Archive | March, 2011

Eurostar Vs Eurolines

In a previous post I’ve discussed my thoughts on Eurostar Vs Flying as a means of getting to/from the UK. In it, I came to the conclusion that Eurostar was the better option, although flying does definitely have it’s advantages. But it got me thinking… what about the other options available? When it comes to […]

Photo of the Week – Inverness Castle

A Cracking Time in Krakow Old Town

Today’s post was written by James Rathmell. James is a Geography graduate currently working in Manchester as a Transport Planner. He can often be found city-hopping across Europe or gigging with his band at a venue near you. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Top 10 tips for making your travel fund stretch farther

For the majority of people who go backpacking at some point in our lives, we have a budget with which to last on our trip abroad. Once that dries up we are usually forced to do one of three things – find a job, borrow some cash, or go home. The latter of those 3 […]

Is there really a difference between a tourist and a traveller?

I recently saw a quote on twitter by one of the many travel bloggers on my follow list which read “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”. It was a quote by Paul Theroux, and I must say, possibly the most pretentious quote I’ve ever read! It annoyed me so […]

Tenerife: The Maldives of the Atlantic Ocean

Today’s post was written by Anna Ridley. When my friend suggested a relaxing holiday to an island where the sun shone for more than three days in a row and the temperature rarely dropped below 20 degrees Celsius, the first thoughts to enter my mind were those of pristine white sand palm-fringed beaches in the […]

Blogging for NZ

When I first saw the reports of the devastating earthquake which hit New Zealand’s South Island on 22nd February (one month ago today), like many people I watched in both shock and horror at some of the heartbreaking images being displayed across our tv screens. With any major disaster like this, you always feel great […]

First Impressions of Fort William

Fort William for anyone who doesn’t know, is a small town in the Scottish Highlands very close to Ben Nevis – the tallest mountain in the British Isles at 4,409 ft. I have wanted to see more of the Scottish Highlands for some time now. It seemed wrong to me that I had seen much […]

Photo of the Week – View from the bus window (Scottish Highlands)

I captured this while on the bus from Fort William to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

How to find free and/or cheap accommodation in any major city

Usually when people give advice on finding free accommodation, they’ll almost always mention the Couch Surfing website, or other similar services. They’ll also mention the work for accommodation that organisations such as WWOOF can help you arrange on as farm hands or other similar agricultural type jobs. These are both very good option when looking […]