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Preventing problems when travelling with friends

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Follow our simple tips to help make the most out of travelling with your friends. Nothing strengthens a friendship like making memories of exploring some new and exciting places together. A trip away with friends can be the most wonderful experience but it can also be stressful and tense at
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Best islands in Thailand for backpackers

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Backpacking through Thailand is a real treat for Irish students. After a busy college year, students love to jet off and explore the Thai islands and find a sense of freedom and some well-deserved fun in the sun. Whether you want to see the fascinating world of South East Asia,
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Best holiday destinations for students

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Explore the world with our 2017 best holiday destinations for students. It has never been easier to travel and our list of the best holiday destinations for students will help you gain experience before heading into the real world! Students nowadays are not shy to travel, they do not lack confidence, on the contrary, most
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Tips for travelling with a toddler on a plane

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Parents from around the world often worry about flying with their children so we’ve put together some of our to tips for travelling with a toddler on a plane. With summer approaching, there is no better time to start preparing for your trip abroad. We are
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Dubai travel tips – things to know before visiting

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Make the most out of your adventure with our Dubai travel tips. Dubai, leaping up from the Arabian desert is a diverse city that boasts a variety of wonderful attractions. There is a lot more to Dubai than fabulous hotels and extraordinary skyscrapers. The city is
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Safari in South Africa – the ultimate guide to wildlife

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Safari in South Africa  – the ultimate guide to wildlife A safari in South Africa offers a trip through the wilderness that allows you to enjoy all of the natural beauty this amazing destination offers. It is all about the thrilling and exciting activities such as driving through the jungle, coming face to face with wild
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Beware of flu outbreak across Ireland

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Due to recent flu outbreak, hospitals throughout Ireland are reporting a significant rise in the amount of people being admitted with winter-related illnesses. According to the latest figures released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC), who are in charge of monitoring the spread of infectious diseases, the amount
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Packing tips for travelling abroad

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It can be stressful getting your head around what you need to pack before you travel so we’ve put some packing tips for travelling abroad together to help! Whether you are travelling Europe, Asia, or India, it is always helpful to have a rundown of the items that are essential
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Top tips for choosing a yoga retreat

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Enjoy a lifestyle of health and wellness by taking some time out and using these top tips for choosing a yoga retreat abroad. Sometimes it is necessary to remove ourselves from our busy lives to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Choosing a Yoga Retreat – Location There are
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Travelling during rainy season in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia is one of the most exciting places to travel to in the world. With better prices, smaller crowds and this guide, travelling  during rainy season in Southeast Asia can actually be more enjoyable and valuable than going during peak season. Just ensure you are properly prepared
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Travelling alone – reasons for a solo adventure

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            Top reasons for travelling alone While it is a wonderful experience to travel with family and friends there is something special about travelling alone. Solo travel is your very own adventure that can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do in your life. Whether you are
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Winter sports holidays – the do’s and don’ts!

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  If you are planning a winter sports holiday you are bound to be excited about the thought of hitting the slopes and leaving all of your worries behind. Or, you may be staying at home and planning on trying some winter sports out here. However, with
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Travelling over 50 – top tips for Silver Surfers

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It is a common misconception that travelling over 50 is not advisable. However, with the combination of the free time of retirement years and available resources thanks to years of working, what better way to celebrate than by taking that trip that you always dreamed of? The
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How to combat culture shock

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Travelling to a different country is exciting and fun, but how does the excursionist deal with the new set of challenges that can lead to culture shock? Culture Shock is the feelings one experiences after leaving their familiar culture to live in another cultural environment. These feelings can include anxiety,
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It’s time to schedule your winter flu vaccination

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Time to schedule your winter flu vaccination Winter is quickly approaching, with the days getting noticeably shorter and the weather a lot colder. For many people this means one thing – the flu! Most commonly known as the flu, Influenza is an acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person which can cause
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Health risks with returning travellers

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          With the summer coming to an end, thousands of returning travellers, coming back to Ireland from their breaks abroad. Although Ireland is considered a very healthy country with a low risk of diseases spreading through vectors, such as mosquitos and sand flies, returning travellers coming home
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Airport tips to get you on-board stress-free

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You may think that you’re a travel pro but you’d be surprised by the simple details that you forget. Don’t begin your holiday purple in the face and at the point of a meltdown due to an airport fluster. Start your trip off on the right foot with
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Vaccinations for Rio 2016 – Not too late to vaccinate

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Vaccinations for Rio 2016 – Not too late to vaccinate If you’re heading to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro during August 2016 you are surely in for a spectacular display of sporting greatness. However, there are some things to consider beforehand, including your vaccinations for Rio 2016, to ensure your trip is truly one of
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Studying Abroad – Tips for students

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Studying Abroad Studying abroad or interning abroad can be the most eye opening and rewarding time in a student’s life so it is very important to get the most out of your experience. Whether you are enrolled in a school in a foreign land for a semester, or working as an intern for a company abroad,
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The Zika Virus and Rory McIlroy

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Zika Virus and Rory McIlroy   With the 2016 Olympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro later this summer, concerns have been raised over the dangers of the Zika Virus and how it may affect those travelling to the games. Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has announced that he is withdrawing from consideration from the Olympics
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Advice for volunteering abroad this summer

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Ensure you look after yourself when volunteering abroad this summer. Volunteering abroad is a life-changing experience but there are many aspects to consider before offering up your time to help others. As well as being enriching and getting the chance to do your part for people in need, volunteering abroad comes with many
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Leaving Cert holidays – How to make the most of yours!

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With the summer drawing slowly closer many Leaving Cert students are looking at booking their post-exams getaway. Leaving Cert holidays are practically a rite of passage these days, with most students looking to blow-off steam for a week or two following what is undoubtedly
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Don’t underestimate the Irish weather!

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During the summer months the Irish weather tends be very unpredictable so we are usually quite unprepared for it. Our desperate need for our hit of Vitamin D means that we throw caution to the wind and embrace the rare warm Irish weather, attempting to make the most of it before it disappears again.
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Prevent disaster with a holiday checklist

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It’s always a good idea to have a holiday checklist to hand when getting ready for a trip. The flights are booked, the accommodation is sorted and the bags are packed. But have you remembered everything? When planning a holiday, be it a beach getaway, a city break or
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Top Honeymoon Tips

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  These top honeymoon tips will ensure yours is the perfect way to start your life as a married couple, full of romance and love and wining and dining. Whether you are planning a romantic beach trip, an exciting safari or a whirlwind city break, people tend to get swept away by dreaming
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Amazing Summer Student Travel Deal

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  Amazing Summer Student Travel Deal If you are a student planning your summer trip then make sure you take advantage of Tropical Medical Bureau’s Summer Student Travel Deal! Prepare yourself before you leave and avoid any common disasters while you are away. This holiday is meant to relieve the stress built up over such a
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Top tips for booking a summer holiday

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Make the most of your summer holiday in 2016! Your summer holiday is your main escape of the year, your chance to relax and laze by the pool while your worries melt away. But is there something that you have forgotten that could destroy your dream getaway? Sun holidays, adventure holidays, exotic holidays – any
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Hostel Tips

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Budget travellers, take heed of our top hostel tips Staying in hostels is a fantastic way of meeting like-minded travellers, especially if you’re travelling solo. Sharing a room and bathroom with lots of other strangers does, however, bring its own challenges and it’s best to be as prepared as possible before you arrive.
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Zika Virus – What you need to know

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Zika Virus Find out all you need to know about the Zika Virus, which has now been declared a global health emergency, from Dr Graham Fry, Medical Director of Tropical Medical Bureau. What is the Zika Virus? Zika Virus is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes, similar in many ways to the better known
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Budget Travel Tips

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Save money on your holiday with our budget travel tips Fancy an exotic adventure but worried your savings won’t stretch very far? Thanks to the multitude of low-fare airlines on the market right now, jetting off to the golden sands of Thailand, the Mayan temples of Peru or the bright lights of
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Malaysia Travel Tips

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Make the most out of your Southeast Asia adventure with our Malaysia travel tips Discover the wealth of beautiful landscapes – lush rainforests, golden beaches and bustling cities – in Malaysia for a getaway like no other. It’s quick and extremely cheap to fly between destinations, thanks to the multitude of low-fare
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Visiting friends and relatives overseas

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Visiting friends and relatives Travel health advice for visiting friends and relatives overseas Christmas is a very popular time to travel with many expats returning home to celebrate with loved ones. Such travel has never been easier or more affordable, thanks to the multitude of low-fare airlines on the market and cheap international flights. There
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Group Travel Tips

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Be confident with our group travel tips Travelling with a large group of friends can be a lot of fun – think post Leaving Cert holidays, skiing trips to the Alps, group beach breaks and longer backpacking adventures. It can also be pretty stressful at times, when opinions clash and everyone just
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Indonesia Travel Tips

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Get ready for the holiday of a lifetime with our Indonesia travel tips With over 17,000 islands, 300 languages and a wealth of jaw-dropping sights, Indonesia really has to be seen to be believed. This beautiful country is home to incredible landscapes, from dense jungles and lush rice paddies to tropical beaches
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Travel Health Tips

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Travel health tips Avoid illness with our top travel health tips Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, it’s essential that you think ahead about your health and safety. At TMB we’re well used to easing the fears of future travellers and offering expert advice to see them on their way. From common occurrences like
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Christmas Travel Tips

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Take advantage of our Christmas travel tips If you’re anything like us, chances are your wanderlust is increasingly rapidly now that the winter is well and truly upon us. The dark days and cold weather may leave you longing for the warmer temperatures and guaranteed sunshine of Southeast Asia or South America.
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Argentina Travel Tips

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Stay safe and healthy with our Argentina travel tips No matter what your budget or background may be, travelling to Argentina promises a variety of enriching experiences. Whether you’re on a lengthy South America backpacking stint or a much shorter getaway, Argentina is sure to enthral and delight. Take advantage of our Argentina
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Skiing Holiday Tips

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Hit the slopes running thanks to our skiing holiday tips Skiing and snowboarding holidays are all the rage at the moment – and it’s easy to see why! What’s not to love about whizzing down the slopes, taking in beautiful Alpine scenery as you go? If you’re a ski first-timer then chances
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How to prevent the flu

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            Expert advice on how to prevent the flu this winter Wondering how to prevent the flu? You’ve come to the right place! It’s that time of the year again, folks. The days are getting shorter, the weather is noticeably colder and you may find
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India Travel Tips

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            India travel tips including where to go and how to stay healthy If you’re a first timer about to embark on an adventure in India, chances are the prospect is a tad daunting. Chaotic and bewildering, this beautiful country can be a lot to handle if
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China Travel Tips

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China Travel Tips             China travel tips to help you plan an unforgettable adventure Travelling to China can often be a little overwhelming. As the third largest country in the world, there’s a lot of ground to cover and it can be hard to know where to begin, especially if you
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Live like a Local

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Like like a Local Tips and tricks to live like a local on holiday Getting off the beaten track and soaking up a completely different culture can transform your holiday into a truly life-changing experience. With limited time on your hands and language restrictions, this can sometimes be a little tricky to do. It’s often
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Brazil Travel Tips

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Make the most of your South American getaway with our Brazil travel tips Dance the night away at an all-night street party, venture into the depths of the lush Amazon rainforest, experience gorgeous colonial architecture, learn the art of capoeira or show off your football skills– this is what holidays to Brazil
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How to Overcome Fear of Flying

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Fear of Flying Tips Advice to overcome your fear of flying You dream of listening to the gentle lulling of the waves on a Thai beach or blowing that bonus on Fifth Avenue in New York. Maybe you’ve always wanted to climb Mt Kilimanjaro or to discover a whole new world under the sea at
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How to Prevent Food Poisoning

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Expert advice on how to prevent food poisoning when you’re travelling What could be worse than a bout of food poisoning on your much-anticipated getaway? Not a whole lot. The risks of catching a dose of salmonella or listeria are generally higher when you’re abroad, particularly in developing countries which
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How to Beat Jet Lag

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    Expert advice on how to beat jet lag and avoid feeling frazzled on holiday Jet lag, the demon of long-haul travel, refers to disturbed sleeping and eating patterns, weakness and disorientation experienced on arrival in your destination. Journeying through different time zones can wreak havoc with your mind
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Camping Tips

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  Get ready for your outdoor adventure with our camping tips If you’re on a tight budget but still want to get away this summer, why not consider a camping holiday? Whether you’re roughing it in mainland Europe or living it up on Ireland’s gorgeous West Coast, camping has plenty of perks. Not
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Festival Tips

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Top music festival tips to see you through the summer season Music lovers have plenty to smile about over the summer months. Now, more than ever before, amazing festivals are taking place in all corners of the country. There’s nothing quite like soaking up the chilled out vibes, singing along to your favourite
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Holidays in Ireland

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Discover top tips to stay healthy on holidays in Ireland Staycations are officially in! As a nation we’re starting to appreciate the wealth of beauty and culture on our doorsteps in Ireland and spending more time exploring our magnificent country. From the stunning Wild Atlantic Way to the breath-taking Giant’s Causeway and
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Peru travel tips

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Discover the best Peru is a breath-taking country, famous for its majestic ruins, stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage. With its changeable climate and diverse landscapes, it’s definitely advisable to be as prepared as possible before jetting off to this gorgeous destination. Here, Nicola Connolly from www.bestofperutravel.com shares her
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