HOW TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME

LEE CRUTCHLEY | February 28, 2019

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The simple aim of almost any trip you take will be to have a good time. It should be easy. You'll be getting away from the stresses of work and the grind of daily life, to an amazing place where you can just relax and enjoy yourself. But you can spend so long planning that enjoyment beforehand that you feel burned out the time you get there. Thankfully, there are 10 incredibly simple rules you can follow to have a good time - no matter what you love to do, what kind of person you are, or where you are in the world.

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In 2005, two restless entrepreneurs founded a startup in the heart of one of the world’s travel hot spots—Athens, Greece. Initially called travelplanet24, our online travel agency is one of the largest and most recognized leaders in the industry. Our trusted brands, tripsta, airtickets and travelplanet24 are preferred by more than a million loyal travellers throughout the 50+ global markets that we presently operate in.

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