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Relax and unwind: 13 places to escape work and completely de-stress

Let’s be frank, work is stressful. The need to de-stress can be strong. When you’re really honest with yourself, don’t you find yourself spending the majority of your time in work dreaming of what you’ll do with your time off?  And what do you dream of? Relaxation? No stress? Anything but work? Of course, it can […]

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How fit do I need to be for a Flash Pack holiday?

Hiking in Peru, kayaking in Vietnam, paddle-boarding in Slovenia… there are many different ways to enjoy active travel on a Flash Pack holiday. So what if you’re wondering – what if I’m not fit enough? We’re here to put your mind at ease. To really enjoy a travelling experience with us, you only need to […]

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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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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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The Beginner’s Guide to Travelling Alone

Travelling alone. Cool, brave idea – or absolutely bloody terrifying? Yup – there can definitely be a stigma associated with travelling alone. But we think a lot of that comes from a lack of imagination. And balls.  Sure, travelling alone can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t need to be. And it’s definitely not […]

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How holidays alone in your thirties and forties can massively improve your mind-set

Feeling a bit blue? We’ve all been there. You’ve been working hard for years. Friends are getting married and having kids. Your days follow the same, self-perpetuating routine: get up, work, sleep. It’s getting colder and colder, and when your fried brain finally gets a spare moment you find yourself dreaming of far-flung beaches. Snow-capped mountains. Crystal clear waters on a nameless island.  There’s […]

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5 Signs it’s Time for a Singles Holiday

First off, this isn’t match.com for solo travel.  We don’t mean a ‘find your soul mate’ kind of holiday (although we never say never).  We mean a break for one, a solo holiday for the single traveller, a solo travel getaway, but with the added bonus of a small group of fellow solo travellers who […]

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