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Famous Journeys Of Discovery

Famous Journeys Of Discovery
The voyages of the world's greatest explorers

Travel is often a time of discovery – meeting new people, exploring new places, finding yourself and learning the hard way that not every street food vendor upholds the optimal food hygiene standards! It is no different for the explorers of the past – journeying far and wide to broaden the knowledge of the world both geographically and scientifically. That’s why we have looked at some of the most famous journeys that helped to transform the world into what we know it as today

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Brands With Different Names Around The World

Brands With Different Names Around The World
No one will ever convince me 'Snickers' is the correct name for a Marathon.

When travelling abroad you can often find yourself surrounded by unfamiliar things: new people, new places and often a new language. But at least there is one constant you can rely on – your favourite brands, familiar and comforting, right…? Unfortunately, the chocolate bar you crave or the beer you long for may be unrecognisable in this foreign land! Many brands go by a different guise depending upon where in the world they are being sold. Find out the brand names you need to look out for in order to enjoy some of your favourite products outside of your home country!

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20 Bizarre Insults from Around the World

20 Bizarre Insults from Around the World
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries

Ever wondered what your waiter was muttering under his breath when you sent back your starter, or what that local guy said to his friend when you asked him for direction that sent them into fits of laughter? The anxious feeling of being spoken about unfavourably when abroad is all too familiar, so know what you could be in for by brushing up on some of the most imaginative put-downs with our infographic “20 Bizarre Insults From Around The World”. Never again be in the dark on your travels if you are unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of any of these phrases!

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Just the Flight Launches 'The Delay Pod'

Just the Flight Launches 'The Delay Pod'
Fog? What fog? Sorry, I was making myself comfortable in my Delay Pod...

Remember that night when you had to kip up on the terminal floor in at Amsterdam Schiphol, because bad weather meant your flight got cancelled? Or that time when you dashed from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 at Heathrow, only to miss your connecting flight by minutes? We’ve all been there, and it ain't pretty, trying without success to find a spare row of seats without armrests in order to get an unlikely hour or two of sleep. Your prayers are then answered, by Just The Flight's revolutionary Delay-Pod; a portable but comfortable cocoon to help you dose off in any terminal in the world!

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Bond Villain HQs You Can Visit In Real Life

Bond Villain HQs You Can Visit In Real Life
"I've been expecting you, Mr. Bond"

From Dr. No to Ernst Blofeld, Bond villains are almost as iconic as the MI6 agent himself. And whether they rule from a deserted island or from inside an extinct volcano, there is no denying that Bond would not be Bond without their plotting and scheming. So whether you want earn your own License To Kill by infiltrating their hideouts yourself, or would prefer to channel your inner Blofeld and pretend it’s your own – we have gathered the Bond Villain HQs You Can Visit In Real Life.

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21 Passengers We Hate On Flights

21 Passengers We Hate On Flights
Seriously, don't be that person. We mean it. We do.

In every walk of life there is someone that is intent on ruining an experience for those around them. On board an aircraft there appears to be several types of people that are intent on this outcome – to shatter any prospect of enjoying the sky in peace, each in their own uniquely annoying way. From armrest thieves to drunken stag-do lads, we at Just The Flight have conducted a survey to name and shame 21 of the worst offenders based on the results. This is your captain speaking… stop doing these things now!

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Where on Earth Can I Drink Tap Water?

Where on Earth Can I Drink Tap Water?
Reading our handy guide could save you some unpleasant toilet time.

It has always been a contentious point –in which countries is it safe to drink the tap water? Some say don’t risk it and drink bottled water whenever travelling, whilst others will happily fill up their cup from foreign taps. But one thing is for sure - nobody wants to cut their holiday short with a stomach bug, or worse! So where exactly is it safe to drink the tap water?! We have scoured the globe to bring you a definitive guide on where you’re to wet your whistle – plus the price of bottled water and beer if you’re looking for a more exciting drink!

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Flags of the World: The Stories Behind Them

Flags of the World: The Stories Behind Them
Ever wondered what a Country's flag symbolises? Look no further.

Ever pondered what the colours of the French Tricolour represent or wondered what the motto on the Brazilian Auriverde means? So have we! That’s why over here at Just The Flight we have flown the flag of discovery and uncovered the stories behind some of the most symbolic national flags. From stars and stripes to crosses, mottos, wheels and even an AK-47 – the flags of the world are as intriguing as they are diverse, each with its own unique story to tell. So don’t get stuck at half-mast, brush-up on your flags and impress your friends with your remarkable knowledge!

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Where Should You Go On Holiday? Flowchart

Where Should You Go On Holiday? Flowchart
Try our handy flowchart. Not at all based on stereotypes.

Deciding where to go on holiday can be tough – and that is why we’ve created a handy (half serious) flowchart to help you make your decision. By answering questions such as whether you’d like to travel with your family or as a couple, or whether you’re going abroad to look for love, to try different food, or to fall in love, we will lead you right to your perfect destination.

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City Nicknames and The Stories Behind Them

City Nicknames and The Stories Behind Them
Apples, Angels, Sin and Wind. Awesome.

Everybody knows that New York is commonly referred to as The Big Apple, and everybody knows Paris as The City of Love - but not everybody knows why! Here at Just The Flight, we have explored cities all over the world and found out the story behind all of their nicknames. We explain the history behind why Venice is called The Bride of The Sea, why Athens is called The City of Violet Crown, exactly why Chicago is called The Windy City despite it not actually experiencing that much wind, and more!

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