• Who Put The ‘I’ In International: Is English Really The Global Language?

    The barrier of language has proved globally to be an ongoing endeavour, with the ability to speak multiple languages fluently – especially for Brits – often being a ‘foreign’ concept. This is due to English being the world’s lingua franca, with 4 nations speaking English as their primary language...
  • Autumn Day Trips for Your Pre-Christmas Bucket List

    Even though Autumn is the mark of colder weather and shorter days – which would usually make you want to stay in and cosy up by the fire – it’s one of my favourite seasons to go out, whether that be walking the dog, riding a bike or going for...
  • Is Baghdadi’s Death the End of ISIS, or the Start of a New Era?

    After becoming the face of Jihad in 2014, Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi committed suicide on the 27th October 2019, during a US special forces raid on his hideout in Syria. The irony in Baghdadi’s death compared with his apparently extreme (to say the least) morals on pride, strength and...
  • Short Break Itinerary: Barcelona

    If you are looking for a short break, let me recommend Barcelona, Spain as the perfect place, where I recently spent four days. The city is perfect for anyone; whether your passion is architecture, historical buildings, beaches, football or just shopping, it can satisfy your needs. Even if you...
  • How (So)lo Can You Go?

    Travelling alone for the first time can feel like a massive challenge. You don’t have the safety net of your friends, there’s nobody to look after your oversized rucksack when you go to the loo, and more importantly, who is going to get that insta-worthy snap? “Being on your...
  • Japan: A New Tourist Hotspot?

    Japan is an island rich in culture, history and nature. Animé, sushi, technology, cherry blossom trees, Samurai and temples are just some aspects that have filtered through to a Western imagination of the country. The East Asian island hosts something for everyone, and in the last few years this...
  • Riding High or Plummeting Quickly: Have Theme Parks Had Their Day?

    Theme parks have long been an option for a day of family entertainment. The 1950s saw the first proper amusement parks open their doors to the public, including the world-famous Disneyland. Rides often included carousels, Ferris wheels and of course the adrenaline seekers dream: the roller coaster. Since then...