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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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Are You Travelling Sustainably? Twelve of the Biggest Makes Made by Travellers and How to Avoid Them

Posted on January 20, 2020

In this day and age, living sustainably is incredibly important. Over the last few years, many of us have made small changes to our everyday life in order to do our bit for the planet, but there’s still loads more to be done. One area that we may not instantly consider making changes to, but would make a huge difference, is how we travel. With global tourism at a record high, doing small things we consider harmless could end up being very costly for the environment. But if you’re travelling for the first time, you may not necessarily know what these things are, and they may even surprise you. So, we’ve put together twelve of the most common mistakes travellers make, and how you can avoid them in order to make your travels not only a memorable experience, but also an eco-friendly one.

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Best Travel Destinations for 2020/2021

Posted on January 02, 2020

The idea of travelling is quite strange at the moment, on the one hand we're all desperate to escape our lockdown bubbles and explore somewhere different, but on the other hand the concept of going on holiday can feel slightly overwhelming in the current climate.

Whether you're planning to travel this year or next, there is no reason we can't indulge in a little destination inspiration, and we're all entitled to have something to look forward to! Here are some destinations to add to your 'must visit' list, for whenever you're ready to jet off again.

(TOP TIP: Please ensure you check up to date FCDO advice on your chosen destination before booking or travelling.)

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Christmas Market Foodie Guide

Posted on December 16, 2019

As we become more aware of the environmental impact that factory farming has, more of us are making the switch and going meatless. However, when the festive season hits it can be hard to know where to look for veggie options. We’ve taken a look and the top 10 festive treats for you to try on your travels - so whether you’re in the northern Alps at Salzburg’s Christmas Market or exploring the birthplace of ‘Good King Wenceslaus’ himself in Prague, there’s plenty of veggie options to try that will look great on the Insta feed.

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Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

Posted on December 03, 2019

Tis’ the season for comfort food, watching reruns of Love Actually and endless hours roaming around the shops for the best gifts. Although Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, it can also be one of the most wasteful, leaving a huge impact on the environment.

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The Urban Beach Clean

Posted on November 18, 2019

Alpha has joined forces with global marine charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), to raise awareness of the shocking impact waste has on our oceans.

Protecting marine life is an important part of sustainability and (if you didn’t know), it’s something very close to our hearts. So far, with your help, we have managed to raise over £12,000 for the WDC, which has gone towards The SEALIFE Trust Beluga Sanctuary Project. For more information on this incredible mission to relocate two whales from captivity, click here. Read more

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Who needs Halloween when you’ve got Unblocktober?

Posted on September 23, 2019

October is no longer just the month of Halloween – it’s also Unblocktober (you heard it here first!).

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