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How to prevent the flu

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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 yourself sniffling or struggling to get warm in the evenings. For some, this period
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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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6 safety tips for using public transport when travelling

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There’s no better way to get to know somewhere new than exploring it like a local, and most time that means taking public transport. Public transport is an incredible way to get around, it’s affordable, reliable, better for the environment and, most of the time, easy to use. Even with all of the benefits of
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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 honeymoon destinations for
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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
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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 the best group holiday
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Why every couple should travel before marriage

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Travel is a great way to really get to know your other half. It broadens the mind and is the best way to widen your horizons together. Though there are plenty of opportunities to travel after marriage, we think that it’s good to take an adventure with your
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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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Visiting friends and relatives overseas

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Travel health advice for visiting friends and relatives overseas Christmas is a very popular time to travel with many people 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. Unfortunately, this easy accessibility has
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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
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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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How to stay fit while travelling

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  Staying fit while abroad may not be top of your priority list. However, feeling healthy and happy in your own skin always enhances any travel experience! Whether it’s jetting off on your next big adventure or heading on a business trip, the change in schedule can throw off anyone’s fitness routine.
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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 choose insect repellent

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Our top tips on how to choose insect repellent Whether you are young or old travelling to distant lands or just out to your back garden, you should be thinking about the different kinds of insect repellent that you need. Insect bites can put a dampener on any holiday, especially the
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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 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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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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