Travel Tips

10 Real-Life Adventures You Could Have On Your Next Holiday

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We all look forward to a holiday; a chance to refresh our batteries, step away from work and our daily routine and spend quality time with those we're...

Iceland Isn't In Space But It's The Closest You'll Ever Come To Walking On The Moon

Susan Devaney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

Lessons On Travelling With Kids

Natasha Batsford | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

Over the last four years, we have crossed the globe seven times as a family. I know a lot of travellers who will scoff at that, but personally, I'm very impressed with us.

How To Nail A City Break

Eilidh French | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Eilidh French

Cultural holidays. For some, the phrase raises the image of trailing around an ancient city in 30 degree plus heat, sweating profusely and desperate for a glass of water. For others, it's hours spent idling over a single Goya and eating ice cream on sun-baked pavements.

Five Places Near Barcelona That Will Blow Your Mind

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

ut some of the best advice you'll ever get is to travel a little further out. Because in the outskirts and surrounding region of Barcelona, you'll discover some incredible gems. Here are 5 places near Barcelona that will blow your mind...

10 New Year Resolutions For Travellers

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Rollet-Manus

For those of you who have already mapped out your 2017 bucket list destinations here are some of my achievable New Year resolutions that we wanderlusters might, just might, be able to stick to.

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...

23 Must-Do Things In Edinburgh

Olya Gerasimova | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olya Gerasimova

Author's own Here comes my list of things you should do (and this is just my opinion of course) while you're in Edinburgh. In no particular order, bu...

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 ...

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Travelling

Lena El-Sheikh | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lena El-Sheikh

The first thing to know is that you are not alone. Fear or anxiety when travelling is very common - there are so many people in the world who are bubbling with wanderlust but too anxious to take the jump.

Rome Will Steal Your Heart, Not Your Bag

Giorgia Guantario | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Giorgia Guantario

Each city you visit is different and, having spoken about travelling with various friends and acquaintances, I realised that the beauty of any place is completely subjective to its visitors' opinion. To me, however, despite a bit of a bad reputation, Rome will always be the most beautiful city in the world.

Reaching The Summit Of Mont Blanc, With No Mountaineering Experience

The Tempest Two | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Tempest Two

The reason we took on Mont Blanc, was to show that ordinary people can go and take on these challenges. We could have easily come back down and said it was easy, a walk in the park. But what is the point of that?

A Year Abroad: Expectations vs Realities

Varsha Patel | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Surprise surprise, you're not fluent in French yet. A year abroad is supposedly the best experience you'll ever have. You've heard rumours of fresh croissants for breakfast in Paris, envisaged yourself becoming a pro-surfer in Australia, and you can't wait to update your Facebook status to "moved to Italy".

Don't Get Played By A Pickpocket

Varsha Patel | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

So, you've found yourself in Paris: the city of love, light and la mode. You sip wine on the balcony of your 7th arrondissement holiday apartment, gazing across at the Tour Eiffel and feeling eternally grateful that Paris is in fact the dream that literature and film has painted for you.

Magical Thrill Seeking In The UAE

Chris Cox | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

Nestled in the Arabian desert are two small cities, you might have heard of them, Dubai and its smaller neighbour Abu Dhabi? I mean, of course you're heard of them, these megacities aren't shy about shouting how great they are, and that's even true when it comes to thrill rides and waterparks.

What Happens When Your Mind Won't Let You Escape?

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Rollet-Manus

Whether you're a gap year student half way around the globe, or you've headed over the water for a European getaway, feeling stressed can completely defeat the freedom found when travelling. So, what do you do when you've gone away to give your mind a rest and that's the only thing not happening?

The Tourism Industry Is Finally Recognising The Importance Of Accessible Travel, But What Does It Actually Mean?

Damiano La Rocca | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Damiano La Rocca

As someone who has built his career around providing accessible travel experiences I'm glad to see the industry recognising accessible travel and I have no doubt it will become a more prominent in the coming years. However, I have spotted a potential issue as these articles don't really explain what accessible travel or tourism really is.

10 Ways To Ensure Stress Free Business Travel

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We asked experienced business travellers and British Airways’ cabin crew for their top tips to help you feel calm and relaxed, before, during and af...

Five Antidotes To The Rapid Travel Bug

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

But why do we want to impress each other on social media? Why post as many travel photos online as possible? What are the benefits of this 'lightening travel' that sees people going to 14 foreign towns in as many days?

Striving For Unity: Living As A Foreigner In A Post-Terror Attack City

Rachel McCallion | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Rachel McCallion

The terrorists attacked Paris, but in doing so they attacked every tourist, every native and every foreigner that has and ever will step foot on French soil, this was a grief very specific to French people.

Four Simple Tips For Studying Abroad In Europe

Derek Miller | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Derek Miller

Studying abroad in Europe can introduce you to experiences that you would never find in the United States. Before you fly over the Atlantic, however, be sure to prepare for your stay. The following four tips will help you avoid problems so that you can get more out of your time studying abroad.

The Myths Of Malaria

Frontier | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK
Frontier

Unfortunately we are still fighting the battle against malaria but World Mosquito Day falls on the 20th of August each year, with the idea behind it being to promote safe practice in mosquito prone areas, to generate funds to help with research into cures against mosquito transmitted diseases and to celebrate Dr Ross' groundbreaking discovery.

A Roman Adventure: Pasta al'arrabiata & Baked Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

There is truly no place like Rome. It's history, culture, sunshine and sheer beauty make it one of the world's most romantic and educational cities. E...

Finding Time in Finland: A Summer-Scape Into Serenity

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

The sun was setting on the vibrant skyline of Helsinki when I arrived. Finland's buzzing capital is every bit the diverse and design-orientated hub its proud locals would have you believe.