Travel often offers an opportunity to relax, explore a new place and have a good time.
Halloween is over. No more ghost stories, costume parties or horror movies. However, the nightmare doesn't end on the 31st - it's only just beginning.
Last summer, several friends of mine headed out to China to teach English and, since I had just spent the past four months living there, I was their point of call. One thing I forgot to mention was squat toilets.
Unless you're socially inept, travel ditching doesn't come naturally to most people but it's a valuable skill to have when backpacking and can make your trip infinitely more enjoyable if you learn to politely extract yourself from the company of unwanted travel buddies. Who knows, maybe they're trying to travel ditch you too.
One of the best parts of solo travel is the freedom - to go where you want, when you want. To change your mind at the last minute. To spend all day in one museum, or to ditch your plans entirely and go to the beach.
When you're a 20-year-old student, stressed over assignment deadlines, busy trying to make yourself more employable, and balancing the general chaos of university whilst maintaining a social life, travelling around the world is probably the last thing on your mind.
As a lover of travel and long-term OCD sufferer, I know how the two can sometimes create an ugly mix! The stresses sometimes uncovered by being out of your comfort zone can make it harder to shhh that OCD bully inside your head. This article aims to assist anyone wishing to travel with OCD, by outlining some personal tips I have learnt on my travels. It is important to note that I am not a healthcare professional, and you should always consult a doctor for professional advice.
We all have been in that position of forgetting sunscreen when in the desert or no gloves when in the snow. With your flights and accommodation already booked, packing is the last thing on your perfect vacation preparation. We don't want you to be worried about anything when you're traveling. Follow this ultimate guide on things to remember when packing. We promise you will not have anything to worry about on your perfect vacation!
Unfortunately we are still fighting the battle against malaria but World Mosquito Day falls on the 20th of August each year, with the idea behind it being to promote safe practice in mosquito prone areas, to generate funds to help with research into cures against mosquito transmitted diseases and to celebrate Dr Ross' groundbreaking discovery.
Havana is the strangest, most fascinating city you can imagine. Raw, tropical, vibrant and energetic, Havana is alive with an energy and spirit that pervades its entire culture. It's a city of stark juxtaposition, where magnificent colonial squares sit alongside decayed and crumbling buildings, and classic American cars blast out the latest reggaeton music.