Gadgets That Helped My ACL Recovery

I wasn’t prepared for my ACL surgery. I wish I’d done more research about the recovery process, the physio required and even the practicalities of how to get around a 3-floor triplex apartment on crutches. But the thing was, there wasn’t much out there beyond the usual medical, anatomical articles telling me which bit of … Read more

Is Dubai Safe, Local Laws & What To Wear

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You’re probably here because you’re considering a trip to Dubai and, like me, one of the first things you googled was is Dubai safe? And then you were possibly confronted with horror stories of tourists being locked up for eternity because of what seems like a minor infraction – breaking of rules that aren’t serious … Read more

A Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery & Recovery

Hiking before ACL surgery

If you’re reading this, you already know the moment – the moment when you heard a pop and your life, or at least the life of your knee, changed forever.  It was a sickening moment.  A moment I would go back and change in a heartbeat (I don’t have many moment that I regret so … Read more

How To Make A Travel Insurance Claim

I’ve had the misfortune of having to make many travel insurance claims – I travel a lot – and I’ve never had a travel insurance claim refused.  It probably helps that I used to be a lawyer. A consumer protection lawyer, to be exact. So, reading fine print and knowing my rights is kind of … Read more

What To Do When You Get Dengue Fever When You Travel

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“Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year.” – World Health Organisation “You should go to the doctor.” It was a message from my Mexican friend. I was lying prone for the 5th day in a row, each day … Read more

Does IPL at home work? Philips Lumea Review

Does the Philips Lumea work? I googled this extensively before I bought my IPL machine and, I couldn’t really get a straight answer. So I decided to go ahead, buy one and write a Philips Lumea review myself.  It’s taken me over a year to write this. Not because I’m lazy…or because I’ve been sat … Read more

ACL Recovery – 15 Things I Would Have Done Differently

This post is part of a series. You may want to start here. If your want the quick links, here’s the full series: My Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery and Recovery Injuring my ACL – My Story 15 Surprises From My ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You ACL Repair – Timeline of … Read more

10 Times Travel Made Me Sick

Travel is by far the best way I spend my time. Apart from the obvious excitement that comes with exploring a new destination (or returning to a favourite spot), travel has so many health and happiness benefits, the internet is riddled with articles about it – here, here and here, for example. But travel can … Read more

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 … Read more

15 Surprises From My ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You

This post is part of a series. You may want to start here. If your want the quick links, here’s the full series: My Real Life Guide To ACL Surgery and Recovery Injuring my ACL – My Story ACL Repair – Timeline of My Recovery (With Pictures) ACL Recovery – 15 Things I Would Have Done … Read more