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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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Coronavirus Update Ireland

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This blog will aim to serve as a source of information for Covid-19 or Coronavirus. This blog will be updated as often as required. The focus of this blog will be medical opinion and medical advice only. Only authoritative sources will be used. Read on below for the latest . Update: 5th
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Travel after Coronavirus

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As Ireland and countries all over the world battle the third wave of Coronavirus, travel has been stopped in its tracks. Airlines are grounded, hotels are closed, and cruise ships are docked. When will travel start again? What will travel look like post Covid? Many experts are advising it could be as
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How to stay healthy while working from home

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With most of the country now working from home, more and more people are wondering how to stay healthy during this stressful time. Yes, you can exercise every day and try to eat right, but there are also several other things you should pay attention to in
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Coronavirus Facts and Myths

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We spoke our doctors at Tropical Medical Bureau to find out about the biggest Coronavirus facts and myths. You might be surprised at what we found out!
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How to Stay Safe from Coronavirus While on Public Transport

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As Ireland faces it’s third wave of COVID-19 it is vital we continue to protect ourselves and vulnerable members of our society by working to reduce the spread of the virus in Ireland. Read on to learn some tips on how to stay safe from
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Government 5-day Quarantine Clearance Requirements

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Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, Ireland, along with other EU Member States, adopted the EU ‘Traffic Light’ approach to travel within the European Union, European Economic Area and United Kingdom. This system came into effect from the 13th October 2020 and allows greater freedom for short-haul travel from Ireland, while
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Volunteering for Work Overseas – Top Tips and Advice

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It is a major decision to work overseas as a volunteer in a less well developed region of the world. Nevertheless in the vast majority of cases it is a decision which is never regretted as it exposes the volunteer to a life which they would
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How to Avoid Dengue Fever – Travel Health Advice

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Dengue fever is a viral condition transmitted by mosquitoes to humans. The disease is widespread in the tropics and subtropics and occurs in areas below about 2000ft commonly in Asia, coastal tropical Africa and Latin America between 300N and 400S. Approximately 100 million cases occur each
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Cryptosporidosis – Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

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Cryptosporidosis – Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment Cryptosporidosis is a parasitic disease of the gastrointestinal tract which has only been recognised as a disease of humans since 1976. There have been large outbreaks of the disease in many parts of the world including over 400,000 people in Milwaukee (USA) in 1993 and many hundreds of cases
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Travel Foot Care – Tops Tips & Advice

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Travel Foot Care – Top Tips & Advice Travelling brings significant stress and strain to your feet. Following some simple commonsense care before and while travelling will make a huge difference to your overall enjoyment and to your general health. You can divide the possible care of your feet into two associated areas – firstly
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How to Avoid Respiratory Illnesses while Travelling

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Outbreaks of respiratory illnesses occur regularly throughout the world. These can be associated with many different types of ‘bugs’ including viral illnesses (Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Whooping Cough etc), bacterial illnesses (Pneumonia, Meningitis, Tuberculosis, Legionnaires, Anthrax, Diphtheria etc) and fungal diseases (Histoplasmosis, Aspergillosis etc). In recent times, the world
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How to Avoid Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) – Travel Health Advice

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) is relatively rare, but nevertheless it is a potentially life-threatening condition which is usually associated with those who are bedridden or those who have had significant surgery. The disease can be painless and the affected individual may have no knowledge
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Travelling with Diabetes – Top Tips and Advice

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Travelling safely with Diabetes At times it may feel that because you have a condition like diabetes that it is not worth the trouble or the risk of undertaking a foreign journey. Many opportunities to travel are lost because you may feel that it is just too much trouble. Nonsense! All it takes is a
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How to prevent Myiasis – Travel Health Advice

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How to Prevent Myiasis – Travel Health Advice While abroad, washing your clothes and leaving them to dry in the open air can lead to significant problems for the international traveller. In many of the hotter regions of the world a fly can actually lay her eggs on damp clothing which has been laid out
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Dealing with Ticks – Prevention & Removal – Travel Health Advice

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Dealing with Ticks – Prevention & Removal – Travel Health Advice If you are going to be spending any time outdoors during the Spring and Summer, it is important to learn to protect you and your family from diseases that can be caused by ticks, including: (depending on the region of the world) Lyme disease
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Travel Tips & Health Advice for Backpackers

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Travel Tips & Health Advice for Backpackers The continuous upsurge in backpacking holidays leads to some difficulty for those of us trying to provide health advice for backpackers. It’s important to see advice on good health care so that your personal health can be protected to the greatest possible extent during this trip. Vaccines, avoiding mosquito
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Travelling while pregnant – Is travel safe during pregnancy?

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Travelling while Pregnant Many thoughts may go through your mind when you confirm that indeed you definitely are pregnant. If you have an overseas trip planned then this adds another level of complexity to your emotions! Is it safe to travel? Are you taking unnecessary risks? Are there extra precautions which can be taken to
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How to Avoid West Nile Fever – Travel Health Advice

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The disease was first diagnosed in blood taken from a woman living in the West Nile district of Uganda in 1937. Since that time the disease has been found in many other countries including Egypt, Israel, South Africa, parts of Asia and more recently in
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Current International Travel Restrictions (COVID-19)

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As borders continue reopen and countries welcome visitors once again, international travel restrictions have been put in place worldwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are planning to travel abroad, take a look at our list of the current international travel restrictions related to COVID-19. Listed alphabetically, this comprehensive
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Symptoms of Tropical Disease – When You Return from Travelling

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Most international travellers experience no problems abroad. Others may have an upset stomach but nothing more. It’s easy to become paranoid with every ache, cold or spot attributed to your trip abroad. There are some important things to remember when it comes to symptoms of tropical disease… Some illnesses like Malaria can harbour themselves in
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Avoiding Altitude Sickness – Travel Health Advice

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Altitude sickness is a series of signs and symptoms which may occur when a person climbs or is taken to a high altitude. It can affect different people in a variety of ways ranging from mild headaches to sudden death. Both male and female can succumb rapidly, and the condition can be seen at any
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Avoiding Japanese Encephalitis – Travel Health Advice

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Japanese B Encephalitis is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of an infected female Culex mosquito. Over 50,000 cases are reported to occur each year. The disease is found in over 25 countries throughout the world, mainly in South East Asia as can be seen from the following list of endemic countries; Australia, Bangladesh,
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Avoiding Tick Borne Encephalitis -Travel Health Advice

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tick borne In general, exposure risks are related to those spending time in more rural regions where they may run the risk of being bitten by an infected tick. The tick which transmits tick borne encephalitis can be found all over Europe, though most cases are reported from Central and Western parts of the region. Reports
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Yellow Fever Vaccination – Information for Travellers

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Yellow Fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Approximately 200,000 cases occur each year with the majority of these occurring in Africa.  About 90% of all yellow fever cases are found in Africa. The disease occurs mainly in the western part of the sub-Sahara but occasionally in some of the eastern countries. In Africa
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Packing Tips for Travelling Abroad

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Packing tips for travelling abroad 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 abroad or enjoying a staycation this year, it is always helpful to have a rundown of the items
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Camping Tips

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  Get ready for your outdoor adventure with our camping tips 2020 has been dubbed the year of the staycation, with many people travelling to different parts of the country to relax, unwind and spend quality time with loved ones. This increase in domestic travel has led to many more people going camping
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Visiting Friends and Relatives Overseas

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Travel health advice for visiting friends and relatives overseas With the coronavirus pandemic still lingering, people all over the world are yearning to reunite with their loved ones, to share stories and create new memories. As borders begin to re-open and the possibility of travel becomes a reality once again, now is the time to
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Top tips for booking a summer holiday

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Make the Most of Your Summer Holiday! 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 kind of
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Safety Tips for Using Public Transport When Travelling

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  Never leave luggage unattended It’s a horrible feeling to have luggage stolen or lost while on your holiday, so try to always keep it as close as possible to you and your group. On a crowded train or bus make sure that you always have sight
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Travel health tips for backpacking Europe

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  Discover some top tips for backpacking Europe and staying healthy overseas From the promenades of Paris to the boulevards of Budapest, Europe’s stunning natural beauty, epic history and amazing cultural diversity is evident at every turn. It’s easy to see why a European tour is high on the
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Google Maps have added new safety features to help people get around safely

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Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps for travellers – it’s fast, reliable, and it’s just gotten a whole lot better! As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, getting from A to B has become that bit more complicated.
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Coronavirus Treatment: What’s the Latest News?

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Since first reports of Coronavirus in late 2019, the virus has spread to many countries around the world and as the pandemic continues, people in Ireland and all over the world continue to ask the question, is there a coronavirus treatment? While there is no confirmed vaccine or treatment
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Staying Safe and Healthy in Peru

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty with regards to travel in recent days and weeks. One of the problems facing a number of people in South America, Peru in particular, is difficulty returning home due to closed borders and cancelled flights. TMB is here to help
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Does ibuprofen increase your risk of catching Coronavirus?

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There are a number of stories circulating online which are stating that if you take ibuprofen it can increase your risk of catching Coronavirus. But it true? We spoke to Dr Kunal Patel, Travel Health Physician at the Tropical Medical Bureau and asked him ‘does ibuprofen increase your risk on catching Coronavirus?’ Here is what
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Coronavirus Travel Advice – How to Avoid Covid-19 while Travelling

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This is a rapidly evolving and ever changing situation which is causing major concern to health authorities throughout the world. The ongoing outbreak began in China but infections have been reported in several other countries. Countries where COVID-19 is circulating in the community include China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the Northern
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Eco-friendly Holiday Tips – Advice for Greener Travel

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As with here at home, nature should be greatly respected when you travel. Not only out of respect for the local wildlife & community, but so future tourists can enjoy it too! Here are a few eco-friendly holiday tips to help you properly respect the natural beauty
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Travel Health for Kids – 10 Top Tips

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Traveling with children adds a whole new exciting dimension to your adventure. Children find wonder in everything and inspire us adults to do the same. But they do come with a unique set of risks to consider and prepare for! Here are up our top 10 tips
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Top Travel Destinations of 2019

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Each year, Tropical Medical Bureau sees an average of 25,000 patients, all of whom benefit from the expertise of our highly experienced clinic staff. And, with the end of 2019 drawing near, we have put together a list of the most popular destinations of the year. Known for its stunning
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Why do we need a new flu vaccine every year?

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It’s that time of year again. Some of your friends, family members and co-workers are beginning to succumb to the irritating illness we all know too well- the flu. You may ask yourself the question – if I was vaccinated last year, do I need
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How to prevent the flu

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It’s that time of the year again! The days are getting shorter, there’s a nip in the air and you may just find yourself struggling to get warm in the evenings. For some, this period marks the beginning of the dreaded flu. Wondering how to prevent the flu? Follow our
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5 best travel mosquito nets

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Whether you’re a backpacker, camper or a seasonal traveller, mosquito nets are an essential part to any travel kit. Mosquitos can carry potentially deadly illnesses so in order to enjoy your adventure to the fullest it’s important to protect yourself while they’re most active and you’re at your most vulnerable.
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Zika Virus 2019 – Everything you need to know

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Zika Virus 2019 It’s difficult to forget the panic of 2015/2016, when the Zika virus made its debut in South America. This little-known virus was linked to a number of birth defects in thousands of new-born babies whose mothers were infected by the virus whilst pregnant. And just as quick as it reared its head
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How to choose insect repellent

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Whether you’re young or old, travelling to exotic destinations or just popping out to your back garden – it’s super important to consider the different types of insect repellent. Because, let’s face it, who likes itchy insect bites? So, don’t let insects put a dampener on your summer and read
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How to stay fit while travelling

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Whether you’re jetting off on your next big adventure or heading away on a business trip, feeling healthy and happy in your own skin has the power to enhance any travel experience! Read our tips on how to stay fit while travelling to help you feel energized throughout your
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Top LGBTQ Travel Destinations 2019

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Are you a self-proclaimed wanderluster on the look out for the next up and coming destination complete with a vibrant culture and a thriving LGBTQ community? Well, look no further because we’ve put together our expert list on the top LGBTQ travel destinations to make your travel planning that little
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Top Business Travel Gadgets 2019

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You’re traipsing through the airport with an abundance of thoughts running through your head regarding your business trip, one of them being – please don’t let my phone battery die before I land! Sound familiar? Well, if you’ve ever travelled for work – you can probably identify with the above.
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Top Travel Gadgets 2019

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Preparing to go on your holidays isn’t always the easiest feat. Passports? Check. Boarding Passes? Check. Stressing about having everything until you eventually get off your flight? Check. After all the hustle and bustle of getting to your destination, it’s important that you make your time away a complete breeze! Luckily
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Is travel good for your health?

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You’ve just arrived home from your trip abroad, the feeling of calm and relaxation is, for lack of a better word – fantastic. Don’t you just wish you could bottle it up and use it whenever needed? Well, there’s a reason for that post-travel tenderness and it’s not just
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How to travel on a budget – The 2019 guide

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Many people feel as if they need to pick between travelling and keeping their bank account in order, when in fact, you can do both! You see, it’s not necessary to spend a lot to experience a lot and we’re here to prove it. Read
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5 ways to save water when travelling

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Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources yet saving water when travelling isn’t always made a priority. That’s why, this World Water Day 2019, we’re sharing some top ways to save water when travelling so that the next time you take a trip, you’ll be
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What to do if your luggage is lost abroad

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It’s every traveller’s worst nightmare. You’ve been planning this trip for months, you’ve stocked up on fresh toiletries and even some new socks. You’ve arrived at your destination and you’re standing at the carousel for what feels like forever. The empty carousel passes you by one
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How to Overcome Fear of Flying

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How to overcome 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 the Great Barrier Reef. But
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Tips for travelling with food allergies

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Travelling with food allergies can sometimes feel daunting, but it is possible to enjoy a lifetime of travel once you follow some simple steps. By planning ahead and taking precautions, you can be allergy aware and safe wherever you go. Here are some straightforward tips for travelling with food
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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, swim
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Can you travel abroad with your pet?

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Are you going away to an exotic destination this Christmas, visiting family abroad, or returning home? Though this can be exciting, we all know the feeling of leaving your beloved pet behind. Finding someone you trust to take care of your pet while you are away can be
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How to do a digital detox while on holidays

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Holidays are a time for relaxation and reflection. However, with smartphones today, getting some time to yourself can be more challenging than you think. This is why doing a digital detox while on holidays is perfect. With our five top tips, we want to help you to
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The Different Types of Travellers – What Kind Are You?

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Every traveller has their own vibe when it comes to travelling. Sometimes you are rolling with the punches, exploring every aspect of a city- and sometimes you just want to take it easy and relax on a beach. Luckily, the world is a vast playground
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5 shocking myths about the flu

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There are many misconceptions about the flu and the flu vaccine. It can be difficult for people to sort out a fact from a rumour when it involves this virus. It is our goal to help keep you informed about the flu. Here are 5 shocking myths about the
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5 Best rainy season holiday destinations

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Travelling to a country during the rainy season can sound cold and wet, but for some destinations this is actually the best time to go. The rain tends to bring lush landscapes and fewer crowds, which means lower-priced accommodations and flights when these destinations are their most beautiful. But not all rainy seasons are created
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5 of the World’s Best Backpacking Destinations

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Backpacking is easily one of the best ways to travel the world on a budget. And without letting baggage and fears get in your way of getting to know a new location, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. But with so many places to see and choose from, it
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The best cities for foodies

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One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of travelling is trying new food in the places you go.  In fact, for some, food is so essential they plan their whole holiday around going to the best places to eat. For those people and those who aspire to be more like them, here’s our list
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Tips for purchasing the right Travel Insurance Cover

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So, you’ve finally taken the leap and booked your dream holiday to a far-flung destination. Unfortunately, there is always the chance that travel disruption, strikes, sickness and other elements out of your control can end up damaging your plans and your budget. That is why a travel insurance policy is vital for any holiday. Below
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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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Diving in the World – Top Destinations

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The ocean is so big that only 5% of it has been explored by humans. Dive into the unknown on your next holiday and see the breathtaking scenes that lie beneath the coastline. Here are the favourite destinations for the best diving in the world. Barracuda Point –
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Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

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Still deciding on a honeymoon destination? As you step into married life why not step outside your comfort zone and spend your honeymoon somewhere out of the ordinary. This is a once in a lifetime holiday so make sure it is one to be remembered. Here are some great examples of unusual
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Amazing summer student travel deal

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Fantastic Student Travel Bundle Offer If you are a student planning your summer trip then make sure you take advantage of our Student Travel bundle offer! Preparation is key Take the time to make sure you have everything sorted before your summer adventure.  Make sure you are fully prepared and protected against possible health risks with
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Top free things to do on holidays

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If you’re travelling on a budget, then you’re in luck! There are lots free things to see and do on every holiday. Forget spending your entire travel budget on overpriced tourist attractions, pricey admission tickets and expensive events. If you do a little research before your trip, you will see that every area has plenty to offer,
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Best group holiday destinations

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Travelling with a group is an amazing way to discover the world. Whether you’re with friends or on an organised group trip, you can go anywhere with the comfort of knowing that you are never alone. From action-packed holidays to relaxing cultural getaways, we have compiled a list of some of
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Why every couple should travel before marriage

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Whether you’re recently engaged or you just know marriage is on the horizon, travel before marriage is a great way of getting to know your other half on a whole other level before the big day is set in stone. Read on to see why every couple should
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How to make friends when travelling

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Making new friends from around the world is what makes travelling so exciting. Whether you are travelling on your own, with friends or in a group, it is always worthwhile making the effort to meet new people. When you look back on your travels, it is the friendships and
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Have a Healthy and Happy Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is filled with love and romance, both at home and abroad. Whether you spend this special day in a tropical paradise or gift a loved one with a fabulous getaway, you won’t want anything to spoil it. From sightseeing the temples of Bangkok to a safari drive
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How to unwind on holidays

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During your holidays, with all the excitement, it is easy to forget to rest. A trip away offers you the chance to try new activities, sample different food, see new places and to socialise with others. It is easy to forget to take some time to relax and recharge. Intentional
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Best detox spas and retreats in Thailand

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-Detox Thailand  Escape from the stresses of your daily life at a detox spa or retreat center in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Travel has evolved in recent years and with healthy living being a massive trend in the last decade more travellers are
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Skiing Holiday Tips

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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 are you’re a little intimidated or baffled by the prospect.
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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 increasing 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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Travel tips for travelling while pregnant

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Travelling while pregnant is sometimes a little more work but it is possible. Doing a little extra prep beforehand can go a long way to reducing discomforts en route to your destination. Whether you’re planning a holiday retreat before the baby arrives, a work trip or a four-hour drive to
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Travel health tips for seniors

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  It’s never too late to go on an adventure! In fact, travelling in your later years as a senior is one of the best times to travel. Forget trying to cram everything you can into a two-week holiday that has to be taken at a certain time of year
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How to check if a travel agency is legitimate

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Find out how to check if a travel agency is legitimate If you visit your local travel agent or book with an online travel agent, it’s typically a genuine and honest transaction. Using a travel agency is a quick, easy and straightforward way of organising your next adventure. However, it is important to make sure the agency
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How to budget for 6 months travelling

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Discover how to budget for 6 months travelling It is difficult to predict how much money you will spend when travelling, especially in countries you have never visited before. Whether you plan to travel to India, Malaysia, Africa, Brazil or any other exciting regions of the world, it
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10 best places to travel alone

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Discover the While it’s great to share a trip with family, friends or a partner, there’s something very special when it comes to travelling alone. Travelling by yourself is a wonderful experience, full of reflection and personal growth. Some people are a bit wary
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How to stay healthy on the road

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Discovering how to stay healthy on the road is the key to really making the most of your adventures There are some very simple things you can do to learn how to stay healthy on the road, and once you work these into your routine, you will feel
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5 lessons kids can learn from travelling

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Packing up and heading around the world with your kids can be a little daunting, but you’ll soon find that they can learn from travelling. Travelling is synonymous with being a young man’s game, allowing only the young and the single to partake in the excitement and adventures around the world. Well we
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Best places to visit in South America

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Discover the best places to visit in South America for the ultimate adventure South America boasts a wide array of destinations that appeal to all types of travellers. From lush rainforests, ancient archaeological sites, magnificent scenery and bustling cities this versatile continent has it all. So, if you decide
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How to reduce 6th year holiday costs

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Leaving cert students from across the country are looking forward to their 6th year holidays, ready to blow-off steam after a hectic school year. The 6th year holiday is a time for students to let go and enjoy themselves, but for some students this will be their first
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Driving the Garden Route – Safety Dos and Don’ts

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How to stay safe while driving the Garden Route People are drawn to South Africa’s Garden Route for its polarity – you can be in the middle of the mountains at one moment and be thrown to the amazing coastline the next. This self-drive route offers
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Top 5 ways to prevent food poisoning while travelling

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Follow our top 5 ways to prevent food poisoning while travelling Travelling can be a relaxing, exhilarating and delightful experience, but this is only possible if you maintain your health. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are the most common and unwanted companions on any trip. Whether you
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Airport layovers – How to make the most of your long layover

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Tips on how to make the most of your layover between flights Sometimes it is not possible to avoid changeover flights. The thought of sitting around in an airport for hours between flights can be daunting but layovers do not have to mean
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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 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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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 single, in a relationship, introverted or
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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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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 could be carrying illnesses which
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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 due
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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 of
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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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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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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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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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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 you aren’t prepared and don’t know
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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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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 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 may
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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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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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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 Peru
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How to prepare for Kilimanjaro

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Find out how to prepare for Kilimanjaro Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands at 19,341 feet tall, is Africa’s highest mountain and one of its most beautiful sights. Over 40,000 people choose to climb this spectacular peak each year, keen to experience Tanzania’s stunning scenery and embark on a momentous personal
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Tips for women travelling alone

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Find out some top tips for women travelling alone More and more women are biting the bullet and embarking on exciting solo adventures across the globe. While solo travel has a host of benefits for all kind of travellers some extra precautions are necessary to take as a woman on
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What to pack

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Discover what to pack on your exotic holiday You’ve booked your dream getaway, all visas and travel insurance have been sorted and you’ve made that all-important appointment to get your vaccinations. What’s left? Packing, of course. The prospect can be a little daunting but a little preparation goes a long way. To make
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Ways to prevent altitude sickness

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Find out the very best ways to prevent altitude sickness in Peru When you think of Cusco and Machu Picchu chances are you get swept up in a daydream of lush rainforests, ancient ruins and stunning landscapes. And you aren’t wrong! This beautiful area of Peru is one of South America’s hottest
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Ways To Prevent Skin Cancer

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Discover the best ways to prevent skin cancer and stay safe in the sun Doctors have recently reported that incidences of skin cancer are, sadly, on the rise. Over 90% of these cases are a result of damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It’s these harmful rays that also cause
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Safari Travel Tips

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Discover our top safari travel tips to ensure you have an amazing African adventure Going on safari in Africa is an amazing experience, quite unlike any other kind of holiday. Taking in breath-taking landscapes, getting up close and personal with stunning wildlife, embracing new and exciting cultures – it truly is once-in-a-lifetime
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Travelling With Children

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Discover our top tips for travelling with children There’s no doubt about it – travelling with children can often be a tiresome or stressful experience. Your little ones may become cranky on the move or bore easily in a new environment. With a little preparation, however, there’s no reason why your family
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What vaccinations do I need for backpacking Southeast Asia?

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Get advice about what vaccinations you require for your backpacking Southeast Asia trip Southeast Asia has been dubbed backpacker heaven for decades thanks to its low prices, high temperatures and unique cultures, and its popularity isn’t declining any time soon. With eleven vibrant countries to explore
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Gap Year Travel

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Consider these gap year travel ideas if you fancy a break from reality Filling out university application forms without really knowing what you want to do with your life? Or maybe you’re fed up with the monotonous 9 to 5? A gap year could be just what you need! No matter what
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Business Travel Tips

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  Find out our top business travel tips to make sure you feel your best when you’re on a work trip Travelling for business is a whole other ball game than doing so for pleasure. Sure, you might be jetting off to exotic locations but trying to keep on top of your workload
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Backpacking Central America

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Discover the best things to do while backpacking Central America, where it’s safe to travel and when to go When you think of a backpacking Central America holiday what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Like us, do you find yourself daydreaming of turquoise waters, lush jungles, gorgeous wildlife, impressive Mayan ruins
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Tips For Solo Travellers

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Planning a trip alone? Our tips for solo travellers should help you get prepared for your adventure. After months of hemming and hawing you’ve finally decided to go for it and embark on your first solo trip. Exciting times ahead! Whether it’s for a weekend or a year, travelling solo takes
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Backpacking Tips

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Backpacking tips to get the most from your trip It’s easy to get side-tracked when planning your first backpacking trip by thinking of nothing more than amazing beaches, vibrant cities and mouth-watering cuisine. Organising visas, travel insurance and vaccinations might seem like a hassle but this is necessary to ensure you have the best trip possible.
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Vaccinations Cambodia

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What vaccinations will I need for Cambodia? Cambodia is a country steeped in amazing history and gorgeous scenery, however, there are certain health risks to those who choose to travel there. Prior to setting off to explore this amazing country, travellers should make sure they are properly vaccinated against any infections or diseases
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Vaccinations India

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   What vaccinations do I need for India? India is a very popular destination amongst those seeking adventure and is bursting full of amazing things to see and do. However, travelling to India does carry some health risks. Before setting off, travellers should make sure they are protected against any health hazards that could
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Vaccinations Brazil

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 Want to know what vaccinations you need for Brazil? Make sure your trip isn’t ruined by any nasty illness and get the vaccinations you need to protect against any potential health risks. Brazil is a vast country with many different health and safety factors at play across its different regions. Whether you’re travelling
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Vaccinations Thailand

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Wondering what vaccinations you need for Thailand? If you are planning to travel to Thailand, it is important to make yourself aware of the health risks and vaccinations you may require before you leave. Even though there are no compulsory vaccines for entry to Thailand from Ireland, it is still highly recommended that
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