La Gatería Cat Café in Mexico City

Cats in La Gateria Cat Cafe Mexico City

UPDATE:  I have just found out that the Gateria Cat Cafe is sadly closed.  They still have an online shop where you can buy things for your kitty, and a Facebook page to adopt cats but the cat cafe is no more. Why don’t you check out these other posts instead: 10 Awesome Things to […]

2016 in Review, and Plans for 2017

I wasn’t going to do one of these posts, but sometimes it’s important to look back at and appreciate what you have achieved, and to see more clearly what you want to do this year!  2016 was an incredible year for me – full of adventure and amazing destinations, but also tinged with some difficult times. […]

Free Walking Tour of Mexico City: Estación Mexico

The Cathedral in the Zocalo Mexico City - Things to do in Mexico City

I am often sceptical about walking tours, preferring to wander around a city to do sightseeing by myself, at my own pace.  However, when I was invited by Estación Mexico to join their free walking tour of Mexico City, how could I turn them down?!  After doing their walking tour in Mexico City Centre, and […]

10 Travel Tips That Will Make Your Next Trip A Breeze

In my years of travelling, and working in hotels, and having so many frustrating moments of ‘oh crap why did I do that??’  I have learned a few tricks along the way that help make your oh so stressful journey just a little more enjoyable.  Some may be obvious, some maybe not, but these have […]

How Can I Afford to Travel Full Time?

How can I afford to travel full time

I often get asked this question. People tend to assume that to travel I must have a lot of money. True, last year when I travelled around South America I spent around £14,000 – which is not an easy amount of money to save! But, before you assume I am a privileged little rich kid, […]

How to Survive Spending Christmas Abroad

How to Survive Spending Christmas Away from Home - Girl in the snow looking up and smiling

This will be my third Christmas away from home.  When I say home, I haven’t lived with my parents for 16 years, so I really mean that this will be my third Christmas when I spend the day with my family.  Being away from our families and friends at Christmas and other special dates can […]

Five Places to Visit in Brazil After Rio de Janeiro

Places to Go in Brazil - Sugarloaf Sunset Rio

Rio de Janeiro is on many a traveller’s bucket list.  Spectacular beaches, the iconic statue of Christ, magnificent views from Sugarloaf Mountain, and who could forget the biggest party on Earth, Carnival!  If you are lucky enough to visit Rio, you are in for a treat!  And while you are in Brazil, why not extend […]

Is Venezuela Safe to Visit?

Mural of Cahvez, Bolivar and Maduro

Sadly, Venezuela is no longer on the agenda for most travellers, backpackers and tourists, due to the problems in the country and worries about safety.  Now officially the most dangerous country in the world (that isn’t at war), most people choose to stay away.  Even Venezuelans who can leave are fleeing in their hundreds, but […]

Sucre: What to do in Sucre Bolivia

Backpacking Bolivia - Cholitas in Sucre Bolivia

I had heard great things about Sucre, and was looking forward to my visit.  After my lovely stay in Samaipata, I returned for one night to Santa Cruz, to catch a flight the next morning to Sucre. For the rest of my trip I’d promised myself I would take buses or trains, but as time […]

My Love Affair with Barcelona

Barcelona Lolly in the Boqueria Market

It all started for me when I was at University in Leeds back in 2003, and the time had come to choose our year abroad options.  I was studying French & Spanish, and for me it was an easy choice to pick Spain over France, but as for a specific location I didn’t have a […]