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Will Jones

Will Jones

Will has lived in London for half a decade and still feels like a tourist. He spends his days being the Editor of gapyear.com and looking forward to a time when Boris Bikes are replaced with jetpacks. Follow him on Twitter @willjackjones.

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The 12 best places to travel in April 2022

The 12 best places to travel in April 2022

In the northern hemisphere, spring is in full flow once April comes around. Down south? Okay, the weather can get a little dicey, but there is still plenty to love about travelling in the month of Aphrodite. This month is named after the Greek goddess of love, and our humble planet doesn’t let the side down. April is filled with romantic travel options for couples, singles, polyamorous folks, and everyone else. The best places to travel in April cover plenty of ground, from one of the best-kept secrets in Europe to cherry blossoms in the capital of modern democracy. There is no bad time to travel, but there is something about April that really appeals. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best places to travel

The 10 best places to travel in March 2020

The 10 best places to travel in March 2020

Spring has sprung (or at least limped trembling out the shadowy depths of February) and it’s time to celebrate new life with new horizons. But what are the best places to travel in March? There’s a whole world out there, begging to be explored—from the souks of Morocco and the orangutan-filled jungles of Borneo to the mesmerising mosques of Istanbul and the mighty forts of the rose-hued city of Jaipur in India. Fortunately for you, all those excellent ideas feature in the following list of recommendations, and there’s plenty more where they came from. Get your travel boots on this March: adventure awaits!  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best places to travel

Os melhores destinos para viajar em Março de 2020

Os melhores destinos para viajar em Março de 2020

A Primavera chegou (bom, pelo menos já a vemos emergir, trémula, das profundezas sombrias de Fevereiro) – tempo de celebrar a vida nova e os novos horizontes. “Mas onde?” Há todo um mundo pronto a explorar, desde os souks marroquinos, às selvas cheias de orangotangos em Bornéu, às fascinantes mesquitas de Istambul e às majestosas fortalezas de Jaipur. Felizmente para si, todas estas ideias magníficas constam da lista de recomendações que aqui lhe apresentamos – e há muito mais. Calce as botas de viajante neste mês de Março e parta à aventura! Recomendado: Dez escapadinhas por Portugal

Os melhores destinos para viajar em Fevereiro de 2020

Os melhores destinos para viajar em Fevereiro de 2020

Fevereiro é uma altura em que sair da cidade se torna, mais do que uma boa opção, necessário. Se houvesse mês do ano que, se pudesse, lhe daria um calduço na nuca para acordar, certamente seria este. Por esta altura, a escandalosa gula do mês de Dezembro já passou de vergonha profunda a nostalgia, e o optimismo alucinante que acompanha habitualmente as resoluções dos primeiros dias de Janeiro já amadureceu, dando lugar a uma relutante aceitação de futilidade. Além disso, o tempo está uma desgraça. Mas não tem de ser assim. Pobre leitor, precisa de férias. Ou uma escapadinha, o que lhe queira chamar. Uma pausa. Nós ajudamo-lo. Continue a ler que temos sugestões. Entre viajar de carro pela África do Sul, ver uma majestosa cascata na Venezuela e visitar os parques nacionais do Nepal e da Etiópia, aqui encontra os melhores lugares para viajar em Fevereiro. Nem tudo está perdido.  Recomendado: Escapadinhas no interior de Portugal 

Os melhores destinos para viajar em Janeiro de 2020

Os melhores destinos para viajar em Janeiro de 2020

Ano novo, vida nova! Dezembro acabou e Janeiro vai de vento em popa. É hora de sair do sofá e encarar de frente as resoluções que fizemos na noite de passagem de ano. Se viajar foi uma delas, então estamos aqui para ajudar. Nós percebemos – Dezembro deu muito trabalho. Entre jantares de Natal, listas de presentes e chegar ao fim das festas, o nosso nível de stress entrou em estado crítico. Está na hora de relaxar com um horizonte azul pela frente.  Nesta lista vai encontrar toda a inspiração que precisa para planear a próxima viagem – e como quanto mais rápido, melhor, estes são os melhores destinos para viajar em Janeiro e começar o ano da melhor forma. Desde a solaranega África à invernosa Escócia, não vão faltar razões para marcar essa viagem. Recomendado: Escapadinhas no interior de Portugal 

The best places to travel in February 2020

The best places to travel in February 2020

February is less a good time to get outta town than it is an essential one. If a calendar month could conceive how to slap you round the face with the wet fish of reality, February would be that month. The outrageous gluttony of December has already morphed from a thing of deep shame to starry-eyed nostalgia, while the dizzying optimism accompanying January’s resolutions has matured into a grudging acceptance of futility. And the weather’s shite. But it doesn’t have to be this way! You poor thing. You need a holiday or vacation or whatever you want to call it. A break! We can help! Keep reading; we have suggestions. From a road trip through South Africa and a stunning waterfall in Venezuela to national parks in Nepal and Ethopia, these are the best places to travel in February. All hope is not lost. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best places to travel

The best places to travel in January 2020

The best places to travel in January 2020

Rejoice! December is finished, January’s in session. Time to peel yourself off the couch, embrace the sweet naivety of resolutions, and start cramming your head with inspiration rather than mince pies. We’re here to assist with that last one. We get it—December was hard work. Always is. You deserve some relief—blue skies, not blues. You'll find plenty of travel inspiration on our list of the best places to travel in January. From sunny Africa and Australia to wintery Scotland and China, you'll find a reason to vacation in no time at all. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best places to travel

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Five ways to win at rush hour in London

Five ways to win at rush hour in London

To live and work in this great city, compromises must be made – like dealing twice a day with the spirit-sapping, soul-sucking commute. Whoever coined the phrase 'rush hour' must have been referring to the rush of happiness you feel once it’s over. Your tube station gobs you out into the street and personal space becomes a thing again. No matter. Take note of these five ways to make the experience a little less awful – and perhaps even enjoyable.   Showtime #londonstyle #tube #londontube #showtime #underground #londonunderground #polefreeze A photo posted by staciewrath (@staciewrath) on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:21pm PDT  1. Break etiquette Start small: try standing on the wrong side of the escalator for three seconds. The next day, try four seconds, and so on. Make fleeting eye contact with another human. Maybe smile. If you’re feeling dangerously reckless, strike up a conversation. Your fellow commuters will pull faces like they’ve undergone sudden invasive examinations but who cares: you’ll forever be known as a maverick. People will remember you, perhaps even change carriages to avoid you. Soon you’ll have enough space to do circuit training.   A photo posted by @london_bike_and_beer_group on Sep 28, 2015 at 2:02am PDT  2. Cycle Seriously, just try it. Even if you need to travel ten miles. It's always easier than you think it will be and is usually quicker than public transport. A lot of London is flat, so if you plan your route carefully you can probably do the journey