Ben’s Trip to Instanbul

turkey beach Bens Trip to Instanbul Ever fancied going on a tour around Europe by rail? This month’s guest post is from avid-traveller, Ben Fletcher, who did just that! Here in this post, he shares his experience of Turkey – his expectations, what he got up to, food and any problems he faced. Check it out below!

Hi Ben! How long did it take you to travel to Turkey?

Istanbul, Turkey, was the furthest point we reached on our trip. Famed for it’s fantastically varied history this was by far the most memorable place on our trip, the blend of lifestyles and beautiful buildings made it the most dynamic city yet. We took a night bus from Greece (where we had left off) into Turkey Continue reading

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Passenger Stung $1,200 for Use of Flight Wi-Fi

gadgets Passenger Stung $1,200 for Use of Flight Wi Fi

Whether it’s sending a text message, calling a friend or catching up on social media there’s no arguing that technology has become an important part of our everyday lives. So when we head abroad on holiday, it’s no surprise that our mobile phones, music players and laptops come along for the journey as well in the hopes of staying connected with friends and family back home.

However one of the downsides of plugging in your technology whilst on foreign soil is the increased cost of running them Continue reading

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Experience Time Travel on World’s Fastest Jet

fireworks Experience Time Travel on World’s Fastest Jet

It’s a familiar scene for many on New Year’s Eve – you’re all dressed up with a glass of bubbly in your hand singing Auld Lang Syne and covered in party popper string. Instead of spending your evening watching Jools Holland on TV, why not welcome in the year 2015 with a bit more of a BANG!

If you’re one for luxury travel and love to party, why not combine the two by travelling back in time? No, we’re not talking about finding a time-travelling police box (although that would be pretty awesome!) – a new luxury holiday has been created and enables keen party-goers the chance to celebrate the New Year not once, but twice, on the world’s fastest jet travelling just under the speed of sound.

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Pensioners Spend £500 a DAY on Their £7,000 Holiday

holiday Pensioners Spend £500 a DAY on Their £7,000 Holiday

A recent survey of 2,000 individuals has revealed that one fifth of those aged 65 or over is spending over £7,000 on a holiday… and that’s without the cost of paying for flights and accommodation! The £500 a day spending money figure is used on trips lasting a fortnight on things such as excursions, boat rides, food shopping and spa treatments. Well, who says retirement has to be boring! Continue reading

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How to Stay Healthy on Your Flight

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For many of us who love travelling, travelling by plane is a necessity in order for us to see the world. Whilst the airport experience is stressful enough for even the most experienced traveller, the plane comes with its own downsides such as swollen ankles, dehydration, headaches and the worst culprit of all, exploding ear drum pain which on its own can be painful enough to make you wish you had stayed at home (Believe us, we’ve been there!).

The reason that we experience these aches and pains is simple. The majority of aircrafts fly at 35,000 feet where the air is thin and smooth for flying, but less accommodating for our bodies. As a result, the inside of the cabin is pressurised to resemble how the air would be if travelling at 7,000 feet. Continue reading

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Children in Need Pyjama Day

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Since 1980, BBC’s Children in Need has helped thousands of disabled people and young children in the UK by raising over £600 million. Many of you will be familiar with the annual sight of people baking cakes, dressing up in wacky clothes or being pied in the face all in the name of a good cause. The live show broadcasted on 14th November beat last year’s total of £31million by a staggering £1.5million. Continue reading

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Winter Travel Destinations, Planning, Tips, Advice and More

Little girl ski helmet Winter Travel Destinations, Planning, Tips, Advice and More

A lot of our customers ask us for help in planning, making the most of, and having safe winter trips abroad. We get asked about winter travel help so much that we have even dedicated an entire section of our website towards winter travel tips and advice.

In this post we are looking to cover as many of your winter travel questions as possible and give you easy access to the key information that we get asked each year in the build up to Christmas. Continue reading

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How to Ensure Successful Ski Travel This Christmas

Group ski How to Ensure Successful Ski Travel This Christmas

We have been providing specialist ski travel insurance for winter sport thrill seekers, expert and wannabe skiers as well as ski enthusiasts and have been able to gather a great deal of knowledge on what makes a ski holiday successful.

We love to make sure that when our customers go away for the winter, whether tis for a single trip to the Alps or a winter sports activity holiday they can get every bit of enjoyment from their trip – this is why we have created a number of ski travel tips and advices articles for you to benefit from.

A few of our most popular  articles are below including information on; ski safety, budget ski holidays and insuring your ski equipment. Continue reading

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Amazon Voucher Winner – October

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At Alpha we pride ourselves in providing a range of quality products and clear to read documentation, mixed with a large helping of exceptional customer service and served quickly at all times. We believe it’s the perfect recipe.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and therefore to say a big thank you for choosing Alpha to cover their trip, we offer our customers the chance to win a £15 Amazon voucher in our monthly prize draw. Just leave us a comment on how we’ve done and that’s it – easy as, well, pie! Continue reading

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How Social Media Has Changed How People Travel

Social media is everywhere. Flicking through your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram feeds can often seem like tiny little windows into what everyone else is getting up to – from what they had to lunch to where they went on holiday. Each snapshot offers a tiny glimpse into their lives.

Social media isn’t just changing the way that we live our lives – updating our friends daily or weekly on our personal goings-on – but it’s also changing the way that we travel. Before social media exploded onto the scene, people used to fly into a city without knowing anything about their destination aside from what they had read in their guidebook or heard about from friends. Now, you can read blogs, look at people’s picture feeds, read reviews of local amenities and even make friendly connections with local people through social media.

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