5 Coolest Carnivals for Partying (and they AREN’T Rio or Venice!)

Carnival time is fast approaching, and while Rio and Venice tend to steal the limelight we thought we’d compile some lesser-known but equally fun carnivals around the globe. So don’t follow the crowds… well, actually do follow the crowds (it is a carnival after all) but...

Island Hopping in Croatia 2013

Croatia is cool for many reasons: the vibrant capital city of Zagreb, sparkling blue seas on the Adriatic coastline and a relatively low cost of living are just a few. One of the most popular destinations in Croatia is Split and...

5 Top Student Party Destinations in Europe

Summer’s nearly here, so chop-chop with your holiday plans. If you’re cash-strapped, book your break now to save more money for beers on the beach! Forget tacky package deals and paying through your teeth for organized bar crawls. There are loads of...

How to Make Friends in Hostels

– Written by Victoria Philpott The best thing about staying in hostels – apart from the price, location and ease – is meeting other travellers. If you’ve just arrived in your hostel, talk to people who’ve been there a while and...

10 Things to Do in Dublin For Under €10

The lively capital of Dublin is packed full of top-class restaurants, 1,000 years of history and legendary Temple Bar nightlife, but most backpackers can feel priced out of having a great time. Luckily there are still plenty of cheap things to do...

11 things to do in Edinburgh under €10

€14.50 for Edinburgh Castle?! Surely there are cheaper thrills than that in Scotland’s most beautiful city? Chic and cosmopolitan, Edinburgh attractions can be pricey, but there’s more to Scotland’s capital than bagpipes and kilts flapping in the breeze. Dubbed the “Athens of the...

How to Spend 48 Hours in Dublin

By Caitlin Kasunich
You certainly don’t need the luck of the Irish to find your fair share of things to do in Dublin. From cheery pubs to ancient castles and spine-chilling prisons, this upbeat and friendly capital surely...

10 Cheap Things To Do In Belfast

– Written by Victoria Philpott Belfast’s nightlife is buzzing, the parks are clean and green, and the city is filled with history. Just two of Belfast’s many claims to fame include the fact that the Titanic was built here, and the...

10 Really Cheap Things to Do in Kiev

The capital of the Ukraine, Kiev, is a city rich in history and beautiful architecture, with countless cathedrals and monasteries, and open, leafy streets. Perched on wooded hills overlooking the vast river Dniepr, Kiev seems to be made for the budget traveller...