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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...

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Why International Internships Are the Best Way to Travel

Many young travellers are returning from their backpacking adventures to be faced with a job market more fiercely competitive than...

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Young people who study abroad could earn £75,000 more

People who study abroad may end up earning 5% more when they begin their careers than people who stay at...

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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...

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Backpackers left stranded on island after inflatable mattress boat bursts

It probably seemed like an ingenious way of saving some dollars on transport, but a plan to reach an Australian...

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The Top 7 Things to Do in Victoria, Australia

There are so many things to do in Victoria, Australia that many visitors down under argue it’s the best state...

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This New Zealand town wants to ban cats

One town in New Zealand is really hoping cats don’t actually have nine lives. Environment Southland, the regional council for...

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One in every 50 travellers finds romance on a flight, survey finds

While most of us are hoping our neighbours on a flight will leave us alone and have good personal hygiene,...

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Best job in the world? A Maldives luxury resort is hiring someone to run its bookshop

Do you love relaxing on a paradise beach with a good book? Now imagine getting paid to do exactly that....

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London By Water: How to See an Alternative Side of the City

How do you usually explore a city: by walking, cycling, or open-top bus tours? Seeing a city by water isn’t...

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‘Vilnius: The G-Spot of Europe’ tourism campaign fails to rub people the right way

A new tourism campaign for Lithuania’s capital city is getting people hot and bothered due to its shamelessly sexual approach...

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A Rainy Overlanding Accident in Uganda, Africa

People often use the phrase ‘falling in love’ when they talk about Africa. I can’t say I was in complete...

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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...

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This Couple Took a Career Break to Run a Volunteer Lodge in Ghana

Come a Monday morning, plenty of us can be found daydreaming about taking off and escaping the daily humdrum. Few...

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The World’s Tallest Artificial Waterfall Is on the Side of a Chinese Skyscraper

China is quickly gaining a monopoly on architectural extravagance, and its latest structural feat – a waterfall flowing down the...

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Experts Interview: So You Want to Be a Marine Biologist?

Swimming with sharks, dolphins and turtles every day? Marine biology jobs might sound like a pretty awesome career choice. But...

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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...

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Why It’s Better to Travel with Friends

We publish a lot of articles about why you should travel alone: how it empowers young people to see the...

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No travel insurance? These are the world’s most expensive countries to stay in hospital

It might be the least exciting part of going abroad, but leaving home without travel insurance could end up costing...

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How a Disabled Man Travelled the World Carried By His Friends: We Carry Kevan Interview

Travel is for everyone. It’s something the industry frequently espouses but often fails to deliver, particularly when it comes to...

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The Best Things to Do in Munich (That Aren’t Oktoberfest)

There’s no beating around the bush: Munich means Oktoberfest. Millions of beer lovers travel there every year for sixteen days...

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There was a travel insurance claim EVERY MINUTE in 2017

Well over half a million travel insurance claims were logged last year, according to insurers – that’s almost one claim...

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The Belize Barrier Reef is no longer endangered

UNESCO has removed the Belize Barrier Reef from its list of endangered World Heritage Sites. The reef, the second largest...

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London tourists are really annoyed about Big Ben

Big Ben is one of London’s – and the world’s – most famous landmarks (please don’t tell us that actually...

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A Day in the Life of a Marine Conservation Volunteer in Mozambique

Intrigued by the idea of volunteering abroad but don’t know exactly what’s involved? I was too until I found myself...

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How to Get Paid to Travel on a Luxury Yacht: Working on Superyachts

Imagine working on a luxury yacht, earning thousands in cash tips – alongside a high salary, travelling to some of...

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New Zealand to introduce a tourist tax

The New Zealand government has revealed that it’s planning to introduce a tax on most international arrivals. The tax, which...

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Two Weeks Experiencing the Unmissable Highlights of Japan

Our very own Abi Hanks has just come back from travelling around amazing Japan, one of the most coveted backpacker...

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The Best Things to Do in Michigan That Prove the Great Lakes Are Essential USA

Michigan, split across two separate peninsulas to the north of the USA, is one of the most scenic states in...

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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...

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Would you fly on a windowless plane?

You could soon be flying around the world on planes without windows, as Emirates Airline has revealed a new First...

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Non-stop flights between London and Sydney could be coming soon

Non-stop flights from London to Sydney have moved a step closer to reality, after the Australian airline Qantas revealed it...

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101 of the Most Incredible Things to Do in New Zealand

New Zealand is famous the world over for its incredible scenery, ranging from sweeping mountains to vast underground cave systems,...

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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...

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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....

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Here’s Why Employers Want to Hire Former Travellers

Many young people who undertake an extended period of travel worry that it will hinder their ability to find a...

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Inside the Incredible Lives of the Storm Chasers

Another massive supercell thunderstorm was raging across the vast, flat landscape of the American Midwest, obliterating everything in its path...

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Kangaroos are biting tourists who feed them KFC to get selfies

Kangaroos are an Australian icon, and a selfie with one is bound to rack up the Instagram likes. This trend...

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Why a Motorhome is the Best Way to Explore New South Wales

The abundant and amazingly varied natural beauty of New South Wales in Australia begs to be explored as thoroughly as...

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These Day Trips from Sydney Prove New South Wales is the Ultimate State in Australia

If you’re travelling to Australia for the first time, you’ll probably be heading to Sydney in New South Wales. And...

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