6 Things You Need To Know To Make Friends At A Hostel

You have finally braved booking your first solo trip, you made it to the flight on time, found a taxi to take you to your hostel and claimed a bunk in 10 bed mixed dorm.  What now?  

Well lets face it, one of the benefits of travelling solo is that you get to do whatever you want.  No one to demand that you spend the day by the side of the pool when you are longing to go hiking, or want to eat in McDonalds because it is a place they recognise when you want to tuck into the best local street food.  Perfect.  The truth is of course, that it is always great to share life’s experiences and it is easy to feel lonely and isolated when you have been out exploring by yourself all day.  So, how do you go about making friends on holiday? (more…)

12 Ways To Keep Yourself Amused On A Long Journey

Bus travel is certainly not as glamorous as other forms of transport, and it is rare you get the all singing all dancing entertainment you find on many long distance plane journeys.  Keeping your mind busy, and boredom at bay, on these long journeys you sometimes have to be a bit more creative.

  1. Write a postcard home

When was the last time you wrote to your parents, partner, best friend or even your pet dog? If you are anything like me you will have bought postcards earlier in your trip and stuffed them in your bag ready to write them at some point later, which usually ends up being on the plane home. If postcards aren’t your thing then think about writing a letter or recording your adventures in a journal for you to reflect back on in the future.  

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13 Travel Resources You Need To Plan Your Next Adventure

Trip Planning

The Base Trip

This website is just genius.  It pulls together all the information that you could hope to find out about your travel destination in one handy page.  Visa requirements, currency, living costs, crime rates, vaccinations and of the most important thing if you are British; the weather!  This makes planning a trip very easy.  If that wasn’t enough, users can add their own tips or experiences so you can read real life advice from previous travellers.  Ideal!

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