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Essential backpacking travel checklist

Posted on November 23, 2023

What to pack for your next travel adventure - an essential backpacking travel checklist

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and have booked that once in a lifetime trip away. Exciting times are ahead and we’re sure you’ve got lots of fun planning to look forward to. However, planning for such as big trip can come with its added pressure and stress, especially when deciding how much to take and what to take. Fear no more! Here at Alpha, our team have put together our essential backpacking checklist of the most important items you should spend your precious pennies on to be prepared for your next adventure.

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How To Stay Sustainable While City-Hopping Around Europe

Posted on July 10, 2023

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably familiar with the importance of sustainability and protecting the planet. If so, we hope this article can give you some additional ideas about being sustainable while travelling, particularly when you are city-hopping around Europe.

Or if this is all completely new to you and you’re just boarding the sustainability train, that’s great news! We hope that you enjoy reading the article and pick up lots of great tips and advice for staying sustainable when travelling.

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Top 5 Reusable Travel Essentials You Need

Posted on June 16, 2023

Happy World Refill Day! Join us and millions of other people all over the world to reduce the number of single-use plastics ending up in landfills. At Alpha, sustainability is close to our hearts and we work hard to advocate eco-tourism through our travel insurance brand. That way our customers can enjoy visiting new parts of the world while protecting and looking after the planet.

For World Refill Day, we’re sharing 5 reusable travel essentials to help you explore more sustainably. Keep reading to get your suitcase packed and ready for an eco-friendly holiday that will reduce waste, save money and make your travels more efficient.

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5 Sustainable Restaurants in London

Posted on May 04, 2023

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could enjoy high end quality food while having a positive impact on the environment? Unfortunately, food waste has been a growing issue over the last few decades and has been a contributing factor to greenhouse gas emissions. Luckily restaurant owners across the city have been actively fighting this issue in an attempt to create more eco-friendly options through using locally sourced ingredients to cutting down their carbon footprint. So that being said, here is our list of London restaurants that combine the culinary arts with an eco-friendly approach.

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What is sustainable clothing and how does fast fashion affect the environment?

Posted on April 18, 2023

More people than ever are interested in lowering their carbon footprint and helping to protect the planet. In fact, in November 2022, Forbes reported that ‘nearly 90% of Gen X (those born between 1965 and 1981) consumers said that they would be willing to spend an extra 10%* or more for sustainable products, compared to just over 34% two years ago (in 2020)’. Additionally, there’s also a rise in the number of holidaymakers looking for ways to travel more sustainably.

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Top 6 Romantic Destinations for You and Your Partner to Visit

Posted on February 20, 2023

Looking for inspiration for your next couples adventure? You’re in the right place! Whether you’re a couple who enjoys an exciting city break, prefers to relax surrounded by nature, or even soak up the sun in warmer climates, these romantic couple’s destinations offer something for everyone.

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5 Ways to Travel More Sustainably

Posted on February 14, 2023

The rise of eco-tourism and sustainable travel has gained major popularity over the last few years. With tourism alone being responsible for 8% of the world’s carbon emissions, travellers are looking for more ways to care for the environment while abroad. Research by found that in 2021, 72% of global travellers thought that sustainable travel was important. Despite this, only 40% of travellers stayed in eco-friendly accommodation that year. To raise awareness and encourage sustainable travel, we’ve put together 5 useful tips to help you make more sustainable choices while on your holidays.

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Why Couples Are Choosing to Propose with Ethical Diamond Rings

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If Valentine’s Day has got you thinking about popping the question sometime soon, then you’ve probably already started looking at the different types of rings available.

Choosing the right cut, clarity and carot can all be factors that influence the overall price of an engagement ring. And let’s be honest, if you’ve already started your search for the perfect ring, then you may be wondering how people can afford diamonds the size of a grape - as they’re certainly not cheap!

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3 Cute Activities for Galentine’s Day 2023

Posted on February 09, 2023

Galentine’s day: the friendship version of Valentine’s Day. Introduced by late Millennials back in 2010, Galentine’s is an unofficial holiday celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day (13th February).

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5 Sustainable Gifts for Valentine’s Day

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With valentine’s day just around the corner, we’re here to help you get prepared.

Why not show your love for the environment (as well as the one you love) with our top 5 sustainable valentines’ gifts? From handmade treasures to sustainably recognised products, we have a great list of gift ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on your special someone’s face.

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