Our most clicked blogs for 2012

Published December 21st, 2012

In the spirit of the internet looking back before the New Year, today we decided to look at the Student Flights blogs that were. From road trips across the USA to a guide to being a mermaid in Vanuatu, we’ve had a lot of fun writing about our travels, tips, do’s, don’ts and other fun things that float our boat. And we’ve got a whole lot more in store for you next year so stay tuned and get ready for some serious travel inspiration.


So, without further adieu, we present to you our most clicked blogs for 2012:

Travelling solo
Ten tips for travelling alone
While travelling with a mate or a loved one can be a fantastic experience that brings you closer, sometimes it’s better to avoid the bickering, blame and ‘I thought you had the map’ conversations and just go it alone. If you’re waiting on finding that perfect person to travel with, why bother? You can do it alone and you’ll be surprised by just how fantastic solo travel can be. No need to cover all bases or worry about anyone else. Solo travel is a time to be selfish, where you can go where you want, when you want and discover who you really are along the way. Read more…

Street Food in Beijing
How to eat like a backpacker
From pastries in Paris to pizza in Rome and Peking duck in Singapore, a big part of the travelling experience is the food – no matter what you budget. You may be travelling on a backpacker’s budget but that doesn’t mean you’re destined to dine on McDonalds every night. You just have to be clever, sniff out the bargains and never turn down a buffet! Read more…


How much to save for your holiday
It’s the age old question – how much money will I need for my holiday? London’s accommodation can be expensive but many of their attractions are free admission, while in Hong Kong food can be expensive but transport is peanuts. And don’t even get us started on the exchange rates – maths was never our strong point! Read more…


top 5 travel myths


Top five travel myths – don’t believe what you hear!

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to travel. While some may be helpful, don’t believe everything you hear – particularly these five myths. Read more…

Rough Trade at Brick Lane
A hipster’s guide to London
So I’ll admit it. Most people of the non-hipster variety would probably term me as one. And they’re probably right. I instagram my breakfast on a regular basis. I drink cider. I dance to indie music. I like beards. I blog for a living. Yes, I’m a living cliché. So as you can imagine, being the self-admitted hipster that I am, on my recent trip to Europe I was in my element in London – the home of the hipster. With hip and happenin hotspots like Shoreditch, Hoxton Square, Dalston and Brick Lane among my must-visit areas, these’s were just some of my favourite finds. Read more…



Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.