Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Aeroplane in the Sky - The Cheapest Places to fly in South America Backpackers Guide

Travelling anywhere away from home is an exciting prospect.  I love travelling, and think we should all travel more if we can!  However, we often get swept up in the excitement of going on holiday and forget about what we need to do to make sure that we have a safe trip and that our […]

7 Essential Tips for Backpacking in South America

Christ The Redeemder in Rio de Janeiro Brazil - Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

Ah, South America! The fourth-largest continent in the world comprised of twelve sovereign states, replete with ethnic, linguistic and geographical diversity. Whether this be your first backpacking trip, or you are already a seasoned traveller in other parts of the world, it’s always useful to read up on a few tips and tricks to consider […]

5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

Let’s say you are an expert traveller. You can cleverly navigate airports and fill out custom cards even with your eyes closed. You can even be packed and ready to go for a quick weekend getaway in a matter of minutes. However, there is still one part of the travel experience that surely continues to […]

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 […]

How to Travel Australia for Cheap

Uluru - Camping under the stars at Uluru is definitely on my Australia Bucket List

Australia has been on my bucket list for years.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to go and explore the land ‘Down Under’, to see kangaroos in the wild, cuddle a koala and get lost in the Bush with Crocodile Dundee.  But it never happened, and instead, I ended up focussing my attention […]

Camping Alone Safely – 7 Solo Camping Tips

Camping Alone Safely - 7 Solo Camping Tips

Solo camping definitely appeals to me, but the thought of camping alone as a woman makes me nervous!  I asked Paul from Outdoor Choose to share his top solo camping tips to set my mind at ease, and help prepare me for a solo camping trip. Camping alone can be an incredible and enjoyable experience. […]

5 Tips for Women Traveling Alone

Solo female traveler with a suitcase - tips for women traveling alone

Part of me hates that we have to write articles like this.  Women should be able to do whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else, including traveling the world.  Unfortunately, although solo travel is an incredibly liberating, thrilling experience that everyone should try, solo female travelers have to take a little […]

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 […]

Paperwork You Need Before Travelling

Passport and Money

For any kind of travel abroad you will need certain documents to allow you to cross the border and enter the new country.  Other useful documents aren’t required by law, but will certainly be useful and give you peace of mind if you want to travel safely.  I hate paperwork, I find it dull and […]

Are Guide Books dead?

Are Guide Books Dead? We still love flicking through the pages of a good book

As you are reading this article from my blog, I am glad you chose to research more into your travels than simply buying a guide book.  Travel blogs, review sites and social media have opened up a whole new world of travel planning resources that weren’t available ten, or even five years ago.  So, does […]