Around the World Travel

feel lonely travelling alone

What To Do When You Feel Lonely Travelling Alone

I’ve been at this solo travel a while now – in fact, last week marked five years since I quit my job as a lawyer and set off on a one-year adventure that still hasn’t come to an end. And along with the highs of travelling solo, of which there have been many, there are still times when I’m consumed by an… Read more →

Best Backpacks for travelling

Best Backpack for Travelling: The Ultimate Guide

There are a lot of articles on the internet about the best backpack for travelling, so why read this one? Because I travel. A lot. I quit my job in 2010 and have been backpacking around the world ever since. From epic round-the-world trips to summers in Europe to long-stays in cities and weeks trekking through jungles, I’ve packed and re-packed more… Read more →

malaria facts for travellers

Malaria Facts Every Traveller Should Know

Compared to planning your travel route, booking tickets and packing for your adventure, the topic of malaria and travel health can easily fall down your priority list but given malaria can be deadly, it’s a subject that shouldn’t be overlooked. I’ve been considering writing an article about malaria for a while but without a medical qualification, I didn’t want to stray into… Read more →

travel as a gay couple

What’s it Like to Travel as a Gay Couple?

Travelling as a solo female can come with its challenges, particularly in countries that have a machismo culture or where it’s just not common for woman to travel on their own, but I never have to face the reality that in some countries it’s illegal for me to be who I am.  Astonishingly there are 76 countries around the world where it… Read more →

Panama Prison

Banged-Up in A Panama Prison

“I spent nearly a week in a Panama prison,” Tim told me. He was dressed like Hansel (from Hansel and Gretel – did I mention it was Halloween?) and as a clean-cut guy from a small town in Australia, he looked like the least likely character to be doing time anywhere, let alone in Central America. Having once been addicted to… Read more →

Best Destinations for solo female travelers part 2

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers (Part 2)

Want to know what are the best destinations for solo female travelers? In this two-part article I share my top 10 recommendations. You can find 1 to 5 in part 1 here. 6. Mexico If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know that I’m fanatical about Mexico and, like Italy, it’s a country that keeps drawing me back. It upsets me… Read more →

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers (Part 1)

What are the best destinations for solo female travelers? It’s a good question and one I’ve given a lot of thought to. I travel as a solo female traveler about 98% of the time. I travel around 9 months per year. And I’ve been doing that for over four years. Oh, and I’ve visited over 50 countries. I’m not telling… Read more →

How much does it cost to travel

How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The Answer…

“How much does it cost to travel to [Spain/Japan/for 3 months in Mexico/Around the World*]” *insert trip plans as appropriate I get asked this question a lot. After three dull head thumps on my desk, I have to start my response with, “It depends…” Do you want to stay at 5-star hotels? Are you going low-cost carrier or first class… Read more →

best travel videos

15 Best Travel Videos That Will Make You Want to Pack a Bag

Even full-time nomads need to stop every now and again and for me that usually means the beginning of each year as I sort out my ‘life admin’ (aka taxes, insurance, health checks and all the rest of that mundane yet essential stuff). So, what does a serious wanderluster do when they are not on the road? Watch videos of… Read more →

How to plan a travel itinerary

How to Plan a Trip: Planning An Itinerary

Taking your dream trip is one of the most exciting things you can do. Planning that trip, not so much. Stressful and at times overwhelming, it can be a challenge to know where to start. The good new: I’m going to take you through everything you need to know about planning your trip. From planning your route and itinerary to how… Read more →