Archive | January, 2012

What makes a good hostel common room?

Last year (2011) I visited 17 countries. Other than a few nights staying with friends, and one month renting a flat in Seville, I stayed in backpacker hostels the entire time. In fact, since I took my first backpacking adventure in 2006 I’ve by enlarge stayed in hostels throughout the entirety of my travels. In that time I’ve experienced […]

Photo of the Week – London Architecture

Roomorama – An accommodation tool for the global traveller

In the past I’ve always professed my love for backpacker hostels. They’re cheap, provide a social atmosphere, and are a good place for a solo backpacker to meet other people, but a hostel is not for everyone…. There are a lot of people out there who think the idea of sharing a dorm room with a bunch […]

5 Things You Should Know About Scotland (Before You Come!)

5 things you should know about Scotland before you visit our shores are: Never call a kilt a skirt in Scotland Never refer to Scotland as England Unpredictable weather – rain, snow, sunshine, and wind all in one days is normal We like to drink a lot of alcahol. We did invent whisky afterall… We […]

Changing my travel style…

One of the things I love about travel is that there are so many different styles to choose from. Some even over lap, and many are much more specific than just the loosely termed backpacker or luxury traveller. You have long term travellers, business travellers, digital nomads, flashpackers, budget backpackers, WWOOFers, volunteers, eco-travellers, country & continent […]

A bed on a bus… megabus sleeper service review

When I first heard about the Megabus sleeper service I must say I was intrigued. I’ve always preferred train travel to coach travel in the past. It’s usually more comfortable, particularly where night journeys are concerned. However, if a night bus service could provide a bed like they do in sleeper trains then it could certainly compete! […]

The week I had no blog…

Last week I went to log onto my website just like I have done everyday for the past 2 years. Instead of the usual screen displaying my website’s homepage however, I got the page that appears when you’ve lost your internet connection. My eyes looked down to the corner of my computer screen to see […]

Photo of the Week – Old Bombed Out Building – Belgrade

What Do You Think Of Scottish Independence As A Visitor To Scotland?

Right now in my home country of Scotland there is debate over whether our country should become independent from the United Kingdom. As someone who has spent the majority of the last year in other countries, and who is most likely going to be based outside of Scotland in the near future, I’m not sure I have […]

How to avoid unwanted attention on your travels

One common problem many female travellers such as myself face on a regular basis is trying to brush off the advances from strange men! Depending on the country you are in, the way men treat women can be very different. Some may be very gentlemanly and well mannered, where in other countries you may experience […]