It sounds like obvious advice but youd be surpri

first_imgIt sounds like obvious advice, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t bother to read up on the history, culture and geography of their destination before they travel.This is especially true of those who are travelling in a group where they are not the organisers.Doing a bit of pre-travel reading serves several purposes. Firstly, it obviously makes you more knowledgeable on the background of a place, which tends to give you more enjoyment once you get there.It will also inform you if there are any important cultural differences which you need to be aware of. And lastly, reading up whets your appetite and helps you to look forward to your travels – creating thirst and anticipation of a trip.Buying a guide book is a good start (Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Insight and Eyewitness all produce excellent guide books). There are also endless travel websites that offer good information on your destination. One of our favourites is this week’s website of the week: MatadorNetwork – a great place to get inspired and informed.Read more Travel TipsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSolo travel for seniors – your optionsFrom walking holidays to yoga retreats and cruises, we take a look at the options available for seniors planning their first solo travel experience.Stress-free holiday planning – the 10 steps you need to knowWant to take the stress out of holiday planning? Follow these easy tips and whether your dream holiday is the beach, a cosmopolitan city, or an epic road trip, you can even enjoy the research, booking and packing that will get you there. Imagine that!  1. Set your budget Photo credit: Christine Roy Your…20 money saving travel tips that actually workBe travel savvy with Skyscanner’s top tips for slashing the price of your holiday. 1. Be flexible The price of flights can vary considerably depending on the month, day and even time you travel, so do your research and be prepared to be flexible. Skyscanner lets you compare flight prices…last_img


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