• Discover Nottingham: Gaming

    Nottingham is dense with gaming opportunities – from paintball to Virtual Realty. Take a tour of Impact’s favourite spots for you to get to know this year. BOARD GAME CAFES Board game cafes are pretty self-explanatory – the perfect place to relax with a group of friends, maybe between...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Riga

    A historical city centre with Baltic culture: 700,000 inhabitants live in Riga thus making it the largest city in the Baltic Sea. Although the official language is Latvian, English is understood and spoken – especially amongst the younger crowd. Widely known are the Old Town (Vecriga), a UNESCO World...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Berlin

    With everything from the East Side Gallery to free karaoke concerts, Berlin on a budget guarantees a good time. The beer, bratwurst and beautiful sights of Berlin are all only a 2-hour flight away, and with direct flights from East Midlands Airport for as little as £20, there really...
  • Home Run: Lisbon, Portugal

    It’s said that distance weakens even the best of relationships but, having lived abroad for almost two years now and in two different countries, I’ve come to the conclusion that being deprived of something makes you value it more. That is why, even though I have had the pleasure...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Tokyo

    Much to the dismay of student travellers, Tokyo has recently been ranked as the world’s most expensive city. However, while studying abroad for a year in central Tokyo, I discovered various money-saving methods in order to spend as little yen as possible. I became a somewhat professional in saving...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Ho Chi Minh City

    Talking to a friend about travelling to Vietnam, he casually remarked that I could take out VND 2,000,000 (yes, two million) and easily survive with this amount for the 5 days I had planned to spend there. Converting this ridiculously inflated currency back into GBP, you’ll be relieved and...
  • Adventure Thrifts: Copenhagen

    My friend and I were completely bogged down in the pre-Christmas slump of having trudged through 11 weeks of lectures, coursework and revision. We knew a holiday was needed and we knew we couldn’t actually afford one. After a drunken search of Skyscanner however, I realised we in fact,...