Why Medellin is the Best Place to Learn Spanish in Colombia

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Want to know why Medellin is the best place to learn Spanish in Colombia? Read on… As usual, I didn’t do much research abosiut Colombia before landing in the country, but I did know that I was in desperate need of some more Spanish classes. My first stop in Colombia was Cartagena and a quick search on … Read more

How to Work and Travel – 20 Tips For Digital Nomads

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Want to find out how to work and travel …without driving yourself insane? Read on… Last week marked 4 years since I set off to travel the world. From then to now – the last four years Year 1 was a hedonistic year of pure travel indulgence (and you can read about my First Time … Read more

10 Reasons to Travel Alone (and 10 Reasons Not To)

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Want to know that it’s really like to travel alone? For the past four years I’ve been travelling the world on my own. Many solo travellers will tell you it’s the BEST. THING. EVER. And most of the time it is. But sometimes, and not that infrequently, it can really suck to wander the world on … Read more

My 20 Worst Travel Stories

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For people who lust about travel, seeing other people fulfilling their dream day after day can be an envious prospect – largely because the travel industry is pretty bad at sharing the darker sides of leaving home with your possessions in a bag. From overly touched up sunset photos to craftily described hotels (for the … Read more

20 Tips for Eating Out Alone – From A Seasoned Solo Diner

Eating out alone can be an incredibly daunting prospect and it took me a very long time (I’m talking years not days weeks or months) to become fully comfortable with the act. Read on for my tips that helped me get comfortable with regularly eating out alone. Update for 2020: strange times, huh? I have recently … Read more

10 Travel Experiences You Should Have In Your Lifetime

“Where is your favourite place” It’s the question I’m asked most frequently and yet it’s the question I find most difficult to answer. Not just because there are so many places that have made an impression on me but because I can’t help feel like people are asking me the wrong question. Travel, although most … Read more

What are the Best Shoes for Travelling?

During four years as a full-time wanderer, I’ve been on an endless search for the best shoes for travelling. From trekking to every day wear to smart shoes that travel well, here’s my tried and tested review of the best travel shoes.  Note: Guys, this article works equally well for you too…except you might not agree … Read more

To Take Tours or Not to Take Tours – That is the Question

I’m an independent traveller. Have been for close to four years, but that doesn’t mean I’m against organised tours. Although my personal preference is to go it alone, I think tours can offer an invaluable travel experience if done well and taken in the right circumstances. I’ve taken tours that have lasted hours, days and … Read more

Challenges of Going From A Gap Year to Long-Term Travel

I recently wrote about why I don’t regret quitting law to travel and it seemed only fair, as I make my final preparations for my 2014 travel plans (where I’ll be heading back to Latin America for at least the rest of the year), to present the flip-side of the story because long-term travel isn’t … Read more

Why I Don’t Regret Quitting my Job to Travel

It was my birthday this week. It’s a date that always prompts a bit of navel gazing, and this year my thoughts were focused on my career. I’ve never been the kind of person who draws up and maintains a five-year plan (my commitment issues are too great). However, even it I had, there is no … Read more