Travel Tips

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.

Three Reasons Why Any Young Traveller Will Love Iceland

Annina Claesson | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

This stopover programme has brought a lot of new visitors to Iceland and it's an excellent reason to extend your transatlantic trip by a couple of days. It makes for a great change of pace and removes some of the sadness and ennui of flying back home. You might as well, right?

Four Tips on How to Find an Eco-Friendly Hotel (For Real)

Annina Claesson | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

We've all seen the reminders on the hotel bathroom mirror to hang up our towels if we're alright with using them again, in the green interests of water conservation. Sometimes these signs are accompanied by a little picture of a smiling planet or solemn oaths that this is part of the establishment's commitment to environmentalist policies.

Five Tips for Enjoying the Greyhound

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Ferguson

There are many stereotypes about the experience of travelling on a Greyhound bus, and after five long distance journeys in two weeks (Portland - Salt Lake City - Denver - Kansas City - St Louis - Indianapolis), here's my take.

Madrid: A European Gem for Students

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Madrid has it all, but it never forgets to show its visitors a friendly face, no matter the size of their wallets. If you're hungering for a city that actually sees some sunlight every once in a while, or if you're looking for stops on your cross-continental summer rampage, or if you're feeling a a bit priced out of Barcelona, or for any other reason, really, come here and you will find Madrid welcoming you with open arms.

Top Five Things To Do in Bath

Charlene Flash | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Flash

I set myself up a challenge this year, which is to try and visit more places in the UK. So far, I've only managed to visit Bath (although I've had a couple of trips to the big capital, there was little sightseeing).

Budget Travel In The Maldives

Janet Newenham | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Ever dreamed of travelling to paradise but thought you could never afford it? Think again, because solo travel in the Maldives on a budget is totally possible and is getting easier every day. Here's my guide to everything you need to know to help you travel around this stunningly beautiful country without breaking the bank!

How to Do the Galapagos Islands on a Budget

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

The Galapagos Islands are unlike any other in the world; made up of a group of isolated volcanic islands, this is a place that hasn't been tainted by tourism. A dream destination to say the least. But with extortionate travel prices, the Galapagos Islands feels like an unfeasible reality for many.

Top Five Things to Do in Milan

Charlene Flash | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Flash

Compared to England, the cost of eating out is cheaper, although glasses of wine tends to be cheaper from soft drinks. Great if you love wine. Here are my top 5 things to do in Milan.

Travel Essentials: What's In My Carry-On

Steph Matthews | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

You might be in the midst of making travel arrangements for the upcoming summer months so I'm sharing the types of things that I enjoy traveling onboard with.

A Backpacker's Guide to Beautiful Boracay

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. Located just a few kilometres from the Western Visayas region, this island is a dreamy paradise, one which isn't short of eager visitors each year. But don't be put off by its popularity; travel smart and you won't have to pay premium prices.

Berlin vs. Budapest

Alexia Cowley | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

Visas and Vaccinations The great news is that as a British citizen, you do not need a holiday visa or any particular vaccinations for visiting Berlin...

Be on the Ball at Euro 2016

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Fleur Rollet-Manus

We are now only a month away from either euphoric victory or embarrassing failure, as the England team gets ready to hop across the channel alongside thousands of British football fans to compete in this years Euros. But are you all set and on the ball?

Tips When in Rome

Liam Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Fitzpatrick

Rome is fantastic but as with every capital, it rarely shows the true national characteristics. For that you must scratch a little deeper. So if you get the chance, get yourself outside the cities to smaller communities.