A huge part of travel is accommodation, and the service it claims to provide. A bad place to stay can be incredibly detrimental to the enjoyment of a trip, but what makes a place good? With sites like AirBnB,...
Over the summer my family and I flew over 4700 miles to the beautiful and revolutionary Caribbean island of Cuba. The 35 degree heat and 90 percent humidity makes the two year rebellion seem all the more impressive as...
In answer to the question ‘why do people travel for history?’ I would argue the answer to be ‘why do people travel at all?’ It is impossible to fully appreciate a new place without first recognising the significance of its...
Trying local specialties is one of the exciting aspects of travel, but sometimes what the locals consider as food isn’t something we would normally assume is edible. It may sound bizarre to the rest of the world, but some...
You may be surprised to learn that the canary bird is not the inspiration behind the name of the Spanish island, Gran Canaria. In fact, the original meaning roughly translates to “Great Island of Dogs”, which is a slightly...
Founded by Scottish entrepreneur Charlie MacGregor, in Amsterdam, The Student Hotel prides itself in being a unique fusion of a hotel chain and student halls which aims to "create boundary-blurring spaces where students, travellers, mobile professionals, creative nomads and...