Travel Tips

How to spend 24 hours in London

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The first time I visited London was on a stop-over from Australia to Rome and I had a measly 24 hours to explore the city. My quick stay consisted of frantically moving from one tourist attraction to the next in an attempt to jam as much into my one day in London as I possibly could. I left feeling overwhelmed and deflated, crushed by the hectic pulse of the[...]

5 Offbeat British Festivals to Catch this Summer

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Ah, the British summertime! When wobbly bits and sunburnt noses adorn every grassy knoll and poorly-laid beach towel, and it's finally acceptable once again to eat ice cream for breakfast. Although if we're thinking of a super traditional British summer, it's probably raining. But no less, festival season is upon us. But I don't mean Glasto, or Edinburgh[...]

What first-time travelers to Iceland should know

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It’s an ever trending destination and a quick Instagram search will show you why there has been a real fascination with Iceland in the last few years. It’s the smooth glaciers and bursting geysers, the waterfalls with the long names nobody can pronounce, the famous blue lagoon and of course, the Northern Lights. Witnessing Iceland’s vast nature is like wa[...]

A weekend in Boston

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Boston is a city of firsts – it’s home to the first public library, the first institution of higher education, the first subway system and the first marathon was run in Boston. It was also in Boston that Alexander Bell invented the first ever telephone. Because of this, the city is steeped in history and has a rich heritage which surpasses that of many other[...]

5 simple ways to reduce your plastic use whilst traveling

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It was when I was living out in the Middle East that I really got to thinking about my plastic use. I’ve not always been conscious of it. Over the past couple of years, with the help of the media focus on plastic use, I have become extremely aware of how much I use and the impact on our environment. The reason I got to thinking about it when I was liv[...]

The Best of New Zealand's South Island

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Oh, New Zealand! Is there another country that packs more into such a small a space? From its rugged coasts to its long golden sandy beaches, to its towering mountains and winding rivers - its truly a country overflowing with so much phenomenal natural wonders. Wether you're seeking adventure, luxury or relaxation, New Zealand's South Island really does have[...]

Traveling in an era of terror: Overcoming Fear

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Reading the news in today’s climate can be depressing. Sometimes I feel that the state of the world is in disarray and hostility has become so endemic in global affairs that the future of our society seems doomed. The repercussions of this cascade into various aspects of life, and I really feel it when traveling. Even the most experienced and passionate trav[...]

3 Ways You Can Help Stop Rainforest Deforestation

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Even if you're at the opposite side of the world to South America's Amazon Rainforest, or maybe have not even touched foot on the continent at all, it doesn't matter - you can still help to prevent the devastating destruction of the world's largest forest from wherever you may be. The Amazon is one of the most bio-diverse habitats in the world, a refu[...]

A Lesson in Dorm Sex Etiquette

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We’ve all been there, right? It’s 3.00am, and that pretentious fool with the guitar and dreadlocks is looking like a pretty great idea from across the beer pong table. We’re only animals, after all. A hot topic of debate amongst the backpackers of the world: is it okay to have sex with someone in shared a dorm room? And how, if possible, does one even[...]

How to avoid travel burnout

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Travel burnout? I hear you cry. What a very privileged concern to suffer from. But let me set the record straight. There is such a thing as the well documented ‘rat race’ in the real world, so of course it exists in the travel world. ‘How could I ever get sick of travel?’ Yep, that’s a good question. I’m not necessarily saying you’ll get sick of trav[...]