Travel

Giftshop in the Clouds: Poems Inspired by Travel

Giftshop in the Clouds I want to say I dragged my girlfriend out of bed. It sounds dramatic and a good opening line, but I didn’t. I just woke her up earlier than she would have liked. I was dressed already...

5 of the Best Free Travel Apps

Travelling a new country can be exciting but a little overwhelming, between trying to familiarise yourself with the language, public transport system and trying not to miss out on any of the fun activities a c...

How to Travel Around Europe on a Budget

With longer days and brighter skies, it’s clear that summer travel is just around the corner. If the hot weather has given you the holiday bug and you are trawling through the internet for cheap transport in E...

A History Student’s Guide to Belfast

Over reading week, I jumped on a train and head up north to Belfast. Every year pre-COVID I’ve tried to get away and see somewhere new, whether it be in Ireland or Europe. I have seriously missed having this f...

How to Make the Most of Time After Covid

Where on earth did the time go? When I look back on 2020, the months take on a haze of dimly-lit images: my bed, my jogging route, the living room, my laptop. I think it’s fair to say that in spite of the hous...

Running for Beginners

Once again, your New Years resolution is to start running. And you appear to have come to me for advice. Let me preface this by saying: I am in no way a running expert. I am a begrudging convert to the spo...

Ireland Staycation ideas for this summer

As lockdown restrictions have begun to relax, Ireland and Northern Ireland have confirmed that hotels and holiday destinations will be reopening from 20th July. With so many of us no longer being able to jet a...