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Writing retreats expat experience

Why writing can make a great expat experience better

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"We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand," wrote CS Lewis. Author and expat Jo Parfitt explains why she believes writing can benefit expats.

A cycling tour of East London

A cycling tour of East London

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With an abundance of trendy boroughs, river walks and parks to peruse, London is the perfect place to head during the summer months, and there’s no better way to see the city than aboard one of the thousands of public bikes available to rent from handy docking stations all around town.

Work and volunteer abroad

A to Z guide of the world’s groups 'without borders'

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You can easily work abroad, volunteer, or meet new people in a diversity of interests – dogs, entrepreneurs, knitting, mothers, soccer, teachers, theatre, technology, translators and more.

Best stag parties in Europe

10 best and worst stag do destinations in Europe

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Stag party organiser Ampilot compiles a list of the top 10 stag night destinations, according to reviews from British men.

Shopping in the UK

Shopping in the UK

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Whether you want to buy a new sofa, a pair of boots or a new light bulb when you're in the UK, you need to know where to go. Read on to find out where to shop in the UK.

General clubs for internationals in the UK

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Whether you're looking to mix with a wide variety of internationals or just meet new people locally, here is a selection of clubs and groups that may help.

Rick Steves: Biking in Europe - a bridge over cultural barriers

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Travel writer Rick Steves explains the benefits of getting in the saddle.

Rick Steves: The art and value of journaling as you travel

Rick Steves: The art and value of journaling as you travel

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Travel writer Rick Steves explains why writing about your travels sharpens your ability to observe and creates a souvenir you'll always cherish.

How to get the most out of summer sales

How to get the most out of summer sales

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Summer sales have hit the major cities across Europe, but caution is the watch-word according to stylist Carina van der Kloet, who offers some tips to help us shop wisely.

Rick Steves: Tips for traveling solo

Rick Steves: Tips for traveling solo

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Going it alone this summer? Rick Steves explains why some of the best trips are those you take by yourself.

Rick Steves: Bicycle touring in Europe

Rick Steves: Bicycle touring in Europe

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Travel writer, Rick Steves takes a look at cycling your way across the continent.

Making friends on the open road

Making friends on the open road

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Evelyn Hannon shares her advice for women traveling solo.

National associations and societies in the UK

National associations and societies in the UK

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Listed here are official cultural centres of particular countries to less formal national associations. Many run event programmes for members and some have premises to visit.

National women's groups and clubs in the UK

National women's groups and clubs in the UK

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Here are some popular national groups and clubs for women up and down the country.

Australia-Pacific social networking groups and clubs in the UK

Australia-Pacific social networking groups and clubs in the UK

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All work and no play? Here we list social clubs relating to Australia-Pacific nationalities across the UK.



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