12 Ways To Keep Yourself Amused On A Long Journey

Bus travel is certainly not as glamorous as other forms of transport, and it is rare you get the all singing all dancing entertainment you find on many long distance plane journeys.  Keeping your mind busy, and boredom at bay, on these long journeys you sometimes have to be a bit more creative.

  1. Write a postcard home

When was the last time you wrote to your parents, partner, best friend or even your pet dog? If you are anything like me you will have bought postcards earlier in your trip and stuffed them in your bag ready to write them at some point later, which usually ends up being on the plane home. If postcards aren’t your thing then think about writing a letter or recording your adventures in a journal for you to reflect back on in the future.  

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Everything You Need To Know: Havana, Cuba

Havana; the capital of Cuba, is the best place to soak up the true Cuban atmosphere that the world expects when they visit.  Unlike some of the smaller cities Havana doesn’t just welcome you into Cuban life, it smacks you round the face with it.  A few days in this crazy city is often enough before you are just exhausted and suffocated by it.  Not least by the soot from the old cars that swarms around the streets! Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know: Havana, Cuba”

Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In The Lake District

Located in the North West of England the Lake District is famous for its still waters and rolling hills.  By late March only the tallest peaks are iced in snow, as the bracken pushes through after a long winter, transforming the breath-taking landscape from  shades of grey to vibrant colours that roll out over the hills for miles. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In The Lake District”

15 Easy Flight Hacks That Airlines Don’t Want You To Know

 

Pre-flight prep

It may not be the most rock and roll start to your trip but studies show that the day before you fly should be alcohol free and culminate in a good night’s sleep.  Whilst it may not be practical for those with early morning flights, this combination allows you to feel properly rested and prepares your body for the draining experience of a long flight.   Continue reading “15 Easy Flight Hacks That Airlines Don’t Want You To Know”

Everything You Need To Know When Meeting The Maasai

I was expected, it would seem, as I pulled up in the dirt covered 4×4.  The foot deep ruts that plagued our makeshift route had tested the suspension to the extreme.  It had been a long and hard day’s travel over to the north of the Maasai Mara National Park.

Walls of twisted spikes encircled the small village, pierced by a slither of light, just wide enough to squeeze through.  I pondered the perfect silence and curious lack of women and children, but dismissed it with thoughts they must be busy inside the village stockade. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know When Meeting The Maasai”