Australia is a great place to live. Just last year it was ranked by the UN as the second best country in the world for its quality of life. While economic hubs like Sydney and Melbourne are usually the first places people think to relocate, Southern Australia can’t be ignored. Untouched, crowd-free beaches stretching across […]
Whether you’re globetrotting or simply going on a quick trip for work, Airbnb allows you to get that home away from home feeling. A favourite go-to for travellers from all over the world, there are a few things you need to know to be the best guest. Narrow down your search First thing’s first, decide […]
London’s most famous public transport system – the Underground – is an institution. Hate it or love it, anyone who’s ever been to the city has undoubtedly used it at some point. Here are 50 facts to share with fellow travellers on your next journey. An average of 2.7 million Tube journeys are made on the London […]
If you’re planning a holiday to Europe – or anywhere else for that matter – don’t leave exchanging your travel money to the last minute. Purchasing Euros at foreign exchange counters in airports or high street banks can set you back up to 14% more than the general market rate. Exchanging money at airport counters […]
The Passport Index ranks the Australian passport as the eighth most powerful in the world. Aussies can travel to 151 countries without a visa, but there are a few countries that aren’t so keen on them. From the stubborn to the ridiculous, here is a list of countries that make it extremely difficult for Australian […]
We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the cheapest airfares. Buy flights on the weekends Friday is the most expensive day of the week to buy a plane ticket. Prices can be inflated by more than 10% compared to those bought on a Sunday. Regardless of where you’re flying to, you’ll likely […]
Solo travel can seem intimidating, even for the most experienced traveller. Whether you are concerned about safety or feel uncomfortable sitting at a restaurant alone, we share a few tips to help you get the most out of your adventure. Plan in advance You don’t need a detailed itinerary for every day, but at least […]
The World Passport is back in the headlines this week thanks to Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), who was arrested this week in South Africa. After arriving in the country some time ago, on a US passport, he attempted to leave on a World Passport. Below is a breakdown on what a World Passport is […]
Have you just finished school? With no mortgage, full-time job, homework or studies to worry about, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have more freedom than you do right now. It’s the perfect time to explore and adventure. We look at the top five places to take your gap year. Thailand Thailand welcomes 16 million international […]
The holidays are officially here. Between end-of-year functions, gifts and nights out, Pounds can seem to fly out of your bank account. We’ve found free things to do in London to keep you entertained these holidays, without costing you a penny. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland A huge ice rink, two circuses and an observation wheel […]
International shipping is something we all rely on but don’t often think about. In this article we’ve collected some incredible facts about freight shipping to help shed light on this under-appreciated but vital industry. 90% by sea Rose George in her book Ninety Percent of Everything reveals that over 90% of everything we buy is […]
So, you’ve just landed in London, you’ve dropped off luggage at your new digs and you’re ready to start experiencing the UK’s famous pub culture. Well, instead of following the herd to the usual spots, we recommend going on a pub crawl with a twist. To help you out we’ve found six unique London pubs, […]
When the hustle and bustle of central London becomes too much, a day-trip to the outskirts and beyond can be just the thing to perk up your spirits. Whether you’re looking for a bit of history or you want a great day out for the kids, this selection gives you a little bit of everything.
The road to London, for South Africans at least, is paved with hiccups, last-minute costs and unforeseen circumstances. Keith van der Linde unpacks some of these experiences to help you plan for the big move.
You’ve packed up your belongings, your passport is safely tucked away and you’re ready to start a new adventure in the UK, but where are you going to stay? Fear not! 1st Contact Kickstart has some great recommendations for hostels in and around London, as well as options for a slightly longer visit.
Staying healthy on your travels isn’t just about making sure that you’ve had your jabs. There are a host of other things that can go wrong, especially if you’re adventuring into the unknown.
UK taxpayers can expect an average tax rebate of around £1,250 this year and, while investing the money is always a good option, sometimes it’s nice just to spoil yourself. Here are some of our favourite holiday experiences that cost less than your UK tax rebate.
International Women’s Day encourages us to stop, recognise and celebrate the many economic, political and social achievements accomplished by women. With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some trailblazing modern female explorers. While we all know who Amelia Earhart is, and that Sacagawea was the brains behind Lewis and Clark, there […]
Gone are the days of over-burdened tourists drowning under maps and translation books with cameras strapped around them. These days all you need to get the most out of your travels is your mobile phone.
If your future travel plans include Africa, the Caribbean or Central or South America, it’s important to be aware of the risk of contracting yellow fever. In this guide we cover the history, transmission, treatment and, most importantly, the vaccination requirements for travellers.