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The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

Posted a month ago in Asia

4 min readBackpacking is the dream, but don’t let those inevitably difficult moments as you explore the world on a shoestring cloud your judgement of how lucky you are to be on this adventure. There is something impossibly appealing about the ‘one-way ticket and let’s see what happens’ philosophy when it comes to travel. We … Continue reading The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

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USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

6 min readThe goodbye’s have been made, the train tickets booked, the last leg of Tom’s unforgettable year on his US Grad Visa is coming to an end…but not until his epic 4,000km US adventure! If you missed Part One, read it here. New York to Chicago – Lake Shore Route: Departure at 3.40pm on … Continue reading USA East To West Coast: Chasing The Great Lakes From NY To Chicago [Part Two]

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[QUIZ]: Where Should You Travel In 2017?

0 min readAustralia? Canada? Interrailing? J1? Thailand? Aaaaaaaargh! For most people, the places you visit in the next 12 months will sit proudly in your highlights of 2017. There are only so many days off work/college, funds to work with however and it can be a little stressful decided how best to use these to … Continue reading [QUIZ]: Where Should You Travel In 2017?

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Brilliant Infographic Shows What Each Country In The World Does Best!

Posted 6 months ago in Asia

1 min readThey say that everybody is best at doing something, whether that’s playing football (Lionel Messi) or blowing Malteasers up in the air and catching them in your mouth (my cousin Adele). Can the same be said for a country?

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16 Things Only Irish People Experience When Abroad

3 min readWhether you’ve lived abroad or just went on holiday somewhere, chances are you will have experienced at least one of the following: 1. Tea is never as good in other countries. 2. Neither is Guinness, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk (and other snacks) or dairy products. I could write a page on each ranting about … Continue reading 16 Things Only Irish People Experience When Abroad

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The Backpackers You’ll Meet When Travelling.

Posted 7 months ago in Asia

9 min readThere are many *ahem* interesting characters you’ll meet when you travel, especially if you’re backpacking and staying in hostels. You’ll meet people from all different backgrounds; some lovely, some very annoying and some that are just utter weirdos. Wherever you go you are bound to meet at least one of the 16 types … Continue reading The Backpackers You’ll Meet When Travelling.

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USIT’s Travel Tunes on Spotify: 75 Of The Best Songs To Fuel Your Travel Bug

3 min readTime. Well. Spent. We had ourselves a little crusade last week, why drawing on all of our collective travel experience (it’s quite a lot) and time discovering the kind of songs that will make you involuntarily smile, causing your hairs to stand up as you think about the adventures that lie ahead.

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Is This Game Of Thrones Best Set Location Yet? Exploring Muriola Beach, Spain

1 min readNorthern Ireland, Malta, Croatia, Iceland, Morrocco – Five destinations whose popularity with tourists has exploded in recent years. It’s thanks in large part to the hordes of Game of Thrones fans wanting to visit the scene of Cerci’s Walk of shame in Dubrovnik or the site of Jon Snow & Ramsay Bolton’s epic ‘Battle … Continue reading Is This Game Of Thrones Best Set Location Yet? Exploring Muriola Beach, Spain

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USIT does Sziget 2016! How To Survive Europe’s Best Festival And Why You Have To Go in 2017!

8 min readI’ll be honest, I have been periodically checking I still have a pulse ever since returning from seven of the most unforgettable days at Sziget 2016, Budapest’s ‘Island of Freedom’ and arguably the Best Festival anywhere in Europe. 

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Five Reasons Why September Is the Best Time To Go InterRailing

3 min readWhen you stop to think about it, Europe is actually pretty small. Look at a World Map and it becomes apparent that you can get from Dublin to Athens quicker than Perth to Sydney. It’s no surprise then that InterRailing has been, and will continue to be, one of the most diverse summer … Continue reading Five Reasons Why September Is the Best Time To Go InterRailing

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