Student Travel Tips
If you're planning to take the hostel route when travelling solo, check out these useful tips. You can also see which global hostel locations were rated the best in the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2012. Hostels so gorgeous they might make you change your travel plans...
Everybody wants to do something different this year, visit a new land or enjoy unique experiences - picking a European festival is a great option. Whether you're into art or music, there is something for everyone to enjoy across the continent in 2012.
It's hard not to yearn for the freedom of travelling and backpacking when the summer holidays hit and/or you're waiting for graduation. Whether youíre island hopping in Thailand or trekking the Himalayas thereís one thing thatís vitally important: your luggage.
Travelling solo is a daunting prospect. You bought your tickets, you packed your bag, and now youíre waiting for a bus/train/plane. All. On. Your. Own. Hereís a 10 step guide to having fun, being safe and making sure you donít end up in prison for possession of paracetamol...
After your average Friday night in the city of Glasgow you'll see the evidence littering the streets; smashed bottles of Bucky, empty packs of Mayfare and chips and curry dinner thrown up onto the street. How can you be in love with a city like that? The people.
How to find cheap youth hostels and make it a quality experience when budget travelling. If you don't need matching towels or sachets of hot choccy by your bed, these tips will ensure you travel on the cheap in the best way possible.
Travel guides: The mass media would have us believe that the only thing of interest in Zimbabwe is dictator Bob Mugabe. What about elephant swimming and how to make a lion run away? Our Zimbabwe travel guide gives you the real skinny.
Travel guides: Our travel tips for backpacking in India vary according to if you're going for a 2 week package holiday in Goa or a 6 month 'find yourself' mission. This India travel guide tells you what to take, what to avoid, what to do about getting the poos and only having 1 pair of pants...
China is a beautiful, huge, varied country that ranges from chill mountains to humid swamps and jungle, with giant prayer wheels, shiny 4x4s and lost forests of enigmatic stone in between. Danni visits Yunnan to explore the real world hiding behind the firewall.
Travel guides: RIP New Orleans... for now. Magda Knight had some cash floating around after quitting a job and had a choice: buy a new computer or go travelling? She found herself booking a single return ticket to New Orleans, when it was still in its glory. It was only later that she realised she'd managed to book a flight during its most famous festival, Mardis Gras.
Travel guides: Travelling overseas is an awesome experience. If you decide to take a trip and then realise you're likely to end up in a world of hurt because you've left out the pre-planning, here are some handy tips for surviving your trip.
Travel guides: The Mookychicks have got wind of something special happening near Fiji... a team of experienced adventurers want you to join a 5,000 strong tribe that will make tribal decisions online - and stay on a paradise island in real life.
Eco holidays: Going out in your wellies in the rain to dig someone else's hedges is so last year - especially if you've been doing environmentalist stuff for a while and are a bit wary of paying for the privilege of working all weekend. So about an environmental weekend where you hang out with big happy pigs and work without PAYING for it?
There is so much to be said about backpacking in India.And the sort of stuff you might want to know will vary according to if you're going for a two-week package holiday knees-up in Goa or a four-month 'find yourself' mission.
RIP New Orleans... for now. Magda Knight had some cash floating around after quitting a job and had a choice: buy a new computer or go travelling? She found herself booking a single return ticket to New Orleans, when it was still in its glory. It was only later that she realised she'd managed to book a flight during its most famous festival, Mardis Gras.
Student Travel Tips
Hundreds of friendly student and indie travel tips from alternative guys and gals who have been and done it. From solo to budget, hostels and backpacking.