11 Places In Central America You Need To Visit

Central America is rarely at the top of any backpacker’s to do list as it is often dwarfed by the allure of more popular routes, such as those through Southeast Asia, Australia and South America. However, this little stretch of land has a lot to offer anyone who will give it the time of day…

The Reality of Backpacking

Backpacking. The word of the moment and the lifestyle choice of an increasing number of the young and intrepid. There can be no doubt as to the manifest benefits of backpacking: you learn about new cultures, you see amazing things, you meet new people, you can bring back exotic trinkets to decorate your room with…

Teach, Travel and Earn with ACLE

You’ve just finished school for the summer, or maybe you’ve just graduated, and you have ahead of you several months of care-free summer life. Unfortunately for you, you spunked what little student loan you had left on a few big nights out before you moved home and a city break with friends, leaving you hard…

4 Reasons You Will Fall In Love With Padova, Italy

If there is one country on this planet that deserves the epithet “beautiful” it is Italy beyond any shadow of a doubt. Whether you’re into architecture, gastronomy, history, culture or just a bit of sunshine, you are guaranteed to find somewhere that you will blow your mind in the old boot. For most people a…

5 Top Tips For Venice On A Budget

Venice is hands down one of the most beautiful cities the world has to offer. Every street, every bridge and every bend in the canal lead to yet more Venetian delights that are sure to blow you away. However, Venice has been renowned for its hefty price tag and for this reason many young travellers…

Drinking in Dublin: The Top 10

In a recent trip to Dublin I spent an entire 3 days wandering from pub to bar to wine cellar looking for the best places you can go to get drunk in this notoriously expensive city. As you can imagine, it was a real struggle: drinking cocktails, taking photos and flirting with Irish bartenders. But…

Travel The World At Dollywood, Tennessee

It was a difficult thing to hear that some people don’t know Dolly Parton has a multi-million dollar theme park when I moved to the UK. Mostly because for the past twenty-something years of my life my parent’s have held season passes and I have gone there several times a year since the time I…

How To Travel And Make Money At The Same Time

Travelling is great. Broadening horizons, encountering different cultures, or just getting lost somewhere hot and humid. But travel can also be expensive; accommodation, food, insurance and of course flights mean costs soon add up. But there is a simple way round this; work abroad. Whilst there are certain stigmas attached to season work, I couldn’t…

7 Things You Can Do In Washington, DC On A Backpacker’s Budget

Washington, DC might not seem like a budget location to travel to but, with all the Smithsonian museums being completely free, there are definitely ways to make this historic location a cheap trip. There are many things to do in DC within walking distance, or by metro, so it is hard to choose how best…

The Secret Gardens of Oxford

Summer is (hopefully) just around the corner, and it’s time to kick back and relax in of Britain’s beautiful gardens. Where better to unpack your picnic (i.e. Pimms and strawberries) than in the most quintessential of all British towns, Oxford?   Oxford University Parks Okay, so these ones aren’t so secret but that’s mostly because…