Are you aged 23+? Skillshare International are currently recruiting need team leaders to volunteer in Africa for 6 months. This is an all expenses paid experience!
The legendary summer break going overseas during college and university, remains just as popular as it always was. What’s more, the opportunities on offer continue to become more diverse with each new generation. However, with the end of grants and the introduction of tuition fees, students are more cautious over the financial implications of a year spent entirely travelling. As a result, many of the most popular ways to spend a summer involve working, either as part of, or to fund, the travelling. There are lots of free, cheap and ways to travel without breaking the bank for example apply for jobs overseas. Below you can view our top recommendations for options and destinations.
Travelling on your own can be a daunting thought. You may have just finished school, university, left a job, taken a career break and that alone is already a life changing event in itself - you want the travelling to be easy and stress free. First things first, note - there will be times when it will be stressful, you might go the wrong way, be rushing for a flight, miss a train, not get accommodation straight away....try and take a deep breath and just go with it. It will all come good in the end. Read my top tips when traveling solo overseas...
Do you love to travel? Are you thinking about taking a gap year next year? Considering what to do? Don't waste the experience by doing nothing, plan ahead and book the most amazing experience of your life. We have put together some top suggestions for things to do on a gap year in 2015, hopefully this will give you inspiration and make you want to book a trip away.
If you fancy exploring a different culture while earning money and gaining invaluable experience, you might want to consider TEFL training. If you’re a native English speaker you could begin an enjoyable and profitable overseas career as soon as you acquire your Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification. Still aren’t convinced it’s the path for you? Well, here are the top reasons why you should teach English abroad!
With the latest ABTA Travel Trends Report showing 3,599 international hospitalisation cases worldwide, 28,783 passports lost, stolen or invalid and arrests for Britons reaching over 1,500 in countries like Spain, our featured article writer - Elliott Nielson has put together a few pointers to avoid that painful call home...
Volunteering is a thing that many people wish to do, especially when it involves travelling abroad. The idea of being able to help people or animals in need in a new country sounds like a great experience. However, care should be taken to ensure that you really are making a genuine difference, and not being exploited whilst being convinced otherwise...
For centuries, Australia has drawn tourists from all over the globe due to its many travel attractions. It offers a rich blend of natural scenic beauty, sophisticated entertainment and cultural diversity like no other place in the world. If you do not know where to start in this diverse and vast country, fret not. Here is a list of the best 10 things to do in Australia.
Many cities around the world are rapidly growing in terms of architecture. Most of these cities leave no space for the green nature to express the beauties of the Mother Nature. Due to this fact, the selection of the greenest cities in the world was very simple to come up with. This is because there only exist a few, maybe one or two in every country. And, a list of the top ten greenest cities is highlighted as follow;
Ever thought about the importance of travel? Regardless of the purpose of your journey, it brings a great exploration and meaning to your life. Traveling educates, relaxes and inspires. Taking out some time from your busy schedule and travel to some peaceful places give great relaxation and encouragement to mind. Travel is a way to explore your ideas and thoughts. It shakes up your world enough to make it more enthralling, fun and adventurous. Some of the major ways to bring-back fun in life can be understood by reading following points...
There are lots of articles out there offering advice on how to travel on a budget and many of them contain useful nuggets of information. However, some can also be pretty extreme, the sell-all-of-your-belongings-and-leave-home-for-three-years kind of extreme. For those of us who don’t feel entirely comfortable with the dreadlocked, possession-less lifestyle, it can feel like an all or nothing decision: do we give up the kind of lives we’ve dreamed about, relationships, material goods, and all, or do we opt out of traveling? Luckily, there is a middle road, a way to have your cake and eat it too. Here are our feature travel writer Amelia Conrad's two cents:
As the holidays are vastly approaching, were all looking for somewhere magical to spend it! Whether the snows in metres or none existent you can still find some amazing and must do things in London, New York and Paris. The three most seasonal cities in the world; ice-skating, shopping, eating parting and sightseeing- you can do it all and you can even do it together! And of course better than anywhere else!
If you spend a little time planning in advance, Christmas caravanning can be a lot fun. Here are our top 5 tips for planning a successful Christmas trip.
Traveling is what life's made of, whether its far or near these top 5 trips to take in your lifetime wont disappoint! The Bahamas, Israel, Iceland, Hawaii and Mexico have some of the most extraordinary things to see and do which will leave you breathless...
Smartphones have become an essential part of life for many of us, and taking them abroad on holiday or on business trips is something many of us like to do. However, before you use touch screen mobile phones when travelling around the world, it is wise to carefully check what you may be charged for call, texts and especially using the internet – which is called data roaming charges. We have put together some useful information on what charges are likely and where the highest rates are, hopefully this will be helpful if you are planning a trip and want to take your mobile without the fear of running up a big bill.
If you are looking to travel the world and want to experience the best time possible there are certain countries which should be crossed off your list. We have out together a list of countries which you should try to to avoid when travelling, problems like crime a worldwide issues but some countries you will be a lot unsafer than normal.
There are so many reasons why you should consider taking time out to travel, whether for a short break or a sabbatical. One of our featured travel writers Rebecca Kadansky gives us her top reasons why she travels, what she enjoys about the experience, how to plan and why you should get the impulse to wander…
With adventure holidays becoming increasingly popular, more and more people are looking for a thrilling week or two away from home and work. Rather than a chance to recover, they want to push themselves and use that adrenalin rush as an alternative form of relaxation. Experienced adventurers are constantly searching for new and exciting terrains and activities, while budding explorers stand on the cusp of discovering something magical; what's constant throughout is the need to equip yourself correctly.
For some people, travel is an important part of living, whilst others never leave their comfort zone and don’t feel the need to travel. Travel is a huge industry and literally millions of people travel abroad every year boosting local economies and seeing spectacular new places. There really are a million reasons why people from different countries travel overseas, we find when interacting with the public there are so many motivations and we have put together a list with some of the most common reasons.
We are always on the look out for peoples opinions and this week on our popular social media pages we asked our followers what they disliked most about traveling abroad. Some of the answers were quite normal like when home and not travelling is the worst thing. Read on for more information about people's top dislikes when overseas traveling the world.
If you answered YES! Then you don't want to miss out on this competition from World Merit. "Your Big Year" is a worldwide competition that gives one winner the chance to win a year-long global Ambassadorship, which will see them visit six continents to volunteer on social impact projects, meet leaders worldwide and learn about different cultures and international issues.
Travelling. The word itself inspires images of exotic places and cultural experiences. You can travel for a few days, a few months, a few years, but each experience enriches you, it changes you; it opens you up to a whole new world. Read on for more information on what the benefits of travelling are by our featured travel writer Francesca Wade.
With so many spectacular islands around the world and choosing the best one can be difficult. There are island for holidays for everyone, whether you are looking to kick back and relax on a spectacular white sandy beach or if you are looking to do something more meaningful like adventure sports or excursions. If you are longing for a break or relaxing holiday abroad you might be curious to know that a recent report has announced a new list of the best 10 islands in the world to visit are...
Everyone has different experiences when traveling abroad and everyone's opinion varies when it comes to which countries and it's people are the most welcoming and friendly. A new report has compiled a list of the of most friendliest countries in the world to visit in the world and there are some really interesting inclusions.
Are you wondering what the top dream travel destinations might be? This is a tough choice as everyone will have different opinions and there are a lots of countries to choose from. If you could take a holiday and didn't have to worry about money where would you choose? A recent survery has revealed the top 7 dream travel destinations around the world, read on for more information on which countries were chosen...
When travelling abroad or planning a trip, accommodation can be one of the biggest drains on your budget. Everyone would like to get a better deal and have more money to spend on traveling and seeing new places. There are lots of options where you can save money and we have put together a guide to help find you free, low cost and cheap accommodation and places to stay.
The New Year can often feel like a drag. Let’s face it, Christmas is over, decorations have been taken down and there are those dull resolutions to start thinking about. So what better way to keep the good times of the festive season going than with a city break in early 2014?
The spring season is just around the corner, and for many people, this means time to start looking into a travel destination for a quick spring getaway. Some people are reluctant to travel during the springtime due to school, work, etc., but if you can manage it, it’s a great time to get away for a few days to a nice, warm location. In fact, you don’t even need to skip out on Mother’s Day, as you can simply have someone send flowers to your mother from wherever you may be over the holiday. So put your schedule aside, and consider the following noteworthy travel destinations for spring!
Are you thinking about doing some different this Christmas? On our website you can find holiday and trips to destinations all around the world. Some of our trips come with a difference though, you could join international volunteer projects really helping other communities and countries. On our website you can search volunteer organisations who offer a range of Christmas and New Year breaks and we have put together a list of popular Christmas / New Year volunteer breaks you can apply to join this year...
Ape Action Africa are an organisation we promote on our website, they help goriallas, chimpanzee's and primates in Africa and the work they do is inspirational. Rachel Hogan, Ape Action Africa's Director, is flying to London from Cameroon to talk about her heart-wrenching work with endangered gorillas and chimpanzees. Join Ape Action Africa for a great evening - you will be greeted with a drinks reception on arrival, followed by Rachel's presentation, a charity auction and an opportunity to meet Rachel during the evening.
Nowadays, the speed of technological progress seems to get ever greater. In the last five years alone we have seen huge advances in mobile phone apparatus, for example. These days it’s all about ‘apps’. Short for ‘applications’, this term simply refers to a program that can make your everyday life easier. A bit of software that tells you how to get from A to B, gives you advice on how to make a cocktail, what to buy as a gift for a friend, or even how to have a flutter at an online casino.
Are you thinking about travelling abroad to work or volunteer? There are so many things to take into consideration and sometimes when looking at these it can put you off. Please really research trips and get as prepared as possible. There are so many destinations, lenghts of time and things you could do you want to make sure you make the right choice.