Stories

  • Mountain Biking Adventure

    Mountain biking is an exciting way to explore a new area when on holiday, but it can be as dangerous as it is thrilling. Mountain bikers tend to receive more severe injuries during accidents than other cyclists.

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  • How to Travel Safely in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is a beautiful country. Despite its touchy political situation and fragile economy, this landlocked jewel in Southern Africa is well worth a visit.

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  • Youth Travel Advice – York

    Going out in York. It reaches a point where young people want their independence; they are old enough to look after themselves. This may be true but with age comes experience and wisdom, and this should not be forgotten.

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  • Travelling Morocco

    I travelled to Morocco with a friend from college, Rachel, for two weeks. We arranged it through a company and it was made up of around 14 people of all ages, from the UK and Australia.

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  • Streetwise in Vietnam

    At the age of 32 I kinda thought I was really streetwise and at ‘one’ with surroundings! I have lived in various cities around the world and have learnt how to conduct myself as a adult – or so I thought!

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  • Accident in Vietnam

    The Financial Services Ombudsman has found Boots’ travel insurance, provider, AIG/Chartis, guilty of unreasonably using small print to avoid a claim and ordered them to pay in full.

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  • I was kidnapped

    More than three years have passed since this unfortunate event. Luckily, nothing tragic then happened to me. I was neither raped nor stabbed, sequestrated nor assaulted; I was only threatened.

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  • Terrifying Ordeal

    The trip to Nepal was something we’d been planning for nearly a year. Myself and three friends had booked a ten day trek around the Annapurnas in the Himalayas, followed by five weeks in India.

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  • A Gap Year with Gap Yah?

    Last year comedian Matt Lacey’s alter ego, the ridiculously annoying but hilariously funny ‘Orlando’, became an Internet sensation.

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  • Rebekka’s Story

    Rebekka was a 23 year old girl full of life who went backpacking for the first time in 2001. She travelled and worked for 8 months but unfortunately her time was cut short.

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