The End of an Adventure: 18 Months of Travel

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

After 18 months of travel, we were going home. Not right at that moment, not the next day or the day after that, but not too far away either.Fast forward two months, and not too far away has arrived. We're going home... this week.

Just Give Me Some Space!

Tara Mestre | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

I consider myself a strong woman and lately have met other women just like me, mamas who are trying to continue their development whilst doing a million other things. It's hard. I know I chose to have a child but I did not know how all consuming it would be and that part of me would grieve the freedom I used to have in abundance.

Unfortunately, There Is Not a Vaccine for Culture Shock...

Alexia Cowley | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexia Cowley

From honeymoon stage to homesickness, culture shock is just something we cannot escape when we go for the big move abroad. From sudden euphoria, to sudden sadness, to gradual acceptance - it really is an emotional roller-coaster.

10 Reasons Why I Transform Into a Demon in the Airport

Tara Povey | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Povey

Now, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but I'm normally a fairly chilled out person (if my family are reading this they've probably wet themselves laughing already). But there's just something, well several things, about airports that make me lose my mind. I go from cool, collected world traveller to raging bitch beast in the time it takes someone to ask "Did you pack your bags yourself?".

Seven Days of Learning: Northern India

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

It was a week of doing, becoming, seeing and persevering. A rare opportunity in adult life to revert back to the basic pleasure of giving something new a go, leaving behind the forever dreaded self-consciousness and instead taking hold of an inner childlike curiosity.

The Journey Within

Tara Mestre | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

Maintaining a yoga practice whilst on the road and being mama to a little toddler is not easy to say the least but it is possible. Just like that impossible yoga posture it requires patience, courage and a little bit of determination.

The New Language of Travel - 'I've Done That'

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

Travel for the sake of tick boxes not only undermines even the most basic reasons for travelling, but distills whole nations into one landmark, one ruin, one temple. A country is more than the sum of its famous places. And you can circumnavigate without ever leaving the Southern Ocean, thus never seeing or steeping foot in any country at all.

Five Lies People Tell You About Travel

Sabina Trojanova | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabina Trojanova

Just as we are ready to live out our imaginations, our dreams are put into check with new fairytales - ones of cubicles, taxes and pension funds. Most of us believe them - I know for some time I did. Eventually my Peter Pan syndrome prevailed, reminding me that there's more to life than anxiously thinking ahead.

Travelling The World: Why Coming Home Is Part of the Adventure

Jasmine Irving | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Sure, there's a particular thrill and a whole bunch of lessons which are unique to travelling but every type of journey is worthwhile and has something special to offer. Some of the most life changing journeys can unfold in your own back yard and these types of journeys should not be devalued.

5 Things To Tell Your Parents Before You Go Travelling

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

This is it. The time is now. You’re off to Europe/Asia/South America/somewhere far more interesting than the university library. You’re about ...

Leaving Footprints of Generosity in Our Travels

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

There is encouragement and gratitude born when looking back on a life shift to see the pieces that created the first steps. Sometimes it is one large event that forces a redirection and other times it is a subtle series of events that can often be overlooked when viewed on their own.

How to Go on Holiday on Your Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I've been doing it for five years now, and I'm addicted. On my own, I can holiday at my own pace and I can choose to be with other people, or not. I've found the freedom exhilarating.

Eleanor Hawkins and the Myth of the Backpacker

Chris Rooney | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Picking on backpackers is a little harsh, you might think. The bangle wearing youth is an easy target. Fresh from the Home Counties, and swaddled in tie-dye, these youngsters can hardly be blamed for being overawed by the experience.

4 Great Tips For Travelling With A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Parents

Trying to get your child to sleep at home is sometimes hard enough. Swap the cot for a plane and things start to get tricky. But if you're off ...

On My 364th Day of Travel, This Is What I've Learnt

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

Out of the five of us sipping on Bolivian beer, four had left jobs, the other one was on extended leave. We were all between the ages of mid-20s and mid-30s and many of us didn't really know what we wanted to be when we 'grew up.'

Hotel TerraVina Hampshire - A Foodie and Family Paradise

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

The New Forest is a gorgeous part of the world less than two hours drive from London with it's fair share of things to do in and around the National Park; loads of wildlife, National Trust properties, Beaulieu Motor Museum, vineyards, picturesque villages and towns or just walking in the fresh air and admiring the wild ponies! It's also well placed for Bournemouth and its beaches too.

Top 10 Most Useful Travel Hacks

Frontier | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever opened up your suitcase to find that your shoes and socks have left a not so great smell on your clothes; maybe you forgot an adapter and can't charge your phone? Or you wound up losing every single bobby pin and accessory you brought with you?

Seven Destinations That People Who Work in Travel Dream of Visiting

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Working in travel is one of the most exciting, rewarding occupations in the world; being passionate about exploring the globe is just part and parcel of being successful in the industry, so it pays to be well-travelled. But where are the ultimate, ultimate places that travel experts want to go?

'Gap Yar' Have We Forgotten What It Really Means to 'Travel'?

Rich Wigley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

The excitement has become less about the individual and their own journey and more about being confined by the rules. We feel like we need to live up to in answer to the inevitable burning question of "Where you going travelling then, mate?".

Top Tips To Help Beat Jet Lag

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing quite trumps the horrendous holiday aftermath that is jet lag. You feel cranky, confused and, given half the chance, you could probably sle...

Travelling or Leaving With Style?

Chloe Palmer | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

Choosing to travel is so wonderful so much of the time that it is easy for everyone (travellers included) to forget that it is like any choice in life: when you choose one option you have to forgo whatever the other option may be.

How To Make Friends With The Opposition

Jasmine Irving | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Whilst I can spend a lot of my life being serious and campaigning for what I believe in with unfaltering conviction, I can also spend a couple of weeks or months with the people who I guess technically I campaign against and actually make friends with them.

Five Films to Inspire Travelling

Frontier | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

This list of films might just help to spark that passion for travelling you never knew existed, or even just give you some ideas for potential destinations. In either case, watching films for research can't be a bad thing

How to Leave Your Mundane Life for Travel

Kate Capelli | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Capelli

The only thing that can stand in the way of your dream is fear, but no worries, it's natural. I'm sure Christopher Columbus did a nervous poo before he set off to explore the world.

Five Countries You Should Visit in 2015

Claire Michael | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

By visiting these places before they become popular you'll have the rare opportunity to enjoy them before they become overly commercial and lose some of their charm. Get your trips booked and see these beautiful countries while they're still at their best.