Prague to Cesky Krumlov Day Trip

Fairytale Cesky Krumlov is a couple of hours away from Prague - Prague to Cesky Krumlov Day Trip

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful fairytale town in the Czech Republic. Following years of neglect, the town’s architecture has been restored to its former glory and is now a stunning example of a traditional Czech town.  First off, I have to say that if you have more time to spare I highly recommend spending at […]

La Paz: What to do in La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz from the Cable Car Mi Teleferico

A sprawling city, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world.  At 3640 metres above sea level, it really does take your breath away!  Technically the constitutional capital remains Sucre but holds the seat of government so they still manage to claim the top spot.  I came to spend a day and night […]

11 Reasons Why Hostels are Awesome

hostels are awesome

I feel like I’ve been bashing hostels lately; from sharing some horrible hostel nightmares to drawing up a list of unwritten rules for hostel etiquette for those who stay in a hostel for the first time.  However, it is not all bad!  I feel I now have to tell the other side of the story and […]

You Know You’re a Seasoned Backpacker When….

Essential Items for your Backpack

Backpacking or travelling for a long period of time is an incredible experience – rewarding, exhilarating and life-changing.  However, when travelling for a long time, there are some things that start to affect your daily life, and that people recognise in you even if you don’t see it for yourself! Here are just a few […]

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 […]

Tayrona National Park Colombia – Your Ultimate Guide

Parque Tayrona National Park Colombia - The Beachside Hammock Hut

Tayrona National Park Colombia, or Parque Nacional Tayrona as it’s called in Spanish, is a beautiful natural park on the northern coast of Colombia, enjoying the heavenly warm seas of the Caribbean.  In this ultimate guide to Tayrona Natural National Park you’ll see how to get there, how the hike to the camps is, what to […]

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 […]

Things to do in Tayrona National Park: Beaches, Hiking & More!

Sunrise in Parque Tayrona - Where to Stay in Tayrona National Park

Tayrona National Park in Colombia, or Parque Nacional Tayrona as its called in Spanish, should be on any Colombian itinerary.  The protected area on Colombia’s northern coast spans 150 km2 of land, and 30km2 of ocean, providing lush forest, glorious coastline and indigenous culture to explore.  There are lots of things to do in Tayrona National Park, […]