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Impact the Planet the Right Way: What’s Important This Earth Day

Our world is beautiful.  From the ripples of wildflowers bursting through fields that roll by the window on a road trip, to the drops of rain that race down our window pane from the comfort of our bed, or the skies —golden, pink, purple, cloudy, clear and awe-inspiring.  As travellers we appreciate the world, in fact, we worship it. It’s the very reason we travel in the first place. We take pictures that we share even though we know “you had to be there to really appreciate it”. We save up our holiday days to explore it; snowy slopes in Switzerland in February, the Provence lavender fields in July. We schedule our lives around it. But what do we do for it? How do we give back?  Our planet is incredibly strong and resilient, but it’s mirroring our impact on it back to us. Everyone hears about it — the Bushfires, the earthquakes, the typhoons or tsunamis. So what can we really do to help? The key to inciting change starts at a grassroots level: …

Freshen up Your Travel Plans With Our Top 10 New Deals

Get planning your next adventure with great deals on flights. Spruce up your getaway agenda with a Downton Abbey tour, helicopter trip, or street food tour. Organise the finer details — book your train ticket, taxi or luggage transfer. No matter what you do or where you travel to, we’ve got savings for you with our partner deals. Here are some newly added discounts and offers you can use to get the most out of your travels:  Luggage storage with Radical Storage: 10% discount Get alerts for cheap flights with a Jack’s Flights Club subscription: 30 day free membership Delayed flight? Ensure you get compensation with Skycop membership: 35% discount Ship your luggage from door to door with Airoluggage: 5€ discount  Take a food tour or explore the street art of Tel Aviv with Be Tel Aviv Tours: 15% discount Israel Soar through the air with Helipass helicopter tours: 10% discount Book a minicab or taxi with Minicabit: 10% discount Tours of Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, James Bond and more with Brit Movie Tours: 10% …

Travel Like You’re in a Movie With These Transportation Partner Deals

Travel is full of those ‘pinch me’ moments — the destinations that are so breathtaking, it’s like you’re on a film set, or the nonstop action that makes you feel like you’re the star of your own movie. Now you can add an extra pinch of Hollywood to your travel plans with our transportation partner deals inspired by the movies. Rent a car with Avis Movie: Thelma and Louise, 1991 If you’re a fan of road trips, the next great adventure of your life could start with a car rental. Yep, really. All you need is to find the Thelma to your Louise and hit the road to a destination fit for a film star, like the Grand Canyon. Pro tip: rent a Thunderbird to feel like scene-stealer. Choosing car rental gives you the freedom to plan your own timetable and suit yourself on your trip. Avis offers up to 15% off your car rental in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. They offer a 5% discount in Australia, a 10% discount in New …

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Top Travel Apps To Download in 2021

Dreaming of sharing gelato with your partner in Rome, cosying up alone in a cottage in Wales or backpacking across Vietnam? Get planning your next adventure with these 15 apps for every step along the way — from finding inspiration to managing jet lag, and crafting photos and videos to make your trips timeless. Find your inspiration If you’re looking for some ideas for a post-lockdown getaway, or even if you’re just planning to explore the world through words, pictures, and videos right now, we’ve got you covered with some à la carte apps for inspiration.  1. Lonely Planet Guides: Gone are the days of packing heavy guidebooks in your carry-on or forgetting to bring a map on a day trip. Your trip can be filled with unique experiences — like a day out to a great little seaside village on the outskirts of the city, or a coffee break at the outwardly unassuming cafe with the best homemade cinnamon buns you’ve ever had. This app is like having your own personal e-library of guides, …

Change Your Travel Life With These Subscription Deals

What are your vices? Travel, wine, a good binge-watchable series? Here are 5 of the best subscriptions to transport you to your happy place, whether you’re travelling far and wide, within your locality, or not venturing far from the couch. For the true travel lover: Explore the world with your eyes Since the world has become a little more still, and it can be hard to keep the adventurer spirit alive within us, we can at least find something to watch that we haven’t already seen and that caters to our interests. Plan your future trips and get lost in the splendor of a place you’re going to see one day (hopefully soon) with Lonely Planet TV. Full of travel documentaries and series, find something educational and vibrant if you’ve already maxed out all the David Attenborough specials. Bidroom members get free access to Lonely Planet TV for 6 months. For wine lovers: Deliveries to your door  If like us you’re missing the vineyards of Provence, the promise of Tuscany and its delectable grapes, or …

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Best 2021 working holiday destinations

With remote work policies coming into the mainstream, remote workers are the new tourists. Governments are adapting their visa policies to support extended stays for remote work, and an increasing number of workers are taking advantage of their employers’ remote work policies, enabling them to work from all around the world. In October of last year, over a third of 20,000 travellers surveyed had already been considering booking extended stays to work from different destinations, and more than half would extend any business trip so they could enjoy leisure time at their destination. There are a number of benefits—both for you, and your work—by travelling around your 9-5. We came up with 7.  Many countries are still open to travel, and hotels are offering deals to attract travellers who are looking to book extended stays. Here are 5 of the best places to consider for your working holiday this year. (Before you book, make sure you’re up to date on travel restrictions for both departure and arrival countries. UK travel restrictions and guidelines are available …

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Top 9 Resorts for a Warm Getaway This Winter, From Portugal to Thailand

Looking for a winter mood booster?  If you’re craving the sunshine and all its positivity-inducing, soul-rejuvenating vitamin D benefits, you may be in need of a winter-sun getaway. Bring the summer to you with these 9 sunny winter destinations.  Our favourite places to visit in winter Spain: For the best weather Marino Tenerife Hotel On the coast of Costa del Silencio, this is the ideal tropical getaway.  SBH Fuerteventura Playa Catch some shade under a palm tree at this resort right on the beach in Costa Calma. Thailand: For the breathtaking beaches Kram Pattaya in Pattaya North Take a splash whenever you want, wherever you want at this hotel right on the water — it even has an infinity pool.  Paradise Ocean View in Bang Lamung With its rooms right on the beach, you’ll feel like you’re holidaying at the edge of the world in the most serene way possible.  Cyprus and Greece: For island living ANASTASIA in Protaras Beach or nature? This resort is located between two forests and the Mediterranean sea, so you’ll …

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Hygge: Why your travels can benefit from the popular Danish concept

Hygge: What you need to know Luisa Thomsen Brits, a writer and journalist focusing on hygge, defines it as the pleasure of simply being—having less, enjoying more, and remembering how important the act of simply living is. It’s more than just a word—it’s an integral part of Danish culture that first appeared in writing in the 18th century Contrary to what you might think, the word actually has Old Norwegian roots, where it originated from the idea of wellbeing (Jeppe Linnet, an anthropologist dedicated to researching hygge, will show you how to properly pronounce the term) The cultural concept was born with the introduction of the Danish welfare system (also known as the Scandinavian welfare model, designed to provide equal rights and access to healthcare and education for all citizens)—which also placed great emphasis on family and home values In today’s fast-paced world, hygge reminds us to slow down, rethink our work-life balance, and be more mindful in our daily activities Hygge around the world: A Danish word, a universal concept As unique as we …

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Top 4 European Destinations for Ski Lovers

Ski breaks offer many rewards—from the stunning views at the tips of the high, snowy peaks; the rush of adrenaline that comes while gliding down the slopes, or the postcard-worthy hot chocolate-by-fireplace in the chalet lounge.  Ski resorts in Switzerland Known as one of the skiing capitals of the world, and the breathtaking views are enough to calm a first-timer’s nerves. For your non-ski-loving companions, there’s still plenty to do—explore the Matterhorn, go white water rafting, or take a tour through the mountains via train.  Our picks in Switzerland: ERMITAGE Wellness- & Spa-Hotel, Gstaad The River House Boutique Hotel, Andermatt Andermatt Reuss, Andermatt Ski resorts in Poland Bordering with Slovakia, Czechia, and Germany, the Polish mountains are famous for their ski slopes. Nestle down into the comfy lobby sofa of your chalet with a warming mug of the region’s famous take on mulled wine, known as grzaniec Galicyjski, and some tasty pierogi. Bidroom are particular fans of the Polish mountains; we even celebrated our last year’s Christmas party there. For the voyeurs, it’s not all …

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7 Reasons To Upgrade Your Work From Home Setup With a Workation

This year, a new word has been added to our popular vocabulary. Also sometimes called a work-cation, workoliday, even strangely constructed “woliday,” a workation is exactly how it sounds—a blend of work and vacation, or a working holiday. The workation trend To anyone with the option to work remotely, the benefits of taking a workation are hard to pass up. Until 2019, the image of working on a laptop with an scenic background view was almost exclusively associated with a digital nomad lifestyle. But, after navigating lockdowns and company-wide rush-transitions to remote work in 2020, now a large portion of businesses have integrated the option for remote work into their official policies.  Some big-name companies like Twitter, Amazon, and Facebook have even made permanent adjustments to include a remote work approach for the majority of their employees. Working from a holiday destination isn’t just about the glistening sea sparkling through your window as you check your inbox in the morning (well, okay, it kind of is). Gorgeous views aside, both you and your work can …