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What Are Your Rights When Flights Are Delayed Or Cancelled?

If your flight has been cancelled or delayed, if you are stuck on the tarmac or if you have been denied boarding for a flight which you have paid for and have a confirmed reservation, then under EU law you do have rights. Do you know what they are? This article gives you a full and detailed account of every right you have as a passenger and how to fight the airlines and claim for compensation.

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The Art Of The Long Layover.

Layovers are not just a great way to break up a horrendously long and cramped flight, but they are also ideal ways to add another destination to your itinerary that you may not have seen otherwise.

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Epic Backpacker Fails And Why They Don’t Matter.

Things will go wrong on your gap year at some point, it is just a fact. You will miss a flight, lose something, make an epic gap year fail that at the time will feel catastrophic. But when all is said and done, they rarely matter in the grand scheme of things.

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What To Expect At Israel’s Airport Security.

Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv is infamous amongst travellers for being seriously heavy with security. Horror stories of innocent travellers being detained for hours, missing flights and intrusive luggage checks are the norm, and the average traveller is often paranoid about strip searches and heavy interrogations, so what is it really like entering and exiting one of the most security conscious countries on the planet?

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Haggle Hard, But Don’t Be A Cheapskate.

Haggling is a way of life in many countries and is certainly a great part of the backpacker experience, but some travellers can go too far and take haggling to the extreme, which isn’t good for anyone. How do you know when and where to haggle on your gap year? And how do you know when to stop? Read on. 

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How To Stay Close to Your Family While Travelling.

If you’re looking to alleviate the occasional heartache that comes from missing your family members and friends during your travels, check out these awesome ways to remain close to far away loved ones and make the homesickness sting much less.

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Is Street Food Safe When Travelling?

Street food in south east Asia has a reputation of being unclean, unsafe and the quickest surefire way to get food poisoning and spending your entire trip on the toilet. That isn’t true at all, and my advice as a qualified health professional will let you know what to look out for, what to eat and how to enjoy the best food on the planet without getting sick.

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