Travel Tips

Four Reasons to Go Interrailing

Annina Claesson | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

It's saddening that train prices in Europe are so steep without the InterRail pass. Otherwise, many of us wouldn't travel any other way. Luckily, there's no limit to how many times you can go interrailing (even if it feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience) - so open a map and start tracing the tracks you'd like to follow for your next adventure.

Seven Super Places to Go in Copenhagen

Mette Poynton | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

If you have yet to visit Copenhagen, the beautiful capital of Denmark, you are in for a treat... do get yourself booked in for a trip to this wonderful city in the country where the happiest people in the world live, you will love it.

Life Beyond the Lens: Travel Blogger Brooke Saward Reveals the Reality Behind World of Wanderlust

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

At just 24 years of age, the Australian-born beauty has turned her curiosity and taste for adventure into a profitable business. World of Wanderlust is a digital destination for those who appreciate travel and seek new experiences; it inspires people to not only wonder what lies beyond their immediate horizon, but to go and find out what it is.

Warning: May Cause Festival Fomo

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Fleur Rollet-Manus

The preparation of bloggers and celebrities has already begun as our Instagram and Snapchat feeds are filled with flash tattoos, swimwear and crochet as the run up to weekend one of Coachella begins. You've got deadlines and exams looming, but you still can't stop thinking that since your loan has just dropped you might, just MIGHT be able to make it...

Berlin in 48 Hours

Alexia Cowley | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

So you've just spontaneously booked a plane ticket to spend a weekend away in Berlin. But you are not so sure of what to expect, what to do and where to go... Here are some top cultural sights and cultural tips to consider when exploring Germany's capital!

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Lens

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

In just over two months the Euros will be upon us. Alongside my special guests I've shown you Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse but currently you have no i...

Travel Eye: The Best Diving in Indonesia? These Top the List...

Karen Edwards | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Located in what scientists call 'the coral triangle', Indonesia is surrounded by some of the planet's richest marine life. It is estimated 51,090sqkm of the country's surrounding water is made up of coral reef, an area home to everything from sharks and rays to Pygmy seahorses. So where do you find the most beautiful and biodiverse dive sites?

Grown-Up Backpacking In Breathtaking Sri Lanka Will Cure Your Adult Life Freakouts

Jo Carrigan | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

Sri Lanka is completely unlike any other Asian country I've ever been to - the people, the food, the sights and the experiences are all truly incredible. If you're looking for a party and a fried English breakfast, this place is not for you: it's been largely untouched - and not yet ruined - by tourism, meaning there's a distinct lack of the seedy underside of mass visitation that's plaguing so many Asian countries these days. Long may it continue.

If We Continue to Travel the Way We Are, Our Children Will Not Have the Same Opportunity...

Brad Frankel | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brad Frankel

We'd reduce our carbon footprint, we wouldn't damage these local communities and fragile environments BUT we wouldn't learn...we wouldn't be able to help...we wouldn't be able to contribute to their economy...and we wouldn't be able to make a difference!

Taking a Mini-Break in Mechelen - Off the Beaten Track

Judith Lewis | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

When it comes to Belgium, the most common place to visit seems to be Brussels. I'm going to try and convince you to take a train 30min north of Brussels into Flanders to visit Mechelen for a day (or two) and fall in love with it like I did.

'Immersive Travel' In the East End, Where Every Street Has a Side-Story

Jon Wilks | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

If 2015 was the 'Year of Mobile', then 2016 is the 'Year of the Experience'. While the rest of the digital world talks about the rise of artificial intelligence (rightly so, of course), a future-facing report by travel industry observers, PSKF, identified the coming of 'intimate intelligence'.

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Toulouse

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

This is no ordinary city guide. We have the sporting world's best telling you where they hang out. Last week Euro's hero Sylvain Wiltord guided us around Lyon, this week we have another world class athlete; England Rugby's fifth all time highest point scorer and current Stade Toulousain fly-half Toby Flood knows the best kept secrets of Toulouse...

LGBT Travellers

Sarah Ricketts | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Ricketts

The LGBT community should feel able to explore the freely, making the most of the chance for cheap travel that is widely available today. But precautions and planning can help to make the holiday not only safe but the best it can be!

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.