Travel Tips

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.

Live Like A Local In... Naples, Marco Island And The Everglades, Florida

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Situated on the Gulf of Mexico at Florida’s southwestern tip, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades are so seductive, they’ve earned themselves ...

How To Do A Solo Road Trip

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

One of the best parts of solo travel is the freedom - to go where you want, when you want. To change your mind at the last minute. To spend all day in one museum, or to ditch your plans entirely and go to the beach.

Why Travel Is A Necessity, Not A Luxury

Lena El-Sheikh | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lena El-Sheikh

When you're a 20-year-old student, stressed over assignment deadlines, busy trying to make yourself more employable, and balancing the general chaos of university whilst maintaining a social life, travelling around the world is probably the last thing on your mind.

How To Still Be Their Favourite Auntie When You're Far Away

Beth Searle | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Searle

Having spent a lot of time over the past few years travelling and living abroad, I now have lots of friends and family with small kids living far away from me. I used to find it really hard to stay in touch and feel connected with my nieces, nephews and godchildren.

The Safest Beaches To Go Topless On!

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Rollet-Manus

That means it's time to start clearing the cobwebs from our summer dresses, digging out those black gladiator sandals and tinted (scratched) Ray Bans. Whilst the British weather in the summer might be as reliable as the Metropolitan line on a Monday morning, there is no denying that come May Bank holiday, we'll see a lot of British skin.

Why Cruising Isn't Just For An Older Generation...

Natasha Colyer | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Colyer

Cruising has been on my radar for a while - my partner's parents discovered the appeal a few years ago, my grandparents are regulars on the cruise lines and my own parents hopped on the band wagon in 2015.

Discovering Downtown Miami

Katie Monk | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Monk

Dubbed the 'Manhattan of the South', Brickell (rhymes with pickle and nickel) is Miami's financial district, and used to be an all-work-no-play kind of hood. These days, however, there's a decent post-work scene, with new bars and restaurants popping up all the time, plus excellent hotels for those who prefer to stay in the heart of things.

Accessible Tourism. My Weekend In Turin

Damiano La Rocca | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Damiano La Rocca

I have recently been to Torino, in the north west Italy, and I pleasantly discovered that it is a city that has chosen to dismantle many of those insurmountable barriers; thus becoming one of Italy's favourite destination of tourism for the disabled.

Travel: A Great Builder And Repairer Of Sibling Relationships

Emily Leary | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Leary

Of course travel doesn't need to be a huge holiday abroad - a trip to the local adventure playground, a couple of days in a B&B at the seaside, or a jaunt to an unfamiliar city can all be done on a budget, and can be just as rewarding and productive when it comes to sibling bonding

Best Travel Apps

Jim Roberts | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jim Roberts

If you're worried of breaking your phone then remember you are as likely to drop it after a few too many breezers at home as you are on a moped. If you're still worried get a case that is actually going to protect it.

An Easy And Luxurious Way To Travel With Kids

Jessica Brown | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

We have a baby and a toddler (nine months old and two years old) so telling friends "we're going away for the weekend, staying in a hotel", usually results in them commenting, "oh nice, that'll be interesting." And what they mean by "interesting" is a pain in the arse.