Travel Blogs

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.

Ten Affordable Luxury Destinations for Autumn

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Based on the prices of four and five star hotels, these 10 destinations offer excellent value for money and won't break the bank. Ranging from the mountains of Andorra to the shores of the Albanian Riviera, these hidden gems are slightly off the beaten track and perfect for an autumn getaway.

The Terrible Reality of Climbing a Mountain

Amy Baker | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

Have you ever wanted to lie down and die? To give up and fall theatrically to your bruised knees right where you stand because you have absolutely no strength left, everything hurts and it would just be easier to give up. That is how I felt...

Why Poznan Should Be on Your Bucket List

Andrea Magrath | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Poznan, in central west Poland, is an enchanting city. Simply beautiful storybook architecture, friendly locals, and the charm of a city not yet inundated with tourists. There are plenty of things to see and do in Poznan for visitors, whether you're a couple, solo traveller, or a family. Here are my top ten picks...

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.

Travel Eye: A VERY Different Country Spa Retreat

Karen Edwards | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

It left me feeling completely relaxed, calm and knot-free - but also wide-eyed, energised and emotionally healed. Sensations that seem to have lasted long after that inevitable return to busy, everyday life.

Forget an Indian Summer, I've Been Searching for an Italian Summer

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

I've always loved Italy. I love the sunshine, the people, the food... What's not to adore about the sun-soaked cities and rural landscapes?

10 Things to Do in the Dordogne

Andrea Magrath | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Everyone knows Paris. Many daydream of Provence. And the Côte d'Azur is widely known and coveted as the playground of the rich and famous. But have you heard of the Dordogne Valley?

What It Feels Like to Return to London

Amy Baker | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

I'm hot, sweaty and wishing more than anything that the guy behind me would stop leaning against me breathing alcohol fumes in my face. Sadly there is no room to escape. I am crammed into a tube carriage, with my 60-litre, mud-covered backpack, dodging evil looks from commuters because I made the fatal faux pas of passing through central London at 8:30am on a Friday morning.

On the Trail in the Faroes

Kerry Christiani | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

True, there are easier places to get a tan, but the Faroes still have an irresistible allure for anyone who appreciates wild places. When the mist lifts, the fog clears and the rain dries up, their beauty is nothing short of mind-blowing.

Take on the Road: Brisbane's Best

Zahra Razavi | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Cosmopolitan Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, the region known as the Sunshine State of Australia. In July, the height of Australian winter, a visit here will still treat you to temperatures in the mid-twenties and beautiful bright days. If you're short on time while you're on holiday in the city, make the most of it by wandering, eating and resting well with this quick reference guide to Brisbane's best offerings...

Travelling the Côte d'Azur by Yacht

Ceri Tinley | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

There is a certain je ne sais quoi about the Côte d'Azur that makes it a luxury destination for all yacht lovers year upon year. Perhaps it is the tropical climate, the turquoise waters or cerulean sky? Whatever it is, here is our guide to where to moor up your yacht when sailing this stretch of sumptuousness coastline and what to do on dry land.

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

10 Reasons Why Hitchhiking Is Good

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

They say that hitching is out of date, out of style and dangerous. I think they're wrong and recently set out to prove it. I used to hitchhike a lot and recently I have been doing it again, and it's liberating. Here are 10 reasons why I recommend it.

Teaching, Diving and Looking for Lemurs in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

It took me a week to get used to the environment, as even though I liked the food, I struggled to eat much, though I soon got my appetite back to its usual size once I had adjusted to the climate and my malaria pills. Anyway despite my lack of energy I still enjoyed the quick intro into PADI (I found that I was at a slight advantage as I had already started working through the book).

A Magical Land: The Rise and Rise of Slovenia

Lizzie Davey | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

I'll tell you what's not normal, though: Slovenia as a place. Not in a bad way. In fact, quite the opposite. It's not normal in the sense that it is amazing, and I'm assuming here that you don't see amazing every day.

Viva Espana

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

The vitalidad of Barcelona (or BarTHelona, as they say) is largely down to the Spanish people themselves. They are my kind of people; relaxed, work-hard play-hard types, and advocates of wine and tapas, at any hour of the day.

Volunteer Stories: Marine Conservation and Diving in Tanzania

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

I chose the Frontier Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving project as I am already a PADI Divemaster and very passionate about diving. I really wanted to take part in a project which incorporated this and also let me expand my knowledge of the marine world.

Five Reasons Why India Should be the Next Country You Visit (Pictures)

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

In my eyes it is in the purity of the nation, the basic imperfections that really strike a chord with western travelers. Traveling through India really is the most refreshing, invigorating and enriching experience that any traveller can gain. So, here are 5 reasons why India should be the next country you visit.

10 Unforgettable Views to Add to Your Bucket-List

Madison Taylor | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

The summer break, especially for university students, is a time to travel and to tick off a few things on your bucket list. Obviously though, as students, our budgets are tight and often in-disposable so an affordable holiday to Zante is usually the only obtainable option. But there is no harm in dreaming of many possibilities right?...

Odisha, India

Nigel Planer | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Planer

t is difficult, I think, to visit India without becoming aware, in some way, of its religious life. Every couple of miles on the roadside north of Puri - where impossibly green rice paddy-fields stretch to either horizon - there are enormous statues of the monkey-faced God Hanuman; fifteen foot tall and brightly painted in garish colours.

Charming Calvia: Mallorca's Other Side

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

When you think of Mallorca, chances are the images that spring to mind are of package holidays, busy beaches in summertime and the infamous Magaluf party strip. These are undeniably the familiar elements that make the Spanish island such a well-known tourist destination. But there's so much more to this tantalising island...

Travel Eye: Beautiful Places to Visit in Britain

Karen Edwards | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Golden sands line the coasts on the west and north east, vibrant forests tower right next to gorgeous rolling plains - and although the weather can be unpredictable, when the sun does appear, the UK really does shine.

Volunteer Stories: South America Ethical Adventure Trail

Frontier | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Our journey in Peru began on the beach of Máncora. Here we cruised the town in motorcycle taxis, sunbathed on the beach, and enjoyed fresh ceviche. Continuing south by bus, we landed in the Miraflores distric of Lima. This was the perfect place to recharge before heading up into the Andes Mountains.

Plain Sailing

Ceri Tinley | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

If you like the idea of spending your holiday at sea, but can't bear the thought of a crowded cruise ship, then chartering a yacht may just be the ideal solution. A yacht charter affords you the privacy and comfort of your own home, along with the freedom to explore a variety of exciting destinations at your will.