Travel



Hopping on the holiday saddle

7th April 2021

Want to get that authentic Yee-Haw experience without the hassle of gun fights and rustlers? Then a cattle drive holiday might be the post-Covid holiday for you.  When we think of cattle drives, most of us conjure up images of scenes in a long-forgotten wild west, with cowboys lassoing their horses, the odd gun fight ...


Stop solar travel! Protect life on Earth!

5th April 2021

We invest so much money to go into space – why not invest it in protecting the Earth first? On 19 February 2021, after travelling for almost seven months through space, NASA’s rover Perseverance landed on Mars. It is a triumph for mankind, with similar missions planned by other nations in the future. But should ...


Imagination destination

1st April 2021

In a world on lockdown, travel and holidays can only exist in our minds; so where would you go if you could be anywhere? “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the ...


Do vaccines set you free?

18th February 2021

Taking a look at the Covid-19 passport debate. In the chaos of the past year, the extensive outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic have somehow simultaneously brought humanity together and divided us as we’ve been forced to face the contingent dangers of our frailty. As we seem to be reaching the hopeful horizon of widespread vaccinations, ...


Hitchhiking: then and now

9th February 2021

Ruth Johns-Bishop takes us through the history of hitchhiking, and some common misconceptions behind it. Hitchhiking is thought to be a hippie trend of the past. Originating in the US last century, it became popular in the 1920s and 30s due to people having less money to spend on travel and a sparsity of transportation. ...


Pedalling through the pandemic

9th January 2021

Sports reporter Claire explores different ways we can venture on cycling holidays. The Covid-19 lockdown caused an explosion in bicycle sales, increasing cycling in the UK by as much as 200%. This means that the concept of a cycling holiday, or bicycle touring as it is otherwise known, is certainly one that will attract many ...


To Glas-stay or Glas-go?

28th December 2020

An international student explores whether it’s worth it to return to live in Glasgow next semester. With the announcement from the University that classes in semester two will also be largely online, you may be asking yourself: “Why should I return to Glasgow in January if all of my classes are going to be online ...


Alternative Christmases

24th December 2020

Ruth Johns-Bishop argues in favour of breaking tradition by travelling elsewhere for Christmas break. After being cooped up in our houses for so long, it’s tricky to remember a time when travel was totally possible. On top of the shorter days and grimy weather, it’s even more tempting to nosy at future travel ideas and ...


Swapping frost for Florida

24th December 2020

Christmas isn’t all about snowy wonderlands and sunset at 3pm – sometimes a tropical festive period is much better! With my grandparents living in Florida my whole life, I grew up spending most Christmas Eves on the beach, and the festive season surrounded by twinkling palm trees and the odd iguana. When we spent Christmas ...


Railway admin fees suspended for students travelling home for Christmas

4th December 2020

The suspension will last for the duration of the student travel window from 3 to 9 December. Students who booked train tickets to travel home before the announcement of the student transfer window can now rebook their tickets without being charged admin fees. Students who bought an advanced ticket before 11 November for a date ...