Arthur-Seat Edinburgh's volcano

5 places to visit in Scotland


 1.   Experience Armageddon How much alcohol is in a bottle of vodka? Go ahead, check your freezer. How much alcohol is in a bottle of Armageddon, the world’s most potent beer? 65%. That’s waaayyy more than bottle of vodka by the way. This...
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5 Signs You Might Need Ski Insurance

You’ve never been skiing before This is definitely the most obvious one. The intention here is not to scare any first time skiers – you may well take to the slopes like a duck to water – but what if you don’t? Even if you sprain your ankle...
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Family Holiday Ideas for 2013

It’s time to begin planning the family holidays for 2013. Go on a once in a lifetime trip filled with faraway lands and exciting activities. This upcoming year is all about adventure travel. Find your own Shangri-La while walking through Ne...
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Spanish Flavoured St Augustine

What to Do With A Week or Two in Florida

The US gets a raw deal when people talk about backpacking. I worked at 3 different American summer camps throughout my time at university, and after camp finishes you have a great opportunity to spend your hard-earned cash with another 2 mo...
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Batu Ferringhi beach Penang

Penang – Malaysia, Truly Asia?

I’ve been studying my part-time MA in Kuala Lumpur for the past few months and everytime I head from Bangkok to KL, I have to pass the awesome backpacking destination of Penang. Now, Malaysia pens itself as “Malaysia, Truly Asia”. In the ca...
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amsterdam in winter

Two European cities to embrace winter in

There are two ways to approach winter. You can give in to it, hide under your duvet and not surface until the spring arrives, or you can embrace it fully, throw on lots of warm clothes and get out and explore some beautiful cities. Some pla...
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Five Most Popular Canalled Cities

Venice has become famous for its intricate and captivating system of canals; however, there are several cities throughout the world that also feature similarly beautiful canals. Have you ever heard a place described as “Venice of …”? This i...
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Hiking in the peak district

Backpacking in the Peak District

After chatting about the things to do when you go backpacking in  Wales and Scotland last week, I thought I’d being it back to England. The general backpacking trail in England struggles to get out of London, and if it does it’s generally t...
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Travel Statistics

Travel Statistics

I’m a bit of a sucker for statistics, so when I came across this I thought I’d share it with you guys. People really don’t venture too far from Western Europe and the US eh!? Anyways, check it out 🙂 This graphic was design...
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rhodes

Package holidays can be fun!

Sometimes you need a break from backpacking and hardcore travelling, and need a holiday where you can just take it easy for the week. There are obviously many places round the world where you can do this, but the Mediterranean has so many p...
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