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Sarah Holt

Sarah has been a travel writer for the best part of a decade. Her travels have taken her from the peaks of the Swiss Alps to the depths of the Bolivian silver mines. She’s also a published author. She recently left the 9-5 to do life her own way. Follow along her adventures on her blog Backpacks and Yoga Mats.
21 signs you spend all your money on travel
Whoever said the best things in life are free couldn’t have been much of a traveller. Although there’s no...
12 reasons your mum makes the best travel companion
Put those romantic weekends, lads’ holidays, getaways with the girls, and trips with the kids on the backburner. Next...
Mauritius beyond the beach: 10 things to see and do
There’s no denying that Mauritius is a country that looks at you with ‘come to the beach’ eyes. But...
14 things I wish I’d known before visiting Cuba
Cuba is the destination on everyone’s lips at the moment. More and more direct routes from the UK are...
9 cheap and free things to do in Helsinki
There’s no sugarcoating it – the cost of living in Helsinki is high. In fact, the Finnish capital regularly ranks...
9 cheap and free things to do in Dubai
Dubai is the playground of sheikhs and the super-rich. Even the police drive Lamborghinis and McLarens. A bathtub once...
10 things you notice when you travel in your 30s
What a difference a decade makes. Especially when you’re travelling. Strap on your backpack in your 30s, and you’ve...
8 things that happen the first time you fly Business Class
Here at, we consider ourselves experts in simplifying travel. And navigating your way to a more comfortable journey has...
11 things you didn’t know about Bahrain
A Bahrain stamp in your passport stands for Crusoe-quality beaches, cut-above food, incredible architecture, awesome shopping experiences, plush hotels,...