The world’s greatest rail journeys

by Travelbag on 31 May 2016, 17:05PM The world’s greatest rail journeys Since the invention of the steam locomotion in 1804, railways have popped up in stunning locations across the world in attempts to make traversing tricky terrains that little bit easier, or to export precious goods around the country. Here at Travelbag we love the original rail experience, so here are some of our favourites. Darjeeling Toy Train, India Speaking of transporting precious goods, this historic narrow gauge (2ft) railway was first built when India was still part of Colonial Britain. It was built in 1881 to connect the tealeaves, that fuelled the British Empire, from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri, a whopping 78km (48 miles). The tourist journey, known as the Toy Railway, is only 9km (5.5 miles) long and still runs using the original narrow gauge steam engines. Enjoy the scene...
8 items to take on every flight

8 items to take on every flight

Whether you jet off every month or have just booked your next family break away, here are the 8 flight essentials you need to have in your hand luggage on every flight…literally every flight!  Scarf or a Shawl The temperature on flights may fluctuate and it may be a bit chilly at times, so you can simply use your scarf as a lightweight blanket. Rolling your scarf up and using it as...
by Travelbag on 27 May 2016, 12:05PM



5 Tips On How To Switch Off On Holiday

5 Tips On How To Switch Off On Holiday

A relaxing holiday should be just that, relaxing. So why is it that so many people struggle to switch off from ‘work mode’ while they’re on their jollies? In fact, our recent research shows that a third of people admit to worrying about work during their holiday, and for that reason we decided to put together five top tips to help you get the most out of your holiday. 1. Make a...
by Travelbag on 24 May 2016, 12:05PM



Asia: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

Asia: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

We have one more destination you can’t afford to miss if you’re a true food lover... Asia!   Asian flavours  The electrifying flavours of Asian cuisine are influenced by the several different regions, especially Southeast Asia. Each region is home to many cultures that have their own style of cooking. In the Eastern and Southern regions ingredients such as ginger, chillie...
by Travelbag on 20 May 2016, 15:05PM



10 amazing Dubai facts you probably didn't know

10 amazing Dubai facts you probably didn't know

Dubai certainly breathes by the mantra "bigger is better". The city is renowned for turning fantastical, far-fetched concepts into beautiful realities, and these facts prove just that.  1. Dubai has the largest flower garden in the world – Dubai Miracle Garden.  2. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 828m tall (0.5 miles). This is set to be beaten by a...
by Travelbag on 17 May 2016, 15:05PM



California: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

California: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

California is our next location of choice in our Ultimate Foodie Getaway series! Prepare your tastebuds for our insight on where you need to go to taste some of the most flavorsome and delicious food in California...  Californian flavours The Californian cuisine is low in saturated fats, incorporates fresh organic produce, high in vegetables and lean meats as the Californian lifestyle is ...
by Travelbag on 13 May 2016, 16:05PM



Great walks of New Zealand: South Island

Great walks of New Zealand: South Island

Following on from our Great Walks of New Zealand: North Island blog, as promised, here are the best walks in the South of New Zealand. This time we have glaciers, lakes, sand dunes, beaches and even the Southern Hemisphere's answer to the Northern Lights to explore. Time to dig out those walking boots! Day Walks Hooker Valley Track A favourite walk among hikers looking to see Aoraki (Mt Cook...
by Travelbag on 10 May 2016, 16:05PM



South Africa: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

South Africa: The Ultimate Foodie Getaway Guide

So you’ve planned where you need to go in Australia to discover spectacular cuisine but it doesn’t stop there, South Africa is the next location to add onto your foodie destinations list.  South African cuisine is far from the ordinary...but for all the right reasons. Their food is mainly influenced by the indigenous population and other countries such as France and Malaysia. M...
by Travelbag on 06 May 2016, 14:05PM



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