Backpacking

A Backpacker's Guide to Beautiful Boracay

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. Located just a few kilometres from the Western Visayas region, this island is a dreamy paradise, one which isn't short of eager visitors each year. But don't be put off by its popularity; travel smart and you won't have to pay premium prices.

The Strength of Everyone Else

Kevan Chandler | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevan Chandler

My parents took in the words, the concerns, the information. They sat there in a cold room, surrounded by doctors, and they decided to be strong.

Grown-Up Backpacking In Breathtaking Sri Lanka Will Cure Your Adult Life Freakouts

Jo Carrigan | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

Sri Lanka is completely unlike any other Asian country I've ever been to - the people, the food, the sights and the experiences are all truly incredible. If you're looking for a party and a fried English breakfast, this place is not for you: it's been largely untouched - and not yet ruined - by tourism, meaning there's a distinct lack of the seedy underside of mass visitation that's plaguing so many Asian countries these days. Long may it continue.

Mum Uses Maternity Leave To Travel The World With 10-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

After the birth of a baby, the last thing new mums will think about is hopping on a plane to travel the world. But that's exactly what Karen Edward...

Six Great Places to Go Backpacking with the Family

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Backpacking with family can be a one of a kind experience, one that will undoubtedly bring you closer together as a family unit and it will help to broaden the minds of your children. But it's no secret that family backpacking adventures have to be catered for with a different approach.

The Five Emerging Backpacker Hotspots for 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

New year, new adventures. If you're looking for somewhere exciting and different to go in 2016, take a look at 5 of the emerging backpacking hotspots for the year ahead. These are 5 utterly unique destinations not to be missed if you're in search of a travel experience like no other...

Solo Travel: Things I Know Now

Katy Gough | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

I now know that style goes out of the window when on the road. You can forget your matching outfits, pretty hair accessories and *gasp* even makeup; when you travel comfort is king. That and finding confidence in leaving your room with unwashed hair, unshaved legs, a wet wipe shower and a spritz of eau de mozzie spray knowing that no one will judge you.

Seven Days of Learning: Northern India

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

It was a week of doing, becoming, seeing and persevering. A rare opportunity in adult life to revert back to the basic pleasure of giving something new a go, leaving behind the forever dreaded self-consciousness and instead taking hold of an inner childlike curiosity.

Would You Sleep in a Slum?

Katy Gough | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

Going on one of these tours, sleeping in a favela guesthouse or having dinner in a tourist friendly favela restaurant does offer an alternative to mainstream Rio. So, would YOU spend a night sleeping in a slum?

Five Tips to Eat Healthy on the Road

Frontier | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Road trip means road trip snacks, hostel food is pasta with tomato sauce and travelling means eating at a different (or worse, the same!) fast food chain every day? Not anymore!

Travel Is..: What I Experienced On My Solo Quest To Southeast Asia.

Lucy Wilson | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Travel is being independent and going along with my gut instincts. It's about trusting and building a relationship with myself. Travel is about finding myself as a person.

The Internet Dating of the Travel World

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Kevin O'Donnell

I'm not going to pontificate on the evils of technology because I'm even getting bored of myself going on about that. If people want to bubble-wrap themselves against the dangers and difficulties that make travelling such a beautiful thing then I say let them. I'll stick to the old fashioned way, one hand outstretched, a beer in the other and I'll probably start with something like "Hi".

5 Things To Tell Your Parents Before You Go Travelling

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This is it. The time is now. You’re off to Europe/Asia/South America/somewhere far more interesting than the university library. You’re about ...

Eleanor Hawkins and the Myth of the Backpacker

Chris Rooney | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Picking on backpackers is a little harsh, you might think. The bangle wearing youth is an easy target. Fresh from the Home Counties, and swaddled in tie-dye, these youngsters can hardly be blamed for being overawed by the experience.

Why Saying Goodbye Is The Best Part of Travelling

Jasmine Irving | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

For me, that delicious feeling of being settled somewhere is the sign that it's time to get up and go. Knowing it's about to end is what makes me fully appreciate the true joy of that moment. What's more, the joy of the everyday is easy to find when the everyday is ever changing.

Finding Home Wherever We Go

Jasmine Irving | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

This blog post was first published at Wild Woman. I close my shutters on the night sky. A different view to the place I first called home, and the se...

On My 364th Day of Travel, This Is What I've Learnt

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

Out of the five of us sipping on Bolivian beer, four had left jobs, the other one was on extended leave. We were all between the ages of mid-20s and mid-30s and many of us didn't really know what we wanted to be when we 'grew up.'

Why a Trip to Sweden May Be Cheaper Than You Think

Steve Vickers | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Sweden has always had a reputation for being expensive. But the pretty Nordic nation, which offers a cool, calm alternative to southern Europe's summer hotspots, is suddenly looking like great value. Here's why a summer escape to Sweden may be cheaper than you think.

Adapting to Foreign Cultures is Easy

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Once I get to know some people in a country I absorb their history and culture continually; they tell me about their nations history (a golden age when they conquered their neighbours is invariably highlighted). Then I start reading and I never stop learning about their culture until I leave it.

Europe's Emerging Quality Hostels: Part Three - Germany

Peter Yeung | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Yeung

Despite the country's rich and gripping, war-torn history, none of Deutschland's cities have tended to have the iconic draw of the real urban heavyweights - Paris's picturebook charm, London's vibrant swing, or Rome's devastating beauty.

How to Leave Your Mundane Life for Travel

Kate Capelli | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Capelli

The only thing that can stand in the way of your dream is fear, but no worries, it's natural. I'm sure Christopher Columbus did a nervous poo before he set off to explore the world.

Five Countries You Should Visit in 2015

Claire Michael | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

By visiting these places before they become popular you'll have the rare opportunity to enjoy them before they become overly commercial and lose some of their charm. Get your trips booked and see these beautiful countries while they're still at their best.

Top Travel Tips - Packing Light

James Woolven | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Woolven

If there's one tip I have for a first time backpacker, it is this: pack light.It sounds obvious, but almost no one does it. Trust me, when you're out there - wherever it may be - there is something immensely satisfying about rocking up to the overnight bus with a bag that can fit under your seat.

Articulating the Impossible

William Shield | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
William Shield

You're locked in a forever war the moment you first witness it, the moment you pull the trigger, hear the sounds, and witness the chaos. You're forever in conflict, the saddest part is the enemy is the only enemy you can't defeat - yourself.

First Post

William Shield | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

Now. What to talk about? There's a lot going on up there in the messy closet of my mind. Should I be bitter? Should I be kind? Should I talk about war, love, life, and people? I want to express myself in the most inappropriate and offensive way, because now, I can.