A-Z of Travel – G is for Gap Year

There was a time when a Gap Year was something only students could enjoy between college and university or schooling and work, but today, a Gap Year is something everyone can take advantage of – taking time off and time out of everyday life to go travelling, volunteering and working abroad. I took my Gap…

Are These the Best 20 Travel Quotes Ever?

I love travel quotes, and while St. Augustine’s “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” remains my firm favourite, I recently came across some modern quotes that lead me to believe that travel not only broadens the mind, but it seems to make us a whole lot…

Are You a Traveller or a Tourist?

When it comes to visiting foreign lands and taking trips abroad, do you consider yourself a Traveller or a Tourist? As a self-confessed ‘traveller’, I believe that the only difference between being a tourist and a traveller is down to the type of holidays/journeys we take, but after reading the comments made on a recent…

How Important are your Holidays?

If you have caught the travel bug, your annual holidays probably rate exceptionally high on your list of priorities.  A time to get away from everyday life, travel to far-flung corners of the world, meet new people, try new foods, and make new friends, holidays are a wonderful form of escapism, and as such, 84…

Our Top 5 Travel Gadgets

In today’s modern “mobile” world of internet savvy travellers, packing for a trip abroad is no longer just about suntan lotion and a good book, it’s all about the travel gadgets! From iPads, iPods, and iPhones, to Kindles, portable DVD Players, and of course, cameras, it seems we are more concerned about packing the right…

Is Social Media changing the way we travel?

If you wanted to book a holiday in the 1980s and 1990s, a trip to the high street travel agent was a must.  Holiday brochures, paper tickets, traveller’s cheques and a selection of foreign currency were staple requirements of any trip abroad, and most of us booked several months (or even years!) in advance to…