Review of FeetUp Garden House, Barcelona

Tweet I recently stayed at FeetUp Garden House Hostel in Barcelona for 3 nights. These were my thoughts of the hostel: Rooms I stayed in a private twin room at FeetUp Garden House. Whilst I would say the best part of this hostel is outside of the rooms (e.g. the garden, terrace and common rooms) […]

Where to experience the outdoors in Amsterdam

Tweet Today’s post was written by Ronald Dreyer. If you haven’t been to Amsterdam, you’ll likely want to visit all the museums and touristy spots that the area is famous for, like the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. But few first-time travelers plan on taking advantage of all the amazing outdoor activities that the city […]

Review; Casa Gracia, Barcelona

Tweet I spent my first 3 nights in Barcelona staying at Casa Gracia, one of the new breed of luxury hostels in the city. These were my thoughts: Rooms Casa Gracia really caters to all markets when it comes to the choice of rooms. For example, you can stay in a private double room with an en-suite […]

23 Free Things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Tweet Before I decided that I wanted to live in Barcelona, I considered many Eastern European cities as a place to call home. Sofia, Bulgaria, a city I visited in 2013, was one of the strong contenders primarily because it is super cheap! It’s the place to go if budget is your main concern and you want to […]

I’m Moving to Barcelona!

Tweet Photo credit: sweis78 (via Flikr) 2014 was a strange year for me. It started with some anti-climatic New Year celebrations in Colombia, where I walked around zombie-like in my hostel on hospital strength medication (having spent the previous morning in a Bogota hospital.) 12 months later it ended with me back home in Scotland, sitting on […]

5 Easy Ways to Combine a University Education with Travel

Tweet You’d be forgiven for thinking travel is something you need to delay until after you’re finished your studies. At least, that seems to be the opinion of most young people I meet back home in the UK. They think that they either have to take a Gap Year before university or put any major thoughts of travel to bed […]

Tips for Renting an Apartment in London / Review of FlipKey

Tweet Whether it’s a £4 a night hostel in Bolivia or a £220 a night luxury suite in a Scottish castle, I’ve experienced every range of the budget when it comes to accommodation on the road. For me, whilst my budget will always have a threshold, it’s value-for-money that is most important. In big cities, like London in particular, this can sometimes be […]

10 Gifts to Buy a Backpacker for Xmas

Tweet If you have a friend or family member who is about to depart on a period of travel abroad then I’m about to make last-minute Christmas shopping very easy for you! Here are my top 10 gifts to give to any backpacker this Christmas! 1. Mini-Speakers Everybody needs a soundtrack to their trip. Whether you’re hanging out […]

A First Time Visitor’s Guide to Dublin

Tweet You’d be mistaken for thinking Dublin was just a party city. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s certainly up there as one of the best places in Europe (if not the world) to go drinking, but this city is also a cultural heavyweight of the grandest scale! So with that in mind, I’ve compiled what I think are […]

Review; Shamrocker Adventures 7 Day Tour of Ireland

Tweet Note: I recently returned from a 10 day jaunt in Ireland, 7 of which were spent touring the country with Shamrocker Adventures. Whilst I’ve always felt a strong connection and affection for the people of Ireland, I genuinely didn’t expect to enjoy myself as much as I did during my week with Shamrocker. With that in mind, here […]