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The Fear Mongrel

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [1308]

As the new-old saying goes ‘a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle’. Well at least that is what I thought before attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in the UK, I know now that the international fight for ... Read more >

Tags: feminismneedsmen, globalsummittoendsexualviolenceinconflict, universal sexism, women

Stirling Castle and Inchmahome Priory

Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [1257]

LISTENING TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND PODCAST has given us a decent understanding of Scotland’s history, intertwined as it is with England's.  And so often the stories converge around Stirling Castle, sometimes under English control, sometimes ... Read more >

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 | By aolifu1992 | Views [1235] | Comments [1]

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The Isle of Mull and Iona Abbey

Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [1106]

NOT EVERY HOTEL AND B&B IS LISTED ON BOOKING.COM.  But when we couldn’t get a reservation on the Isle of Mull we decided it was too risky to take a ferry to the island on the chance we could find a place.  Instead we stayed at Oban ... Read more >

Supply Teaching 101

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [1090] | Comments [1]

At long last and far over due, I am writing a post about my recent experiences supply teaching in London. I have been lucky enough to spend time at a variety of lovely primary (aka elementary) schools in North London. Supply teaching in the UK is very ... Read more >

Tags: culture, learning, london, supply teaching, teacher

The First One - Killimanjaro Blog

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [605] | Comments [2]

 I am Tony Mattravers, a married father of one who has wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for many years. About two years ago, I was three and a half stone heavier than I am now, but took a decision to change my life, as I was not doing any exercise ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, killimanjaro, summit, trekking

Our Typical Weekend in London

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [601]

Big Ben was beautiful this past weekend, glistening in the sunlight through the branches of the trees lining the Thames. It surprised us as we explored in an effort to burn off the calories from the heaps of exquisite food we had downed at  Zoe's ... Read more >

Tags: big ben, fries, london, weekend, wembley

2014 Odyssey (how od remains to be seen )

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By marfee7 | Views [499] | Comments [3]

May 29 – September 1 Thursday 29 May 2014: Melbourne, Australia Our departure day for this year has dawned.  We have opted to travel to Tullamarine by bus. We are used to the concept that it takes longer to drive to the airport than ... Read more >

How I Fell in Love with London All over Again

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 | By aeileenr | Views [463]

"London smells like history." That's what I catch myself saying over and over again as  I ride along the river Thames on a bike. I am aware more than ever that history is greeting me with every corner turned and every street passed. Our biking ... Read more >

Tags: england, leadenhall market, london

Orange Jacket

Mon, 11 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [378] | Comments [1]

Another pic at the game-by the way, the most intriguing person to me in  the stadium wasn't Sergio Aguero, or some other player on the team, but more the guy in the orange jacket sitting at the front of each row. Now matter what happened on the ... Read more >

Tags: football

Block Workout

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 | By dan_and_nate | Views [377] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Hello World Nomads, Our film shares the story of us as two young travellers looking for a place to work out before embarking on a Eurotrip. We asked people where to go for an ass whooping and heard of a place in Brixton called Block Workout. After some ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

A Roof With a View

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [345]

The 360 degree view of the skyline of London at sunset was absolutely free. Lights twinkled, the cool crisp air tickled my skin, and my breath fogged slightly in the air, just enough to give the deep resonating sense that fall had arrived. ... Read more >

Tags: clf art cafe, date night, london, romance, roof, rooftop film club, sunset, view

A Night with Guy Fawkes

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By kate_ganna | Views [280] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Despite the fact that we’re not shooting video for living, both of us find enough inspiration and time to shoot some movies. We even made our own travel show ‘Tips On Trips’ while studying at the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). As members of UniTV ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

Hostel #2

Thu, 21 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [278] | Comments [2]

Well-for this part of the trip, which is the 3 day tour, I took the cheap route again and am staying in a hostel. It is a very different experience this time, though. I only have 3 roomates.  I should start off by saying the hostel looks like a ... Read more >

Tags: hostile, scotland

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in London

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [276]

The moment you have all been waiting for is here: The premiere post from guest-writer Paul. As Rachel’s non-travel-award-winning-other-half, I’m honored to present reasons why you should study in London. Although my experience is at the postgraduate ... Read more >

Tags: cheap, london, student, study abroad

London Food on the Cheap

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [268]

London has recently been ranked as the  most expensive city in the world  (surpassing even Hong Kong), but that surely doesn't stop travelers from visiting or even moving to the city. Whether the draw is summer work, sightseeing, or history, ... Read more >

Tags: budget, cheap, city, food, london, travel

Heatwaves, Spiders, Bastards, and a Pick and Mix Australian

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [256]

This year’s summer here in the UK has found me considering questions of identity, challenging “facts” about myself and where I belong, as well as taking advantage of a few opportune moments along the way to fall back on my Australian ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bastards, heatwave, pick and mix, spiders, uk

Tips on How to Survive London on a Working Holiday Visa

Sun, 9 Nov 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [232]

Multifaceted, ever-changing, often fickle; London is defined by it’s pace, density, and diversity. Multicultural and inclusive here, homogenous and exclusive there, but most often both, side by side. Neighbourhoods offering overpriced continental ... Read more >

Tags: london, uk, working holiday visa

The World in One Place: Passing Clouds

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By zoeandamelia | Views [223] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Amelia and I have known each other for little over a month. That may not seem like long to start working together, but what we have learnt through this high spirited and characterful journey is that we make a damn good team. We've battled night buses, ... Read more >

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South of England

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 | By emily_witenden | Views [178]

  After a short hour train ride I arrived in pulborough, near horsham..beck picked me up and it hardly felt like 5 years had passed! We weren't even the closest of friends in Kenya but clicked instantly, she made me feel very welcome..we drove ... Read more >

A place that deserves to be more famous than it is.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [178]

Ask any Australian about Jersey and the only thing they can think of is the cows. The small island is part of the UK, but just off the edge of France with French road names, is full of Polish people and with Parishes (or countys) like St. Johns, St. ... Read more >

Tags: castle, chip butty, cow, dolmars, friends, jersey, sunsets

See ya Scotland

Sun, 24 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [169] | Comments [3]

Today I am leaving my beloved Edinburgh, where I have spent a total of 6 nights in 3 different hotels/hostels. (in addition to the two nights in the Scottish Highlands/Skye).  The city is both stunningly beautiful and outrageously fun.  The ... Read more >

The Giant's Causeway

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [168]

THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY IS THE MOST POPULAR attraction along the Causeway Coastal Route.  Aside from the spectacular scenery, it is the only attraction - unless you are a golfer.  The natural beauty and geologic uniqueness of the Giant’... Read more >

Braveheart, the Bruce and the Queen of Scots

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [159]

THE ROYAL HIGHLAND FAIR HAS EDINBURGH TIED IN KNOTS.  Now I understand why the castle is in such pristine condition.  With only one bridge leading to the city there was no way an invading army could succeed.  It took us two tries and ... Read more >

A delight for the senses.

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [153]

Scotland has so thoroughly pampered my senses that writing about it soon after leaving, I feel like I should be relaxing with a cigarette and praying the neighbours were asleep. 'Touch' is probably the only sensation that hasn't been lured into loving ... Read more >

Tags: edinburgh, highlands, music, scotland, tours, whisky


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