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, […]


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!  

Quick Fire Questions about travel with student Theo Osborn

Theo is currently in his third year at the University of Lincoln studying Journalism, and he loves to travel. Plus, he hasn’t always lived in England. When he was about 7-years-old, his entire family relocated to Cyprus, where he lived for four and a half years – he even had to go to a Cypriote […]

“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?

“This man started screaming at us in German…”

Maria, 22, Hull, England “We were in Berlin on a school trip in year 10, and it has to be the best trip we had at school. Seeing the Reichstag, the remains of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate to name a few… incredible. Anyway, on one of the days, we went to a Christmas […]

“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 […]