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Rail Travel Worldwide: passes, tickets, breaks & vacations

Rail Travel worldwide: USA, Canada, Europe, Japan. Information and links for passes, train tickets and vacations Read More

Category: Flights, Rail, Road    

Avoiding Facebook & Social Media Travel Scams

A warning about Social Media Scams and tips on how to spot them. They aren't new, but it is still easy to forget caution when receiving a share from a friend. Read More

Category: Scams    

Driving abroad: laws, licences, and road safety

Spare glasses in Spain, breathalyser in France, tow-bar and 3m rope in Serbia. Driving abroad? Then use Travelchimps' widget to find out about driving rules and info for your destination - covers countries worldwide. Read More

Category: Flights, Rail, Road    

Free accommodation on your travels

An article for backpackers and independent or solo travellers who need to stretch their budget as far as possible.

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Category: Accommodation    

Vaccinations & antimalarials for your trip

How to find out about the vaccinations and antimalarials needed for the countries you are visiting. Plus information on insect bite prevention.

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Travel Insurance Pitfalls – finding a policy that meets your needs

Have you checked your Travel Insurance policy small print?

Does your annual multi-trip policy leave you uninsured on your 14 day Summer Holiday because it limits trips to a maximum of 10 days? Are you still insured by your Winter Sports policy if you ski "off piste" without an instructor?

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Useful travel, holiday and vacation links from AA to YHA

Links for all your travel needs. Want to know driving rules for Italy? Passport & credit cards stolen? River cruises etc. its all here. Read More

Category: Useful Links    

Traveller’s Tummy – prevention & treatment

Want to avoid that trip where the sight-seeing is mainly the porcelain in the bathroom? Did you know that you can buy an over the counter medicine that the UK's NHS says significantly reduces the chances of you getting Travelers' Diarrhea?

Practical and medicinal ways to avoid Travelers' Tummy; and how to self treat if all else fails.

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Healthcare abroad: the EHIC and similar rights outside Europe

When visiting most of Europe, an EHIC gives us the same rights to medical treatment as local residents. We also have similar rights in 15 "non-EHIC" countries; but there are surprising exceptions like Guernsey.

Some state hospitals falsely claim treatment isn't covered & trick patients into private care. In which countries can you get state healthcare, what is covered, what do you pay? What are the rules in the Channel Islands? ......

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Companions on your travels

Solo travelers looking for travel companions: 4 ways to find buddies for your trip. Pros, cons, what to look out for, and links. Read More

Category: Independent Travel    
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