Backpacking

Backpacking Australia? Here Are 6 Places You May Not Have Thought To Go...

Emily Verdouw | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Australia is huge and there aren't many people to fill it, so the idea of 'off-the-beaten-track' can conjure up a plethora of destinations. There trul...

Just Another Week in Uruguay

Sophie Bauer | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

There was a time when I thought that travel was about getting to the top of a volcano or uncovering the trendiest bar in town. If anything, being in Uruguay made me realise that travel is about relishing the day to day

Dinner Is Off the Menu: I'm Having a Quarter-Life Crisis Instead

Keeley Hazell | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Keeley Hazell

In between pursuing a career, studying and preparing for my backpacking trip, I realised something. Even though I'm not where I want to be in life, and I may not have ticked any of the "boxes," I'm figuring it out, and that's okay. Because if there's one thing that having a quarter-life crisis does, it somehow forces you to live your life.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light for Air Travel Update

Rupert Parker | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I'm always interested in new products which will keep the weight down, so please get in touch if you have something you'd like me to try.

Five Reasons Your Next Holiday Should be to Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Let's face it, in the UK Mexico hasn't got the best reputation. The news paints a picture of a country overrun with drugs cartels, violence, hurricanes and more. It's hardly surprising the average traveller in the UK still sticks to comfortable holidays in European or American resorts.

How to Live in London on Minimum Wage (And Still be Happy)

Lee Tobin | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Almost two years ago now, I left that big mass of sun-scorched land down-under for the city which has now been ranked the world's most expensive to live and work in, according to a survey by global estate agents Savills.

Can You Still Travel the Greek Islands on the Cheap?

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Well, I think that backpacking around the Greek islands is still a great option if you want weather, sites, history and an adventure in an amazing part of the world. And thankfully if you plan ahead it can be done without breaking the bank.

One Simple Packing Tip Everyone Forgets About

Maria Sowter | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

You will find plenty of 'How to Pack a Backpack' articles floating around the web, you might even have seen an informative video or two about how to pack a weeks' worth of clothes in a carry-on suitcase, but I have a simpler, more honestly achievable tip: squishing.

Seven Tips for Exploring Australia Without Breaking the Bank

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

If you intend to take a trip down under planning your budget should be an important part of your preparations. Yes Australia is many atlas inches from pretty much anywhere else (no offence New Zealand), so your flight is unlikely to be cheap, but there are ways to save on an Aussie adventure while still having a bonza time.

Exploring the Philippines: Surprises in Cebu City

Maria Sowter | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Cebu City is uncharacteristic of the white sand and crystal clear waters experience that otherwise dominates one's idea of the Philippines. From the Cebu International Airport it sprawls, though relatively compact in size, as an urban metropolis that contrasts with the smaller more rural or seaside towns.

Where to Stay in Hong Kong for Backpackers: The Good, the Bad and the Bedbugs

Maria Sowter | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

For British citizens, a six-month stay is allowed visa free for Hong Kong (HK) and with cheap flights from London matching those of Bangkok around the £350 mark, Asia's international city is seeing more and more backpackers stop by on their travels.

Top Sights in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

For centuries dating as far back as 3000 BC, India would've been regarded as not so much a country, but more a collection of evolving kingdoms and sprawling empires. Each with their own ruling dynasties, customs, culture, cuisine and fashion. The nation may be unified as one nowadays, but the remnants of this land's rich and diverse heritage still lives on.

Top Sights in Mumbai and Karnataka, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

Travelling from state to state can often feel like entering a whole new country. It's food, the people, architecture, the weather, literally everything may seem completely world's away from wherever you might have just been. Though you may have just ventured mere miles in reality.

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

10 Best Value Destinations From Around the World

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Want to travel to the corners of the world without breaking the bank? These 10 destinations might be just the ticket. Selected due to their value for money and favourable hotel reputation, these towns, cities and national parks will not disappoint.

Welcome - Please Scan Your First Item...

Nick Compton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Through small simple acts of kindness such as a smile, people will naturally further that kindness to others. I have observed on several occasions people buying gifts for one another for no other reason than as an act of friendship and kindness. Surely we must be an inherently good species?

6 Challenges You'll Face as a Solo Gay Backpacker

Henry Boles | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henry Boles

Homosexuals who don't travel will still identify with what it's like to be an outsider, or what it's like to come out more than once, but crossing countries solo amplifies the scale of these challenges significantly. Overwhelming? You betcha.

What's the Best Travel Book?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My ideal travel book is thin, lightweight and water resistant. It must be able to survive in my rucksack or bike pannier, where things get crushed or soaked. It must be a cheap book that I'm willing to lose and it certainly can't be a Kindle as electronic devices don't last long in these conditions.

How to Tour the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You really can experience this stunning section of Southern Italian coastline without being a Hollywood star or heir to an olive oil fortune. It's a simple question of planning ahead and considering a few sensible, euro-saving tips...

Five Places Backpackers Have to Visit Before the Crowds Descend

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For as long as those with backpacks have travelled, the most enticing places to visit have been those that remain untouched by mass tourism. The places where the locals are intrigued by visitors and are happy to chat away and share their knowledge of their country and find out why you are there.

How Much Luggage Should I Take?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

If you're wondering how much luggage to take on your journey you're asking the wrong question. The fact is you will fill up whatever bag you use for the journey, so the correct question is "What bag should I use?"

Police Deny British Backpacker Had Throat Slit On Malaysia Trek

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

Police in Malaysia have denied that a British backpacker was involved in a fight shortly before he went missing in the jungle, it was reported. Gar...

When Is the Best Time to Take a Gap Year?

Frontier | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frontier

So, you are just about to finish secondary school, high school, sixth form, college or whatever you call it and you are weighing up whether to take a gap year before going to University or whether you should hold off and take a gap year after you have your degree in hand. There are advantages to taking a gap year at certain stages in your life and hopefully this will inform you as to when would suit you best...

Tips for Visiting Marrakech

Andrea Magrath | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Marrakech is an enchanting, intoxicating place. It can also feel overwhelming and intimidating at times. This post shares some advice for first-time visitors to help you make the most of this Moroccan city that is a favourite with tourists.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light for Air Travel - Clothing

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

In the course of my job as travel journalist, I'm always on airplanes but try to reduce the stress level by only taking one carry-on bag - no anxiety at baggage claim and you're always first out of the airport. The trouble is that colder climates mean extra clothing but fortunately new technologies are coming to the rescue.