Best Affordable Hand Luggage Under £50

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Best affordable Hand Luggage under £50
When travelling one of the main questions people ask me is where did you get your suitcase and automatically they think it's some over the top expensive swiss army suitcase. But in reality, I have tried so many expensive suitcases and there not all there cracked up to be, high prices don’t always equate to high quality. So today were going to share the best suitcases for under £50.
All of these suitcases are highly rated, meet the carry-on requirements (see below) for most major UK/us airlines and best of all, are inexpensive.


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Here is our list of the best suitcases under £50
1. Tripp Holiday 5 Cabin 4-Wheel Suitcase

Tripp's Holiday 5 luggage range comes in a range of vivid colours, including lemon, lime and watermelon, which not only helps to brighten up the airport but makes it very difficult to lose that precious piece of luggage. You won't find any pockets on the outside of this small sized case, but there is plenty of room inside for all your holiday essentials. Tripp’s Holiday 5 suitcase also comes with a built-in TSA Lock which is a real time saver when nipping in and out of the suitcase. Built for the passenger in mind the dimensions of this case fit almost every airline carry-on dimensions and because of this and the stylish design and price, Tripp’s cases really are the ultimate case.

Dimensions: Height: 55cm, Width: 40cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.7 KG
Price: £49.00 (But can be less in Debenhams sale)
Where to buy: Tripp Debenhams
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2. Rocklands Lightweight 4 Wheel ABS 20” Hard Shell Hand Luggage

One of the most popular suitcases out there, the Rockland Melbourne is hard-sided with 4 spinner wheels and comes in 29 colours. This luggage has an expandable zipper, allowing you to pack more in case you come home with some souvenirs. You can get it in colours ranging from the unassuming black to the hard-to-miss bright orange, or the luxe-looking purple.
Dimensions: Height: 48cm, Width: 34cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.65 kg
Price:£32.95 (3 piece-set £98)
Where to buy: Amazon
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3. Revolution London Alex M1 Cabin Suitcase

One of the best reasonably priced fashionable hand luggage cases out there, with a dimensional size Ryanair couldn’t argue with. It’s small, compact and yet like a Tardis on the inside, it feels like it’s bigger on the inside. The M1 has two outer pockets perfect for easy access to travel documents or even a book or two. Inside we have an internal mesh pocket and elasticised packing straps with a quick realise function. The only issue we have with this stylish case is that it's only two wheels and can be a bit of trek when wheeling over some European cobble streets. 
Dimensions: Height: 50cm, Width: 40cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.8 kg
Price: £39.00
Where to buy: Amazon
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4. IT Luggage Worlds Lightest Suitcase

Need a lightweight luggage to take on your vacation? This carry-on suitcase made by IT Luggage weighs just 1.54kg. The suitcase was specially designed to be as light as possible with the two inset wheels allowing for greater interior space. This case also features a detachable liquid bag inside for ease of use.

Dimensions: Height:
55cm, Width: 40cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight:
1.54kg
Price:
£30
Where to buy: Amazon Argos
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5. Karabar Monaco Cabin Approved Hard Suitcase

The Karabar Monaco remains one of the most popular choices for a cheap hard sided suitcase that is fully cabin approved. This is a lightweight piece of cabin luggage and has 4 multi-directional spinning wheels which means it can be moved around very easily. The fact that it comes with a full 10 Year warranty is evidence enough that this is a high-quality suitcase that will last you for years. As we know hard suitcases are the best for protecting your luggage and valuables. The main drawback is usually the weight of the case itself. At only 2.2 Kg this is one of the lightest currently available in the UK market. That alone helps explain its popularity.

Dimensions: Height: 54 cm, Width: 34cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: £24
Where to buy: Amazon
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6. Aerolite Hard Shell 4 Wheel Spinner

The Aerolite brand is known to offer some of the world's lightest luggage sets, helping to ensure millions of travellers worldwide enjoy more of their travelling experience. Available in 3 different colours, you're sure to find the perfect travel partner. The Aerolite range is exceptionally light without compromising on quality. Four spinner wheels provide seamless 360-degree movement, while the double-tube retractable trolley grip handles allow simple and easy transportation, as well as making it easy to stabilise objects placed on top.Robust, smooth, chunky zippers on the main body make opening and closing the case simple, and each case includes a free 3-digit combination barrel padlock for extra security.

Dimensions: Height: 55cm, Width: 25cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight:
2.5kg
Price:
£35
Where to buy: Amazon
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Best Hotel's For A View

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Here we have a combined some of the most unbelievable hotels in the world. Although, many of these hotels are very pricey, we can always dream...
1. The Manta Resort, Zanzibar


The fabulous resort of Manta Resort at the northwestern tip of Pemba Island. The resort itself offers many different types of accommodation ranging from the Seafront Villas to the most exotic experience of the Under water room. A private floating island with your bedroom four meters below the surface. It is all yours to enjoy while sunbathing and stargazing on the top deck or sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment. But this one of a kind experience comes with a one of a kind pr
Prices: £1300 a night per couple…. let me just get my cheque book
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2. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Deep in the Finnish Lapland you will find the Hotel Kaklauttanen, who offer many wonderful log chalets and off course the glass igloo’s raging from small to the larger Kelo-Glass igloo’s to make that lapland trip that little bit more magical. The Igloo village is one of the most precious, unique and innovative hotels popular for tourists who love to explore the adventurous side of Finland. The hotel provides 20 snow igloo made with glass so that you can watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed.
Prices: 305 euro for the smaller ones with the larger igloos at 445 euro
More Info: Book now

3. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

This unique luxury resort is made up of 32 bedroom villas. Each bedroom has been artistically carved into the surrounding hills overlooking the iconic twin Pitons. Each bedroom has a missing fourth wall which has been replaced with a spectacular view of the lush surrounding. The resort also has amazing amenities, gorgeous lagoon pool, spectacular open-air restaurant and bar with a superb spa. 

Prices: £850-1700 a night- with a 3 night minimum stay
More Info: Book now

4. Astarte Suits Hotel, Greece

This hotel is located in Santorini and features one of the most amazing outdoor pool and full-service spa. The rooms feature lavish balconies that overlook the beach or the sea view. It has more than nine air-conditioned guest-room’s with almost every entity that you might have wanted at such a haven. Overall, the Astarte Suits Hotel gives you a thrilling accommodation experience that makes your holidays spending here worthwhile. The extremely harmonious ambience, the mesmerising view and the blissful surrounding gives you an endless feeling of peace and tranquility. Every suite has a private balcony where guests can enjoy their complimentary drinks while overlooking the breathtaking view of the sea. Moreover, the guests also have the privilege of enjoying the swimming pool while munching on light snacks and sipping refreshments. The sumptuous bathrooms also have Jacuzzis and all the linen, materials and clothes are of the best quality to ensure the ultimate accommodation for all the guests who want to make the best of their holiday.
Prices: £500 a night
More Info: Book now 
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5. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

This magnificent hotel is situated on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park. Once you are here, you can pamper yourself with the treatment of unlimited amenities and a full-service spa. It has an outdoor pool, a tennis court and a beachside bar. Rayavadee’s suites nestle discreetly amidst tropical gardens and coconut groves against a backdrop of sheer cliffs, lush jungle foliage and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea.

Prices: 
£250-700
More Info: Book Now
6. Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

This 5 star hilton resort is Set on two different islands connected together with a bridge, this island features spacious private luxuries villas, and the best part is that it has underwater houses made completely out of glass. Stretching up to a quarter into the Indian Ocean, this luxurious hotel is equipped with high comfort features and amenities overlooking a beautiful sea or beach views through a hardwood floor to ceiling window.

Prices: £1000- 6720 depending on suite
More Info: Book Now

7. Hotel Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

Located on Ayung river gorge, this resort gives you a spectacular experience of several cultural attractions and a magical nature enchantment of Indonesia. The property is located in such a way that tourists can easily access famous attractions like Jaang, Dalem Segara and Satung. The resort gives you an overwhelming experience with its natural bamboo bridge, Batur volcano and the cultural rice fields.

Prices: £350 - 600 a night
More Info: Book Now

8. Dedon Island Resort, Surigao del Norte, Philippines


This astonishing resort is located in the remote island Surigao del Norte, filled with white sand beaches, world-class surf breaks and small fishing villages.Dedon Island Resort literally takes your breath away with its swinging daybeds and peaceful ambience. The resort is owned by soccer star turned furniture designer Bobby Dekeyser. The moment you enter the resort’s super comfortable jitney, you are in the hands of high luxury, world-class facility and great taste. The villas are flawless and give you some very nice attention to detail such as organic soaps and embellishments with seashells. The food out here is simply delicious relying on fresh local ingredients like calamansi and grilled mahi-mahi.
Prices: £1000-1800 a night
More Info: Book Now

9. Äscher Cliff Guesthouse, Switzerland


No place in Switzerland can give you an exceptional view of central Switzerland to the snow caped rocky landscape as Äscher Cliff Guesthouse. To reach up to here first you need to start from the Wasserauen station and lead towards the steep path to Seealpsee. From here you need to climb up the extremely challenging and steep mountain path from Seealpsee to the Äscher so pack light. Although the view is mesmerising the accommodation is more of a cosy chalet experience.
Prices: £35 per person a night
More Info: Book Now

10. Hotel Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy



Situated high on the cliff with the most picturesque view in Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, it is truely magnificent. Owned and operated by the Sersale family, it is a place of familial memories and seasonal bonding with close friends and lovers.
Prices: £400-1000 a night
More Info: Book Now

11. Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile

Emerging from the southern Andes is the Magic Lodge, a volcano hotel from which peak a stunning waterfall makes its way down. Accessible only by foot and intrepid guests must brave a swinging rope bridge to enter. Share in the magic of being part of a real life fairy tale in this charming location buried in the middle of the native forest.
Prices: £150-220 a night
More Info: Book Now

12. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor is a beautiful old colonial era mansion, famous for its habituated Rothschild giraffes, which regularly peer in through the windows. It is an exclusive boutique hotel with just ten guest rooms. It is well suited for a night or two at the front of a high-end safari and there is a good range of activities in the area, notably the world famous Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Prices: £400 per person per night
More Info: Book now
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How To Pack Like A Pro

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With your flights and hotel booked, the luggage is the last thing stopping you from that great holiday. We know it feels like a chore, but if you pack like a pro you’ll never have to worry.

1. Make a list
Ok, so it sounds a little boring, but idiot-proof lists are the gateway to a stress-free holiday. Separate your essentials from your desirables, and be realistic with your luggage limitations. Check our packing list here.


2. Don’t forget the first aid kit
We’re not asking you to prepare for ER, just a small bag with the most necessary pills, plasters and medicine you might need. After all, nobody wants to suffer a punishing headache, high-climate fever, upset stomach or all three during a holiday.

3. Limit your liquids
We all know about it by now, and yet there’s still a mass confusion and hold-up when some chancer tries to sneak a bottle of water past airport security. Much to everybody’s knowledge, baggage restrictions state that all liquids carried in hand luggage must be no more than 100 ml per item, and must fit into one small and resealable transparent bag. If you’re carrying anything larger, stow it with your checked-in suitcase.

4. Name tags are there to help
Unless you’re an international man of mystery, you shouldn’t have to worry about travelling incognito. Most suitcases come with name tags fitted as standard, so be sure to fill them in just in case you, or the airline lose your luggage.

5. Observe restrictions on baggage

Overstuffing your suitcase is never a good idea. If your airline says: “23kg”, then they mean 23kg! Weigh your bags before you get to the airport and make sure you are within the restrictions, otherwise you’ll be forced to cough up extra cash at the airport or, even worse, have to say goodbye to that lovely hand-knitted cardigan your grandmother spent so long slaving over. Which brings us on to our next Point…

6. Save bag space for all your holiday purchases
Whether it’s duty free goods or holiday mementos, it’s inevitable that you’ll be bringing more back home with you than when you left, so make sure you have room for it.

7. Skip the shoes
The biggest and most frustrating item of luggage. How many pairs of shoes you should take is very much dependent on how long your vacation might be, but we’d suggest that three pairs is a reasonable average for a 1-2 week getaway. More important than volume is versatility, so make sure you’re not stuck hiking in stilettos by bringing a pair of shoes for every realistic occasion of your trip. Wear your most cumbersome pair on the plane – plus, stuff your socks in the rest – and you’ll save even more space.

8. Cosmetics – at a minimum
Unless you plan on travelling to a desert island, it’s likely that you’ll be able to pick up popular shampoo or sun lotion brands in almost any corner of the world. Fewer cosmetics also mean that you’ll be less likely to find an explosion of nondescript gooey liquids spoiling everything in your suitcase when you arrive at your destination. If you really can’t live without that special face cream, try to take only as much as you’ll need for your trip and nothing more.

9. Keep on rollin

This tip is certainly up for debate, but we think that rolling your clothes really is the only way to go. Not only will it reduce those pesky wrinkles and creases in your gear, it’ll save you some much needed suitcase space.

10. All valuables go in hand luggage
It’s rare that airlines lose luggage these days, but why take the risk? Stay safe and stow all your expensive luxuries from your camera to your diamond engagement ring in hand luggage.

11. Don’t forget the adapters
If you do need them, save on the crazy airport prices by buying them ahead of your trip. Pound stores is one of the best places to get adaptors, or if you travel regularly get a multi-purpose one like this.

12. Categorise your clothes
Pack clothes in groups: that means shirts with shirts, pants with with pants, it’s easier to find what you need and unpack on the other side.

13. Pack a mini wardrobe in your hand luggage
Not literally, of course, but it’s always a nice idea to add a clean set of underwear and a garment in your carry-on bag, in case of your luggage being lost in an aeroplane mix-up.

14. Don’t predict the weather
Check it here.
Depending on where you’re going, weather forecasts are either your holiday’s best friend or your worst nightmare. Come rain or shine, meteorologists will always give you the best idea of what weather to expect on your holiday. Check the day before you fly and pack accordingly, and save room for that trusty pac-a-mac or umbrella you hope you’ll never have to use.

15. Don’t leave home without the essentials
This last tip is a big one as without these necessities, you won’t be heading anywhere but home: check and check again that you have your monies, a valid passport and – for the sake of your holiday companions – a toothbrush. Keep these all on hand and then you’ll be able to remember the most important thing.

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Top Destinations Of 2017

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Top Destinations of 2017

1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Recently An increasing numbers of tourists are heading to Reykjavík for the city’s arts scene, cool nightlife and the abundance of natural wonders that lie right on its doorstep. With the increase in cheap flights from such companies as WOW Air and Easyjet, this beautiful city is more accessible than ever leaving it the up-and-coming destination of 2017.

2. Mexico City, Mexico
When most think of Mexico City the first thing that comes to mind is “Isn’t it dangerous?” But so long as you take the same precautions you would in any large city, the answer is no. Mexico’s bustling capital and economic powerhouse can be a fun and safe destination. With its Hip neighbourhoods, incredible architecture, lively street markets and diverse culture makes this lovable city a must stop destination. Mexico City’s energy is almost addictive and with flights coming down in price from the UK and Europe it can be the ultimate money saving holiday.


3. Seoul, South Korea

If you haven’t visited Asia’s mighty hub of pop culture, it’s about time you did. Beyond the billboard k-popper’s and the glass towers of Gangnam, Seoul has a vibrant culture that much of the world is just beginning to discover. Far more than just chic cafés and Korean craft brews, the city is home to graffiti-covered basement bars and hidden restaurants serving both traditional and fusion cuisines. With the 2018 Winter Olympics looming, now is the time to experience Korea’s capital before the crowds take over.

4. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Winning the well-deserved award of European Green Capital of 2016, the elegant Slovenian capital boasts a wealth of green spaces. If you’re feeling green yourself, the car-free centre is perfect to explore by bicycle, or else you can navigate a stand-up paddle-board along the gorgeously green Ljubljanica river that flows through the centre. Low prices mean you can find brilliant budget food and accommodation options without compromising on quality, plus it’s just a hop to the country’s stunning mountains, vineyards and beaches.

5. Wrocław, Poland
After a devastating flood in the 1990s Wroclaw hasn’t really been heard of, until now. Painstakingly rebuilt to its former glory explore the restored churches, Flemish-style mansions and rich palaces. Though Wroclaw has yet to attract the large crowds of other Polish hotspots such as Kraków or Warsaw, it’s all set to change with its title as European Capital of Culture. Join the lively student population and scores of Nobel Prize winners who call Wroclaw home, as plenty of special events run throughout the year alongside the many arts festivals that earned the city its reputation as a cultural hub.

6. Nashville, Tennessee, USA
As one of the fastest growing cities in the US, change is in the air for Nashville. This famously conservative place has experienced a huge surge in young professionals, who have brought new life to the city’s more liberal, artsy side. It’s an exciting time for the city, but culturally Nashville’s soul remains unchanged: a fierce love of southern cooking and deep passion for music still prevail. This year, take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to go firefly watching, before kicking back with fried chicken and a night at a classic honky-tonk.


7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
With a new London to Amsterdam Eurostar service set to start in 2016, the Dutch capital is about to get a whole lot more accessible, if it wasn’t already by air. Amsterdam’s compact streets and winding canals make it a wondrous place to visit with its historical buildings and strong art galleries and museums. Amsterdam is ‘naughty but nice’, with a lax attitude towards all the guilty pleasures you could dream up. So stuff your face with delicious foods, wander the windows of the red light district and relax in an Amsterdam café.


8. Bangkok, Thailand
With an increase in tourism over the last year and with UK flights getting cheaper, Bangkok is becoming a popular destination for many Europeans alike. A larger-than-life city where magnificent temples, historic markets, skyscrapers and rooftop bars create an intoxicating vibe that’s hard to resist. A blend of the traditional and the modern, Bangkok's every street has a surprise in store.



9. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
New North American and transatlantic flight routes continue to roll out of Vancouver as airlines try to meet the world’s demand to visit this truly stunning city. Thought to be Canada’s most liveable city, with a temperate climate and wraparound views of snow-capped peaks, it’s also the country’s most expensive. But that hasn’t stopped a host of exciting independent attractions from popping up. Amidst the new microbreweries and restaurants making international waves. A gateway to the slopes of Whistler and the rainforests of Vancouver Island, this city is a must-visit all year-round.

10. Agra, India
India’s majestic former Mughal capital is too often experienced in brief as a traveller’s day trip from Delhi to the Taj Mahal. But there’s much more to enjoy here, extravagant monuments and tombs lining the Yamuna River bank, the Taj Mahotsav arts festival held in February and the crumbling Mughal gardens dotted across the city. Making this a must see destination when touring India.

 

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