Travel Blogs

Moving to Australia at the Age of 30: Things to Do Before You Go

Jojo Furnival | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Hi! ​My name is Jojo, I'm a writer and editor, I've just turned 30 and I'm moving to Australia in March 2016. No, I'm not doing it the adult way, I don't have a work visa - Lord, no - I'm grasping my last chance to spend one (hopefully two) years 'bumming around' (technical term) and becoming reacquainted with a long lost friend of mine: Relaxation. Yes, that's right, I have a working holiday visa.

World's Top Male Travel Bloggers

Janet Newenham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Having recently noticed that almost all the blogs I have been following for the past year or so are predominantly female travel bloggers, I set out in search of the world's best male bloggers to see what sort of adventures they were up to.

Travelling Alone: It Doesn't Have to Be Lonely

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

For those who have an overzealous presence on social media, the opportunity for constant interaction and an accessible point of contact can help dispel any glimmer of feeling cut off from the world no matter where you are.

Instagram: Truth and Lies

Claire Jopson | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Jopson

When we're posting those iconic 'plane wing' photographs, we're simultaneously dying inside. We hate flying. Relaxed, confident travellers, we are not. Our travel bags usually consist of Kalms, Immodium, Gaviscon and Asprin (or in Laura's case, straight up Valium).

My Solo Adventure in Paris After the Terror Attacks, and How Locals Can Help Travellers Explore Safely

Laura Zito | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

After a fun-filled, if exhausting, first day the nine of us regrouped at a gorgeous Parisian Airbnb apartment located a stone's throw from the Bastille, just six stops on the metro from Gare du Nord train station.

Tips on Choosing the Right People to Travel With

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Tracy

Over the past few years I've been fortunate enough to travel for work and to visit friends who have moved abroad. On some of the trips, I've found myself thrown in with some of the most diverse and unusual people, all of whom were trying to get along for the sake of everyone's enjoyment.

10 Reasons to Date a Travel Blogger

Tara Povey | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Povey

Travel bloggers are not the easiest people to find. Mainly because we never say in the same place for too long. Some might even refer to us as mythical creatures! But when you do find us, here's a few great reasons why you should definitely hang onto us!

Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding Abroad

Lucy McGuire | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy McGuire

While a destination wedding isn't just about exotic beaches (I've heard of other brides-to-be getting married in Tuscan villages, European cities and the bright lights of New York), I'll be living out my wedding dream on one of Jamaica's quietest bits of sand (fingers crossed for the quiet bit).

My Heart Belongs to Egypt

Lisa Edwards | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I started out feeling scared - of the foreboding mountainous landscape and the dark drive from the airport through it; of the inevitable street hassle one gets as a European walking past Egyptian shops. On my first trip I even had a panic attack because a guy offered me tea in the back of the shop and I suddenly had visions of him bundling me off in to the desert.

How Plitvice Lakes Made Me Believe in Fairies

Tara Povey | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Povey

The minute I stepped into the national park my imagination ran away with me. I was away with the fairies (so to speak) for the rest of the day, and with good reason! With it's other-worldly water colours and incredible greenery Plitvice forced me to revert to my childhood ways of ACTUALLY believing in something that I couldn't see. What a novelty!

Start Spreading the News: Why New York Isn't Overrated

Holly Whiting | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Whiting

New York exceeded all of my expectations and fully lived up to the hype, where the pizza is genuinely a dollar a slice and the city seriously doesn't get a wink of sleep. Oh Frank you were so right about this place, I just want to be a part of it again and here is why...

A Taste of the Sweet Life

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

Between June and October each year, thousands of sun-seekers from across the globe make their way through the infamous windy roads of Italy's iconic Southern Coastline and it's certainly no mystery as to why.

72 Hours of Skye

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

Steeped in history as rich as the green of the landscape itself, the patriotic setting is enough to stir wanderlust in even the most travel-averse. If you're looking to escape the city and get some fresh air with a punch of perspective but only have a long weekend to do it - the land of Braveheart is calling.

10 Things You HAVE to Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

Samantha Baines | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Baines

If you like shopping you will love the Souks in the old town. Row upon row of market stalls with Moroccan goods from jewellery to teapots to hand made carpets to tempt you. Even if you don't have money to spend the Souks are wonderful just to wander through and see the sights, although the sellers might coax you in, after all "looking is free".

Five Reasons Why It Is Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dreams

Juliana Turnbull | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juliana Turnbull

Approaching the Big 30 can seem somewhat daunting to those not wanting to leave their twenties behind. Some people feel that this time is when you should have realised your dreams and if you have not by the time you are 30 then it may be too late. This is far from being the case.

Five Lies People Tell You About Travel

Sabina Trojanova | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabina Trojanova

Just as we are ready to live out our imaginations, our dreams are put into check with new fairytales - ones of cubicles, taxes and pension funds. Most of us believe them - I know for some time I did. Eventually my Peter Pan syndrome prevailed, reminding me that there's more to life than anxiously thinking ahead.

Leaving the City to Run the World - Literally

Jamie Ramsay | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Ramsay

On April fool's day 2014, I made a decision. A big decision that may change the course my life. I have spent the last 12 years working in London for...

Why Young People Should Travel

Jess Readett | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

So whilst you do not need a gap yaah, a grand in the bank or a rich relative in every corner of the globe to travel the world, you do need the guts and drive to take your chance. Perhaps the question is not why young people should travel, but rather, why not?

Seven Lessons in Travel That I Learnt From My Mum

Lizzie Jones | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Jones

My Mum started finding her travel feet after my brother and I had grown up. One day she plans to drive as far as she can in an SUV with the dog which I think is pretty bad ass. You can never miss the boat with travelling and I'm glad she taught me that.

Yurt So Good

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

As we adventure-hungry Gen Y's lead the charge for experiential travel with our selfie-sticks held high, the demand for authentic accommodation is growing faster than our bucket lists.

The Colourful Revolution of The Rainbow Steps, Istanbul, Turkey

Chloe Gunning | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

£500 and a few tins of paint could be all it takes to transform your neighbourhood into a tourist attraction! Well, that's if you follow the beautifu...

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.'

Donal's Vietnamese Adventure: Hanoi Street Food!

Donal Skehan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Donal Skehan

My new series Follow Donal started on Food Network UK this week! Here's a behind the scenes vlog from when we filmed the series- a street food tour with my Vietnamese buddy TT!

Travelling or Leaving With Style?

Chloe Palmer | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

Choosing to travel is so wonderful so much of the time that it is easy for everyone (travellers included) to forget that it is like any choice in life: when you choose one option you have to forgo whatever the other option may be.

Five Amazing Tours to Feel Like a Tourist in the UK

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

It doesn't take much to get a new perspective on a city and whether you know it like the back of your hand or are just visiting for a few days, an inspirational tour could help you see somewhere in a whole new light. Increasingly popular among tourists around the world, unique walking tours and niche guided tours can now be found in cities everywhere.