Campervan Essentials – All the Campervan Equipment You Need

Mabel the Motorhome - Campervan Essentials you Need on your Camping Packing List

Planning a campervan road trip this year?  It can be hard to decide what to bring, so I’ve put together this list of campervan essentials with all the campervan equipment you might need to have a fabulous campervan experience.  I’ve also included a printable campervan packing list for you to make your life even easier!  […]

Why I Decided to Buy a Campervan

A Dream Campervan - Why I Decided to Buy a Campervan

I am not known for my well-thought-out decisions.  I tend to have flashes of inspiration which often disappear as quickly as they came.  However, not this time!  2 weeks after deciding I wanted to buy a campervan, here I am sitting in Mabel the Motorhome and planning our first adventure together.  If you are thinking […]

Hiking Alone: Solo Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking Alone - Solo Hiking Safety Tips - Hiking on the Old Man of Storr

I adore solo travel.  Travelling alone is one of the most liberating and empowering things I have ever done, but even I get nervous about solo hiking.  Hiking alone brings its own challenges and dangers, but at the same time can be a rewarding adventure.  So, to help you take your first hike on your […]

Work Exchanges

Think that travel is expensive?  WRONG!  Work Exchanges can be a great way to travel the world for free, where you give your time and skills in exchange for free accommodation.  Volunteering abroad using work exchanges meant I could extend my travel plans, save money, and get a unique experience while I was on the […]

How to Save Money For Travel

Piggy Bank and Money - How to Save money for Travel

You know how your paycheck doesn’t seem to stretch to the end of the month?  How your friends are planning to go on holiday but you just don’t seem to have the cash to spend without sticking it on your credit card?  You are not alone!  However, there are lots of ways to save money […]

Is Barcelona Safe? And How to Avoid the Barcelona Pickpockets!

Hand stealing a smartphone from a woman's handbag - Barcelona Pickpockets

People often ask the question “is Barcelona safe?”.  To reassure visitors to Barcelona, I’ve updated this post to explain why Barcelona is safe, and a few tips to avoid the notorious Barcelona pickpockets and not get robbed in Barcelona. Is Barcelona Safe? The first thing I have to emphasize is that violent crime in Barcelona […]

The Best Budget Destinations to Add to your Bucket List

Dancers in La Paz Bolivia

Although travel is not possible at the moment, when everything has settled down a little, you might want to think about having a break!  I asked my fellow travel bloggers for their top tips for the best budget destinations around the world, and here is where they recommend for a cheap vacation so you can […]

How to Travel the World Without Leaving Home

How to Travel The World Without Leaving Home

One of the side-effects of the current situation is that most of us will be stuck in one place for a while.  So, as we stay put, how do you channel your wanderlust without being able to travel anywhere?  I’ve come up with some ideas for how to travel the world without leaving home, bring […]

The Launch of #BYORB – Bring Your Own Reusable Bottle to the Airport

Rows and rows of water bottles - Join the BYORB Campaign to get airport water fountains everywhere

Did you know that you can take an empty water bottle through security at airports?   Bringing your own bottle (BYOB) of wine or beer to a social gathering is quite normal, but when it comes to bringing a water bottle to the airport, most of us don’t bother.  We all know about the flight regulations […]

Hostel Tips: Essential Tips for Staying in a Hostel

Sturdy Bunk Beds in Hostels - Hostel Tips

Hostels are a cheap and fun way to travel around the world but staying in a hostel for the first time can be daunting.  I asked Danny from What’s Danny Doing to share his top tips for staying in a hostel from a guy’s point of view – and you’ll be glad to know that […]