Why Volunteers Are Vital to Conservation Research Projects

Frontier | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

When volunteers come out to conservation projects they like to get involved with surveys in the hope of seeing interesting animals. But volunteers don't always realise where the data they are helping to collect goes.

Volunteer Stories: Teaching, Diving and Wildlife in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Madagascar is a place like no other. I never knew much about it until I stumbled over the Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife and Diving project on the Frontier website. I don't really know why I chose that project, it just happened. Next thing I knew I was on the plane to Nosy Be.

10 Essential Travel Apps for Your Next Trip

Frontier | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

For those traveling with technology, check out these 10 ways to enhance your experience.

Volunteer Stories: Experiencing South Africa

Frontier | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I wanted to travel to Africa because my dad is South African and had lived there for most of his life. He talks about the things he'd experienced which made me want to go! The South African experience, for me, looked perfect! Doing voluntary work, but also travelling combined with a set route made me at ease because I like to have a plan.

Travelling With Friends

Kerry Christiani | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them," Mark Twain once quipped. How right he was. Travel can make or break a friendship, so before you journey to the other side of the globe, only to realise that your best mate is your polar opposite...

Cure Your Wanderlust: Three Things You Can Do Right Now To Set Your Travel Plans in Motion

Frontier | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world is a big place so you have to begin somewhere. Think about an area, a country or a place that has caught your attention in the past and lingered in your imagination. Now don't think of anything else and set your mind on going there.

Round the World Travel: 26 UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites Not to Miss

Frontier | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To travel the world is to witness new things. Travel, quite literally, opens your eyes to a whole new world and introduces you to entirely new people. It is this sense of connecting people and broadening horizons that is part of what makes travel so exciting and beautiful.

Why Flying Is Never Plain Sailing

Christopher Hamer | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher Hamer

When did people become so comfortable with being so uncomfortable? Is it really worth the money you save? I used to love flying and now I hate it.

Which Holiday Accommodation Is Right for You?

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

The more I travel, the more I begin to appreciate my own personal space - wherever it is that I happen to be visiting. Whether it's a hotel, a villa or an apartment, it's becoming more important to be where we stay and not just where we are.

Which Country Do Brits Think Have The Dirtiest Public Toilets?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry France, we may share a (mostly unrequited) long love affair as you continue to be the most popular place for us Brits to visit, eat your baguett...

How to Travel for Free

Macca Sherifi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

When it comes to backpacking and travelling, we all want to go for as long as we possibly can, and we all want to get the biggest bang for our buck. But what about travelling for free? Is it actually possible?

The Scott Expedition

Temujin Doran | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Temujin Doran

I'm the videographer attached to the Scott Expedition - the first attempt in over 100 years to complete Captain Scott's ill-fated last journey; to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

"Live Like a Tourist, Travel Like a Local..."

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

My boyfriend's Dad has travelled the world and recently gave us the best piece of advice. He said we should "live in our own cities like tourists, and travel the globe like we are locals". I loved the suggestion the minute he told me I vowed to put it into practice when I went to Madrid

Bombay - A Commute From Hell

Priya Shah | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

As I reflect on my experiences in India so far, one daily pain I have to endure is my commute to work. That is, four hours a day spent travelling to and from work. This is normal, of course; plenty of people spend a sizeable part of their day just commuting to work as in a developed, modern society, often we live further away from our work than we desire...

The Hidden Beauty of Air Travel

George Gabriel | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Without a care in the world, we all carry our luggage onto our next destination in search of something greater. As we leave the terminal to continue our own journeys, a new story passes us on its way to check in.

8 Reasons Why You Should Take A Gap Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's no secret gap years are "dying out", but it's still an option worth considering, and one which can provide valuable experiences. "A common mis...

Setting a Budget for Your Oz Backpacking Trip

Daley James Francis | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

Australia as a backpacking destination is so popular and talked about it has almost become a cliché, something to roll your eyes at when somebody reveals it as the destination of choice for their backpacking trip. It no longer holds the cool card that it used to, with the likes of India and Thailand stealing a march on our commonwealth friends.

Class of 2013: What's Next?

Billy Sexton | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Billy Sexton

Graduating represents a strange time in one's life. The structure of education collapses within an instant - no longer are summer holidays at least six weeks long and timetabled lectures and seminars that are sporadically spread across the week are removed and replaced with the daily 9-5 slog.

EU Roaming Charge Caps: Beneficial for the Consumer

Richard L Wood | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard L Wood

This week has seen a lot of news on the EU, and has split opinion between those pro-EU and those sceptical of it. It seems that all EU news these days is negative, particularly since the financial crash and the rise of UKIP. But there is one piece of news from the EU that is positive and benefits the consumer...

Great Ways to Travel Europe on a Budget

Daley James Francis | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

Just getting on a plane and heading off to Europe used to be the norm, but it your budget doesn't cater for the more jet-set backpacking lifestyle, there are alternative ways to travel Europe that won't have you calling home for funds after five minutes.

So That You Can Enjoy The View!

Dr Sabine Donnai | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sabine Donnai

Indeed, extreme holidays such as climbing Kilimanjaro, walking the Inca trail have become the holiday type of choice for those seeking something new. Of course the pleasures of trekking in the world's highest mountain ranges cannot be overstated. Neither can the dangers.

How Florida Won Over This Cynical Traveller

Daley James Francis | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

Travellers heading to Florida know that it is the kind of place where you can either turn your nose up at the commercialism and OTT nature of the tourism, or just delve into it head first and enjoy it.

Bonjour Paris

Orianna Royle | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Orianna Royle

The first place I went to after getting off the train was le Sacré-Cœur in Paris which is the most exquisite church I have ever visited! It was of course inundated with people especially what with it being Easter but I still managed to squeeze myself through the tourists to get an aerial view of Paris.

How the Cold Weather Can Affect Your Trip (And What to Do About It)

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

Our friends back in Los Angeles are talking about beach days and summer weather. We try not to hate them too much as we bundle up in multiple layers inside our -10C sleeping bags. It's warm enough inside, but getting up in the morning? Brrrr.

Six Tips for Planning an Extended Adventure Trip

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

Taking off for an extended, leave-it-all-behind, adventure trip is a darn sight more complicated than planning for your annual week-long beach holiday. The world is not set up for people who decide to have no fixed address, no job, and no itinerary.