Travel Tips

Five Reasons to Visit Rome in Spring

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Summer in Rome is baking hot and very crowded, and autumn and winter can be chilly and wet. Come March, however, the city is bathed in sunshine and trees start to bud with new life. Spring is a great time to visit Rome, and we've listed five reasons below.

Marrakech: Unbeatable Tips for a Budget Break

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Marrakech is by no means an expensive destination. In fact, for all its beauty and culture, you won't need to fork out very much at all. But fall into the common tourist traps and you could end up spending more than you'd budgeted for.

The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You only have to look at the travel blogs on HuffPost UK Lifestyle to see that solo travel is becoming more and more popular among women. But while...

Top Travel Tips - Packing Light

James Woolven | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Woolven

If there's one tip I have for a first time backpacker, it is this: pack light.It sounds obvious, but almost no one does it. Trust me, when you're out there - wherever it may be - there is something immensely satisfying about rocking up to the overnight bus with a bag that can fit under your seat.

The Amalfi Coast on an Italian Shoestring

Kadie Regan | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Situated almost exactly where the shoelaces would be on the boot of Italy, which is how I described its location to almost everyone who asked and received instant recognition, the Amalfi Coast is made up of several towns spanning an unfathomably picturesque coastline, easily one of the most beautiful in the world, as a quick Google will confirm.

Five Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job to Travel

Claire Michael | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

The 9-5 life isn't for all of us and with the ever expanding opportunities presented to us by the internet more and more of us are looking at new ways to make money, ways that also allow us to live with flexibility and get much more out of life. Here are 5 reasons why you should quit your job to go travelling.

How to Deal With Seven Typical Travel Disasters

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Being an intrepid traveller is both a gift and a curse. Your natural curiosity takes you to the most incredible places on the planet, places other people could only dream of. But inquisitiveness doesn't always work out. If you find yourself facing a travel disaster, it can be extremely stressful. Here are 7 common travel disasters and tips on how to deal with them...

Travel Dreams and No Money: What to Do

Frontier | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Do you ever go through moments of wanderlust when you just sit there and stare into the open space picturing yourself somewhere far away? Most people have.

What's the Best Travel Advice You Can Give Yourself?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Throughout these journeys I have developed my own travel style. I know what I like and what I don't. I know the best ways to get what I want out of a trip. However, my attitude is very different compared to the way I approached travel ten years ago. So, how interesting would it be to go back in time and give my younger self some travel advice?

USA Guide: Moonlighting as a Manhattanite

Zahra Razavi | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

New York is known as a city of dreams, a city of wealth and a city of ambition. So what better place to go for a luxury break? Here are the highlights from my recent trip there.

The Beauty of Getting Lost

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

There's also a delicious irony in the fact that after all that planning, saving and struggling to get away the best thing you can do when you arrive is get lost. This is what management gurus would say is "counter-intuitive" (i.e. it doesn't make sense) and I'd like to explain.

How To Have A Bargain Valentine's Day In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many loved-up Brits will be considering a trip to Paris. Thankfully, you don't have to spend a fortune to ha...

17 Reasons to Visit Scotland in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Situated to the north of the UK and almost completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Scotland is a magically scenic destination. Once used for beach pictures in an advert for Thailand, there's no doubting Scotland's claim to being one of the most beautiful places in the world, you just need to be prepared to handle the 'temperamental' weather!

Nine Overwater Bungalows to Escape Your Winter Blues

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

January and February are notorious for being the most depressing months of the calendar. In order to escape your winter blues, why not lust over a holiday in an exotic location? These luxurious overwater bungalow resorts offer privacy, luxury and unbeatable views.

Personally Recommended: A Hotel for Every Kind of Person in NYC

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Even during our 4th visit to the city in early January, my partner and I were still struggling to fit in everything we wanted to see. Because every time we get to NYC there are new things to do, old things to revisit and favourite places we just need to cram in.

Spending Money in the Wrong Places.... How to Live the High-Life for Less.

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

By re-jigging your spending habits, you can spend the same amount of money (or less) and get so much more for it. Essentially having a luxury holiday for less cash. This is how I've been travelling for years - knowing exactly where I want to spend money, and exactly where we can opt for cheap (without it effecting too much).

Passport to Your Special Needs Holiday: Our Stress-Free Travel Tips

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

When our youngest daughter was diagnosed with Down's syndrome shortly after birth, I vividly recall thinking that we would never travel again, never even go to our local beach. I don't know what reasoning there was behind that initial fear, born of shock and ignorance, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

Five Countries to Visit in 2015

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

So you want to travel this coming year, but you still don't know where to go? Let us give you a few ideas and put you on the right track to find your dream destination! Here are five countries we think you'll want to visit in 2015.

Ten Skills for Independent Travellers

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My advice: explain your plan to your friends and family and they may well support you in ways that you would never have expected. The best way to "let go" is to read some Buddhist texts, especially those by the Dalai Lama, as letting go is at the core of their faith. And learn how to meditate.

How to Make the Most of 48 Hours in Rome

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You have just two days to see all there is to see in Rome. Is this humanly possible? Well, maybe not the whole of the Eternal City, but you can still see a lot of the best attractions on offer. The trick is to carefully plan ahead so you waste no time.

Three Adventure Travel Trips Perfect for the New Year's Resolutions

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Stretching more than 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles), the Himalayas are well known and have been associated with many great mountaineers and adventurers over the years. "Remote and majestic" describes this wonderful environment perfectly.

How to Get Sexier if You Hate Your Job

Adele Barlow | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Think MacGyver, Superman, and Liam Neeson's character in Taken, whose entire (fictional, but still) lives are based on unusual, exciting, daring episodes. So many men physically crave challenging themselves and feeling heroic and resourceful but so few of them know where to begin on setting out on adventure.

London: Living, Loving and Leaving

Emma Kate Codrington | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Kate Codrington

It's entirely possible to love and hate London with ferocious, equal intensity. On good days, you're invincible. Because you're there, and you're living your dream. On bad days, you want to tumble over the edge of the world: frustrated, perplexed and fiercely clutching your Vegemite jar. Tomorrow, you'll rise, determined to endure.

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

Four Tips for a Romantic Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

In the words of the very wise Bridget Jones, "A mini-break means true love" - so if you're trying to sweep someone special off their feet then a weekend away is the way to go.