Split – a mini guide

You’d probably never heard of Split before this year. Hey, some of you maybe haven’t heard of Split yet. Well, get ready folks, because, like the country in which it resides, the city of Split is poised to become a major destination in coming years. Split is Croatia’s second largest city (Zagreb beats it to…

Budapest – a mini guide

Ah beautiful Budapest. There’s nowhere quite like it. The pearl of the Danube, Budapest is split by said river into two distinct sides – Buda on the hilly, west side and Pest on the east bank. Each boasts their own unique character and sights. According to the Visiting Hungary website: “Suburban Buda and its historic…

Going solo

Loved up couples cuddling on the Eiffel Tower, group pics in the sun at the Trevi Fountain… but what about those lone travellers, hitting the track with just themselves and their backpack for company. Are they crazy or what? Read on to find out why travelling alone can be the best way to travel, and get…

Meet Tara – our new Travel Blogger

Earlier this year, we ran a competition to find our first ever travel blogger to share their thoughts, views, comments, images and videos on a fabulous three-week journey across Europe! We had a fantastic response to the competition, with some amazing entries – but unfortunately, there could only be one winner and the lucky blogger-to-be…

Venice – a mini guide

A city like no other, Venice  is situated across a group of over 100 small islands, separated by canals and linked by some 400 bridges. And of course, it is those stunning waterways which give the city its many monikers – the  City of Water, the City of Bridges, the Floating City, the City of…

Berlin – a mini guide

The hipster capital of Germany (and one of the largest capital cities in Europe), Berlin is a city that’s hard to define. For some it’s a hedonistic club mecca (Berliners love their techno), for others a living, breathing history hub, for others a culture and arts hotspot and yet for others, even more – a…

Hostel Focus: Czech Inn, Prague

Located in the trendy Vinohrady neighbourhood of Prague, the Czech Inn is in the perfect spot to discover the real Prague – close enough to the centre to be near the big attractions but just far enough away to have its own identity.  In fact, you may say that Vinohrady has it all, from beautiful…

Prague – a mini guide

Over the past ten to twenty years, Prague has worked itself higher and higher on travel lists – becoming one of those iconic European cities that you really have to see. That does, of course, means tourists – and lots of them. But hey, why miss out on a good thing just because it’s busy?…

Things we learned Interrailing

You could describe Interrailing as a rite of passage. After all, that first Interrailing trip marks a big change. Just a few weeks on the road and here you are –  a seasoned backpacker with a plethora of travel stories, tips and advice. Maybe you’ll go on to see more of Europe, an Interrailing trip…

Hostel Focus: Sir Toby’s, Prague

Following on from last’ week’s look at the chic Sophie’s Hostel in Prague, we are turning our attention to Sophie’s sister (or should we say, brother) hostel, Sir Toby’s, which is also based in Prague (district 7 to be exact). Housed in an Art Nouveau building, Sir Toby’s is located in the hip and artsy…

Hostel Focus: Sophie’s Hostel, Prague

You have probably seen our Facebook posts and retweets about the chic and sleek Sophie’s Hostel in Prague – this week we take a closer look at what Sophie’s, one of our accommodation partners, has to offer the intrepid Interrailer. First, the location. Sophie’s is located on Melounova 2, a quiet street in the New…

Hostel Focus: Flying Pig Uptown

In this week’s Hostel Focus, we put the spotlight on the Flying Pig Uptown hostel in central Amsterdam, situated at Vossiusstraat 46, overlooking the beautiful Vondelpark and next to one of the most popular nightlife spots around, the Leidseplein.   If staying in a converted, old-style Amsterdam mansion smack bang in the middle of the…