Why I’m Rethinking Budget Backpacking (and Maybe You Should Too)

“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 [...]

2017-12-11T11:11:12+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Inspiration, Ramblings|0 Comments

Two Weeks in Sumatra: Highlights (in Pictures)

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 [...]

2017-12-08T15:48:02+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Inspiration|0 Comments

One Year On: Lessons Learnt in a Year of Travel

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 [...]

2017-09-25T15:57:06+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Australia, Inspiration, Ramblings|0 Comments

How to Take an Epic Road Trip in Australia

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 [...]

The Beauty of Travelling in Winter

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 [...]

2017-08-08T14:02:40+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Australia, Inspiration, Ramblings|0 Comments

Why I Will (Probably) Never Be a “Successful” Travel Blogger

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 [...]

The Rose-Tinted Myth of Travel: Why Travel Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

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 [...]

2017-08-11T08:35:52+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Inspiration|6 Comments

Don’t Panic: A Guide to Fighting the Fear Before Travel

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!