Postcard of the Week: Berlin

Founded in 1237 under the name Cölln, Berlin is the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. With a population of around 3.5 million people, the city is one of […]

Postcard of the Week: Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay is off the north-east coast of Vietnam and is made up of 1,960–2,000 limestone islets, and it’s name in Sino-Vietnamese means “descending dragon”, due to its appearance: the […]

Guest Post: A Student’s Guide To Skiing

Olivia Stuart-Taylor weighs up the benefits of skiing on a trip organised by a University                 Imagine this: 1500 Durham University students, one resort, one week, three metres 3m of […]

Postcard of the Week: Florence

Italy is the fifth most-touristed country in the world and had an enormous 46.1 million international visitors in 2011, nearly as many as its population of 61 million people. Florence […]

Postcard of the Week: Greek Islands

Greece has around 6,000 individual islands, each surrounded by the clear, warm water of the Mediterranean Sea and each enjoying pretty much guaranteed sunshine all summer long. While Greece boasts […]

The Gap Year

On a personal note, of all my 22 years, my gap year was by far the best. Recently that status has been rocked by how much I also loved my […]

Living Abroad as a Graduate

University has finished and friends are either flocking to London or back to their home towns. The student lifestyle of lie-ins and copious free time is now but a memory […]

Postcard of the Week: Paris

A slightly unconventional angle of the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, built in 1889. Since then a whopping 250 million people have visited the tower.  Also beautiful during the daytime, […]