Backpacking

Eight Reasons Why You Should Go Overlanding

Emma Rosen | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Overlanding is about the journey, as well as the destination; group adventure tours in a self-reliant truck, capable of driving to some of the most remote places on the planet. If you're interested in taking your first cautionary step into travelling or are tired of backpacking solo, here is why you should give overlanding a go:

Procrastination Station - Tropical Penetration (Or) How I Learnt To Love The Bum

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonnie Bayfield

I left that hospital a changed man. I thought back to India, where this had all begun. A throb of cultural significance rose through my body, or was it my rectum? As the UK drifts ever further into political isolation, my body holds tight to the foreign, harmful bacteria in my gut; its little gesture of unity against the tides of division.

Major Tourist Scams: Transport Cons

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

No one wants to be caught out abroad. Tourist scams can affect anyone. At best, they're annoying, but at worst they can be dangerous.

Backpacking Solo? You'll Need To Learn To 'Travel Ditch'

Caroline Menzies | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Menzies

Unless you're socially inept, travel ditching doesn't come naturally to most people but it's a valuable skill to have when backpacking and can make your trip infinitely more enjoyable if you learn to politely extract yourself from the company of unwanted travel buddies. Who knows, maybe they're trying to travel ditch you too.

An Open Reply To The Telegraph's Article On 'Gap Yah' Backpackers

Olivia Shortall | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Shortall

Running out of money is the last thing you want on your travels so try and avoid it. Break the stereotype - backpacking is for anyone, not just the stereotypical gap yah student! Save up, do your research, and make your travel experience worthwhile!

Why Travel Is Better Than Bereavement Therapy

Caroline Menzies | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Menzies

A couple of months into my trip, it was the anniversary of Laurens' death. It was a difficult day and speaking to his Mother made me long to be commemorating the day with them. That night, I slept in the desert in Jaisalmer, and let myself cry for him and all he was missing out on. But as I gazed up at the stars, I was reminded that whist he'll always be the brightest star in my sky, the universe still has a lot to offer me.

The Dark Side Of A Life Of Travel

Chloe Gunning | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

With this unconventional career comes a life of clichés. I've 'found' myself... several times in fact. I've learned to appreciate those 'little things', and a few big ones too. I've had more life changing experiences in the past two years than the previous 29 put together.

The Snobbishness Of Backpackers, Or Competitive Travelling

Rosie Neve | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Neve

So if you want to boast about spending seven pence in three years in Cambodia then go ahead, but I'm sure that maybe it might have been slightly more fulfilling if you hadn't spent all your time thinking about where you were saving your pennies, rather than where you could be spending them.

Why You Shouldn't Cancel Your Trip To India

Emma Rosen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

ATM out of order. Currency exchange closed. Sorry, this bank has no cash. This is what I was met with at Cochin International Airport, in India's ...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Advice For Travel Bloggers, Direct From The Experts

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Barnes-Brett

When you write a blog post, put yourself in your readers' shoes and try to answer any questions you think they may have about a particular place and event. If you provide genuinely helpful and informative content, your readers will appreciate it, and the search engines will reward you

Eight Step Cheat Sheet For A Ripper Working Holiday In Australia

Dan Baker, StudentUniverse | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Baker, StudentUniverse

Australia is a perfect place for backpackers to combine work and travel. There is a huge range of jobs for foreign travellers, the wages are decent, and once you've saved up a chunk, you can go off and explore the country!

How Travelling Changed My Life

Charlie Stone | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Stone

In 2009 I broke my back and my pelvis in a serious car accident that left me wheelchair bound for 3 months. Less than four years later I was backpacking around South East Asia and three years on from then, I now have a life I could never have imagined 7 years ago.

A Backpacker's Guide to Beautiful Boracay

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 20.05.2017 | 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 31.03.2017 | 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 08.03.2017 | 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 28.01.2017 | 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 29.12.2016 | 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 25.10.2016 | 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 16.09.2016 | 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 15.09.2016 | 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 02.09.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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 30.07.2016 | 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".