Accidentally becoming a digital nomad in Panama City

When I first came to South America, my level of Spanish pretty much followed this pattern: Me: Donde está el supermercado? Helpful Peruvian/Bolivian/Ecuadorian stranger: Si quiere ir la mejor ruta, necesita tomar la primera izquierda, y caminar dos bloques más hasta el letrero que dice ‘supermercado’. [...]

2018-03-18T00:16:01+00:00March 8th, 2018|Inspiration, Panama, Ramblings, South America|Comments Off on Accidentally becoming a digital nomad in Panama City

Seven Reasons You Should Travel in Monsoon Season

Hear me out: I'm in favour of travelling during monsoon season. Many a hapless traveller has found themselves inadvertently caught amid a sudden downpour at some point along their journey. Soaked through, grumpy, probably muttering something along the lines of ‘if I wanted rain, I would [...]

2018-02-10T11:53:57+00:00January 25th, 2018|Asia, Indonesia, Inspiration, Malaysia, Travel Tips|4 Comments

4 Important Things Travel Has Taught Me

It's inevitable, as the year ends, that we look forward.  We create goals, think about what we're aiming for, set new rules for ourselves. But at the end of the year, it's also good to look back, on what we have achieved, and what we learned [...]

2017-12-28T12:49:18+00:00December 29th, 2017|Inspiration, Ramblings|Comments Off on 4 Important Things Travel Has Taught Me

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 [...]

2018-02-01T10:41:39+00:00December 12th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Inspiration, Ramblings, Responsible Travel|Comments Off on Why I’m Rethinking Budget Backpacking (and Maybe You Should Too)

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 [...]

2018-03-20T01:38:08+00:00December 8th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Inspiration|Comments Off on Two Weeks in Sumatra: Highlights (in Pictures)

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 [...]

2018-01-26T17:21:02+00:00September 26th, 2017|Australia, Inspiration, Ramblings|Comments Off on One Year On: Lessons Learnt in a Year of Travel

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, road trips are 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. [...]

2018-03-13T01:51:42+00:00July 18th, 2017|Australia, Budget Backpacking, East Timor, Inspiration, Practical Information, Singapore, Travel Tips|Comments Off on How to Take an Epic Road Trip in Australia

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+00:00July 10th, 2017|Australia, Inspiration, Ramblings|Comments Off on The Beauty of Travelling in Winter

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 [...]