Volcanoes and wildlife: The best hiking in Boquete, Panama

Panama was a real surprise for me. I had very low expectations of the place, to be honest, and it delivered way over the odds – I loved spending time studying Spanish in Casco Viejo, hanging out on the beaches of Bocas del Toro, and of [...]

2019-07-21T16:04:30+00:00July 21st, 2019|Gap Year Guides, Panama, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Volcanoes and wildlife: The best hiking in Boquete, Panama

A Complete Guide to the Australian Second Year Visa

I’ve been through the epic struggle for my second working holiday visa in Australia. so I know how you feel. The days were long, the work was monotonous, and the pay wasn't all that great. But it was worth it, to get the chance to stay [...]

Don’t Panic: A Guide to Fighting Travel Anxiety

Have a read of my advice on how to overcome the fear that is an inevitable part of first-time travel. Get your gap year or backpacking trip off to a good start using these tips!

2018-01-12T17:58:32+00:00August 28th, 2016|Gap Year Guides, Inspiration, Practical Information, Travel Diary, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Panic: A Guide to Fighting Travel Anxiety

Gap Year Guides: The Rookie’s Guide to Travel Insurance

It’s a boring topic, travel insurance. Getting your travel insurance sorted is probably my least favourite thing to do before planning a long trip. But finding the right policy is both tricky and incredibly important. Sadly. So read on for some helpful tips – essential if you’re [...]

2018-01-12T17:24:43+00:00January 4th, 2016|Gap Year Guides, Practical Information, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Gap Year Guides: The Rookie’s Guide to Travel Insurance

Gap Year Guides: How Not to Be a Gap Year Bore

  Gap years are great. They can be inspiring, informative, educational, incredibly exciting; they can give you incredible experiences and friends for life. But don’t let your gap year story turn into a ‘gap yah’ lecture; don’t change it from something amazing and interesting into a [...]

2017-08-03T11:08:51+00:00November 9th, 2015|Gap Year Guides, Ramblings|Comments Off on Gap Year Guides: How Not to Be a Gap Year Bore

Gap Year Guides: How to Fundraise Effectively

Following on from my post on sustainable volunteering, I've come up with some tips on how to supercharge your fundraising efforts - because once you've decided on an organisation to volunteer with, you're probably going to have to fundraise some money to pay for the trip, or for a [...]

Gap Year Guides: How to Volunteer Sustainably

It can be very difficult to wade through all the different volunteering opportunities out there - so here is my handy guide to help you along the way, and make sure your volunteering is valuable.