Zika virus mosquito on magnifying glass showing close up of disease

Zika Virus: All You Need to Know

At present, there is a Zika Virus outbreak spreading its way through South and Central America, with the worst affected area in Brazil, with an estimated 1.5 million cases reported country-wide. (source: CDC) The disease itself is most problematic in …

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Exploring China: 4 Highlights of This Incredible Country

China is a huge country spanning 9.5 million square kilometres and is home to 1.4 billion people, making it the country with the largest population in the world. From the mountains and deserts in the west, to the rolling hills, …

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Exploring Tanzania: The Land of Natural Wonders

National parks, beaches and mountains, Tanzania is a nature lover’s paradise. It is an ideal destination for a two-centre holiday where you can combine a week on the beach in Zanzibar or increasingly popular honeymoon spot Pemba, with a week …

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A Brazilian Adventure: 5 Must Dos!

Brazil is a huge country, spanning 8.5 million square kilometres. It stretches from the mighty Iguaçú Falls in the south, up to the vast and remote Amazon basin in the north. In total, it shares borders with 10 other South …

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Happy Diwali! 4 Best Places to Celebrate the Festival of Lights

Diwali, often referred to as the festival of lights, is one of the most famous and celebrated Indian festivals in the world. In Sanskrit, ‘Diwali’ means ‘row of lights’ and the festival is a celebration of triumph of good over …

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Bathe Yourself in Brilliant Blues of the Philippines

With over 7000 tropical islands, the Philippines makes a fantastic beach holiday, with clear blue seas, year round warm weather and plenty of diving and snorkelling opportunities. The Philippines is extremely budget friendly, so is an ideal destination for backpackers …

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Thailand: Avoid the world’s deadliest creature!

So what is the world’s deadliest creature? The shark? The snake? The crocodile? Wrong! The world’s deadliest creature by far is the mosquito! These insects are vectors for many deadly diseases. There are vaccines available for some of these diseases, but sadly not all – …

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Travelling to Visit Friends and Relatives Overseas

All travellers should prepare themselves when travelling to countries where there are potential health risks, but those visiting friends and relatives have a particularly high risk of acquiring infections.

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A Guide to India's Best Festivals

India is a very spiritual country and religious festivals paint a true picture of Indian culture. They are a huge part of what makes this country unique. With so many exciting celebrations it can be a tricky task knowing which to visit. This guide to India’s best festivals includes information on our favourite festivals and advice on how to stay healthy while you’re there.

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Staying safe in the sun

When travelling to hot and sunny destinations it is vital that you do all you can to protect yourself from harmful rays of the sun. Excessive sun exposure can cause skin cancer and skin ageing. A high factor sun cream (no …

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