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Six Months In – My 2018 Bucket List

Six Months In – My 2018 Bucket List

2017 was a hell of a year, and I’m determined to make sure 2018 is just as epic. It’s six months in, and let’s see how my bucket list is faring shall we? Stay-cations As I hope is clear from my calendar filled with at home experiences, I’m a true advocate for staycations. Especially if you have limited time to travel like me. There is no end to the new experiences in and around Bristol. So here’s what I’ve discovered…

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Going on Holiday Alone: How to Survive your First solo trip

Going on Holiday Alone: How to Survive your First solo trip

So you’re going on holiday alone huh? Or you’re thinking about it… well I, a quarter-centurion+1, recently took my first solo trip and I’m here to pass on some words of wisdom. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. Make Your Safety a Priority Safety is most likely going to be your primary concern when going on hoilday alone. Before any trip I take, alone or with friends, I have some crucial pre-travel steps to protect…

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How to Get Millennial Savings on Worldwide Flights for just £12

How to Get Millennial Savings on Worldwide Flights for just £12

So I’m nearing 27. I can’t get a VOXI card. I can’t get a railcard. And despite the fact that I still request Easter Eggs, I’m definitely considered an adult. Thankfully the folks at STA Travel have given us millennials the perfect excuse not to grow up, with their IYTC Youth Discount Card. Aimed at individuals aged 12 – 30 years and who aren’t full-time students, this card offers exclusive discounts on worldwide flights, discounted hostels and more. What’s more! It…

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Do you need an adventure?

Do you need an adventure?

Imagine standing on the edge of a 40ft cliff, wishing to break some bones to avoid returning to a mindless job. That was Laura Kennington – a British adventurer who went from Pub Quizmaster to Pub Storyteller. Sound vaguely familiar? If you’re on your umpteenth cup of tea, wistfully browsing Instagram during your sixth hour of procrastination, then let Laura Kennington’s inspirational tale be your pivotal moment of change, as Sarah Outen MBE was to her. *This article may contain…

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How to maximise your holiday entitlement (UK)

How to maximise your holiday entitlement (UK)

If you have the minimum holiday allowance in the UK (that’s 20 days plus 8 bank holidays) then you spend your days wistfully thinking about your next holiday. But what if I told you that you can get more holiday? With a little bit of forward planning you can use those bank holidays to garner a few extra days off! Disclaimer: this only applies to UK workers who have a Monday-Friday shift pattern and whose annual leave applies from April to April…

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Four Winter Day Trips

Four Winter Day Trips

Winter. That time of year where our social calendars are rife with dinners and drinks, while we long to sit in front of a log fire with a warming hot chocolate. But despite the darker nights and frostier starts, the magic of this season is not to be missed. So don your woolly hats, stick on your gloves and embrace your red nose with these winter day trips sure to get you in the spirit of Christmas. *This article may…

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5 Items I Wish I’d Packed for Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

5 Items I Wish I’d Packed for Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

While city-living is great, getting off the beaten track is unavoidable if you really want to experience a new place in its entirety- and trekking is a great way to do it. During my time in Vietnam, I booked this trip to Sapa that included trekking through rice paddies and a village home stay. While this was one of the highlights of my two weeks in Vietnam, it soon became apparent how unprepared I was for the tropical trekking, as…

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How To Set Goals to Help You Travel More

How To Set Goals to Help You Travel More

[Free Download] I know the notion of ‘goals’ has gotten a little airy-fairy, reserved for self-made millionaires but anyone can do it, and here’s why you should. If you feel like you’ve got a constant sense of Wanderlust, or just feel generally lost, goal setting is a great way to feel like you’re working towards your inner-most desires, while holding yourself accountable for your day-to-day actions. One of the reasons I’m able to fulfil such a rich lifestyle whilst working…

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How to Write a Kick Ass Vacation Itinerary

How to Write a Kick Ass Vacation Itinerary

Disclaimer: or any other preferred search engine So today I did some maths, actually that’s a lie, Google did some maths for me. With my 25 day holiday allowance ( including bank holidays and weekend) I’m at work 64% of the year! How f*cking depressing. So that 34% of the time I’m actually off is my precious – and remember that’s including weekends too. When time is as precious as this, I turn to Google to begin my favourite stage of the…

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How Travel Kick-Started my Career

How Travel Kick-Started my Career

(Sorry guys, it’s an essay – but it’s a good essay! Happy reading!) “Of all the interns that we’ve had so far, I still consider you the most intelligent. And with your very efficient work style I know you will do well in your life.” Innes Brunn. Picture this, you’re freaking out as your dissertation is due marking the end of university days. The ripest of your class have secured graduate programmes, while you face the prospect of returning to…

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