Yellow fever warning sign against sunset

Yellow Fever: the vaccine and possible side effects

Yellow fever is a viral infection that is transmitted by mosquitoes found in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America. If you’re travelling to sub-Saharan Africa or tropical South America, here is everything you need to know about yellow fever and the vaccine.

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Mosquito nets for the tropics

If you are backpacking around the tropics, a good quality mosquito net is a vital item to add to your packing list. Many low budget hostels and hotels abroad do not have air conditioning or provide mosquito nets for guests. It …

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You may not be covered by your travel insurance if you don't have your travel vaccinations.

Are you insured? You may not be covered by your travel insurance if you haven’t been vaccinated!

When booking an exotic holiday, the cumbersome tasks of ensuring vaccinations are up to date and arranging appropriate travel insurance are often overlooked. It is common for travellers to leave such tasks to the last minute. Some vaccinations require a course …

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Colourful fishing boats on the beach with palm trees in Peraliya, Sri Lanka

Information for travelling to Sri Lanka

An average coastal temperature of 27 degrees can be savoured on white sandy beaches with a lack of tourists, this does sound like an unrealistic combination. However it’s not, when many tourists think of travelling they overlook ‘Sri Lanka’ which makes it the perfect relaxing getaway.

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Travelling with Children

Between 2001 and 2008, there was a 19% increase in birth rate in the UK. With more families than ever with children under the age of 10, and a seemingly never ending series of typically wet British summers, more and more families are looking abroad for their holidays. This is an option which is being made increasingly accessible by falling travel prices.

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