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5-step Guide to Planning your Gap Year

Posted on January 12, 2021

Whether you’ve dreamt of meeting the elephants in Thailand, interrailing from country-to-country in Europe, surfing on Bondi Beach or backpacking the classic south-east Asia trail, a gap year is the perfect way to fulfil your travel wishlist.

If you’re considering a gap year either before university or after your degree is complete and don’t know how to begin planning, we’ve got your back - and here is our 5-step guide on planning your gap year.

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Vegan world dishes: Bringing those holiday feels to your dinner table

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Travel opens your mind to a whole host of experiences, including your taste buds. Each culture offers their specialties and a variety of unique flavours and dishes to try on your travels. Vegan food is growing in popularity and another sustainable idea to take on as you’re travelling - and it doesn’t fall short of flavour either.

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How to get cheap student flights for even less

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Whether it’s your gap year before university or you’re looking for a much needed break after exam season, jetting off on a lengthy trip is one way to relax - and start your adventure. 

Backpacking, interrailing or city hopping, the world is wide and there is so much to see. If you’re on a tight student budget and have a desire to travel, we’re here to make it a little easier with our tips on finding cheap student flights for even less.

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Our Coronavirus Cover

Posted on June 25, 2020

As life slowly returns back to normal and we start to plan our next adventure, many of us may be tempted to risk travelling without any insurance. After all, there’s no cover for claims related to the coronavirus anymore, is there?

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UK Holidays for Thrill-Seekers

Posted on May 19, 2020

Let’s face it, we are all looking for a huge adventure when the endless lockdown rules have been lifted, but coming to terms with the fact that we may not be able to take our dream holiday after this is all over is starting to sink in, making this the summer one that none of us had planned.

But, don’t lose faith!! Whether you're looking to book a trip soon or wait until next year, we've got some top UK holiday ideas for thrill seekers - because who said that a staycation needs to be boring.

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Flybe Collapse

Posted on March 05, 2020

Following the news that Flybe have ceased all operations and gone into administration, Alpha would like to clarify what steps are available to policyholders.

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Everything to know about Interrailing in Europe and the best places to go

Posted on March 04, 2020

Whether you’re looking for something different to do in your gap year, seeking your next big adventure or would love to experience more of Europe, interrailing is a step in the right direction.

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Win an £150 Virgin Experience Voucher

Posted on February 12, 2020

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1 week in Ireland: Where to go for couples

Posted on February 11, 2020

Ireland’s nickname, the ‘Emerald Isle’ should be enough to sway you into visiting its endless rolling hills and greenery. It’s a country memorable for the character, the friendly locals, great nightlife and landscapes that’ll take your breath away.

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Top 5 Budget-Friendly Destinations 2020

Posted on January 31, 2020

Whether your New Year's resolution was to save up for that big thing, stop spending money on coffee every day or just budget better this year - we’re here to help you not just become a savvy traveller, but a savvy spender too! We’ve broken down the most budget-friendly places to visit, how long to stay and how to explore them for next to nothing!

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