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

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

The long-term traveller’s guide to health and fitness

If you're travelling for the long haul, health and fitness might sometimes cross your mind as a mild concern. It's not easy to stay healthy: budget meals usually comprise some form of quick-prepare noodles, and I have been known to consider a packet of biscuits an [...]

2018-01-05T22:26:12+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Ramblings|Comments Off on The long-term traveller’s guide to health and fitness

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)

A guide to haggling like a pro (without being a dick)

Ah, the wonderful world of haggling.  For me, it’s been a while. I’m currently backpacking my way around Indonesia, and as such have been launched back into a world where nothing is fixed price. However, since I first dabbled in the art, back when I was [...]

Going overground: Braving the bus from Indonesia to East Timor

At first I thought the tweeting existed just in my head. A symptom, perhaps, of spending too long on the go: a taxi, a plane ride with a brief stop, a ride from the airport on the back of a motorbike, and now several hours in [...]

2017-11-05T01:33:54+00:00November 5th, 2017|Budget Backpacking, Indonesia, Ramblings, Timor Leste, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Going overground: Braving the bus from Indonesia to East Timor

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