2016

Europe is jam-packed with amazing cities, and yet it’s easy to visit the same ones again and again. If you fancy something a bit different from Rome, Paris and Berlin, then look no further. Our list contains eight fantastic cities off the beaten track – one is bound to take your fancy! Read more

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Festivals Feature – Distortion

Posted on May 24, 2016

It might not look like it, but summer is on the way which means sunny days and festivals! Here in the UK the summer months are packed full of music festivals, but all around the world throughout the year there are different events going on that you might find yourself in the middle of if you’re thinking of going travelling in the next few months. Read more

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10 Travel Quotes that Will Make You Drop Everything

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Who can deny they love an inspirational travel quote. Here at Alpha we love feeling the motivation that comes from reading someone else’s experienced words.

Here are 10 of our favourite quotes that will make you drop everything and go travelling, complete with even more inspirational photographs of the world for that little extra push… Read more

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And This Month’s Winner Is…

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Let's face it, travel insurance can be confusing. At Alpha we've tried to make the process of purchasing your travel insurance as easy and stress-free as possible, and it's important to us to know we're doing a good job. That's why we really appreciate when our customers take the time to leave us reviews on Trust Pilot. Read more


What type of traveller are you?

Posted on March 08, 2016

Are you That Person who left their passport at home? Do you jump on a last-minute flight or have you planned your holiday down to military precision?

We've all got that mate that regales us with the stories of his travels in Thailand, or the friend who constantly posts photos of their trips on social media, so the team at Alpha have come up with a fun quiz to find out what type of travellers you are. It's really quick and easy to complete, and you're in with a chance of winning a £50 Experience Days voucher. Read more

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City breaks for Easter 2016 – Where to go in Europe

Posted on March 02, 2016

Bad weather, busy shops, DIY and cheap chocolate? If the thought of spending another typical Easter at home in the UK has got you looking forward to arriving back at work on 29 March, it could be time to break the cycle with an exciting trip away. Read more


20 Strange Items You Wouldn’t Believe Nearly Made it Through Security

Posted on February 24, 2016

From a miniature horse wedged into a dog crate and a loose crocodile on board an aircraft, to petrol filled chainsaws and even a human head - we reveal the most bizarre items that air passengers have tried to sneakily smuggle through security. Read more

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