Travel



Scratching the travel-bragging itch

7th May 2022

Flora Gosling explains why scratch maps are just made for showing off. Showing off your travels has come a long way in the last 20 years. Social media has revolutionised the way we keep friends and family up-to-date about all the glamorous places we visit; we can share minute-by-minute updates about our wonderful experiences all ...


Should the world be our oyster?

17th April 2022

How to travel ethically without supporting governments that have bad human rights records.  When thinking of places to travel, chances are the type of government and the human rights policies within the country are low on your list of decision-factors. After all, when there’s a cheap flight available, why not take that trip to Turkey ...


Auckland Reviewed

28th December 2021

Is Auckland the cultural hub of New Zealand, or a boring warehouse? Flora Gosling describes her experience. If you ever travel to New Zealand/Aotearoa, odds are the first place you’ll go is Auckland. It’s the largest city in the country, with nearly a third of the population of the country living there, and so you ...


Packing light: how to make travelling that bit easier

24th December 2021

Claire Thomson offers advice on travelling while keeping the baggage to a minimum. We’re all starting to get excited about the prospect of going away for the weekend again, but the thought of what to pack often makes us want to stay at home. It’s always the what-if situations that scare us into overpacking and ...


It’s okay to travel alone

19th December 2021

Sports Editor Claire Thomson explains the merits of solo travel for improving your trips and your confidence. Travelling alone may seem an extremely daunting and scary concept, but it has the power to be so rewarding on many different levels. So many people often view solo travelling as either dangerous and making yourself vulnerable, or ...


Sub-no-way: the shortcomings of Glasgow’s transport systems

16th November 2021

Why can we fix public transport for COP26, but not for Glasgow’s residents? While I was driving into the city the other day, I saw a sign above the M8 that read “COP26 IN TOWN. THINK BUS/TRAIN”.  There’s a couple of ironies present in that sentence. First, I drove into town and I’m writing an ...


Travel disruption to hit West End during COP26

13th October 2021

Students should make alternative travel arrangements as many routes connecting the West End are to be closed. The Scottish Government is running a campaign to encourage the public to plan ahead for travel over the duration of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October-12 November. The scale ...


Mapping your way through Scotland

7th September 2021

Online Editor Zein offers her top five must-see spots within hours of Glasgow As COVID restrictions begin to ease and normality is at our fingertips, the itch to travel and explore the unknown returns. As an international student, I made it my mission to learn more about Scotland’s beautiful culture and explore some of its ...


Home Away from Home: Aberdeen

5th September 2021

Ishani Mukherjee found peace amongst the pandemic in locked-down Aberdeen Identifying and finding “home” in a new place is strange. The world has been capsized since the pandemic hit. How does one claim a space they have barely known, or how do you let go of your plans of thriving in a new city while ...


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 ...