Travel / 15/12/2020 Celebrating Christmas around the world

Here in the UK, we have roast dinners and mince pies, boxing days and nativity plays. Festive lights illuminate the streets. Gifts are exchanged. Christmas crackers are pulled. Overall, December is a joyous time of the year, but different countries celebrate differently. Let’s look at some unique Christmas traditions from across the globe! The Giant...

Travel / 15/12/2020 Tracing the empty streets of Bali during the pandemic

Bali has always held a special spot in my heart. It was where I made some of the best memories with my family. Almost every school break growing up, we’d catch a one-hour flight to this island paradise. When I had to fly home this summer due to the pandemic, we simply could not miss...

Travel / 24/11/2020 How to be miserable in lockdown

Lockdown 2, while less alien than the first, is still a wonderful opportunity to descend into misery and despair. It’s easier than you might think, so easy that you might be doing it already. If you’re serious about getting miserable, the first thing to consider is your sleep schedule. You should endeavour to wake up...

Travel / 24/11/2020 Why comfort food is so comforting

The phrase ‘comfort food’ immediately brings to mind feelings, memories and tastes. Whether it’s your mum’s shepherd’s pie on a cold day, chocolate when you’re feeling sad, or chicken soup when you’re ill, we all have those foods that bring us comfort. For me, it’s a roast dinner on a Sunday, a veggie lasagne, or...

Travel / 24/11/2020 Luxury versus budget travel

Newsflash: Once upon a time, travelling for pleasure was something people actually did. As we reminisce during a pandemic, our holiday plans have either been totally destroyed or at least, delayed.  I refuse to beat around the bush. Covid-19 has seismically affected travel providers. Not only are travellers spending less on exotic getaways to faraway...

Travel / 24/11/2020 The Lake district’s Ambleside: an unexpected hidden world

It’s not the most exotic or tropical location in the world, yet it radiates an overwhelming sense of natural beauty. I was lucky enough to visit Ambleside at the end of last October, just before the second lockdown was announced on Halloween. I was only there for four days, but with the amount we pact...



The sky’s the limit when working USA

Many students find temporary jobs in the UK to earn money over the long summer holidays. Gemma Devenish bucked the trend by finding an exciting job at an American theme park, experiencing the real culture of the USA and making friends from all over the world in the process.


Romantic Florence has got the love

Tuscany is known as one of the most romantic regions of the world, inspiring art from Michelangelo, thoughts from Machiavelli and words from Petrarch. Travel writer Rachael Lum explores some of the famous art galleries and takes in the stunning vistas that Tuscany is well known for.


Edinburgh, the fringe city

Rachael Lum bravely investigates Edinburgh’s literary past following its ghostly streets and its famous authors’ old haunts to discover both the light and the dark side of Scotland’s cultural capital.

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