Category : Transport

How I Beat My Fear Of Flying (ish)

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for a while will know that I used to travel solely by land and sea. I was a travel blogger afraid of flying! Well actually, I’m still a travel blogger afraid of flying… but I’ve managed to get over it enough to start flying regularly after 3 […]

Tips to ease your fear of flying

Today’s post was brought to you (and written) by ManchesterAirport.co.uk. If you’re travelling any distance at all, flying is your fastest, safest, most convenient and economical choice of transport. But it doesn’t always appear that way. Granted with the number of discount airlines in operation you can fly to any destination worldwide on a cut […]

Flying to Marrakech? Check out flights with BMI…

Any Euro trip in my opinion should also venture a little further afield into North Africa. You’ll get to experience an entirely different continent, and a completely different culture to anything you’ll find Europe, and depending on where in the continent you’re based you could find the flight to somewhere like Morocco or Egypt is actually shorter […]

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! […]

10 Longest Train Journeys In The World

If you’re looking for something epic to do this year, taking on one, some, or all of the world’s longest train journeys could be an option? 1. Moscow to Vladivostok Covering 9259 km, and taking 178 hrs (7 days), the Russian Railways operated Moscow to Vladivostok train takes you 67 stops from Russia’s capital city in the West of the […]

How to get over a fear of flying – Part Two

You may want to read this post on How to get over a fear of flying – Part One, before reading on. I took my first flight today in around 3 years, and it’s safe to say I was crapping myself the whole day. All of my travels over the past 12 months since I started […]

How to beat a fear of flying – Part One

This post is really part 1 of my attempt to overcome a fear of flying. Over the past year I have travelled all over Europe by train, bus, and ferry. Often finding myself paying more than double the price of a flight, or that my journey takes 3 times as long to get to my destination, all in my bid to avoid getting […]

What to expect on a City Night Line train

During my ventures across Europe over the past 9 months, I have embarked on many City Night Line trains. This has been as both a means to get to/from Germany, and also as a way to cross Europe cheaply and efficiently. In most cases if you want to travel by rail from East to Western Europe, or vise versa, […]

Is cruise ship travel a viable alternative to flying for a backpacker?

As a budget backpacker, and someone with a major fear of flying, I am always on the lookout for ways to travel without jumping on a flight that won’t break the bank! Whether it’s train, bus, ferry, bike, or car share, I really don’t care. If you can provide me with an affordable means of […]

Do you think there should be an age limit for kids on public transport?

This may sound like a harsh question or point to make, but after experiencing a screaming baby for the entire 4 hours of my trip down from Edinburgh to London, followed by 2 screaming toddlers sitting 3 rows behind me on the following journey from London to Paris (all by train), I feel I am justified for at least […]