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Access money overseas

We are often asked how to carry and access money while travelling. Here’s some ideas: We’d recommend a prepaid travel card if the country you are visiting uses the available currencies. Wise cards have become very popular as it is app based and you can top up and convert 40+… Learn more

Be insured properly for my travels by Ian Collier

To say it’s been an eventful few years for Canterbury is of course an understatement, but one thing we’ve all learned is the importance of being adequately insured! This is especially true when it comes to choosing the right travel insurance policy, and at Discover Travel we have extensive experience… Learn more

Stop off en-route to Europe? by Ian Collier

Let’s face it, from Christchurch we are pretty much exactly on the opposite side of the Earth from most places in Europe, and 12,000 miles away, give or take. It will take anything from 27-35 hours to get from Christchurch to London. It can be a rather daunting prospect if… Learn more

Use an E-passport on arrival at London Heathrow?

For EU Passport holders: E-passport gates – arrivals made easy     Automated e-passport gates offer an alternative to conventional passport checks. Simply scan your e-passport at the barrier. The system runs a face-recognition check against the chip in your passport, then if you’re eligible to enter the UK the gate opens… Learn more

Have a villa in Italy by Juliet Davis

All villas are rented from Saturday to Saturday.  Very important that you consider how this fits into your itinerary. PRICE really makes a difference to what you get in terms of location, amenities and filling expectations.  This cannot be stressed enough.  The price often goes up by around 50{03e17260731feebda54b271abff347b773c0107003202e8eeba7d379e6644aef} through… Learn more

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage by Discover Travel

BIG SHIP OR SMALL SHIP CRUISE? The traditional ‘big’ cruise ships like Holland America, Princess etc cruise from Vancouver to Seward or round trip back to Vancouver and some include sightseeing of Glacier Bay National Park or perhaps Hubbard Glacier and typically stop at a mix of towns including Juneau,… Learn more

Discover the Italian Lakes by Discover Travel

In the mountainous landscape of the Alps, amid spectacular scenery lie the famous Italian lakes of Como, Maggiore, and Garda. There is also the lesser-known, but equally picturesque, Lake Orta and straddling both Italy and Switzerland is the stunning Lake Lugano. The shores of all these lakes are dotted with… Learn more

Explore Tuscany by car by Discover Travel

Tuscany is one of those magical parts of the world, where you are immersed in magical views of olive trees, grape vines, Cypress trees and villas that all look old, well maintained and so in keeping with their environs. You can never tell if a building is new, old or… Learn more