The Most Instagrammable Spots in Lisbon

Emma Langley, 05.10.19
Alternative Destinations

Instagram has become such an integral part of travel, with some social media-savvy travellers going to ext...


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The Best Cultural Foods from around the World

Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 02.10.19
Alternative Food Destinations

Reflect over the many times you have travelled or gone on a holiday. You’ll discover that your f...


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Alternatives to Overcrowded Destinations

Elanor Parker, 27.09.19
Alternative Destinations

Overtourism might be something you’ve noticed already. Perhaps you searched online for the ‘best beac...


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The Best Landscapes in the World

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 25.09.19
Alternative Destinations

Alternative Airlines specialises in helping travel...


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Best Destinations for Beer Lovers

Natalie Arney, 20.09.19
Alternative Destinations

Beer lovers rejoice - thanks to the craft beer boom there are plenty of places to travel to and enjoy a c...


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How to Beat Jet Lag

Dom Herrera, 17.09.19
Alternative Travel Tips

At Alternative Airlines, we love air travel and everything about it. But, even we can admit that jet lag is a maj...


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The Best Exercises and Stretches to do to Prevent DVT Whilst Flying

Emma Langley, 12.09.19
Alternative Travel Tips

Although flying can be very exciting, for some people the thought of sitting in the same position for long ...


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Budget Friendly Honeymoon Destinations

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 11.09.19
Alternative Destinations

After the madness of the wedding, the chance to escape to an exotic location to soak up the sun ...


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5 free things to do in Copenhagen

Emma Langley, 05.09.19
Alternative Things To Do

Copenhagen has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in Europe. With prices for accommodation...


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The Best Water Parks around the World

Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 04.09.19
Alternative Destinations

Who doesn’t love a day at a water park? We’ve found some of the most remarkable water parks in the ...


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The Best Adventure Holidays Around the World

Emma Langley, 30.08.19
Alternative Destinations

To some people, the idea of a holiday relaxing on one of the Read more

The Best Castles in Europe

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 29.08.19
Alternative Destinations

Europe has a long and turbulent history, from hard fought battles to doomed quests and extravaga...


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The Best Burgers in the World

Dom Herrera, 22.08.19
Alternative canteen

Whether you like them plain, slathered with sauce or piled with toppings, nothing beats a good burger. In celebr...


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Tips for flying more eco-friendly

Emma Langley, 20.08.19
Alternative Travel Tips

As everyone becomes more environmentally conscious, flying in an eco-friendly way has become much more of a hot ...


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Airbnb Adventures

Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 17.08.19
Alternative Destinations

Your next adventure awaits! Airbnb has introduced experiences like never before for daring travellers t...


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Tips for Long-Haul Flights

Dom Herrera, 12.08.19
Alternative Travel Tips

Whether you love or loathe flying, a 6+ hour long...


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How to Ask for an Upgrade on a Flight

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 08.08.19
Alternative Destinations

Today, the chances of being upgraded to the luxury of Business Class is, unfortunately, unlikely. Ho...


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Cheapest Cities, Counties, and Towns to Visit in the UK

Natalie Arney, 06.08.19
Alternative Destinations

The UK is home to rich history, delicious food, and lots of beautiful scenery to take advantage of. You’d ex...


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Best Wine Regions in the World

Dom Herrera, 01.08.19
Alternative Destinations

If you’re a wine-lover, you may have previously asked yourself the question — ‘what’s better than a...


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6 of the Cheapest Islands to visit around the world

Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 26.07.19
Alternative Destinations

If you haven’t yet discovered the hidden gems of the world and the vast array of paradise-like island...


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The Best Dark Sky Destinations

Avalon Harris-Trussell & Elanor Parker, 19.07.19
Alternative Destinations

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon in one of humankind’s most ...


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7 Magical Real Life Disney Destinations

Elanor Parker, 16.07.19
Alternative Destinations

If you’re as big a fan of Disney as we are, you’ll wish that you could just one day step into their s...


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The Best Airports for Foodies

Emma Langley, 11.07.19
Alternative Destinations

Food is such an important and enjoyable part of travelling, so why start or end your holiday any different...


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One Day on Capri (The Perfect Itinerary)

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 09.07.19
Alternative Destinations

A small island just off the Sorrento Peninsula, Capri is jaw-droppingly beautiful in every sense...


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Top 5 Alternative Cycle Routes

Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 06.07.19
Alternative Destinations

The joy of riding a bicycle is that you can travel wherever you want, whether it’s to the shops or th...


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Flying while Plus-Size; a Conversation with Kirsty Leanne

Emma Langley, 01.07.19
Alternative Conversations

We recently got together with Kirsty Leanne, a UK-based plus-sized travel blogger, to sit down and discus...


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Top 5 Cities to Play Tennis

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 27.06.19
Alternative Destinations

One of the biggest fixtures in the tennis calendar is officially underway: the lawn is rea...


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Tips for First Time Flyers

Dom Herrera, 25.06.19
Alterative Travel Tips

If you’re flying for the first time, you might be excited, a little nervous or a combination of the two. Bu...


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The Top 8 Babymoon Destinations

Emma Langley, 20.06.19
Alternative Destinations

A babymoon is often the last chance for mums-to-be to have a relaxing getaway and spend some quality time with ...


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6 of the Cheapest Cities in the USA

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 13.06.19
Alternative Destinations

When deciding which city to travel to in the United States the possibilities really are endless....


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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Hotels in the World

Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 06.06.19
Alternative Destinations

It’s becoming increasingly important and popular to travel consciously. Make yourself and Mother Natu...


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How to Perfect Your Airport Experience

Dom Herrera, 29.05.19
Alterative Travel Tips

Air travel is one of the world’s most impressive inventions. For years, it’s allowed people to see new pa...


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Top 8 Secret Beaches in the World

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 24.05.19
Alternative Destinations

From far-flung destinations to sneaky alternatives—sometimes just a few miles away from touris...


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Top 5 places to see Sea Turtles

Mohammad Sajjad Khan, 23.05.19
Alternative Destinations

Whether you're a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan or not, there's no excuse for anyone to not see the re...


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A Local's Guide to Tel Aviv

Elanor Parker, 17.05.19
Alternative Destinations

Originally founded in 1909 by the old port city of Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yaro (often known as just Tel Aviv) ha...


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6 of the Cheapest Countries in Africa

Emma Langley, 09.05.19
Alternative Destinations

Although the continent of Africa is vast and actually makes up over 20% of Earth’s land mass, the main destin...


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Game of Thrones Locations

Elanor Parker, Emma Langley, Dom Herrera, 03.05.19
Alternative Destinations

After eight seasons of thrilling drama, imaginative fantasy sequences and plen...


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Guide to the Top 5 UK National Parks

Emma Langley, 24.04.19
Alternative Destinations

The UK is extremely proud of its 15 National Parks. Made up of three in Wales, two in Scotland and 10 in Englan...


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6 of the Cheapest Cities in Japan

Avalon Harris-Trussell, 17.04.19
Alternative Destinations

With exquisite natural landscapes and a striking fusion of ancient culture and futuristic metropolis,...


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13 Reasons to Buy Flights with Affirm

Dom Herrera, 10.04.19

Alternative Payment Methods

How to get cheap airfare and the myths surrounding it is as hot of a topic as it’s ever been. And...


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Top Festivals Around the World to Celebrate Spring

Natalie Arney, 03.04.19
Alternative Destinations: 10 min read

There are so many ways to celebrate the arrival of spring that it’s difficult to choose ju...


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Cheap Alternative Travel Destinations 2019

Dom Herrera, 28.03.19
Alternative Destinations

Most people have a bucket list of popular destinations that they’ve always wanted to visit. But, even wit...


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Guide to Airline Charges and Fees

Emma Langley, 20.03.19
Alternative Travel Tips

We’ve all been there: you’ve managed to get yourself a great deal on your flights but now you have to a...


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A Local's Guide to Shenzhen

Dom Herrera, 13.03.19
Alternative Destinations

Shenzhen, a small fishing village turned mega-metropolis, is unrecognisable if you were to compare snapshot...


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10 Reasons to Buy Flights with Klarna

Beth Watson, 06.03.19

Alternative Payment Methods

We’ve all had that moment. You’ve been daydreaming about that perfect holiday, checking ...


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A Local’s Guide to the Greek Islands

Sophie Georgalakis, 28.02.19
Alternative Destinations

There are a lot of islands in Greece. How many Greek islands are there, you ask? 6,000 of them. Howe...


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6 of the Cheapest Countries in Southeast Asia

Emma Langley, 19.02.19
Alternative Destinations

Southeast Asia is home to many different cultures, making it ideal for a wide range of experiences. Not only is...


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Cities with the Best Art Museums and Galleries

Natalie Arney, 13.02.19
Alternative Travel Tips

Travel and culture go hand-in-hand, and if you are an artist or art lover it’s important to add a visit ...


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Best Airport Lounges in the World

Dom Herrera, 07.02.19
Alternative Destinations

Whether you love or loathe hanging around at the airport before you fly, booking yourself into an airport l...


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A Local's Guide to Mexico City

Beth Watson, 29.01.19

Once ignored for the country’s beach resorts, Mexico City is finally getting the recognition it deserves as one of the cultural capitals of the Americas...


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The Cheapest Airlines in the World

Emma Langley, 22.01.19
Alternative Flights

Some airlines are well known for being cheaper than others. But when you take into account the price per mile and co...


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8 Affordable Romantic Getaways

Beth Watson, 15.01.19
Alternative Destinations

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, nothing shows your significant other you care more than a romantic geta...


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Best Places to Spend Chinese New Year

Dom Herrera, 10.01.18
Alternative Destinations

With parades, dragon dancing, floats, firecrackers, beautiful Chinese lanterns and much more, Chinese New Y...


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San Francisco Bay Area Travel Guide

Natalie Arney, 02.01.19
Alternative Destinations: 10 min read
The San Francisco Bay Area is known as the home for America’s free spirits, alongside the thrivin...


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A Local's Guide to Salvador da Bahia

Beth Watson, 14.12.18
Alternative Destinations

A city which often gets passed up for the pull of São Paulo and Iguazu falls, Salvador da Bahia is a place ste...


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The Best Airlines for Wifi

Natalie Arney, 12.12.18
Alternative Travel Tips

Whether you want to complete a pressing item for work, complete an assignment to submit, or entertain your...


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6 of the cheapest countries in South America

Dom Herrera, 06.12.18
Alternative Destinations

With amazing wildlife, rich and diverse cultures and an irresistible charm, Read more

The Best Airports for Shopping

Emma Langley, 27.11.18
Alternative Travel Tips

Airports can often be mundane places, a simple waiting place, dull in comparison to the excitement of...


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A Local's Guide to Rwanda

Beth Watson, 19.11.18

Alternative Destinations

With a large gorilla population, volcanic hiking trails and a safe and clean capital city, Rwanda shou...


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9 Best Ski Resorts in the World

Dom Herrera, 15.11.18
Alternative Destinations

With many ski seasons around the world opening soon, at Alter...


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A Local’s Guide to Malta

Sophie Georgalakis, 8.11.18
Alternative Destinations

Malta has become an increasingly popular European destination to visit in recent years and there’s ...


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Get the Best Black Friday Flight Deals

Beth Watson and Emma Langley, 30.10.18
Updated September 2019

Alternative Travel Tips

Black Friday is so much more than packed supers...


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Best Cities For New Year's Eve

Dom Herrera, 23.10.18
Alterative Destinations: 7 min read

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, why not end 2018 in the most spectacular way possible an...


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Singles Day 2018

Sophie Georgalakis, 17.10.18
Alternative Travel Tips: 6 min read

So you think that only people in relationships get to celebrate all things love on
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Where to see the fall colours

Beth Watson, 09.10.18
Alternative Destinations: 5 min read
Whether it’s “leaf-peeping” in the US or momijigari (red-leaf hunting) in Japan, gettin...


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Different and Unique Christmas Markets

Emma Langley, 02.10.18
Alternative Destinations

When you think of Christmas markets, you’ll be imagining being wrapped up in layers, gazing up at twinkl...


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Inspiring Solo Travel Influencers

#SOLOSEPTEMBER

Natalie Arney, 20.09.18
Alternative Friends

As part of #SoloSeptember, we at Alternative Airlines thought it was only fair to shar...


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A Local's Guide to Germany

Dom Herrera, 12.09.18

History, art, architecture, a past of innovative technology, food, beer, hiking, music and nightlife. There’s so many things to see, do and taste in Ger...


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Top Ten Tips for Traveling Solo

#SOLOSEPTEMBER

Beth Watson, 31.08.18
Alternative Travel Tips: 6 min read

As a woman who’s traveled alone, I know that planning for a solo-trip ...


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A Local's Guide to Bogotá

Dom Herrera, 22.08.18
Alternative Destinations: 10 min read

In recent years, Colombia has begun a modern-transformation. And as people start to realise th...


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Locations Where Movies Were Filmed

Dom Herrera, 08.08.18
Alternative Destinations: 8 min read

It’s a sad day when you grow up to find out that most of your favourite movies were filmed on...


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A Local's Guide to Sri Lanka

Brianna Mills, 24.07.18
Alternative Destinations: 10 min read

The teardrop of India, Sri Lanka has recently transformed from a blip on the tourist radar t...


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Unique Wedding Destinations

Dom Herrera, 17.07.18
Alternative destinations: 6 min read

Your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life, and saying ‘I do’ in your dre...


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World Cup Locations

Dom Herrera, 27.06.18
Alternative destinations: 9 min read
The World Cup is well underway. Millions of people have travelled to Russia to support their nation. B...


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Prohibited Items

Dom Herrera, 19.06.18

Alternative travel tips: 8 min read

Packing for a holiday can sometimes be stressful. There are a number of things that you n...


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The Best Street Food Around Asia

Brianna Mills, 06.06.18
Alternative Canteen: 10 min read

Forget fancy restaurants – some of the best meals in the world are served up on the streets. Fr...


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The World's Most Creative Airline Designs

Dom Herrera, 25.05.18
Alternative Flights

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes. It's a plane. But why has it got Homer Simpson's face on it?

It's said ...


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The best frequent flyer programs

Brianna Mills, 21.05.18
Alternative travel tips: 12 min read

What are frequent flyer programs?

Frequent flyer programs are the loyalty cards of t...


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Unusual Places to Stay

Dom Herrera 15.05.18
Alternative Thrift Shop: 6 min read

First you decide on the country that you’re visiting, then you decide on the hotel that you’r...


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10 Unbelieveable Places on Earth

Dom Herrera, Brianna Mills, 04.05.18
Alternative destinations: 7 min read

There are an estimated 200 billion galaxies in the universe. It’s impossible t...


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Is there a Best and Cheapest Day to Buy Flights?

Brianna Mills, 19.04.18
Alternative Thrift Shop

Cheap flights. We've all Googled it. Whether it's a business trip, you're heading home to see family or yo...


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9 of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe

Brianna Mills, 05.04.18
Alternative Destinations: 10 min read

Europe is a treasure trove of wonderful places. What's more, with low-cost carriers such as the c...


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How to Plan the Perfect Long Stopover

Brianna Mills, 21.03.18

Alternative flights

When most of us take a long-haul flight, we end up stopping somewhere. Usually, all this means is a few wasted ho...


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10 Reasons to Buy Flights with PayPal

Brianna Mills, 01.03.18

Alternative thrift shop: 8 min read

Buying flights can be stressful. Even though we try to make the experience as stress-fr...


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Top 10 pancakes to try around the world

Brianna Mills, 13.02.18
The Alterative Canteen: 10 min read

Food. Our love of it is universally binding. It doesn't matter who you are or where you'r...


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Iquitos: Facts, Flights and Advice

Brianna Mills, 01.02.18
Alternative Destinations: 7 min read
Isolated. Exotic. Intriguing. Peru's Iquitos, the largest town inaccessible by land, has all the mak...


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Welcome to the Alternative Airlines Blog!


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The Most Vegan Friendly Cities Around the World

Natalie Arney, 17.10.19
Alternative Destinations

There’s no avoiding it - the vegan movement is growing - and demand for vegan products, vegan food, veg...


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