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Daniela Liverani

Beware the bloodsucking leeches next time you go abroad

We probably have all read about the unfortunate girl backpacker Daniela Liverani who discovered that she had a three inch leech growing inside her nose for a month, which had to be surgically removed. The unfortunate girl was completely unaware as to how the creature entered her nose in the first place, but she had been backpacking in Vietnam and could have caught it whilst swimming there.

Whistler

Get those skis ready to go!

The sun may still be shining and the summer holidays over only a few weeks ago, but already travel agencies are taking bookings for the forthcoming winter ski season. Traditionally the British favour the Alpine resorts, but how about being slightly more adventurous this winter and flying out to Vancouver and taking in one of the world’s best ski experiences, Whistler?

Gran Canaria

A great November getaway

There are some wonderful winter sun spots, but many of them involve a long haul flight to the southern hemisphere, it can be well worth it of course, but if you have a limited holiday period and just want to get away for a week there are closer options. The Canaries has been a long-time favourite and is still a number one destination for many in the winter, the islands of Tenerife, Grand Canaria and Lanzarote, with a flight time in the region of about five hours, but how about Cyprus?

Butlins

A classic way to holiday – Butlins

Going to Butlins holiday camp was a way of life to many people, before and immediately after the Second World War, it was the very first of the all in holidays where everything was paid for in the price of the holiday. This included all your food, three meals a day, free entertainment and the kids looked after when you went to a show in the evening.

Euro

What do you do with your left over currency?

So what do you do when you arrive at the airport at the end of your holiday and you find that you have some of the local currency left in your wallet or purse? Do you go on a bit of a spending spree and use it all or as much of it as possible, buying the odd coffee, pack of sweets or drink so that you use it all up, or do you simply take it home with you?

Building the Mariachi's Tower

Wilderness 2014 – The Festival for grown ups of all ages!

Food from London restaurant names such as Moro, St John, Polpo, Hix and Cartmel’s Simon Rogan. Intellectual stimulation from Gregory Sams, George Monbiot, Irvine Walsh, Edward De Bono’s School of Life. A lakeside spa. Forrest adventures with expert foragers. Music from a hundred bands you’ve never heard of but who you’ll look for as soon as you get home.

Glamping

Glamping and you!

While the very term glamping may make you cringe, the reality of camping with a bit of luxury thrown in can be very tempting, even if glamour is a bit too much to ask.

Here at Travel Campaigner we love the great outdoors, and if a little more comfort is what it takes to get a few thousand more sub-urbanites out from their neat estates then bring it on!

Toothman Portrait

Travelling with babies and young children

So you have a taste for travel. First it’s backpacking and somehow getting by on the bare essentials, sleeping here and there. Then as you find you have a little more money, perhaps your travel becomes a little more comfortable.

Clocking up the Air Miles with the World Cup

Clocking up the Air Miles with the World Cup

With people travelling from all around the globe to catch a glimpse of their favourite teams and sports stars in the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil, the air miles are certainly going to be clocking up. Our infographic, created in conjunction with SendMyBag.co.uk totals up the combined mileage of passengers making the trip from their home countries to and from Rio de Janeiro. (more…)

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