Long Term 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 →

After years of full-time solo travel, I know exactly what it's like to feel lonely travelling alone. Good news: it's not fatal. Here's some tips to help.... 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 →

What is the best backpack for travelling? Genuine backpacker review of top-loaders, backpacks with wheels, travel packs, daypacks, cabin-luggage & suitcases... Read more →
first time traveling alone

“Finding Myself”: The Uncomfortable Journey

That first time traveling alone can be daunting – a new location, a life left behind and no idea what the future holds. Yet not many people share these stories of the hard moments. They shout from the rooftops about how they’re travelling the world and living the dream. In this post, my guest writer, Mary Hood from the wonderful blog… Read more →

That first time traveling alone can be daunting - a new location, a life left behind and no idea what the future holds. Here's what it's really like.... 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 →

What's it really like to travel as a gay couple in Asia and around the world? Find out in this interview with Stefan and Sebastian from Nomadic Boys.... 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 →

Want to know what the best destinations for solo female travelers are? Here are my recommended places after exploring over 50 countries around the globe.... 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 →

How much does it cost to travel? It's a question I get asked a lot and it's a hard one to answer However, with these tips and tricks you can figure it out.... 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 →

15 of the best travel videos guaranteed to make you want to tear open the screen and step right in. This is the ultimate in travel temptation and wanderlust... 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 →

In this series I'll show you how to plan a trip from planning an itinerary to deciding what to pack, setting a budget, choosing insurance and more.... Read more →
Best gifts for travellers

Best Gifts for Travelers 2017

Updated for 2017 What are the best gifts for travelers? When I had a static location and endless cupboards to stash my possessions (instead of a nylon rucksack for my home), gift shopping for me was much simpler. These days, as family and friends watch me select clothes based on weight and drying speed, I can understand the trickery they face as… Read more →

Never buy a dud gift again with these 40 best gifts for travelers written by a travel expert. Updated for 2017.... Read more →
101 TIPS FOR CHEAP FLIGHTS

101 Tips for Cheap Flights

I’ve flow from the UK to Paris for €5 (total price), I just booked my flight home for Christmas (New York’s JFK to London Heathrow) for £75 and I’ve recently flown half-way across Colombia for under $50. How? A combination of experience, sheer will and a fair number of flight booking tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over years… Read more →

101 tips for cheap flights from someone who's booked flights as low as $7, leveraged currency for cheaper rates and knows how cookies inflate prices.... Read more →