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October 30, 2014 7:54 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

As we travel, using the phone can be a huge burden and strain on our wallets. Changing countries all the time is never easy. However recently I have come across ZipCall. The guys over at ZipCall have tried to revolutionise international calling with their latest move. When they launched their first international calls product some 12 years ago, a really cheap call to the USA would have cost about 5p/min. The latest move offers Free Calls from the UK to the USA and Canada! Since that launch 12 years back, the world has changed, fast internet, Facebook, the smartphone generation and mobile data have arrived on the scene, and it’s now pretty […]

October 29, 2014 1:23 am    |    by Jonny Blair

All we “average” people like to take a break from everyday working life every so often, but it simply doesn’t occur to us that celebrities are just normal people too, working as hard as we are, sometimes even more so, and that they need to take some time off away from it all too. While their holiday spending budgets might be on a slightly different level to ours, it’s certainly not unusual to spot them out and about on their travels in the same destinations that we choose – did you know that 39% of people from the UK who have travelled abroad during the […]

October 20, 2014 9:15 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Costa Rica is a common destination for travellers, however quite often they miss out the nation’s bustling capital, San Jose. The main reason I recommend touring San Jose, as quite often you will start here – the San Jose Airport is well connected to the USA, Panama, Colombia and a load of other countries. There are regular flights and it’s a good base to have while you plan the rest of your trip through the country. Once you’ve arrived in San Jose, the Hemingway Hotel is a good place to base yourself, before exploring the city and these are my top 5 sights. 1. National […]

October 15, 2014 8:58 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Intro Bio : Cindy & Laurent are a French couple that completely changed career paths, becoming a Yoga Teacher (Cindy) and a PADI scuba diving instructor (Laurent). They now run an online booking platform for diving experiences : www.mydivingholidays.com Both above and under the surface, the impact of mass tourism is starting to take its tolls on the most beautiful holiday destinations around the world. However, there are a few ways you can help preserve some of the Earth’s wonders. Help reverse the trend with these Top 5 green tips for responsible diving. Don’t step on coral reefs Coral reefs are fascinating underwater places that […]

October 8, 2014 5:49 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Japan truly is a must-see destination, with more weird and whacky snippets than any other country in the world. Where else can you come across a vending machine where you can purchase underwear or beer?   Japan is famous for their high-speed trains, sumo wrestlers, sushi, cherry blossom festivals, samurai swords, ninjas, castles, temples and their super-speedy internet, anime and manga, and the list goes on. There is no chance that you will be bored whilst in Japan.   There are so many weird and wonderful things to experience in Japan, with countless things to see, including Mt Fuji, the Himeji-jo castle, the Tokyo national […]

October 1, 2014 3:03 am    |    by Jonny Blair

It’s that time of year again in the English capital city – time for cocktail week. Having spent about 6 years living in England and a fair bit of time backpacking my way through it, one thing I always miss are the nights  out. You might have read about the recent World Cup day in London or the Cluedo Pub crawl of 2012. This year, as ever from 6th – 12th October is the London Cocktail Week! It’s time to party and try some of the world’s finest cocktails in bars in good old London town! So to prepare for cocktail week, you’ll need to […]