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Marseille, France: a rich tapestry of colour and culture

Not always thought of as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Marseille has since ditched its edgy reputation in favour of a new era of sophistication. In fact France’s second largest city has done so well in turning around its fortunes that it was named European Capital of Culture in 2013….

Posted on: March 21st in Europe, Travel by .

Studying overseas: 10 English words you need to learn before you go

This is the second in series of posts on studying overseas from education expert Sophie Watts, here’s her light hearted post on what words she thinks you’ll need to swot up on before you study in the UK…

Posted on: March 21st in Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines

The Philippines is a place we keep hearing a lot about in the travel blogging world recently, with many looking to discover a more authentic Southeast Asian experience than the well worn backpacker’s trail of the more popular Thailand. Today our guest blogger Cherry grew up in the Philippines so she’s a great person to ask about the country’s most beautiful places…

Posted on: March 18th in Asia, Beautiful Places by .

Studying overseas: what college courses in the UK have to offer

A chance to gain some valuable life skills, learn about a different culture and work towards a qualification at the same time, no wonder studying overseas is more popular than ever. Here education expert Sophie Watts talks up the case for studying in the UK…

Posted on: March 18th in Travel by .

Top 10 cool and unusual hotels in Las Vegas

America’s original Sin City is home to some of the craziest places to stay in the world. When we touched down there a few years we spent a couple of days wandering around the amazingly unique hotels. From old school kitsch to design boutiques hotels here is our collective choice for Top 10 Cool and Unusual hotels in Las Vegas…

Posted on: March 14th in Cool Hotels, North America, Travel by .

Australia’s most beautiful wine tasting spots

With 63 designated wine regions scattered across the country, Australia has come into its own as a major world wine producer. In fact, the country is now the world’s fourth-largest exporter, after the major Mediterranean producers of Italy, Spain, and France….

Posted on: March 14th in Australia by .

Exploring mystical Jordan

Despite its recent bad press, Jordan – and especially Petra – still remains high on many traveller’s bucket lists. Here recent travel writing graduate Margherita Ragg (from The Crowded Planet and The Writer and the Tramp) and her photographer husband Nicholas Burns show us exactly why you shouldn’t miss this intriguing country, be prepared for some serious travel envy….

Posted on: March 11th in Middle East, Travel by .

Five of the best gap year escapes

If you’re opting for a gap year, be that pre-university, mid or post, you really want to cram as much travelling in as you can possibly can. Travelling whilst you still have your youth is arguably the best way to do it, so you need to make sure you really make the most of it. From exotic beaches to life skill building experiences…

Posted on: March 11th in Travel by .

In BIG pictures: a journey through Cuba

Cuba had been at the top of my travel bucket list for years (I blame Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights) and last month I finally got to fulfil my dream spending two weeks travelling through the land of salsa, rum and endless Caribbean sunshine….

Posted on: March 6th in Caribbean, Our Trips by .

Holiday shopping – the art of knowing when to stop

We’re probably all a bit guilty of overspending while travelling, here travel writer and shopping fan Lucy West tells us how to break the habit…

Posted on: March 6th in Destinations by .
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