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26 tips for staying fresh on long-haul flights

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Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc I love flying. It doesn’t matter whether my next trip is a domestic flight lasting under sixty minutes or an eight-hour transatlantic adventure; I still get a buzz when driving to the airport. Nevertheless, longer flights do present a number of challenges and ironically the fact that I […]

12 sure-fire ways to make Londoners hate you

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Ooh, someone’s got themselves in a bit of a tizzy after spending time in their former home town… Well I did tone it down quite a bit, to be honest. These were my working titles: “How to piss off locals when visiting London”, “Why people think you’re a dick when you spend a weekend in […]

Four times I needed travel insurance – never go abroad without it

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Photo credit: pukekoblue via photopin cc When planning your next trip abroad one of the items that should be dealt with first is not the plane ticket or hotel reservation but travel insurance. I know, it’s not the most interesting of expenses in your travel budget and finding that bargain airfare is a lot more […]

Alpine touring at Vallter 2000 in Spain – the ultimate skiing experience?

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When I was growing up, it was all very simple. ‘Skiing’ meant downhill skiing in the Alps – or for some brave people, Scotland. Artificial slopes were rare and skiing was a luxury that most people in the UK had never experienced. Due to the neat combination of family friends owning a chalet in Switzerland, […]