“So, how much did you pay for this?” drawled my neighbour. Clambering inside the shuttle bus heading over to the Gili Islands from Bali, I smiled and greeted my fellow bus-mates. I had been sitting down for all of four seconds before the forty-something American guy [...]
Sumatra is the third largest island in the Indonesian archipelago, and a far cry from the main tourist hotspot of Bali. A bit too far flung to be on most people's to-do list, it conjures images of dense jungle and endangered wildlife - and it [...]
I set off to travel the world exactly one year ago today. (Happy 23rd birthday! Now go take an international flight and sit on an aeroplane forever). Phea and I flew for 19 hours, stopping over in Hong Kong just long enough to screw up our [...]
I am not the same person as I was before I started travelling. I am still awkward, a bit shy, pretty quiet before you get to know me. But before I went backpacking for the first time, I was scared of ringing up the hairdressers to [...]
No great backpacking adventure would be complete without a good road trip. And when you're travelling Australia, it's practically a rite of passage. It can seem daunting to the inexperienced. Australia is a big place (huge, actually); there's a lot of distance to cover. Depending on [...]
Australia is a country that people cannot help but picture in the sun. Beaches, surf, sand, sunbathing. When I first arrived here, straight into the tropical north in springtime, I couldn’t imagine ever being cold again. Actually, on some days, I couldn’t imagine anything better than [...]
I’ve been travelling and writing about it for a pretty long time now. In 2013 I shouldered my backpack for my first solo trip, to South America, and decided to start a blog. Its main purpose was to reassure my mum that I was still alive [...]
I think it’s pretty clear to all who know me that I quite like travelling. While I have always done my best to refrain from chipping into any and all conversations with, ‘That reminds me of the time I was in Peru/Budapest/China,' I somehow still managed to [...]
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!
Find out some tip and tricks on how you can capitalise on the cheap travel opportunities you are offered as a university student, and turn them into awesome experiences!