Travel Blogs

Five Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job to Travel

Claire Michael | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

The 9-5 life isn't for all of us and with the ever expanding opportunities presented to us by the internet more and more of us are looking at new ways to make money, ways that also allow us to live with flexibility and get much more out of life. Here are 5 reasons why you should quit your job to go travelling.

24 Hours In Havana, Cuba

Chloe Gunning | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.

Ten Skills for Independent Travellers

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My advice: explain your plan to your friends and family and they may well support you in ways that you would never have expected. The best way to "let go" is to read some Buddhist texts, especially those by the Dalai Lama, as letting go is at the core of their faith. And learn how to meditate.

Nomad Marriage - New Style of Travel and Living

Natalie Deduck | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Deduck

Every couple have their own reasons to leave the normal life behind. It doesn't matter why, how, where and when they travel. The important lesson to learn is that you can have a happy marriage without: a standard job, a mortgage, kids and the pressure that society puts on you.

Your Grandparents Are Braver Travellers Than You Are

Laura Zito | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

I honestly don't know what I was more petrified by - the chance of diving into the inky-blue sea and never resurfacing, of being left behind after some administrative failure whereby the buddy system fails a la Open Water, or having to spend a week entertaining myself.

London: Living, Loving and Leaving

Emma Kate Codrington | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Kate Codrington

It's entirely possible to love and hate London with ferocious, equal intensity. On good days, you're invincible. Because you're there, and you're living your dream. On bad days, you want to tumble over the edge of the world: frustrated, perplexed and fiercely clutching your Vegemite jar. Tomorrow, you'll rise, determined to endure.

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

Flying Solo

Lisa Edwards | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

In 2010 I booked my first holiday alone to Thailand, and it would turn out to be a momentous move. I had just split from my husband and I longed for freedom and to start leading my own life. Before I could think about it too much, I booked and paid for a holiday to Thailand.

Israel Through a Traveller's Eyes

Brooke Hunter | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brooke Hunter

My first taste of the country began in Tel Aviv; a youthful city placed precariously along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Tastes, sounds and culture greeted us as we wandered through the city's Nachlat Binyamin Art Markets.

A Break From the Backpack in Relaxed Koh Phangan

Ceri Matthias | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Matthias

Arriving at Haad Rin beach, Koh Phangan, I padded my way to the quieter end of the pretty 1km bay and propped myself against my backpack among a happy buzz of young sunbathers.

Seven Destination Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For those perennial travelers, always looking for the best tips and suggestions for their next holiday trip, the following selection of travel blogs are of invaluable assistance. Each is filled with great experiences, photos and background on the destination they cover.

Five Ways to Finance Your Travel Lifestyle

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

As a travel blogger, I'm always asked about money, and how I finance a lifestyle of travelling - and it's definitely a topic that lots of people want to know about. And whilst I have my own tried and tested ways (which I'll mentioned below) there are lots of other ways I know have worked for other bloggers and other travellers too.

How to Be Happy - A Simple Formula!

David Hurst | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Hurst

We all know that seeing a friend has this positive effect, but sometimes we repeatedly push it away in pursuit of happiness by other means. But in the pursuit of "achieving" this other happiness, we usually neglect what we know does make us happy: spending time with friends.

Travel Eye: Go back to Basics in Gozo

Karen Edwards | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

The sky is a brilliant shade of blue. The sun pours through from behind the extravagant steeple of the Rotunda Church. A few old boys are playing cards at a rickety wooden table outside the bar. It's the only business still open, and probably the only bar in to

Don't Forget to Live in the Moment

Macca Sherifi | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

After taking another six months off work to travel - this time with a specific goal in mind - it is fast approaching that time when I need to think about a job, about a career, about a life. To be honest with you, the thought has been weighing heavily on my mind, seemingly growing heavier with each passing week...

List of Top Travel Blogs - Rising Stars of 2014

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Some of these top travel blogs are jam-packed full of beautiful imagery (nothing better to whisk you away from your office desk for a few minutes!) and others are beautiful descriptive narratives, you'll want to re-read again and again.

One Simple Packing Tip Everyone Forgets About

Maria Sowter | Posted 26.11.2014 | 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 18.11.2014 | 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 15.11.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 28.10.2014 | 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 25.10.2014 | 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 18.10.2014 | 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 18.10.2014 | 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 14.10.2014 | 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.