Travel Tattoos – everything you need to know

Nearly everyone you meet while travelling either has travel tattoos or wants them. I’ve got two so far and I’m saving up for a third. So what’s my advice when trying to pick your first tattoo? BY EMILY JONES 1. Meaning For me, I would only want something inked on my body if it has […]

Why working festivals is the best thing you can do with your summer on a budget

Why would you work a festival rather than pay to attend? The answer seems obvious, because it’s cheaper right? Well actually I’m headed to my favourite festival in a few months and I can afford to buy a ticket but I’d rather work as a part of the team. BY EMILY JONES Being festival crew […]

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!  

“I lost my all my luggage…”

Theresa, 23, Møre og Romsdal, Norway “I lost my luggage on a class-trip to Rome and it was all my fault… To take you back to the very beginning of the story, our journey towards Italy and Rome started very early in the morning. As this embarrassing incident happened over three years ago, I can’t […]

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) […]

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 […]

“I was attacked by bees!”

Sam, 20, Lincoln, England “We were going to Nottingham for a trip. As soon as we were there, it was straight for the trees to climb. Knowing I was in for some serious climbing, I brought a water bottle with me. But within a minute, disaster struck. Barely one foot had stepped on the tree […]

“I got everything robbed in Valencia”

Shocked. That’s what we were when we received a tweet from @imlaurenbate telling us her travel story: “I got everything robbed in Valencia”. Here’s what happened.     What happened? We had decided to spend Christmas with my family in Spain. It was the first Christmas with my new boyfriend, now fiancé. We decided to […]