Should You Give Up Alcohol For 30 Days (or more)?

The Travel-Drinking Lifestyle Do you drink alcohol more than usual when you travel? I certainly do. The problem is I have FOMO (fear of missing out) – a few beers at the hostel bar, sunset cocktails, free pasta and wine nights, checking out a new club, ladies’ night (a.k.a. free alcohol), rum around a bonfire … Read more

Video – Watch 3 Years of Travel in 3 Minutes

Around the world

On 20th September 2010 I set off on an around the world trip that I thought would last a year. As my career break came to an end, I knew that I couldn’t go back – not because I’d done anything illegal (that I’d been caught for), but because wanderlust has taken root so deep … Read more

My Round The World Trip – 10 Things I’d Do Differently

    If you read my recent post 101 Ways Travel Changed Me, you’ll know that this month marks the third anniversary since I set off on an around the world trip that would change my life, career and home forever. And what a trip it was. However, every adventure has room for improvement, so, … Read more

101 Ways Travel Changed Me

Travel Changed Me

Whether it’s your intention or not, there is no doubt that travel changes us. Whether it is in some profound, revelatory way or just a few additional skills to add to your life tool-belt. This month is the 3rd anniversary since I took off on my round the world trip that would ultimately change my … Read more

Is Being A Freelance Writer Online Really A Dream Job?

    “You’re a freelance writer, that’s amazing!!” I hear this a lot but there came a point in 2012, after a year of being a freelance writer for various online websites, all I could muster was a disenchanted shrug. I’d quit law, travelled the world and decided to try my hand at a new … Read more

Travel Comedy: Indiana Jo Strikes Again..And Again

    Have you ever felt like the Travel Gods are mocking you? You know, one of those trips where you have become more of a travel comedy than a travel pro, where you can’t seem to do right for doing wrong and you go to sleep each night wondering whether to laugh or cry…or … Read more

Guide to Visiting the Philippines

Visiting the Philippines

Every now and then I come across a country and for one reason or another we don’t get on – that was my experience with the Philippines. Don’t get me wrong, the country is beautiful, the people even more so it really was not them – it was me. Three months breezing through Hawaii at … Read more

Why All Female Dorms Are An All Round Bad Idea

all female dorm

It’s an easy mistake to make, assuming that sleeping in all female dorms is a better idea than sharing with smelly boys when you travel, but after years of sharing rooms with both sexes, I’m firmly of the view that mixed-dorms are the much better option. Here’s why all female dorms are an all round … Read more

Dealing With Bed Bugs When You Travel

bed bugs when you travel

Fresh from my third encounter with bedbugs in as many days (three out of my last five beds had the critters – a bad ratio by any standards), it seemed an appropriate time to share my tips on dealing with bed bugs when you travel. Some facts about bed bugs Most people have heard of … Read more

Start A Travel Blog? 10 Things I Wish I’d Known

So, you’re off on a once in a lifetime trip (or even just a jaunt to the next town over) and want to start a travel blog? Here’s what I wish I’d known before I began my travel blog. CLICK HERE TO PIN THIS GUIDE 1. Define Your Purpose People start travel blogs for many … Read more