Visting London on the cheap
London is renowned as an expensive city to travel. From pricey pints to costly cabs, a visit to the capital can be an ongoing assault on your wallet. But it does not have to be this way. Visiting London on the cheap - it is possible! By Sam Roberts I love London – not because it is my home city –...
Wanting to visit Edinburgh, but can't because of lockdown restrictions? Fear not, there are several ways you can visit Scotland's capital from the comfort of your own armchair.. By Bev Cleary Stuck in ‘lockdown’ wishing you had already made that trip to the second most visited city in the UK as you had always planned? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy the...
The travel and tourism industries will be changed forever by the coronavirus pandemic with less focus on major tourist destinations, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky has stated. Some might argue that Chesky is eyeing an opportunity here - to expand AirBnB bookings in new markets. But as far as Chesky is concerned, tourism and travel has been forever changed by the coronavirus...
Campervan Scotland
Covid travel restrictions has turned 2020 into the year of staycations and has subsequently witnessed the biggest uptake in the hiring and purchasing of campervans, caravans, and motorhomes – especially in Scotland. With its vast remoteness, its accessibility, and its award-winning landscapes, Scotland is one of the most ideal countries for campervan-based holidays in the world. By James McKean As much...
It is an issue that divides travellers. Do passengers have a right to bring their own food onto a plane, especially on a long-distance flight, or is it rude and inconsiderate to fellow passengers and cabin crew to stink the aircraft out with fast food?   By James McKean Airline food, across the board, doesn’t exactly have the best reputation;...
Backpacking over 40
Backpacking at 40, 50 and beyond doesn't necessarily mean staying in hostels and surviving on $10 a day. Though it can do if you want it to! However, for a new breed of 'flashpackers' in their 40s and beyond, financial freedom means they can add a few luxuries to their trip. By Bev Cleary They used to say that life ‘begins...
Eating restaurant alone
Going to a restaurant is a pleasant experience and one that many people enjoy as a group but why do so many people struggle with going to a restaurant on their own? By Phil Taylor Restaurants can be off-putting places for solo travellers and diners. Surrounded by couples and families, many dread the question, 'table for one?'. With two for one meals...