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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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5 Common Fears of Joining Your First Group Tour

So, I’m guessing you’ve either just taken the plunge and hit that “confirm” button on a group tour (if so, YAY), or you’re seriously considering it. However, there’s a little voice in the back of your head asking you what the hell you’re doing. Telling you it’s too scary, that you don’t really want to do it. Well, just […]

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5 fears of solo travel and how I face them

Let me guess, you’ve been dreaming about leaving the rat race for years. Your Pinterest board and Instagram feed are full of wanderlust-inducing destinations. Your Facebook is full of everyone else’s exotic airport check-ins and sickening selfies. So now, enough is enough, you’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and go on a solo […]

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Sharing a Room? My advice to future Flashpackers

Jenni Shaw, a first time Flashpacker shares her experience of sharing a room on her group adventure in Vietnam and Cambodia… As a single traveller, I spent a lot of time on Google looking for the perfect company to go on an adventure with.  Someone who would embrace the 30 something solo traveller and would […]

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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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