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The UK’s Busiest and Most Popular Airports for Airport Parking

Posted by on 9:03 pm in Blog, Travel Tips, UK | 2 comments

The UK’s Busiest and Most Popular Airports for Airport Parking

Are you planning a getaway over the Christmas break? Perhaps you’ve traveled for a white Christmas in the UK, or you’re in the UK and planning out your escape!

Either way, if you’re planning on driving to the airport and paying for parking facilities, bear in mind that some are definitely busier – and more expensive – than others.

A study conducted by Staysure, a UK travel insurance provider, investigated search engine data and airport parking sites to determine how passengers at UK international airports use airport car parking services and how much they pay for them.

The results provided some surprising insights.

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Art Series The Chen: A Luxury Hotel Celebrating Australia’s Rich Multiculturalism

Posted by on 11:18 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 2 comments

Art Series The Chen: A Luxury Hotel Celebrating Australia’s Rich Multiculturalism

Australia is a county shaped by migrants; it is said that one in four Australians were born overseas, and this rich, cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

While European settlers started the trend in the late 1700’s, Australia today sees migrants from more than 190 countries; from India, the UK, and, most notably, China. (Fun fact, Mandarin has become the most spoken language in Australia after English).

Australian cities have become a melting pot of cultures, and no-where is this more prevalent than the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill. Home to Melbourne’s largest Chinese population, well over half the population of Box Hill was either born in China or has Chinese ancestry. And this is a fact that Melbournians are incredibly proud of.

One hotel that has embraced and showcased this beautiful ethnic diversity is the Art Series Hotel – The Chen. Named for the Chinese born artist Zhong Chen, who migrated to Melbourne as a teenager, The Chen is a boutique hotel that celebrates not only Chen’s abstract art, but Australia’s rich multiculturalism.

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What to Pack if You Had Infinite Space!

Posted by on 7:13 pm in Blog, Opinion | 2 comments

What to Pack if You Had Infinite Space!

Gone are the good old days where you could get away with cramming anything and everything into your luggage. Airlines worldwide are really cracking down on excess baggage lately, decreasing both the size and weight of baggage allowances.

Many airlines have begun charging for even a single checked bag and recently even carryon bags come with a fee. They say these changes are to ensure passenger safety, but whether this is true or simply revenue raising, there’s not much we can do!

We’ve all seen some of the crazy and ingenious hacks designed by fellow travellers to beat the system. From stuffing a suitcase worth of belongings into a large bulky jacket to wearing a half a dozen layers of clothing, there are many ways to sneak a bit more onboard than you’re allowed to.

In a perfect world we would be allowed to take whatever we want with us travelling, which begs the question; what would you take if there were no luggage restrictions and you had infinite space?!

This is my list …

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Mantra Lorne: Where to Stay on the Great Ocean Road

Posted by on 7:15 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 0 comments

Mantra Lorne: Where to Stay on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most scenic drives. A 250 km route that hangs precariously on soaring sea cliffs along Victoria’s coastline, it winds between pretty towns and beaches, all set against the backdrop of Australia’s few temperate rainforests.

Though for one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, most visitors to the area sadly see very little, and most of that through a car window. But you won’t see the best sights from your car.

While the road can technically be driven in a day, you’re doing yourself a great disservice by not setting yourself up in one of the lovely towns along the route and making that your base for several days.

Much more than a scenic highway, this region is home to a myriad of coastal tracks, rainforest trails, and hikes which connect historic seaside villages, taking in ocean views and dramatic waterfalls.

While there are several towns offering accommodation along the route, if you’re looking to stay directly on the beach, one of the best options is Mantra Lorne.

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Packing for Your First Trip to India: Things You Might Have Missed

Posted by on 11:43 am in Blog, India | 2 comments

Packing for Your First Trip to India: Things You Might Have Missed

India is a beautiful country, and once you have got your visa pour inde, it’s easy to get swept away in the excitement of planning your itinerary.

However, if this is your first trip to India, there are a number of important things that people often miss from their packing list.

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Travangelo Reveals the Best Time to Book Flights for Christmas

Posted by on 11:12 am in Blog, Travel Tips | 2 comments

Travangelo Reveals the Best Time to Book Flights for Christmas

It’s that time of year again; the holidays are upon us and if you haven’t already made Christmas travel plans you’re probably brainstorming where to spend the season. After all, you’ve now only got a little over a week!

Traveling over Christmas is a fantastic way to escape the usual stress the season may bring. And holiday memories are often the memories that are most cherished.

But when do you actually pull the trigger and book your flights? Some people think they should book their tickets as soon as they can. Others want to wait out until the very last moment.

But if you haven’t already run your flights comparison and booked your flights, you may be cutting it too close. Whether you’re interested in a beach getaway or skiing vacation, Travangelo has revealed the best time to book flights as Christmas fast approaches.

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The Watson Adelaide – Your Guide to the Adelaide Art Scene

Posted by on 8:38 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 0 comments

The Watson Adelaide – Your Guide to the Adelaide Art Scene

I often say that travel is an art. It’s not simply as easy as booking a plane ticket, hotel room, and tours. Art is how we express ourselves and showcase our creativity and uniqueness.

How we travel should be no different than how we paint, sculpt, dance, or sing. It’s not simply about finding a destination that inspires us, it should be an avenue for creating your own unique journey. And that’s what I love about Adelaide.

Yes, South Australia’s capital has many notable attractions, but this isn’t a city that defines itself by a top 10 list. I found Adelaide to be a city that prides itself more in offering unique travel experiences than pushing must see attractions down your throat.

Adelaide is a destination where expressing yourself is the focus, and that begins from the moment you check into The Watson Art Series Hotel. Australia is home to several Art Series Hotels; a brand which looks to provide travelers with artistic comfort to inspire a unique journey.

Oscar Wilde said that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life”. Art has the ability to alter our perception of life, so we were more than happy to let the The Watson Art Series Hotel alter our perception of Adelaide.

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The 7 Best Wildlife Experiences & Natural Attractions in South Australia

Posted by on 8:49 pm in Australia, Blog | 2 comments

The 7 Best Wildlife Experiences & Natural Attractions in South Australia

No place in Australia offers such a diversity of natural landscapes than South Australia. From stunning beaches to the rugged and arid Outback, you’ll find some of Australia’s greatest natural treasures here.

And when it comes to wildlife, experience a wide variety of iconic Aussie animals in the wild by visiting places like Kangaroo Island, and come face to face with critically rare species from around the world at the Adelaide Zoo.

Adrenaline seekers can dive with great white sharks, go underground into caves filled with the remains of prehistoric beasts, explore sinkholes filled with lush gardens, and enjoy incredible underwater cave diving.

You can embark on the incredible Ghan railroad to Darwin or remain in the state to cross the Nullarbor Plain and see the Dingo Fence.

With outdoor adventure all around, the only trouble is finding enough time to experience it all. To make things easier, I give you some of South Australia’s greatest natural attractions and wildlife experiences.

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Careers That Allow You to Work Remotely

Posted by on 1:52 pm in Blog, Expat Life | 0 comments

Careers That Allow You to Work Remotely

Having a career that allows you to work remotely is the dream for most travelers these days. And luckily, there are a lot of ways to work remotely in today’s age.

Technological advancements in recent years have completely changed the way people do business, and as a result, many careers now allow for location independence.

If you’ve dreamed of pursuing a career which allows you to work remotely, while traveling, one of the following career paths could be perfect for you!

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Everything You Need to Know About Traveling with an Emotional Support Animal

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Everything You Need to Know About Traveling with an Emotional Support Animal

So you’ve got your adorable ESA (emotional support animal) and you’re feeling healthier than you have in years. With your new companion, you feel like you can accomplish anything – make new friends, climb a mountain or even get on a plane!

For those with anxiety associated with flying, or even those who have never traveled with an animal before, traveling with a pet can seem like a huge deal. And it is in some ways. The good things is that as long as you’re prepared, things can go as smoothly as ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter!’ – and traveling with your pet can be a game changer.

People who travel with ESA’s find that it gives them a newfound sense of freedom, and motivates you to get out there and grab life by the horns!

If you’re nervous about your first foray into traveling with your ESA, don’t be, because this is a round-up of everything you need to be prepared (and then some!).

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