Booking a Weekend Away

You can do more than you might think in a weekend – especially if you are able to travel on a Friday night to make the most of your trip. You will need to be organised, but part of the enjoyment is not needing to plan too much for a short amount of time, and being able to book the trip more last minute. You might need to be open to options if you do this, but it can make the trip more exciting. Weekend trips in the UK are popular because it will reduce the travel times – unless you are travelling to Scotland, in which case it might be advisable to fly due to the length of the journey. Most places you can fly to or get a... Read More »

Travelling to Bosnia this Summer

If you haven’t booked a summer holiday yet, there are some amazing parts of the world that would still be relatively cheap to travel to. Bosnia and Herzegovina is becoming more popular as a destination, with interesting cities, beautiful countryside and hot temperatures in the summer. Bosnia is slightly more difficult to fly to from the UK, but you can easily get a two-leg flight from Heathrow airport. This will usually go via Germany, possibly Cologne. If you are going to go to Bosnia, the easiest place to fly to is the capital, Sarajevo. This will take you a few days to explore, with all of its fascinating history. It is the location where World War I started, and you will be able to explore all of this through its... Read More »

Should you Learn the Language Before Travelling?

If you are travelling to another country, however short a period of time it might be for, it is always a good idea to learn some of the language if you can. You might well find that many people there already speak English – it is the most widely spoken language in the world. However, it never does any harm to learn some of the local language as well. If you do find yourself in a situation where someone doesn’t speak English, it is going to be very helpful speaking some of their language. You might find you need to ask for directions, or you might be travelling to somewhere more remote where people don’t speak English as much. It also shows that you appreciate the culture of the country... Read More »

Travel – It’s Good for the Soul

Many people enjoy a holiday once a year, spending some time relaxing in the sun and having quality time with family or friends. However, travel can be so much more than this – it’s something that is good for the soul. If you have the opportunity to travel for an extended period of time, it can be a life changing experience. If you want to travel more, make a commitment to yourself to do it. It’s one of the best things you can do, helping you to relax but also to have some amazing experiences that will make you a more well-rounded person. Your trip doesn’t have to be a long one – it’s possible for you to have a life changing experience over just a few weeks. If you... Read More »

Remembering to be Culturally Sensitive

Cultural sensitivity is so important, wherever you might be in the world. It’s essential you respect the people in the country you are visiting, and that you remember how to behave. It will show that you have done your research and you know how to conduct yourself. It is especially important to respect the religion of the country you are visiting. Dress modestly and always cover your knees and shoulders in a place of worship. You should be mindful of this if you are visiting a Muslim country, like Indonesia or Malaysia. You won’t be expected to cover up entirely, but dress respectfully and make sure you limit beachwear to the beach, where it is mostly tourists. Find out if the country has a king or queen, and look into... Read More »