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Destination travel tips and inspiration from Monarch

Planning ahead for your holidays? Thinking of a destination in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands or a winter ski resorts? Well, Monarch airlines have created a travellers tips map that shares travel tips and secrets from Monarch airlines cabin crew.

Monarch Destination Tips is an interactive map that’s packed with insider secrets on where to go, what to do and where to stay in a whole range of locations. From Enfidha to Friedrichshafen, Tenerife to Sharm el Sheikh, they’ve checked with the experts across 37 destinations to collate specialist information about these hotspots. Continue reading Destination travel tips and inspiration from Monarch

Aid your traveller stomach woes with Bimuno IMMUNAID

Travellers’ diarrhoea is the most common illness contracted by Brits abroad; according to NHS statistics it affects up to 60% of travellers. Similarly, other conditions like IBS can come and go in bouts, often during times of stress or after eating certain foods that we can come across on our travels.
While it tends to be those visiting developing countries or exotic destinations that are particularly at risk, a bout of stomach trouble can occur at any time. Continue reading Aid your traveller stomach woes with Bimuno IMMUNAID

Interview with Debbie Lee Yan Wong, author of ‘The Same Sky’

I was fortunate to recently review a copy of travel memoir, The Same Sky, by Debbie Lee Yan Wong. The book details her search for peace as she travels solo through Tibet, Laos and Cambodia on an expedition to piece her life back together after a devastating break up.

As the journey proceeds, Wong is accompanied at times by strangers, locals, and fellow travellers exchanging experiences along the way. Her experience prevails throughout the memoir with her growing confidence to handle the challenges that life presents.

Following my read of the book, Debbie was kind enough to allow me an interview; read her responses below.

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GATE8 Cabin Max luggage for the no-fuss traveller

During 2013 and early 2014, I was fortunate to be involved in the planning and eventual testing of a prototype of the latest addition to the GATE8 luggage range, the Cabin Max lightweight carry-on hand luggage.

GATE8 self-identifies as a company founded by a British IT consultant that got tired of wasting time in airport queues and spending money on excess baggage fees on business trips. He set about designing a solution that met the hand baggage requirements of all airlines, accommodated crease-free garment storage and stored laptops safely and conveniently. So was born the GATE8’er. Continue reading GATE8 Cabin Max luggage for the no-fuss traveller

“A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Last weekend I spent some time in Amsterdam with a group of friends for an extended weekend away. Whilst we had a fantastic weekend of dinners, partying and sightseeing, a Sunday morning stroll allowed me to explore a place that really captured my interest; the Tropenmuseum.

Located on Linnaeusstraat 2, the Tropenmuseum provides a selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions that quite simply, is one of the most intriguing and insightful museums that I’ve visited in a long time. Continue reading “A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Submitted by Alex Siborn

The perfect city to visit on a shoestring, Dublin is home to museums and galleries offering free admission, along with a wealth of other things to see and do. Book yourself into a great value room at one of the Travelodge Dublin hotels and prepare to enjoy the city without breaking the bank.

Getting Around

Dublin is a relatively small city which you can enjoy on foot with ease. If you’d prefer to explore on wheels however, why not hire a Dublinbike? For just 5 Euros for three days, you can hire a bike from any of the 15 locations dotted throughout the city, enabling you to get around at a somewhat quicker pace. Continue reading Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Interview with Danielle Hugh, author of ‘Confessions of a Hostie’

Danielle Hugh is the author of e-books ‘Confessions of  a Hostie’ and ‘More Confessions of a Hostie’. Following the recent launch and giveaway of 10 e-books to readers of the Ad-lib Traveller blog, she kindly participated in the interview below.

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Expired: 10 copies of ‘Confessions of a Hostie’ by Danielle Hugh to giveaway

Confessions-of-a-HostieThank you for the entries, this competition has now closed.

In association with Monsoon Books, I’m offering 10 x free redemption codes for iBooks (for US/UK/Australia/NZ iTunes account holders) for Confessions of a Hostie by Danielle Hugh.

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a jet-setting hostie, or international flight attendant? In Confessions of  a Hostie, Danielle writes candidly, humorously and from the heart about life, love and her exploits around the world. From the slums of Mumbai to the glitz of New York there are as many highs and lows as take-offs and landings. Prepare for a turbulent ride of emotions and adventure, so place your seat upright, fasten your seatbelt and prepare for take-off. Danielle Hugh’s passion for flying dazzles in this frank and amusing account of jet-setting around the globe. With almost 20 years in a unique working world, her juicy tales are often as shocking as they are colourful. Continue reading Expired: 10 copies of ‘Confessions of a Hostie’ by Danielle Hugh to giveaway

Very Inspiring Blogger Award – thank you!

I was pleased to learn that I have recently been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Kay from TravellerSoul76, a self-described world traveller, serial expat, translator, ESL Teacher and photographer – quite a list I think you’ll agree! Many thanks to Kay for the nomination which I gladly accept. You can view her blog post here. Continue reading Very Inspiring Blogger Award – thank you!