Archive | January, 2011

Who would want to be a travel writer?

Guest post by Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays Towards the end of my 12 years as a full-time freelance travel journalist on The Sunday Times I would sometimes meet a fellow writer for a drink and a gossip and we would ironically call these little get-togethers The Best Job in The World Club. It […]

First Impressions of Budapest

I’m currently in the process of a Euro Tour. I’ve been using this particular trip as an excuse to cover a lot of destinations I have not yet been to in Europe, or may not have spent a lot of time in previously. This last week I had my first experience of Budapest! In one […]

Phoking Around Phuket

Today’s guest post is by Kirk Shackleton. Kirk was reared in Australia’s Outback before travelling extensively across the globe, eventually settling in London.  He is passionate about food, travel and any sport that isn’t cricket! Gap years are in vogue.  Whether taken before or after university, as a break in the middle of your career […]

Photo of the Week – Statue at Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris

I like the statue’s that you see on the walk down Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe. Rather than being big and majestic, like the almost propaganda type statue’s you see in many places (all over the world), these one’s evict a lot of emotion, and I love […]

First Impressions of Paris

Paris is somewhere I had always wanted to go, but had so far avoided due to my student type budget in past years. I finally took my first steps onto Parisian soil last week however, and there were 10 things that struck me about the city… The Architecture Paris is often marketed as one of […]

Allured by Ljubljana

Today’s guest post is by Jack Jones. Jack is a freelance travel writer who has travelled extensively throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. His biggest adventure to date has been to traverse the vast and lonely emptiness of Australia’s outback (surviving Wolf Creek in the process) in an epic 10,000 mile road trip. – – – – […]

Photo of the Week – Entrance to the Louvre, Paris

Tips for being a 2nd language travel writer

Today’s guest post is by Juno from Juno’s first language is Korean, but she choose one year ago to start writing about her travels in English, even though she had never lived in an English speaking country, or been formally trained in the language. She did so because she wanted to connect with a […]

Eurostar Vs Flying

Yesterday I took the Eurostar from London to Paris. For anyone who doesn’t already know, the Eurostar is a train which takes you across the Channel Tunnel, and is currently the main operator that connects people from the UK to mainland Europe by rail. With rail travel being the only real competitor to flying when […]

Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim

Today’s guest post is by Isabella Rose. Isabella is an enthusiastic traveller with a love of adventure. In this article she gives her best advice on how to make the most of Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim. Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim: The Treasure Trove of Destinations Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim is a hidden gem of a […]