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The Essential Travel Blog brings together travel experts and the travelling community in an interactive, light-hearted look at the world of travel, featuring; hidden travel gems, hot topics and exclusive interviews.

What Can You Take Through Airport Security?

Airport Security Inforgraphic

We've answered your questions to give you the best travel advice. Like What Can You Take Through Airport Security? Whether you're interested in liquid limits, laptop and hardware devices or toiletries.

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Backpacker Facts

Happy Backpackers

Find out the habits of backpackers - where they go, for how long and who they travel with!

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Travel's Up and Coming - 5 Must Sees You Didn't Know Existed

Travel-s Up and Coming - 5 Must Sees You Didn't Know Existed

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Travel Scams: Currency Conning

Travel Scams: Currency Conning

We all like to feel that we are good at spotting bargains, and not to mention a little resentful of the big banks and institutions that are constantly making money from us. So it's not surprising that the idea of somehow getting a better-than-usual rate on our currency exchange can leave us vulnerable to currency scams.

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10 Tips For Multigenerational Travel

10 Tips For Multigenerational Travel

Travelling together as a family -- parents, children, grandparents, perhaps even cousins too -- can be extremely rewarding and lots of fun. There's nothing like watching your children bond with their grandparents over gelato, or enjoying the dinner time banter you only get with people who've known you all of your life. However, it's inevitable that people of differing age groups will want different things and have varying needs. You won't be able to please everybody all of the time. However,...

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