Travel Tips Articles
How to Be a Responsible Social Media Traveller
In recent years, a number of influential backpackers have found themselves in hot water over photos or videos posted to…
How to Volunteer on a Private Tropical Island
More travellers than ever are pursuing sustainable tourism, and voluntourism is proving the most popular choice with young travellers. The…
This is How You Can Earn Your Degree Abroad
You’ve heard of study abroad. And you’ve heard of earning a college degree. But did you know you can study…
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering Abroad
You’ve saved some money and chosen your volunteering placement. Now the real planning begins! Making sure you’re properly prepared can…
101 of the Most Incredible Things to Do in the USA
USA! USA! USA! There are few more iconic destinations on the planet than The United States of America. We’ve grown…
Why a Language Immersion Experience in Salamanca is the Best Way to Learn Spanish
The Spanish language – for English speakers it’s a hypnotic blend of rapid and rhythmic sounds, conjuring images of exotic…
The 13 Most Essential Festival Tips For a Top Weekend
Music festivals are one of the best ways to spend a long summer weekend: good friends, good bands, and good…
5 Cities in Taiwan You Can’t Afford to Miss
Taiwan’s status as an up-and-coming backpacking hotspot means many travellers are only aware of capital city Taipei. They spend a…
These Beaches Prove Taiwan Is Unmissable on Any Asia Trip
What makes the perfect beach? White sand, gold sand, pebbles… or maybe you care about the range of activities on…
You’re Not a True Foodie Until You’ve Tried Taiwanese Food
Any hardcore backpacker worth their gourmet sea salt considers themselves an expert in the many delicious varieties of Asian cuisine….
5 Ways Byron Bay and Beyond Will Change How You Think About Life
It’s not difficult to see why Byron Bay and the north coast of New South Wales, Australia is one of…
9 Truly Amazing Stops on the Grand Pacific Drive, and Beyond
Australia is widely – and rightly – regarded as one of the finest road trip destinations in the world. Its…
Nightlife in the Gold Coast
There’s a frankly ridiculous amount of things to do on Australia’s Gold Coast: amazing beaches perfect for relaxing or catching…
7 Ways Travellers Can Protect the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s greatest natural wonders, but due to climate change it’s in critical danger. Here’s a guide to a few simple things all travellers can do to help protect it.
7 Steps to Super Chilled Travelling
Travelling – getting on planes, trains, and automobiles – can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are our tips for staying chill when you travel.
Working in Australia
Working in Australia is perfect for many backpackers, so if you want to work and travel on your gap year then read our guide to working in Australia.
Top 11 Ways to Stay Out of Trouble on Your Gap Year
Your gap year should be all about adventure and fun, but that shouldn’t come at the cost of getting into serious trouble. Be careful out there!
8 Foods in South Africa You Have to Try
South Africa isn’t famous for its food, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a huge range of delicious dishes you should try while you’re there.
7 Tips for Finding a Job in Australia
Australia is a gap year hot spot, and the beautiful landscapes and non-existent language barrier make it a rewarding country to find paid work.
Tips for Travelling with Depression
Many people who experience depression travel to escape it. When that doesn’t happen it can be difficult to cope. We have some advice.
Top Tips to Avoid Homesickness for First-Time Travellers
Whatever type of trip you take, homesickness can threaten to ruin your fun. Here’s some pro advice for warding off the homesick blues.
5 Pro Tips for Planning Your Next Road Trip
A road trip is a classic way of travelling around the world, but getting the details right is important. Here’s our expert road trip advice.
Lessons from a First-Time Traveller
Our American intern has been here for about a month, and she’s sharing some things she’s learned through travelling so far.
A Quick Guide to the London Underground for Americans
Our American intern is continuing to learn about getting around London using public transit. Here’s her take on Tube etiquette!
The 7 Strangest Things About Solo Travel
There are many things about travelling by yourself for the first time that might intimidating, but once your journey has begun you’ll start to love them.
9 Tips for Safe Tinder Dating While Travelling Abroad
Meeting people when you’re travelling can be tricky, and Tinder is proving itself a vital app for making new friends and discovering new destinations.
15 of the Weirdest Foods in South America You Have to Try
Trying new food when travelling is a big part of the experience, so if you’re in South America why not try something really, really weird.
6 Life-Changing Things You Learn as a Solo Female Traveller
Travelling the world alone as a girl can be incredibly intimidating. Here’s what one traveller learned from her solo experiences on the road.
11 Changes You Can Make Right Now to Save Over £1,000 a Month
Saving money to travel on a student budget can seem impossible, but just a few small changes could add up to more than you might think.
How to Turn Travelling Into a Move Abroad
Many backpackers never want to come home, so why not make your home in another country? Here’s some practical advice on how to move abroad.
How to Travel as a Couple & Not Break Up
Travelling as a couple can be a wonderful way to see the world, but it can also put strain on your relationship. Here are some tips on how to survive.
How to Say Happy Mother’s Day in 50 Different Languages
This Sunday is Mother’s Day (in the UK, anyway), and many of you will be calling up your mother…
9 Benefits of Travelling in a Tour Group
Some backpackers consider ‘tour’ a dirty word, but there can be huge benefits to travelling as part of an organised group.
How to Make Friends in Australia
Going to Australia and worried about making friends? We understand, and that’s why we’ve put together some tips on how to find some mates.
A Zookeeper’s Guide to Choosing an Ethical Animal Experience
Animal experiences can be an amazing part of your gap year, but it can be difficult to know if a company is ethical or not. Here’s what to look for.
6 Ways to Make a Gap Year More Valuable
A gap year should be fun above all else, but you can also take the opportunity to make travelling a really valuable experience. Here’s how.
How to Take a Winter Trip Without Skiing
A snowy getaway makes a nice change from sun-seeking, but what if you’re not great at skiing? There are still plenty of winter options.
12 Top Tips to Help You Sleep on a Flight
We all envy the traveller who can sleep on a plane. What’s their secret? We have a few ideas: read on to discover the key to sleeping on a flight.
7 Different Ways to Get to Know a Country in a Short Time
When travelling you often leave a place sooner than you’d like, but that’s no excuse for not getting intimately acquainted. Here are some tips.
7 Travel Resolutions to Make for This Year
2017 is going to be a better year: the year of travel! Here are some travel new year resolutions you can make to ensure an amazing 2017.
I Won’t Be Home for Christmas: What It’s Like Spending the Holidays Overseas
Spending Christmas abroad while travelling can be tough, but it doesn’t need to be depressing. Make travelling at Christmas an opportunity.
7 Tips for Travelling with Anxiety
The idea of travelling can be difficult if you struggle with anxiety, but if you follow these seven steps, you can make things easier on yourself.
7 Money Management Top Tips for Travelling in a Group
Money is an issue when travelling, especially when going as part of a group. Here are some essential group money management tips.
5 Top Tips for Taking Gap Year Photos that Stand Out From the Crowd
Everybody can photograph their entire gap year these days, but how do you take images that will stand out from the crowd? Here are a few tips.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest – Germany’s annual beer festival – is an experience like no other, and you might come back feeling you’ve violated all seven deadly sins.
27 Tips for Travelling Solo, from a Die Hard Lone Traveller
Travelling solo is awesome. Tough, trying, and exhausting, but absolutely brilliant. Vicky has been doing it for over two years. Here are her tips.
60 Questions You Have to Be Able to Answer Before Your Gap Year
Preparing to leave on your travels can be incredibly stressful. Here’s a complete list of questions you need to be able to answer before you go.
How to Make Working Abroad Work for You
Working abroad is a brilliant way to make your travel budget go further, immerse yourself in a culture, and make friends. Here are some options.
What Language Do Egyptians Speak?
Learn a little about what languages are spoken in Egypt, as well as some key Egyptian phrases you can use.
Travel Further for Less on Your Gap Year
You don’t need to have a huge budget to have a mega gap year. Money-saving site Money has put together some tips to help save you some cash.
5 Hostel Kitchen Recipes Guaranteed to Make Your Mum Proud
Hostels are rarely known for their great cooking. We’re here to help you change that, with some delicious recipes perfect for the hostel kitchen!
Video: Culture Shock USA! Advice for Asian Students in America
Video: watch this refreshingly honest video about the culture shock Asian people can experience when they travel to the USA.
Traditional Food and Drink in Sweden
Food and drink in Sweden is a delicious menu of fresh fish, meat, pastries, and coffee. It’s also the home of Absolut Vodka. Enjoy!
6 Ways You CAN do University and Travel at the Same Time
You’ve finished school, and have to decide between university or travelling. Or do you? Know what you’re doing, and maybe you can do both.
9 Ways to Tell Your Parents You’re Deferring University to Travel
Your parents might not want you to defer your university place, but might be the best move you’ll ever make. Here’s how to convince them.
Solo Female Travel Tips for Colombia
Colombia has a bad reputation, and there are still safety concerns. But it’s also a bewitching destination. Here’s some advice for female travellers.
Traditional Food and Drink in Spain
Find out about food and drink in Spain, including traditional tapas, incredible coffee, and delectable churros. Oh yes!
Discover Local Customs in South Korea
Learn about local customs in South Korea before you travel, including how to greet people, tipping, and language etiquette.
Pokémon Go: How Travellers Can Be the Ultimate Trainers
Pokémon Go is taking over the world, and we truly believe that travellers are in the perfect position to become the ultimate Pokémon masters.