Travel Tips

Exploring Tuscany on a Shoestring

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Italy in general, and more particularly the gorgeous Tuscany area, is well known to be an expensive place to visit, but this doesn't necessarily have to be set in stone. There are many options available to the more money-savvy traveller, heading to Italy's shores.

Seven Types of Male Travelling Companions

Frontier | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Which one of these rare species would be the ideal travel buddy for a lady? Well, it all depends on your own personality, doesn't it? Let's take a look at the categories...

My Three Top Travel Secrets From A Tour of New Zealand

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

From the completely bizarre Lost Gypsy Caravan in The Catlins or Wellington's free outdoor concert in the beautiful Botanic Garden, to the spine-chilling glow worm trails in Waitomo Caves, there are so many undiscovered secrets for the first time New Zealand traveller.

Travel Eye: Go back to Basics in Gozo

Karen Edwards | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

The sky is a brilliant shade of blue. The sun pours through from behind the extravagant steeple of the Rotunda Church. A few old boys are playing cards at a rickety wooden table outside the bar. It's the only business still open, and probably the only bar in to

Five Amazing Experiences From a Trip to Costa Rica

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Costa Rica is one of the greenest destinations in the world. For first time travellers, it's an overwhelming arrest of the senses; unbelievable sights, a breathtaking backdrop, and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with some of the most incredible creatures on earth.

Surviving Peppa Pig World

Nick Jones | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Every parent you ask about Peppa Pig World reacts in a similar way. They offer a withered smile, and explain wearily about how "you've got to do it" and that the "kids loved it", but you know by the tired expressions that Peppa has left her pink mark on them.

Don't Forget to Live in the Moment

Macca Sherifi | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

After taking another six months off work to travel - this time with a specific goal in mind - it is fast approaching that time when I need to think about a job, about a career, about a life. To be honest with you, the thought has been weighing heavily on my mind, seemingly growing heavier with each passing week...

10 Apps Every Traveller Needs

Chloe Gunning | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Travelling isn't about pull-out maps and carrying around a dozen guide books anymore. It's much simpler. Just pack your smartphone and you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. Here are the apps I'm glad I packed for my travels.

Ten Modes of Transportation that are Anything but Boring

Frontier | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK
Frontier

Travelling is fun. Travelling in a bizarre way you've never done before is even more fun! If you want to make the most of your journey why not travel in style on some of these awesome, whacky and downright crazy ways to get around abroad!

Gestures to Avoid Using Abroad

Frontier | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

When we don't speak the local language, most travellers rely on gestures to express ourselves in a foreign country. These can be particularly helpful when you have lost your phrasebook and urgently need to communicate something to a local. However, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with other countries' customs before embarking on a trip..

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Seven Quirky Ways to Travel the UK Without Breaking the Bank

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

If you fancy exploring the British Isles there are plenty of ways you can do it without having to spend the budget of a small army. The most conventional would be to stay in hotels or bed and breakfasts, but that's a bit dull really, isn't it?

Five Tips for Paw-Fect Dog Hotel Stays

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Travelling with a dog or two can be a joy - but there are also times when things don't go to plan and you and your four-legged friend find that a hotel you've booked to stay with doesn't seem to be the dog-friendly place you were hoping for.

Can You Guess Where These Cities Are?

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Every traveller has an idea in their mind of what to expect in a country - whether it's onion-domed churches in Russia or fairy tale timber-framed houses in Germany. But sometimes we can't rely on these travel instincts.

Careers for Travel Addicts

Frontier | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Whether you are a school-leaver, student or graduate, there are always opportunities out there. So, if you desire to get a real travel-job one day you need to get yourself out there and explore - there is a reason why they call you a travel-addict, right?

Can You Still Travel the Greek Islands on the Cheap?

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Well, I think that backpacking around the Greek islands is still a great option if you want weather, sites, history and an adventure in an amazing part of the world. And thankfully if you plan ahead it can be done without breaking the bank.

One Simple Packing Tip Everyone Forgets About

Maria Sowter | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

You will find plenty of 'How to Pack a Backpack' articles floating around the web, you might even have seen an informative video or two about how to pack a weeks' worth of clothes in a carry-on suitcase, but I have a simpler, more honestly achievable tip: squishing.

Eight Places to Stay In Malta

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The island of Malta was under the spotlight this week, as it celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence and welcomed Prince William to mark the occasion. Although Kate was originally intended for the Royal Visit, her husband stepped in due to acute morning sickness.

Do You Suffer From Wanderlust?

Frontier | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

It's a Monday morning, a new day and a new week, but all you can think about is how much you want to see something new. You are tired of your usual walk, tired of the office and tired of being in the same country. You daydream on your commute to the office, picturing yourself in a village in Madagascar or on a beach in Fiji...

Seven Tips for Exploring Australia Without Breaking the Bank

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

If you intend to take a trip down under planning your budget should be an important part of your preparations. Yes Australia is many atlas inches from pretty much anywhere else (no offence New Zealand), so your flight is unlikely to be cheap, but there are ways to save on an Aussie adventure while still having a bonza time.

Exploring the Philippines: Surprises in Cebu City

Maria Sowter | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Cebu City is uncharacteristic of the white sand and crystal clear waters experience that otherwise dominates one's idea of the Philippines. From the Cebu International Airport it sprawls, though relatively compact in size, as an urban metropolis that contrasts with the smaller more rural or seaside towns.

Stay at Five Magic Harry Potter Movie Locations

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

You loved the books as a child, the films wooed you as a teenager - and now as an adult you can make some real-life magical memories by visiting the UK locations where the iconic movies were filmed.

Coffee and Culture in Helsinki

Victoria Ferran | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

I like to explore cities at a leisurely pace. There's always a lengthy list of not-to-be-missed cultural sites, but along the way I will stop off in myriad cafés to drink coffee and try exotic cakes and pastries.

Look What I Learned Today... Adventures in Paradise

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Recently I left behind a competitive job in London in favour of an adventure travelling around Central America. After being away just over a week I can understand why people described me as crazy, brave and even stupid. I have already found myself in some bizarre situations.

Eight Things You Must Do When Visiting Ibiza

Emily Oakden | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Oakden

Lots of people see Ibiza and automatically associate it with endless parting in world renowned clubs. Yes, those words are synonymous with certain parts of the island, but there is another side of Ibiza that offers idyllic beaches, fantastic Spanish culture and quaint towns.