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7 myths about travelling alone in your 30’s and 40’s

Let me guess. You did your A-levels, went straight to uni, and then threw yourself into your career – right? All through your 20’s, you watched enviously as friends lived out their fantasies abroad, travelling the world, exploring exotic locations, and posting their annoying photos on Facebook. And you thought you were being sensible, focusing […]

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Find people to travel with in your 30’s and 40’s

For single professionals in their 30’s and 40’s, the quest to find people to travel with can be a bit of a deal breaker when it comes to living out those dreams of yours. So call us the Cupid of the digital world if you will because we’re on a rescue mission here at Flash […]

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How to Deal with a Break-up: The Importance of Travel

January can go two ways. It’s either full of optimistic new beginnings and fresh resolve, or it’s a gloomy time of questioning your life choices. Either way, this might involve a break-up. If this is the case, we urge you to get out there and explore this AMAZING world of ours. Here’s 4 reasons written […]

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Lapland at Christmas: 7 Things I Learnt

“Christmas is not a season” beamed my Finnish guide with a twinkle in her eye, “it is everyday in Rovaniemi.” I’m in Santa Claus’ Main Post Office. In Lapland. And it’s Christmas time. *excuse me whilst my inner child jumps up and down* I’ve been sent here for my first ‘fam trip’ where I basically […]

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2017 Travel Trends You Need to Know

So long 2016… Here’s 5 2017 travel trends that will have you jetsetting like a pro. A Flashpacking pro. 2017 Travel Trends 1) Active Travel What? Many New Year’s resolutions are likely to involve get fitter and travel more, so why not kill 2 birds with some sporty travel? Wine marathons allow you to run through stunning locations […]

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How to Take a Career Break Without Quitting Your Job

Wondering how to take a career break? Here’s all you need to know… Brace yourself. It’s that ‘NEW YEAR, NEW ME’ time of year again. Yes, that time of new hobbies and hair-dos is upon us. All with a side helping of cheesy quotes and overly-ambitious gym sign ups. However, for all it’s marketing waffle, […]

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7 Adventures To Take Before You Have Kids

Still footloose and fancy free? Here’s 7 adventures to take before you have kids… You’ve been to endless weddings. You’ve thrown baby showers. You’ve clapped graciously at their christenings. But now, as your friends get swamped beneath their Cath Kidston changing mats with Peppa Pig on repeat, it’s YOUR turn to be the one in […]

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Bucket List Travel: 9 Epic Experiences for Travellers over 30

Bucket list travel shouldn’t just happen in your 20s. We’re guessing a lot of what you did then included hostels, cheap food, and a lot of alcohol (actually maybe you don’t remember it so well after all…) So now you’re a 30-40 something solo traveller, you probably want to travel slightly differently. Like a good glass […]

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Small Group Tours: Are they Right For Me?

New to small group tours? Have a go at this quiz! We know the drill. The daily routine has got a bit dull, and you’re dying to get away. To escape. In the past, you’ve always travelled with friends, but now it seems like all of your old travel buddies are either busy with their […]

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Solo Travel: The Sexy Way to See the World

Solo Travel. 2 simple words, one hefty amount of baggage. And I’m not talking luggage, far be it for me to judge if you spent half an hour crushing your suitcase till it closed (or if you’re one of those just-my-toothbrush type of travellers…) What I’m taking about is the bad press that solo travel […]

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