What Would You Do With £5k?

Anarctica - A Dream Destination

What would you do with £5000 to spend on travel?  Hmmmm what would I do with £5000?  I am thrilled to say that I have been shortlisted in the Affordable Travel category of the Post Office Travel Blogger Awards 2018, and the prize is up to £5000 from Post Office Travel Insurance to spend on […]

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Private room at the Wombat's Vienna Naschmarket - Staying in a hostel for the first time

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While […]

Why India is on my Bucket List

The Taj Mahal India - Why India is on my Bucketlist

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”  Mark Twain. India is a place that has fascinated me for years, but I […]

How to Date a Woman who Travels

Couple on the beach at sunset - How to Date a Woman who Travels

Maybe it’s me.   Maybe I have spectacularly bad taste in men.  Or maybe it’s because I travel.  Apparently, finding love as a solo female traveller is pretty damn hard.  All my friends back home are married with kids, or at least settled down with a cat or two, and I’ve been single for the past […]

Coming Home, Reverse Culture Shock and What Now?

England feels very different to Mexico.  Different to anywhere in Latin America in fact!  Everything in England is calmer and quieter, but less colourful, and less fun.  A grey afternoon in November wasn’t the best welcome back to my native country, that’s for sure!  Many people find that reverse culture shock is worse than the […]

10 Things I’ve Learned After Two Years on the Road

Me enjoying Bolivia - what I learned after 2 years of full time travel

I’ve been travelling in Latin America for about two years now; ten months in South America, and 13 months in Cuba, Mexico and Central America.  I am still no expert, but I have definitely learned a few things along the way!  I wrote a similar post about what I had learned after one month of […]

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. […]

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 […]