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10 Coach Holiday Hacks – For An Even Better Trip

Looking for some coach holiday hacks to help you have an even better trip? I have learned a few coach holiday hacks over my 25 year career as a Tour Manager taking holidays all over the world. This list of coach holiday hacks is made up of things that I have learned myself, I’ve learned from guests and the little differences between coach holidays and other types of holiday. Over time experienced guests generally learn these coach holiday hacks for themselves but here’s my list to give you a shortcut to an even better holiday experience. So let’s jump in… Read More »10 Coach Holiday Hacks – For An Even Better Trip

12 Happy Travel Hacks To Leave a Trail of Beautiful Smiles

Do you like to enjoy happy travel? Do you want to leave a little trail of smiles wherever you go and spread a bit of love and positivity? Then check out this list of happy travel hacks! Happy Travel Hacks 1 Learn a Few Words of the Local Language Taking a bit of time to learn a few words of the local language shows respect and appreciation for other cultures when you are travelling. It’s one of my favourite happy travel hacks as it helps me to feel like I am experiencing the destination a bit more deeply. With the… Read More »12 Happy Travel Hacks To Leave a Trail of Beautiful Smiles

6 Amazing Flight Hacks for Cheap Deals To Great Places

Are you looking for flight hacks to find cheap flights? Great – I’ve got a list of them right here! Fab Flight Hacks for Finding Bargains Who doesn’t love a travel bargain! Travelling more and spending less is a great way to make your travel budget stretch to the absolute maximum. Finding a cheap flight is a great way to kick off your trip and can even lead to some travel inspiration by planning your travels around where is cheapest. Number 1 of Flight Hacks Search Everywhere from Starting Airport The reason this is top of my list of flight… Read More »6 Amazing Flight Hacks for Cheap Deals To Great Places

Easyjet Baggage Changes – Feb 2021 All You Need to Know

Want to know about Easyjet baggage rules? They all changed in early 2021. Here is everything you need to know about what you can take and what it will cost. Easyjet Baggage Changes – What Changed? From the 10th of February 20201 Easyjet changed it’s luggage policy so that the amount of luggage and what size it is depends on your ticket. Whatever type of ticket you have booked you will be able to bring one small cabin bag with a total maximum size of 45cm x 36cm x 20 cm. This needs to include all wheels and handles so… Read More »Easyjet Baggage Changes – Feb 2021 All You Need to Know

9 Tried and Tested Easy Travel Packing Hacks

Are you looking for some packing hacks to help you travel with just what you need? I’ve been travelling professionally for 30 years, I’ve learned lots about packing – mostly the hard way! Let me share with you my 9 Packing Hacks to shortcut you to happy packing! So let’s jump into my list of packing hacks to help you travel more lightly on your next trip, but also ensure you have everything you need. 9 Packing Hacks to Help You Travel Smarter Number 1 of Packing Hacks Take Two Pairs of Shoes & Wear the Heaviest When Flying I… Read More »9 Tried and Tested Easy Travel Packing Hacks

10 Reasons To Love Gatwick Airport – Family Friendly & Good Hotels

Are you going to be travelling through Gatwick Airport? Are you staying over? Great – it’s a lovely airport. Here are 10 reasons to love Gatwick airport! 10 Reasons to Love Gatwick Airport Reason 1 – Onsite Hotels Nothing makes catching a flight which requires an overnight stay easier than staying at the airport itself. I always prefer to stay as close to the airport as possible when a flight needs an overnight stay. Gatwick Airport has 3 hotels onsite; The Sofitel is connected to the North Terminal by a covered corridor and it’s my favourite on site hotel. The… Read More »10 Reasons To Love Gatwick Airport – Family Friendly & Good Hotels

Impress Your Fellow Flyers with This Simple Plane Seat Flight Hack!

Want to impress your fellow flyers? This simple plane seat flight hack is something I often get asked to show others! Very Easy Plane Seat Flight Hack As someone who has flown I am sure you will know remember how awkward it can be to get in and out of the plane seat, as the armrests get in the way. This applies whether on short or longer haul flights. It can make getting in and out of your plane seat a bit tricky, leading to some awkward leaning and grabbing, especially when you are trying to get out of your… Read More »Impress Your Fellow Flyers with This Simple Plane Seat Flight Hack!

8 Mobile Phone Travel Hacks To Save You Time & Money

Looking for some tried and tested mobile phone travel hacks? These are all the things related to mobile phones that I use, have or do! Mobile Phone Travel Hacks by The Professional Traveller I can barely remember travelling without a mobile phone, having had one now for so many years. Thankfully the bills are substantially lower than they were and of course we now have glorious smartphones which can help with all sorts of wonderful things. Having been travelling with mobiles for such a long time I’ve learned a few tricks along the way. So here are my mobile phone… Read More »8 Mobile Phone Travel Hacks To Save You Time & Money

Travel Sickness Hacks – To Help You Travel More Comfortably

Do you suffer from travel sickness? Despite being a Professional Traveller I have suffered from travel sickness my whole life Here are my tried and tested travel sickness hacks that help me Tips from a Lifelong Travel Sickness Sufferer I get travel sick, which might seem odd given I have spent 30 years of my life getting paid to travel. Infact I get the full house when it comes to travel sickness – car sick, coach sick, sea sick and I really don’t like flying. The only modes of transport that don’t make me feel sick are walking and… Read More »Travel Sickness Hacks – To Help You Travel More Comfortably

10 Tips for Nervous Flyers – To Help You Fly More Easily

I’m one of those nervous flyers. I have been for many years. The fear can build up and sometimes feel overwhelming. I’m sharing 10 tips for nervous flyers based on things that have worked for me. Tips for Nervous Flyers – Tip 1 Fly Without Fear Book I found reading this book, written by a pilot, very helpful. It explained the mechanics of flying and went into detail about the likelihood of things actually happening including things like turbulence etc. This helped me understand some of the noises you can hear such as the undercarriage going up after takeoff which… Read More »10 Tips for Nervous Flyers – To Help You Fly More Easily

Cheap Hotel Hacks – 4 Easy Tips and Tricks To Bag A Bargain

Love getting a good hotel and paying less for it? Great – so do I! Check out my list of cheap hotel hacks for some easy ways to stretch your budget to the max. Cheap Hotel Hacks 1 Travel Out of Season to Find The Best Prices This is top of the list of my cheap hotel hacks as it’s my number one tip. Travelling out of the normal season, which is generally April to September, is a great way to find cheaper hotel deals. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand and it can mean there are plenty… Read More »Cheap Hotel Hacks – 4 Easy Tips and Tricks To Bag A Bargain