What are the strangest places to visit in the world?
Some of the strangest (and most atmospheric) places on earth are also some of the most beautiful: think the bridge in Germany that looks like a cast off from one of the Lord of the Rings films or the rainbow-hued hot springs in Yellowstone and the bizarre dragon’s blood trees in Socotra, Yemen.
Do you have to have a lot of disposable income to travel?
One of the best things about travel is that anyone can enjoy it – it is accessible to everyone. Plus, you don’t have to venture too far to experience a different culture. In fact, there are a number of ways to hunt for the cheap and affordable flight options, whether by being flexible with your preferred travel dates or searching websites like Fareness. One of our top tips is knowing when the best time is to book your flight. For domestic flights try and aim to book 57 days in advance and 117 days in advance for international flights.
What are the most common items savvy travellers bring on all their trips?
One of the best things to remember to bring is a small power strip – this is the ideal travel accessory for sharing a crowded power socket in a bustling airport. You will also want to invest in a Qi PowerSurge mobile power bank – this will ensure you can charge your electric devices at all times. Another handy hint is to keep a picture of your passport and your luggage on your mobile device. This means if you lose either of them you will have a much-needed reference. Always pack a scarf, as long-haul flights can get particularly chilly and your scarf can double as a cosy blanket.
What’s the best way to sleep on a plane?
While some of the most seasoned travellers may swear by the Ambientini knockout cocktail to achieve sleep on any flight, there are a number of other options. Covering your eyes and investing in a good quality eye mask can make a huge difference. Also, stepping away from the scotch and the caffeine will ensure you get a deeper, more restful sleep.
What are the best travel apps?
The best travel app (in our opinion) has to be CityMapper. This app is completely free and offers real-time directions across public transport, car or by foot for most of the world’s major cities including capitals like London and Tokyo. Another great app is Postagram. This is an extremely handy app if you’re looking to send a travel card from a country where they are difficult to find. The app is also free and sending your personalised keepsake back to the US will only cost 99 cents apiece.