Travel Tips

Day Tripper: How To Arrange An Amazing Day Out With The Kids

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Parents

Kids don’t need exotic holidays in far-flung places to have a wonderful, memorable summer. If you don’t have the budget or the time to take your f...

The 'New Normal' In Travel

Frank Brehany | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

Whilst our governments need to explain what is happening and build operational resilience, we as consumers need to play our part and understand why security is important, embrace those security requirements, always making sure our 'documentation' is in order, but importantly, allowing ourselves more time to get to the airport so that we can navigate security without adding to the stress of travel!

10 Tips For Travelling The Maldives On A Budget

Alexis Zahner | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Idyllic turquoise ocean, palm lined empty beaches, colourful reef teeming with marine animals and exotic bungalows perched over the ocean, this is pretty typically the image you get when thinking of the Maldives.

Travelling Solo Soon? Check Out These Tips From Redditors First

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The prospect of travelling alone for the first time can be super exciting. But it can also be terrifying, especially as you venture into the unknown. ...

The Invisible Disability

Evelyn Wood | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Evelyn Wood

everybody banner "Well you don't look disabled," said the toilet guard lady. We were at a Belgian motorway service area that had only one disabled loo. I'd opened the door, but not quickly enough. The toilet guard, abandoning her saucer of 50-cent coins, swooped.

Ibiza: Where To Eat, Party And Beach

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Newman-Young

Ibiza is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I've been travelling here for over ten years, each time discovering something new. Whether it's hedonism or holism you're looking for, Ibiza has something to suit everyone.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Go Overlanding

Emma Rosen | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Overlanding is about the journey, as well as the destination; group adventure tours in a self-reliant truck, capable of driving to some of the most remote places on the planet. If you're interested in taking your first cautionary step into travelling or are tired of backpacking solo, here is why you should give overlanding a go:

9 Ways To Keep Up The Feel Good Factor On A Long Haul Adventure

Claudia Canavan | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Golden sunsets in Zanzibar, island hopping around Sri Lanka and yoga retreats in Nicaragua: holidays in 2017 have got a whole lot more exotic than a c...

11 Things You Must Know Before You Visit China

Viola Helen | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Viola Helen

Last summer, several friends of mine headed out to China to teach English and, since I had just spent the past four months living there, I was their point of call. One thing I forgot to mention was squat toilets.

Top Three Hong Kong Restaurants On A Budget

Em Zodee | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Em Zodee

Last year Hong Kong effortlessly earned a spot in my top 3 cities in the world, alongside New York and Melbourne. What do all three cities have in common? The answer is amazing food.

This Is What It's Really Like To Be A Tour Guide

Emma Rosen | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Kim recommends that anyone interested in becoming a tour leader, especially for an overlanding company, goes on a trip first, preferably with the company you are interested in working for. It may seem an obvious point, but you need to be aware of the realities of what's involved.

10 Travel Habits That Will Make Your Life Easier

Lena El-Sheikh | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lena El-Sheikh

As a frequent traveller, it is necessary to have a routine to help make the process of travelling a little easier. I find that the more I travel, the better my travel habits have become and I am able to breeze through travel days with minimal stress.

Why Booking Last Minute Does NOT Save Money And Other Myths Spiking YOUR Holiday Costs

Chad West | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chad West

It's that time of the year when everyone is aggressively scanning the internet for handy little travel tips before setting off on their summer holiday. With so much content out there - how do you separate fact from myth?

Essential Preparations For Your Holiday!

Frank Brehany | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

There are 5 principal areas which I think are absolutely essential to get right. They are often reduced to last minute purchases, which may not deliver the quality or safety you or your family deserve. Here are my top 5 holiday-prep essentials:

6 Tips To A Perfect Family Holiday

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

We all have tales of less-than-perfect family holidays, but it IS possible to have a holiday that the entire family enjoys and wants to do all over ag...

Summer Holiday Beauty Hacks From Gabby Logan

Jen Barton | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Style

We pretty much spend the whole year counting down the days until our summer holiday, where we can finally escape to warm, sunny climes and spend our t...

Major Tourist Scams: Transport Cons

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

No one wants to be caught out abroad. Tourist scams can affect anyone. At best, they're annoying, but at worst they can be dangerous.

Article 50 And Travel Within Europe - What Do UK Students Think?

Dan Baker, StudentUniverse | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Baker, StudentUniverse

Withdrawal negotiations will be taking place into 2018 which will make things a lot more clear in terms of the exact implications of what will come when the UK ceases to be a member of the EU and is no longer subject to its treaties.

Backpacking Solo? You'll Need To Learn To 'Travel Ditch'

Caroline Menzies | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Menzies

Unless you're socially inept, travel ditching doesn't come naturally to most people but it's a valuable skill to have when backpacking and can make your trip infinitely more enjoyable if you learn to politely extract yourself from the company of unwanted travel buddies. Who knows, maybe they're trying to travel ditch you too.

Studying Abroad: Europe v America? The Battle Of The Atlantic!

Zoe Ambrozewska | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zoe Ambrozewska

Here we compare our pros and cons, and discuss tips for studying abroad and travelling either side of the Atlantic Ocean!

Why You Should Explore Alone (Even When Travelling With Other People)

Abigail Fedorovsky | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Abigail Fedorovsky

Over the last few years, I've travelled to various different countries, mostly with other people. It is definitely fun to share new experiences with a group, supporting each other when you struggle and making memories together.

How The Istrian Peninsula Will Re-Wild Your Kids

Jen Barton | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents

When looking for a family-friendly travel destination, we want a place that appeals to parents as well as children: we’re talking delicious gastrono...

Frequently Asked Questions: Extended Travel With Small Children

Cassie Pearse | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

Considering taking an extended foreign trip with small children? Not sure if it's right for your family? Look no further! I have compiled a list of the questions I've been asked the most since setting out on our adventure (and returning home). If you have a question I haven't answered, feel free to get in touch or post a comment and I'll get back to you.

Why Travel Is Better Than Bereavement Therapy

Caroline Menzies | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Menzies

A couple of months into my trip, it was the anniversary of Laurens' death. It was a difficult day and speaking to his Mother made me long to be commemorating the day with them. That night, I slept in the desert in Jaisalmer, and let myself cry for him and all he was missing out on. But as I gazed up at the stars, I was reminded that whist he'll always be the brightest star in my sky, the universe still has a lot to offer me.

Frequent Flyer Tips When Pregnant

Kerstin Vintila | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Kerstin Vintila

Being pregnant means you need to pack smart. Which also means planning the outfits you are going to wear in advance. Don't take unnecessary items you think that you may wear at some point and then never do. I usually take a couple of pairs of maternity pants, a few neutral tops (in black, white or nude, both long and short sleeve), a coat and a scarf. And then throw in a few accessories and I'm done.