Climate Change, Travel / 16/11/2021 Fight for your Flight: Travel and Privilege

In my twenty-two years on the planet, my experiences with efficient transport have been fairly limited. I grew up in an area with three buses a day. I have also only ever taken one flight – we went from Bristol to Glasgow and spent longer travelling from the airport to my grandparents’ house than we...

Travel / 16/11/2021 Country Spotlight: Paraguay

When hearing of someone’s trip to South America it’s not often you’ll hear of a visit to Paraguay. As one of the smaller countries in the continent, it isn’t home to classically mainstream tourist attractions. But it doesn’t need them with fascinating sights and monuments of its rich history paired with a subtropical climate, rarely...

Travel / 16/11/2021 Tales From Back Home

When I tell British people that I’m from the south-west of Ireland, they think of shamrocks, leprechauns, Guinness and potatoes – they don’t hesitate to tell me that. And it’s true, growing up in Killarney, one of the island’s most popular tourist destinations, this iconography was ever-present in my childhood, but to a point where...

Lifestyle / 16/11/2021 How to Stay Safe on a Night Out

Since the easing of lockdown, the number of spiking cases has dramatically increased across the country, especially on university campuses. According to a survey completed by The Tab, almost 12,000 students believe a friend has been spiked since the start of the Autumn semester. This spiking ‘epidemic’ triggered a lot of responses from universities, some...

Climate Change, Lifestyle / 16/11/2021 Sustainable Living: Should it be a choice?

We are the generation of change, or that is what has always been told to us. Often when discussing climate change the news chooses scare tactics: flashing images of burning forests and oil slicked seas, but maybe instead of showing us how we are the issue, it is more beneficial to write about how easy...

Travel / 26/10/2021 The Dangers of Voluntourism: Why wanting to ‘Make a Difference’ is not enough

“Do you love to travel? Are you passionate about making a difference?” You’ve probably seen a similar slogan before. This time, an organisation called Play Action International is advertising an opportunity to build a playground in Uganda. Upon closer inspection, this turns out to be a ‘voluntourism’ trip, where volunteering is combined with travel opportunities...

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Country Spotlight: Paraguay

When hearing of someone’s trip to South America it’s not often you’ll hear of a visit to Paraguay. As one of the smaller countries in the continent, it isn’t home to classically mainstream tourist attractions. But it doesn’t need them with fascinating sights and monuments of its rich history paired with a subtropical climate, rarely…

Travel

Tales From Back Home

When I tell British people that I’m from the south-west of Ireland, they think of shamrocks, leprechauns, Guinness and potatoes – they don’t hesitate to tell me that. And it’s true, growing up in Killarney, one of the island’s most popular tourist destinations, this iconography was ever-present in my childhood, but to a point where…

Lifestyle

How to Stay Safe on a Night Out

Since the easing of lockdown, the number of spiking cases has dramatically increased across the country, especially on university campuses. According to a survey completed by The Tab, almost 12,000 students believe a friend has been spiked since the start of the Autumn semester. This spiking ‘epidemic’ triggered a lot of responses from universities, some…

Travel

The Dangers of Voluntourism: Why wanting to ‘Make a Difference’ is not enough

“Do you love to travel? Are you passionate about making a difference?” You’ve probably seen a similar slogan before. This time, an organisation called Play Action International is advertising an opportunity to build a playground in Uganda. Upon closer inspection, this turns out to be a ‘voluntourism’ trip, where volunteering is combined with travel opportunities…

Travel

‘How Getting Outside Can Help You On The Inside’

As we approach Winter it can be useful to acknowledge the importance of nature to positive mental health. With temperatures dropping and days shortening, it becomes easier to stay inside. However, when you are outside amongst nature it is an all-consuming experience, not only providing your body with Vitamin D and reducing stress but acting…


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