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Exclusive Backpacking Destinations – a Must to Visit

Posted on October 14, 2016

6 Of the most exciting and exclusive places to visit on your backpacking travels...

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Winter Travel Survey

Posted on October 07, 2016

With winter fast approaching, we wanted to run a quick survey to find out a little more about our customers' winter travel plans (whether you've booked an epic ski festival or a trip to New York), plus your general interest in winter travel. Read more


Ski Season – The Quick pack guide

Posted on October 04, 2016

It's the same with any and every trip, knowing what to pack feels like a mystery even if you’ve done it one thousand times. Packing for a ski season is going to be slightly different from packing for winter sun (there’s a little more snow and not quite as much beach) but just a few essential items will keep you warm, headache free and in-touch with the rest of the world while you enjoy your life as a seasonaire.

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Safari, where to travel and have A’frican good time.

Posted on September 08, 2016

Safari, just the word sounds exciting and so it should. Safari means an expedition for hunting or exploring. Let’s forget the hunting part and focus on the exploration.

For many of us it’s not the first option we consider, when scrolling through the Internet to plan our next big trip or perhaps even our made-to-remember honeymoon but it should be and here’s why.

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‘A baboon stole my phone!’ – 7 weird ways travellers have lost their gadgets

Posted on August 31, 2016

Going on holiday soon? If so, the chances are that you’ll be packing a few valuable gadgets into your hand luggage. Aside from your phone, these might include an MP3 player, tablet, e-reader, perhaps a laptop, and even a fancy camera. Each one is essential, naturally. It’s unsurprising, then, that a study carried out by Eurostar found that the average 25-34-year old packs a whopping six gadgets with them for just a one-week holiday. Imagine if they were taking a gap year?

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7 helpful travel apps you must download before you go abroad

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There are tonnes of great travel guides that you should definitely read before you go away, but what about when you’re actually abroad? Travel apps are growing in popularity, providing a great source of information on everything from what to eat and where to go, to navigating a city and tracking your finances. Read more

Solo Travel Survey

Posted on August 05, 2016

At Alpha we like to stay on top of travel trends, so we want to find out what our customers think about solo travel, to ensure we're offering the best cover and services possible.

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Festivals Feature – Full Moon Party!

Posted on July 27, 2016

The season of festivals might be nearly finished here in the UK, but there’s nothing to stop you travelling to other countries where there’s different types of festivals and celebrations all year long! This week we’re looking at the ever popular and well known Thai Full Moon Party, which everyone knows is one of the biggest and best world festivals amongst travelling backpackers.

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A Guide to Backpacking South America – Part 3

Posted on July 26, 2016

Here we are at the last part of our backpacking guide to South America! So far we’ve taken you through 8 different countries, each offering an abundance of different activities, historical sights, stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. The next 4 are full of all that and more, with Peru our first stop, so read on and finish your tour of South America with Alpha…then go a do it for yourself! Read more


A Guide to Backpacking South America – Part 2

Posted on July 15, 2016

Welcome to part 2 of our Backpacking Guide to South America! We hope you enjoyed part 1?

This second part will look at what there is to see and do in the next 4 countries included in the South American continent, including Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Paraguay. Which one will you visit first? Read more

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