Travel Tips

How to escape the tourist crowds in Italy

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You may be surprised to learn that some people have a love-hate relationship with Italy. When I first traveled to Italy in my early 20s I found the tourist crowds suffocating, the traffic insane, the prices exorbitant and the noise intolerable. Twenty years later I returned, determined to find the beautiful Italy that so many people talk about. This time [...]

7 Ways To Travel as a Student

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So you’re a student and want to travel. That’s great! After all, chances are you’ll never have this much free time on your hands again, let alone the relative flexibility that comes with studying. You’re old enough to travel without parental supervision and, in most cases, young enough not to have to worry about your own kids yet – shouldering a backpack and[...]

The best tips to fly coach in comfort

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I love flying. In fact, I love everything about it - yes, even airline food! And no, I don't say that because I tend to fly something fancy like business class. Those chances, even for a frequent flier like me, are far and few between (you can read about one occasion here). Miranda from Sex and The City said: "Once you have done first class, you can never go[...]

An ode to writing postcards

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Starting an article with a line such as 'When I was young' might potentially kill your vibe, but I'll still go for it and hope for the best. So... when I was (very) young the internet just wasn't that much of a thing (for most of us) and I would spend almost all of my pocket money on film rolls and stamps. True story. And even though my feelings for the [...]

15 Quirky things to do in London

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Ah London. The big smoke. The capital of ole blighty. It's a concrete jungle that's thick with people, arts, culture and a myriad of food that will tantalize your tastebuds continuously. It's a never-ending whirlwind of crowds, lights and skyscrapers which can provide an ace city break for those who visit England. It may be easy to pull together a lis[...]

Camping Tips for First-Time Solo Campers

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Across the way, young men and women sat around a roaring bonfire, laughing and listening to music. Their rugged trucks were parked at angles around the campsite, shielding them from the chill evening wind. Next to my beat-up four-door sedan, my own fire pit was empty and cold. When I decided to take a spontaneous solo road trip up the British Columbia coast [...]

Our England Bucket List: The Most Beautiful Places in England

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Home to David Beckham, fish & chips, Big Ben, and The Beatles, England is a small but historically rich and naturally diverse country. Don’t let the size fool you - there are countless things to do and see while traveling through England. While it’s hard to narrow down our top picks, the following spots should definitely be included on your travel bucket[...]

How best to travel the Riviera Maya with kids

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It's the same every winter. As soon as January rolls around and temperatures routinely drop below 0 I simply have to pack my bags and board a plane to somewhere far away, hot and sunny. This year that destination was designated to be Mexico. It was a spontaneous booking, because when you stumble across $200 return flights from Amsterdam to Cancun, you simply[...]