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Category Archive: Travel tip

Aug 28 2013

Getting to Grips with InterRail

I watched a TV programme earlier this year about Michael Portillo, a former politician, who travelled around Europe by train.  I longed to do something like that so I was really excited when I was given the opportunity of doing something similar but without the TV cameras. This was my chance to travel around Europe …

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Aug 19 2013

7 Money-Saving Transport Tips for Travelling around the UK

People often consider travelling around the UK to be really expensive. Yes, it can be expensive but there are ways of cutting costs and travelling more cheaply. A recent journey from London to Exeter a couple of weekends ago got me thinking about this.  On that Friday evening, I was working out my best option …

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Jul 29 2013

Teaching English at Summer Schools & Independent Travel

Since qualifying as a Trinity TESOL teacher in 2010, I have worked on an ad hoc basis teaching English in a couple of local schools.  I had originally signed up for the course so I could teach English to fund my travels but it didn’t quite work out like that until recently. If you’ve been …

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Jul 08 2013

Five Tips for Travelling in France by Train

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I have recently travelled around part of France by train and learned a few things along the way that I thought was worth sharing, as I did when I travelled around Italy by train. 1.  Travel to Charles de Gaulle Airport from Lille rather than Paris When I was in Lille in May, I considered …

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Jul 01 2013

Luggage Storage while Travelling

When I travel from one place to the next by train or bus, I sometimes arrive early, have to change to another mode of transport, or have to vacate my accommodation (baggage and all) hours before my next train or bus.  That means I have time to explore a place for a few hours, which …

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Jun 24 2013

Organised Trips in Independent Travel…Really?

As you will be well aware now, this blog is about independent travel but what do I mean by that?  By independent travel I don’t necessarily mean travelling solo, which is often what it gets confused with, I mean travel that isn’t organised by an external company but something you organise yourself.  I tend to …

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