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The ten most annoying things backpackers do and say

Backpacking is great. We're all for it. In fact, if you have the time and the resources, book your ticket today; we'll guarantee it'll be the best money you'll ever spend. If you've spent much time on the road, you'll be aware that backpackers are a mixed bag. On the whole, they're a lot of fun and... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

Five backpacker life hacks to take around the globe

Backpacking around the world is one of those experiences that everyone should enjoy - and the great thing is that taking a gap year is no longer the sole preserve of young people.No matter what your age, you'll need to be really clever about what you fill your trusty backpack with, as space is limit... Read more

Advice for older travellers

We're only going to say this the once, so listen up - age doesn't matter. Well, unless you're a cheese or a wine, and we're going to take a wild guess and assume that you're neither of those. People are retiring earlier, saving harder and travelling further than ever before. 'Grey gappers' (older b... Read more

The ten types of people you'll meet on your travels

From the secretly-hateful couple to the elderly pair who spend all day in the bar knocking back cocktails, the average holiday features ten types of people you'll be very familiar with. We've compiled a list of them here; it's by no means exhaustive, but it's a good start. The couple on their honey... Read more

The best things to do in Berlin this spring

It's only a 90 minute flight away, and it's a much-loved destination for honeymooners, backpackers, grey gappers and everyone in between. The 'sexy but poor' city of Berlin has to be seen to be believed; if you're heading there this spring, here are the best attractions to take it. Brandenburger To... Read more

How to travel like a hipster

Hipsters, whether you like it or not, are here to stay. And sometimes they'll even squander some of their hard-earned start-up cash on an easyJet ticket and leave the UK, much like the rest of us - although we'll admit that's pretty mainstream. If you want to spread your personal brand of cool arou... Read more

Which countries should be on your bucket list?

If you’re new to travelling and you’d like to see the world, you’re probably wondering where to start first. We’ve asked some seasoned backpackers about their favourite holiday destinations, and why they love them so much; so, if you’re looking for ideas, here are the countries and places that they... Read more

Don't miss out on London's top beer gardens this summer

It's hard enough to find a decent boozer in London, let alone one with a pub garden where you can catch some rays when the sun's out. If you're new to London, or you're about to set off on a city break to the Smoke, you'll need to know where to camp to when you've found your hotel and you're ready ... Read more

5 city breaks that'll let you escape from Black Friday

The horror (excitement, surely? Ed) of Black Friday is coming soon, and if you’d like to escape the mad frenzy for bargains, we’ve found five suitable mini breaks which will let you unwind without a mad purchasing spree. Well, you’re bound to do a bit shopping - but you won’t be faced with a baying ... Read more