Travel hack: beat the heat

The news continues to stream out of Japan of the unprecedented heatwave, and it makes for sombre reading. The longest and deadliest heatwave since the 19th Century! I visited this wonderful country in the first half of July, knowing it would be hot, but astounded by just how all-consuming and furious the heat was. IContinue reading “Travel hack: beat the heat”

New kid on the block: Primera Air

Have you heard of Primera Air? No? Neither had I, until I looked up flights to New York on Black Friday last year. Lured by the £325 price tag but unsure of their pedigree, I found an article written by Simon Calder about their air fares being cheaper than WOW Air, despite claims by theContinue reading “New kid on the block: Primera Air”

Travel hack #1: when to book flights

I spend a lot of my time umming and ahhhring about when to book flights for trips – none more so than this year so far, planning a summer trip around Japan, via Hong Kong. They say that the best bit about a holiday is the journey, and for me that journey truly starts whenContinue reading “Travel hack #1: when to book flights”