Globehunter's Travel Blog

POSTED BY Mavy | AUGUST 16 2017
Label: Fun Facts

No matter where in the world you live, everyone loves an ice cream on a warm summers day, but we wondered, does everyone around the world like theirs the same? Of course not!

POSTED BY Mavy | AUGUST 4 2017
Label: Fun Facts

The world is constantly evolving, with ongoing developments meaning that our favourite holiday destinations are changing every year. Looking back, it’s quite surprising how much change has taken place over relatively small periods of time at many of the world’s favourite destinations, and we’ve put together a series of photo mashups showing how these places have changed over time.

POSTED BY Mavy | AUGUST 4 2017
Label: Travel Tips

Airports can be really stressful environments, especially at peak times, but there is a way for you to escape the carnage and chill out for a few hours before your flight. Despite being easily accessible, there are still rumours and whispers that airport lounges are for the rich, famous, and upgraded.

POSTED BY Mavy | AUGUST 3 2017
Label: Travel Tips

Nowadays, Wi-Fi is generally seen more as a necessity than a luxury, and while airports have traditionally been quite poor at providing passengers with an internet connection, it seems that things might be improving. Research from 2014 found that just two of the UK’s biggest airports provided unlimited free Wi-Fi, but looking at things in 2017, we found that 9 out of the 20 biggest airports offered this, including London Heathrow and Birmingham International.

POSTED BY Mavy | AUGUST 1 2017
Label: Travel Tips

Golfing holidays are as popular as ever, with world class courses around the world to visit, but getting all of your gear there can be easier said than done. While some airlines will allow you to take golf bags aboard the aircraft for free, others charge fairly hefty fees.

POSTED BY Mavy | AUGUST 1 2017
Label: Travel Tips

Getting a bike onto a plane isn’t always an easy feat, and while some generous airlines will include a bike as part of your checked baggage, many others will happily slap a big fee on top. While smaller pieces of sports luggage such as golf clubs and skis can often slip through the net, bikes can sometimes get charged over £100 each way, depending on where you’re heading to.

POSTED BY Mavy | JULY 21 2017
Label: Travel Tips

Flying with kids can be something of a challenge, so it really helps if you know that your choice of airline can go a little way to making things a bit easier. We’ve compared some of the UK and Europe’s best-loved airlines, taking into account factors such as their entertainment offerings, and whether or not they offer baby changing facilities on the flights, according to information available on the airline website.

POSTED BY Mavy | JULY 21 2017
Label: Travel Tips

Unfortunately, the days of being able to pick your own seat on a plane free of charge have long gone, with almost all of the major airlines now requiring you to pay a fee to choose in advance. Being allocated a seat at random if fine for some people, such as business travellers and those flying alone, but for larger groups and families, it’s important to all be sat together.

POSTED BY Mavy | JULY 20 2017
Label: Travel Tips

Surprisingly, one of the areas where people find themselves getting short-changed on holiday the most is at the car rental desk. With this in mind, we’ve put together this guide to ensure that you can keep your costs down while getting the right vehicle and insurance package for you, as well as knowing what to note before you drive away.

POSTED BY Mavy | JULY 20 2017
Label: Travel Tips

As much as we would love it if all airlines had a standardised hand luggage allowance, despite the best efforts of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), this isn’t the case. Not only do all airlines have different size and weight restrictions, but to make things even more confusing, some airlines allow you take an extra bag such as a handbag or laptop bag, while others don’t!

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