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Travel

From Florence to Pisa: your companion to an Italian getaway

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For anyone reading this, particularly freshers: welcome to Newcastle University. I’m sure you’re going to have an amazing experience in the city, enjoy a new lifestyle and...

Your ultimate Newcastle summer bucket list

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Exams have finished, essays are completed, whatever stage you’re at in the university, you’re about to finish for a well-deserved break. Whether you’re staying in Newcastle...

Does Paris hear the people sing?

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Crossing the Seine on a sunny Saturday in February, I almost expect to hear inebriated strains of ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ float over the water from the next bridge...

“This one time at summer camp…”

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This summer commemorates a year since I moved out of my second-year house, frantically packed a case of clothes which I had no idea would be useless and hopped on a plane full of...

Voluntourism

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Last July I carried out voluntary work in Sri Lanka, caring for baby turtles and rehabilitated elephants…I know…the typical ‘Gap Yah’! However, it is one of the most...

How to be healthy abroad

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Most avid travellers have either heard the horror stories or experienced them themselves…bouts of Delhi belly, thousands of mosquito bites, the scare of dengue fever and zika...

Heels on an air stewardess… is that really needed?

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Since the first ever commercial flight attendants were employed in the 1930s, they have been known for looking ‘glamorous’. There has been a continual expectation for them to...

Do people value famous buildings over lives of humans?

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Watching Notre Dame being mauled by the unrelenting flames that engulfed the cathedral on 15thApril via live news was a sight to behold for all the wrong reasons. Like a stab to...

Do we really need travel agencies?

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Like many fellow backpackers on a budget, I plan a lot of my travelling first hand. With the increasing popularity of online booking websites, travel blogs and social media...

Paris in a less romantic light

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Travel Editor Amy Harris discusses her not-so-good experience in Paris ...