• Why travel? An exploration of the mentality of travelling the world, and the benefits that come along with it.

    Many people might just associate travel with holidays, and getting away from it all for a week or two to relax somewhere nice, or do something exhilarating. However, all travel, however big or small, is inherently decided by an ideology about why we want to travel. This is different for everyone, and some people may have a solid understanding of why they want to travel, for others they might not be able to quite put their finger on it; they just know they love it.

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  • Slovenia, and the art of planning a holiday

    Inevitably, the first part of any holiday is the planning stage. For some people, this can be an exciting time to explore their options and see what different countries and locations have to offer, but for others this is a drag they just want to get out the way and get going with their holiday. Although everyone ‘plans’ their holiday to a certain extent (such as the flights you take, where you stay and which country you go to) there is a variety of different approaches beyond this.

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  • Benefits and Challenges of a Gap Year on Mental Health

    The amount of people taking a gap year to travel is increasing, research by Teachingabroad showed that 56% of students that take a gap year travel during that time. A gap year is normally taken before a major change in life such as going to university, starting a new job or having a baby but anyone should consider time to travel at any stage of their life.

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  • A weekend break in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is the capital and biggest city of The Netherlands, and one of the most alluring tourist destinations in Europe. Around 20 million people flock to visit this city every year, and once you’ve had an experience of its quaint cafes, picturesque architecture and beautiful canals, it’s easy to understand why. But with it’s walkable, or cycle-able, city centre, Amsterdam is a very popular tourist destination for city breaks.

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  • The Great Staycation enjoy a holiday this summer?

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, many Britons chose to have their summer holidays here in the UK, either because the countries they may have wanted to visit were not allowing visitors, or because the stress of travel under Covid guidelines made holidays seem too much. But now that the world has opened up again, and foreign travel is once again possible, should we be so quick to forsake the humble staycation?

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  • Planning a Trip to California

    California is one of the most diverse states to visit in the United States due to being the home of beaches and the coast, national parks, busy cities and a range of cultures so is a bucket list destination for many people. Planning can ensure you get the most out of your trip and see the areas of the state that best suit you!

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  • Staycations UK

    There are adventures to be had in areas all over the UK. A ‘staycation’ can provide an escape without the need for security checks, the stress of weighing cases and an early morning. A UK holiday boom has taken place since the pandemic, with many realising the beautiful places there are to discover.

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  • Richard Stuttle in Bali

    What’s the point of going travelling?

    Why should I go travelling? I can see the world online from the comfort of my sofa. I would say there is far more to travelling than just seeing new places and looking over beautiful views. Travelling is as much about exploring yourself and finding your way as a person, as it is about seeing new places and visiting iconic destinations.

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  • Snowy Meribel sunshine

    Becoming a Seasonaire – Winter in the Mountains

    Living in the mountains for 5 months, skiing or snowboarding every day, sounds absolutely perfect. Winter seasons can also be incredibly addictive, in total I worked 10 winters in the French Alps, mostly in Meribel and around The Three Valleys.

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  • Sydney Opera House

    The Future of Backpacking

    Will backpacking ever be the same again? I have been an avid traveller over 20 years, spending 10 winter seasons in the French Alps and summers travelling around Europe. In 2003 I embarked on a 2-year backpacking adventure around Australia, New Zealand and Thailand…

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