Tips from a Madrileña

EMILY JONES gives her top tips on how to have the perfect weekend in Madrid. We can definitely tell she’s a foodie! 1. Sangria This has to be at the top of the list. Sangria is my all time favourite drink and if you’re going to Spain it is a must. The best sangria in […]

Why moving to Spain was definitely a challenge…

BY EMILY JONES Moving to Spain was definitely a challenge, but unlike the other people I met, I arrived in Madrid with a basic grasp of Spanish. I studied the language at GCSE and tried to take it as an A-level, however, after only three months I dropped the class because I felt it was […]

Living in Spain: Expectation Vs Reality

BY EMILY JONES Expectation – Sunshine and sangria every day Reality – It was February so no sunshine until April and it was cold wet and grey. Expectation – People would be super impressed with my Spanish Reality – As soon as I open my mouth people just talk to me in English and don’t […]

Why my solo trip on a quick city break to Copenhagen gave me the best day ever

One of the best days of my life was when I went travelling alone for the first time. I impulsively booked a two-day trip to Copenhagen, a part of Europe I had always wanted to see. BY EMILY JONES I arrived on a Thursday night and headed straight to my hostel. My Danish friend, Emilia, […]

ITALY VLOG TRAILER

One of the For Real Travel team has just visited Italy for a week, seeing some world-famous tourist sights in Rome, Florence and Pisa… This 30 second city guide trailer shows just a small portion of what Olivia got up to – FULL Italy vlog coming soon!  

What I wish I had been told when I moved to a foreign country: as told by a Norwegian

There’s a lot of preparation to be done before moving to another country, but what I have learnt is that no matter how much you prepare in advance, you just can’t be fully prepared for everything that comes your way. And what I found most difficult after having moved abroad to England was (quite unexpectedly) […]

Why Copenhagen is worth the expensive price tag

University of Lincoln student, Theo Osborn, talks us through one of his favourite travel trips.
BY THEO OSBORN

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15 Insta pics that will put Iceland on your bucket list

1) Wow.     2) Double W O W.   View this post on Instagram Winter vibes. Iceland continues to stay at the top of my list, being here in the cold is such a crazy experience. . . . . . . #lonelyplanet #visualsoflife #beautifuldestinations #artofvisuals #aov #landscapelovers #travelstoke #earthpix #earthfocus #instagood10k #wildnernessculture #collectivelycreate […]

You can actually have a Pride & Prejudice themed holiday

The 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride & Prejudice was an instant hit. Starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, the film utilises England’s stately homes and rural countryside to re-create Elizabeth Bennet’s world. So for fans of the film, here’s our guide on the places to see in order to have a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ holiday.
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