Long Term Travel

The Importance of Travel Insurance

10 Times You’ll Realise The Importance of Travel Insurance

The importance of travel insurance was at the forefront of my mind last week as I spent an entire morning trying to unravel my trip plans. I was supposed to fly off to the West coast of the USA and Mexico for a month when my mum fell and broke her leg. That injury in itself wasn’t life threatening but the post-operation complications she… Read more →

Here are 10 times you'll realise the importance of travel insurance from cancelling your trip to lost or damaged gadgets to injuring others.... Read more →
Myanmar travel guide - know before you go

Myanmar Travel Guide – Know Before You Go

Looking for a Myanmar travel guide? Here’s everything you need to know before you go… Myanmar is unlike any other country in Southeast Asia. Having only opened up to tourism in recent years, infrastructure can be lacking and travel can be challenging but this won’t be the first Myanmar travel blog to tell you that travelling through Myanmar is totally worth it…. Read more →

The ultimate Myanmar travel guide with over 100 tips including costs, accommodation, getting around, food, culture, health and safety and sightseeing tips.... Read more →
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How to Get a Vietnam Visa

How to get a Vietnam visa used to be a pretty straightforward question – you had to get it in advance, from an embassy. Full stop. However, as tourism continues to increase, the Vietnamese government has begun to adapt. While this is great news because it introduces easier and sometimes cheaper ways to visit Vietnam, the entry rules and methods… Read more →

Find out how to get a vietnam visa - up to date info, cost comparison, official visa links and pros and cons of each way of applying for a Vietnam visa.... Read more →
backpacking checklist

Backpacking Checklist – Plan A Round The World Trip in 4 Weeks

Looking for a backpacking checklist? Read on… I bought my first around the world ticket in 2010. I spent the next 5 years buying 5 tickets more. Not all of them took me in a complete loop around the world but they took me on adventures that lasted several months each time: Latin America, Asia, Africa, North America and Europe…. Read more →

This backpacking checklist includes a printable checklist of what tasks to do each week. You can plan a round the world trip in just 4 weeks.... Read more →
culture shock experiences

50 Biggest Culture Shock Experiences

Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. For me, culture shock is that ‘oh, wow’ moment when you lock eyes on something that you’ve never seen before and you know that it will stay with you forever, no matter how far… Read more →

Here's my 50 biggest culture shock experiences with pictures from visiting over 60 countries in the past 6 years of travels. Culture shock moments last.... Read more →
Life after being a digital nomad for 5 years (1)

Coming home after being a digital nomad for 5 years…

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I left the UK in 2010 and have been roaming the globe, living the digital nomad lifestyle ever since. You’ll also know that a ridiculous knee injury in the British Virgin Islands has put me on less glamorous British National Health Service waiting list for ACL reconstruction. It involves hamstrings and scalpels… Read more →

What's it like when you quit the digital nomad lifestyle after 5 years and finally go home? From the good to the bad and the ugly, here's the truth you need to know.... Read more →
Turning 40 Life

So, that was my 30s…

On the eve of my 30th birthday, I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. I should have been at home, putting together the final plans for my birthday celebration. Instead, I was hundreds of miles away dreading a funeral. It turned out to be a sign of things to come: my 30’s would be defined as the decade where… Read more →

On the eve of my 30th birthday, I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. I should have been at home, putting together the final plans for my birthday celebration. Instead, I was hundreds of miles away dreading a funeral. It turned out to be a sign of things to come: my 30’s would be defined as the decade where… Read more →

The Things I No Longer Say

The Things I No Longer Say

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked is Uber safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe to use or not? If Uber’s done one thing, it’s caused… Read more →

Is Uber safe to use? As a solo female traveller who uses Uber for 90% of rides, I'll share my experience of Uber and introduce the many drivers I've met.... Read more →
TRAVELING EUROPE WITH KIDS

Traveling in Europe with Kids – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

When I want to take a trip, I book a ticket, pack a bag (a small one at that) and go. And then I look at my friends with children and watch in awe at the planning, packing, cajoling, refereeing and excitement containing that goes on when they, likewise, take a trip. And that’s not to mention the bags –… Read more →

Ever wondered what it's like traveling through Europe with Kids? On a 4.5 month adventure with just carry on here's the truth with the good, bad and ugly.... Read more →