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How to acclimatise to your new surroundings

How to acclimatise to your new surroundings

When you’re travelling to a new environment it’s completely understandable that you might not feel like yourself at times. Whether suffering from jet lag or homesickness, there are ways of coping...

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Sex, drugs and drink: Be in the know abroad

Sex, drugs and drink: Be in the know abroad

Being on holiday doesn’t mean you can relax all of your inhibitions! Away from home and the watchful eyes of parents, it can be easy to forget about everything and have the time...

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Stay safe: Make your trip memorable for all the right reasons

Stay safe: Make your trip memorable for all the right reasons

Most visits abroad are trouble free, but we want you to be prepared for every eventuality. Remembering a few simple things could prevent something from going wrong before it even happens.   Bullseye Don&rsquo...

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Eating right on your gap year

Eating right on your gap year

Making your way across alien lands can be hungry work and after a long trip it's so very tempting to stuff your face full of junk food. Of course, you can get away with...

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The dos and don’ts of staying safe when skiing

The dos and don’ts of staying safe when skiing

So you've booked your trip, taken a few lessons (or you could be quite the beast on the slopes), and started getting some specialists clothing together. However, you may have forgotten that whilst there'...

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Staying safe from scams whilst on your gap year

Staying safe from scams whilst on your gap year

Going on a gap year is one of the best things you can do in your young years: trying new cuisine, encountering new people and seeing new sites. One thing, though, that can be an...

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How to avoid jet lag when you’re on your travels this summer

How to avoid jet lag when you’re on your travels this summer

One of the biggest nusiances when travelling to a far away destination is the jet lag that can greet you when you touch down. Fortunatley, Thomas Cook have provided some handy infographics that explain the...

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Just in case… Know your rights!

Just in case… Know your rights!

If you are unfortunate enough to fall victim to crime abroad there are a few things you should know. Most visits abroad are trouble free, but we want you to be prepared for everything. Tourists...

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7 ways to stay healthy on holiday

7 ways to stay healthy on holiday

Follow these simple steps to avoid illness on your gap year. Sun A golden tan is the goal of many travellers, but remember, exposure to the sun can be very damaging to your...

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I was abducted for money

I was abducted for money

Being robbed doesn't have to be a simple grab and run. Watch for more elaborate 'friendly' scams like this one.  "Last summer, whilst in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, East Africa, my...

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Expert travel advice from FCO

Expert travel advice from FCO

Khalida Cox, communications officer for the foreign commonwealth office, answers your questions about safe and sensible travel. I’m really worried about keeping things like money and other valuables safe. What should...

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What jabs do I need?

What jabs do I need?

Get informed about your travel injections with our expert information from the NHS. Confused about what vaccinations you need? Overloaded with injection information? Good news! Our comprehensive list outlines: Exactly what diseases and infections...

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I was bitten by a monkey in Cambodia

I was bitten by a monkey in Cambodia

Ollie learned the hard way about the importance of vaccinations. If you’re travelling to an area where there is a risk of rabies, you should definitely consider getting the rabies jab....

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