John

John is a software developer, travel blogger and digital nomad. Where ever his laptop is, he calls home. Favourite destination? California. San Francisco is the coolest place on earth! Next trip? South of France.

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29th July 2017 by John

Privacy Policy

1. About us Welcome to Travelscoop, a website (travelscoop.co.uk, referred to as our 'Site') and email newsletter service (our 'Email'). Our Site and Email is owned and operated by Mixed Message Media Limited ('we', 'us' or 'our'). Our Privacy Policy explains the information we collect about you and the steps we take to ensure your information is kept secure and confidential. It should be read together with our Site Terms and Conditions of Use. Please read this Privacy Policy...

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8th May 2018 by John

Terms & Conditions Of Use

The Travelscoop website (our 'Site') and email newsletter service (our 'Email') is owned, operated and brought to you Mixed Message Media Ltd, a company registered at Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX and trading as Travelscoop (we refer to Mixed Message Media Ltd throughout these terms of use using 'we' or 'us' or 'our' as applicable). These terms of use are legally binding between you, the person visiting or using the Site ('you', 'your' as applicable), and us. The Site and...

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29th July 2017 by John

Whitelist Our Emails

Make sure your Travelscoop email gets into your inbox! Scroll down the page to find your email program for instructions to add us to your address book, safe sender list or whitelist. iPhone 1. Tap the sender's from name 2. Choose "Create New Contact" 3. Tap "Done" to save Android 1. Tap the picture of the sender 2. Tap the add to contacts icon 3. Tap “Create new contact” 4. Choose the correct account if you are signed into multiple email addresses 5....

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7th September 2017 by John

Guide to: Cheap Flights

If you wait until the last minute, flights can get really expensive, but plan ahead and book smart and you can really reap the rewards. Regardless of whether you’re flexible or looking for specific dates and destinations, these helpful hints will help you slash the cost of taking to the skies. Check comparison sites to cut costs if you know when and where you’re going If you already have an itinerary, don’t go direct to an airline; use a comparison site get all the info you...

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22nd August 2017 by John

Guide to: Cheap Package Holidays

When it comes to keeping a strict handle on the old purse strings, holiday season can really test your metal. One of the simplest ways to manage this is with a package holiday. You won’t need to worry about booking everything separately, because flights, transfers, travel insurance and accommodation can all be included in the price. What’s more, depending on the package holiday you choose, you could also include food & drink, activities, in-flight meals and entertainment, baggage and a...

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7th September 2017 by John

Guide to: UK Hotel Breaks

Never overlook the UK as an alternative to heading abroad when you need to get away. Whether you’re living it up in London, relaxing in the Cotswolds or dipping your toe in coastal waters of Cornwall, there are loads of useful tips you can use to help slash the cost of your bill. Here we run through the key steps for bagging a great bargain, plus clever ways to save from special rates and haggling to university stays, riverboats or even sleeping in the trees! Do your research to...

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22nd August 2017 by John

Guide to: Cheap Travel Insurance

An astonishing 1 in 5 of us head abroad without any travel insurance, risking thousands of pounds in medical bills, lost luggage and more! If you’ve booked your trip, but not your travel insurance, do it now for as little as £9 a year. It’s not just about finding the cheapest price though; here we also explain how it works and what to look out for when you buy it. The idea behind travel insurance is to cover yourself for any unforeseen circumstances, such as injury or illness, theft,...

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21st September 2017 by John

Guide to: Winter Sports Travel Insurance

While 1 in 5 brits skip travel insurance when headed abroad, you'd be crazy not to grab insurance before heading to the slops. Obviously, the risk of injury is far greater when hurtling down the side of a mountain than sipping a beer by the side of a pool. If you’ve booked your winter adventure, but not your travel insurance, do it now! Much of what we've covered in our guide to cheap travel insurance stands here, but I thought I'd pull out the main points that relate to winter sports. And...

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31st January 2019 by John

Guide to: Airbnb for beginners

Airbnb is an amazing tool that can dramatically reduce your annual travel spend. I’m a self confessed Airbnb junkie, having notched up over 21 Airbnb stays in 8 countries. It can seem a bit daunting for the beginner, so I thought I’d run through the service from my own perspective to help tip you over and make that first booking. TIP: If you haven't created an Airbnb account yet, use this link to get a £25 credit towards your first stay What is Airbnb? The Airbnb started life...

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15th February 2019 by John

Review: Thomas Cook Airlines

Sadly, Thomas Cook Airlines is no longer with us. We have decided to keep this post public for the time being, but will remove it at some point in the future. Thomas Cook Airlines has been pumping out some appealing offers, with recent promotions including Las Vegas at £349 return and Cancun for £399 return. Many of you will think of Thomas Cook as a package holiday company, but since their merger with MyTravel Group in 2008, they have operated a fully fledged airline division. I’ve...

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26th September 2017 by John

Flash Sale: £25 off Eurostar

The deal If you're planning to spend £70+ on travel by Eurostar between 25th September and 25th December, then here's a quick way to get £25 knocked off the price. The offer is from Voyage SNCF, who let you buy Eurostar tickets at the same price as Eurostar themselves. To get the discount you'll need to follow these steps: Download the Voyage SNCF app here Find your desired journey Apply the code APPYDAYS at the checkout You can use the code for any class of travel, but the...

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26th September 2017 by John

Airbnb hosts welcome 45 million travellers this summer

Airbnb have had a sizzling summer. I used Airbnb extensively during a summer jaunt across California, but I wasn’t alone - so did 45 million other people. On one single August day alone (12 August) 2.6 million people checked in to an Airbnb property. Wowzers. The growth of Airbnb has been phenomenal. Seven years ago, 47,000 people checked in to Airbnb properties during the summer. Just three years ago that number had increased to 17 million. That’s a hockey stick curve of exponential...