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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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Plan Your Trip to… Brazil

Posted on February 17, 2016

Brazil is the fifth-largest country in the world. It's known for its friendly people, vibrant culture and stunning scenery, so it's little wonder it's on many travellers' bucket lists. You can have any type of holiday you want here – you could hike through the Amazon, explore Brazil's many fascinating cities, or simply relax on the beach and drink cocktails. It really is up to you! Read more

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Top Reasons Why You Should Definitely Visit Iceland [Guest Post]

Posted on February 10, 2016

Iceland has it all - dramatic rainbow arched waterfalls, mountains with snowcapped peaks, all juxtaposed with lush valleys and countryside around the corner. Whether you're searching for the elusive Northern Lights, or fancy getting into a bit of hot water at the Blue Lagoon, check out our guest post Read more

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Is It Time to Take a Digital Detox?

Posted on February 03, 2016

For most people, the mobile phone, laptop or tablet is a travel essential. Keeping in touch with those back home, checking work emails or browsing social media posts has become the norm for those heading abroad on holiday. Read more

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Plan Your Trip to… Japan

Posted on January 27, 2016

To us foreigners, Japan can seem like a whole different world. Year after year, tourists from all over the globe are drawn to the country to see its stunning landscapes, visit its historic temples, taste its unique dishes, and experience its incredible technology. Read more

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Top 5 Skiing and Snowboarding Destinations of 2016

Posted on January 20, 2016

There’s nothing quite like booking a skiing or snowboarding winter holiday. They are a popular choice among all types of traveller, regardless of age and ability, year after year. But with so many snowy mountain-peaked destinations to visit, it can be tricky to choose the perfect destination for you and your family. Read more

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How to Keep the Peace with Your Travelling Companion – Part 2

Posted on January 13, 2016

With different interests but one single itinerary, it can be tricky to keep the peace when you and your travelling companion want to do different things on your trip. Read more

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How to Keep the Peace with Your Travelling Companion – Part 1

Posted on January 06, 2016

Whether you’re abroad with your best friend, married significant other, or boyfriend/girlfriend, a little effort goes a long way when it comes to enjoying each other’s company for an extended period of time in a foreign country. Read more

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