By now, the Winter Olympics are well under way. You’ve probably seen Great Britain’s Jenny Jones win the team’s first medal on snow in GBR’s history or snowboarding legend Shaun White miss out on his third straight gold medal in the Men’s halfpipe competition. If seeing the Games on your television no longer cuts the mustard, it might be worth jotting up a travel plan to see the event for yourself.
Travelling to Sochi 2014
The 2014 Winter Olympics is currently being held in Sochi, Russia. As one of the biggest and most beautiful resorts in the country, the city of Sochi is well known for its favourable climate; the resort is often called the ‘Russian Riviera’. Continue reading
With one week left to go until Valentine’s Day 2014, many of us are trying to come up with the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ to our significant other. Perhaps you’ve chosen to dine with a romantic candlelit dinner, give flowers or indulge in chocolates, but at Alpha Travel Insurance we believe the best way to show someone you care is to take them on a travelling adventure. Continue reading
After more than two months of torrential downpour and high velocity winds, we are eagerly awaiting the news of when the bad weather will come to a close. Many people across the UK have already had their homes flooded as well as encountering severe travel delays due to overflowing rivers or fallen down trees… but the bad news is that there’s much more to come.
Chatting about the weather is no longer considered small talk, as the powerful storms and persistent rain are a growing concern for many. January 2014 in the South East of England was recorded as the wettest month in history since the record-keeping began more than 100 years ago. Continue reading
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights, fancied snorkeling in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, or wanted to test your nerves by skydiving… so we ask the ultimate question – what’s on your bucket list?
Here at Alpha Travel Insurance, we believe that you should live your life to its fullest and experience everything that the world has to offer and what better time to start crossing things off than now. Many of us have a few things that we would like to see or do firmly at the top, however why not check out what’s on our bucket list below for some more ideas! Continue reading
With a fantastic climate and brimmed with adventure around every corner, it’s no surprise that Australia continues to be one of the most popular destinations to visit on a gap year or long stay trip. One of our customer service advisors, Joanne, recently visited Australia with her friend. In this post, she shares her story and gives tips on booking your own Oz adventure.
- 1. What inspired you to visit Australia?
Australia has always been a country I have wanted to visit ever since I was little. My friend who I went with had also always wanted to go, but because of a television programme she used to watch all the time called Bondi Rescue. Everything just looked simply amazing and we wanted to experience it for ourselves. Continue reading
Have you ever been late for a flight? Perhaps you’ve been caught up in traffic and had to dash across the airport to reach your gate and (fingers crossed) not miss your flight… It’s always a good idea to give yourself more time than you think you need so that you don’t run the risk of being late and potentially not being able to go on your trip. A recent report by Sunshine revealed that a staggering 22% of UK holidaymakers do not leave enough time to get to the gate before it closes, with many of them just making it by the skin of their teeth! Check out some of their excuses below… Continue reading
This January, many people are looking to hit the crisp powdered slopes for a spot of sledging, skiing or snowboarding. However others will be searching for a winter sport a little more out of the ordinary…. Riding a kayak down a snowy hillside, plummeting beneath icy water, or skiing with a parachute are just some of the world’s wackiest winter sports. Read on to find out more… Continue reading
At this time of the year, many students start to think about what they will be doing after they finish University for the summer. Some will decide to go on a long backpacking adventure while others will be planning a short getaway with their family or friends.
However for those of you who are unsure of what to do on your trip, why not try scuba diving! It’s not just a sport… it’s an underwater adventure boasting an array of wildlife and beautiful coloured coral amongst crystal clear waters. In this blog post we’ve cherry picked some of the best scuba diving locations across the globe, check them out below! Continue reading
There is simply nothing quite like the exhilarating feeling of checking another thing off of your bucket list; whether it is a bungee jump in America, elephant trekking in Thailand, or exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. A recent survey conducted by TravelSupermarket has revealed that 2014 is in fact set to be the best year for travel. Continue reading
For some of us, the 1st January is the perfect time to draft up what you’d like to achieve throughout the year in the form of a new year’s resolution. Perhaps you’ve chosen to eat healthier, hit the gym or even learn a new skill or hobby… but what about travelling? A lot of people would love to say that they will take the plunge and explore exotic faraway lands in 2014, but are not sure where to begin making this dream a reality.
If you are looking for a city break, Europe is always a good place to start as it is easily accessible by plane, ferry or train. Europe is also a great destination if you want to learn a new sport; it can be exciting to learn how to ski or snowboard overseas, with Austria and France proving very popular choices. Continue reading