I'm so lucky that my job allows me to do the thing I love most–travel. I work in London, which I really adore, and my company has a few offices scattered around the United Kingdom, so I get to escape the city a couple of times a month.
I've been crazy busy lately, so I haven't had as much time to travel internationally for a holiday. Plus, being a brand new city-dweller meant that my budget hasn't really allowed for it.
A couple of months ago, my boss asked me to price train tickets for an upcoming meeting. Desperate not to add to the never-ending amount of tabs open on my desktop, I researched some sites that would show me all of my options at once.
After browsing for a couple of minutes, I came across Omio. It's an online portal that shows you all of the best deals, as well as alternative travel methods.
I'm that person who spends hours, sometimes spread over days, checking every single travel provider's site, ogling for the best deal. While I was instantly impressed by how easy Omio's site was to navigate, I was wary that as a third party booking service, they wouldn't show all of my options. Or they'd charge an exorbitant booking fee.
But after using filters to help determine my cheapest option, it showed me suggestions for alternative travel methods; I ended up booking a faster train. And the best part? It took me only a few minutes, and I ended up getting the tickets for less with a different train provider than the one I had been looking at previously.
Omio has become my go-to for booking any travel—I even found a bus ticket for as little as one pound once. Talk about a steal!
When it came time to book a summer holiday with friends, we couldn't decide on just one place, so we agreed to spend 10 days across five different European cities. Usually, I'd stress myself out booking a trip like this. But Omio made it quick and simple.
Our plan was to fly to Paris and take trains and buses to the other cities so that we could see more sights that are off the beaten path. There's something to be said for escaping city capitals and taking in what the rest of the country has to offer.
Finding the fastest buses and train lines with the most scenic routes were so simple. Plus, all prices are linked with the travel provider, so you know you're getting the lowest price available because you're able to compare many different rates.
My friends and I had the trip of a lifetime. On our way to Zurich, we took a train through the breathtaking Swiss countryside. It looked like something out of a movie. From there, we hopped on a bus to Milan and worked our way down the Italian countryside. Omio's convenient app kept all our travel information in one place, and if a train or bus was delayed, it immediately let us know.
Planning a trip can be time-consuming and annoying, but Omio makes the whole thing a breeze. No more worries about outrageous booking fees or searching a zillion different sites. All of your options are in one place. I'm already planning my next trip. Now, all I need is a bottomless bank account and an infinite amount of time off!
UPDATE: The folks at Omio are extending a special offer to our readers: Follow this link to book your next trip with Omio.
Bandcamp is waiving revenue shares today, and you should support POC artists.
Today is another Bandcamp Friday, meaning until midnight tonight, the platform will be waiving revenue shares and letting artists take 100 percent of profits.
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The new video explores the pain of feeling utterly helpless.
London-based alt-pop artist Ebony Buckle has just unveiled the music video for her single, "Ghost."
EBONY BUCKLE - GHOST (Official Video) youtu.be