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!  

“If you know me, you know I have a fear of pigeons…”

Olivia, 22, Hull, England “Okay, so people that know me, know that I have a fear of pigeons. Now I don’t care what you say or think about that, they are scary creatures. So it came as a little surprise to me on a family holiday to Italy, that, St Marks Square in Venice would […]

“Our teachers got us lost on the moors!”

Olivia, 22, Hull, England “We were in college on a trip to Haworth. Haworth is known as Brontë-country as it was the home of the incredible literature writers who we were studying in class. The day trip there was going really well; we’d eaten, been in a few shops, gone for a little walk, made […]

Summer camp – what is the process really like?

You may have dreams of going to an American summer camp this year, but how practical is it? And how long does the process really take? Read more about Summer camp – what is the process really like?

“I didn’t know whose vomit it was, I couldn’t remember…”

Olivia, 22, Hull, England “It was our first night in Miami, so we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. We’d gotten a flight from Boston, MA to Miami, FL for the third part of our travels. Our friend Chris, who we met at summer camp, lived in Miami and so he picked us […]

“From now on I’ll always avoid eye contact with people on planes…”

Olivia, 22, Hull, England “I was on the flight back from America all alone, and a few times already I had noticed this woman to the aisle on my right kicking up a bit of a fuss over nothing. I figured she was one of those self-importants. Anyway, about 2 hours into the flight, the […]

A journey to speaking Spanish…

Learning a language has been my goal many, many times. In secondary school, we had compulsory French classes – one hour a day, four times a week for which I miraculously managed to get a B grade. Looking back now, I definitely should have paid more attention and actually engaged in the lessons, but the […]

“My friend and I were refused our social security numbers…”

Olivia, 21, Hull, England “We had spent the entire summer working our butts off at a summer camp in America but to get paid our wages, we all had to take a trip to Social Security to get our social security numbers. My friend and I went on one of our days off. We walked […]

“I accidentally attended someone’s beach wedding”

Olivia, 21, Hull, England “I was on a family holiday with some of our family friends in Turkey, and one of the days we all went to a beach. Well it was a sort of beach, but it was more a lagoon as it wasn’t open waters. There was a bar, deck chairs, hammocks, water […]