Travel Tips

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.

Travel Eye: Sun, Sea, Shopping and Dune-Bashing in Ras Al Khaimah

Karen Edwards | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Like endless spice mountains, the deep saffrons and mustards of the Arabian desert unravel into the horizon. Deep yellow waves start and end everywhere. The steaming sun bouncing off the hills.

The One Place to Visit If You Care About Conservation

Catherine Capon | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

Madagascar was the land that time forgot, a mirror into the prehistoric. Its separation from Africa 135 million years ago and India 88 million years later created an unparalleled experiment in biodiversity.

How to Survive Cuba With Nothing But Broken Spanish and Optimism

Carolina Are | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

With the relations between Cuba and the United States improving, now it's your last chance to visit this country as a land not yet corrupted by technology and consumerism.

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.

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!

Dublin on a Budget: Make Your Euro Go Further

Polly Allen | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

Many tourists wrongly assume Dublin is beyond their budget, but I don't agree. I've just returned from a break in the 'fair city', giddy on its atmosphere but not facing the sharp shock of a hefty bill. Here's how I did it.

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...

Four Days in Florence

Vicki Lutas | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

If you go to the Uffizi gallery (which houses ACTUAL Da Vinci), book early, book before you leave the country, book before you even know if you're going to Florence! No, but really. Do book early.

10 Common Fears About Travelling in Africa

Ruby Audi | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Audi

The less used to tourists they are the friendlier you will find the locals - at worst you will be treated with respect and smiles (addressed to as sir/masta), at best you may be followed down the streets by excited children - think Muhammed Ali in When We Were Kings - who think you're a god or rockstar.

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 Tips to Eat Healthy on the Road

Frontier | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Road trip means road trip snacks, hostel food is pasta with tomato sauce and travelling means eating at a different (or worse, the same!) fast food chain every day? Not anymore!

Why Volunteering Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Future Career

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

For the first two years of university I worked in a family run jewellers six days a week in my small hometown. It was great, my bosses were kind, and I earned lots of money which allowed me to do many things I otherwise couldn't have the following semester. But in the summer of third year I was faced with different prospects...

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.

Visiting Edinburgh: Travel Highlights

Beth Brookfield | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Here are some highlights of foodie tips and places to visit which I came across during my recent visit to Edinburgh.

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.

Six Android Travel Hacks to Spruce Up Your Summer

Andrei Popescu | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrei Popescu

From finding great family-friendly content to entertain kids on long journeys, to easy ways to extend your battery life and simple ways to prevent high data charges, those of you with Android phones (that's Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei, LG and more) should take note.

Legs for Life

Diana Moran | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Many air passengers suffer minor symptoms, such as fluid collecting in the lower limbs causing swollen legs and ankles, but others experience more serious symptoms including a rapid heartbeat, palpitations, and breathlessness or coughing.

Why Slow Travel Is Healthy

Layne Lieberman | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

People who have the time and resources enjoy the sense of adventure that comes along with the travel experience. However, traveling from one place to another creates challenges and often feels more like work than a vacation.

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.