With the development of apps like Facebook and Instagram, social media has seemingly revolutionised the way we travel. When I was younger, I remember the ordeal of planning family holidays through a travel agent: explaining the type of trip we wanted, laying out our budget and ultimately choosing our destination from a selection presented to us in a catalogue. Today, I struggle to recall the last time I even considered visiting a travel agents. Now my primary travel inspiration comes from social media, as I’m sure it does for many other young people.
For most people, starting university is their first experience of living away from home. Staying in halls is an amazing way to transition to independent living: learning to cook for yourself, doing your own laundry and generally managing your time however you like, aside from the time you spend studying....