Travel Health & Safety

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 →
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ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You (and My Recovery)

I recently had ACL repair surgery, which most people who follow this blog will already know. For my regular readers, apologies for the break away from my usual travel topic. If you have zero interest in reading about my ACL repair surgery, how about a few travel articles you might not have read yet: 10 Travel Experiences Everyone Should Have… Read more →

ACL repair surgery - here's 15 things they don't tell you together with my ACL recovery experience each day and week after surgery. I'll update over time.... Read more →
When Life Screams: Stop Travelling

When Life Screams: Stop Travelling

The moment my cruciate ligament ruptured in my knee has left a visceral imprint in my mind. It wasn’t so much the popping sound, although I can conjure up the exact noise at a moment’s notice. Nor was it the pain, which wasn’t as bad as you might imagine because, apparently, the more severe the knee injury, the less pain you… Read more →

After suffering a ruptured ligament, my travel plans have been put on hold against my wishes. What's a nomad to do when they're forced to stop travelling?... Read more →
Is Detroit Safe?

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of scare stories. And boy are… Read more →

Is Detroit safe? With well above average crime statistics and no end of scare stories in the media, read what it's really like in Detroit for tourists.... 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 →
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Malaria Facts Every Traveller Should Know

Compared to planning your travel route, booking tickets and packing for your adventure, the topic of malaria and travel health can easily fall down your priority list but given malaria can be deadly, it’s a subject that shouldn’t be overlooked. I’ve been considering writing an article about malaria for a while but without a medical qualification, I didn’t want to stray into… Read more →

From understanding malaria to the ABCD approach to protection and how to spot symptoms, a travel nurse shares the malaria facts every traveller should know.... Read more →
Lake Austin Spa Resort Kickstart Fitness

How to Kickstart Fitness Without Sacrificing Happiness

Looking to kickstart fitness in the New Year…or any time of year? After decades of having ‘get fit’ on my New Year’s Resolution List, I’ve finally found a way to kickstart a new fitness regime without sacrificing happiness.    I can’t recall which of my 38 years was the first year that ‘get fit’ made it onto my New Year’s Resolutions list, but… Read more →

Looking to kickstart fitness? After decades of trying, I've found a way to kickstart a new fitness regime in just a few days without sacrificing happiness.... Read more →
Are you ready to get robbed? 12 Holiday Safety Tips

Are you ready to get robbed? 12 Holiday Safety Tips

There are plenty of articles online giving great holiday safety tips for how not to get robbed and what to do if the unfortunate happens and you part ways with your possession But what about preparing to get robbed? Being robbed is usually a quick act but piecing things back together – remembering exactly what was taken, cancelling bank cards… Read more →

If your bag got snatched, could you deal with it? From cancelling cards to data loss, here are 12 holiday safety tips so you're prepared if you get robbed.... Read more →
Is Mexico Safe

Is Mexico Safe? From someone who’s been (pt.2)

This is part 2 of a two-part article looking at the question Is Mexico Safe?  In Part 1 I look at some of the main fears people have about visiting Mexico and compare those fears to recent (2013-2014) crime statistics in the country. You may want to read part one first. In this, part two, I will share my personal experiences in Mexico –… Read more →

Is Mexico safe? Based on my experience in 11 of Mexico's states from safe beach towns to drug-cartel territory, find out what Mexico's really like to visit.... Read more →
Is Mexico Safe

Is Mexico Safe? From Someone Who’s Been (Pt.1)

Ask most people “Is Mexico Safe to visit?” and you’ll probably get a very quick and conclusive response: “No.  Mexico’s not safe.” Of course, most people proffering these opinions have never visited Mexico. Their opinions have been formed from stories on the news. Stories their second cousin’s, cousin’s friend heard from someone he once went to school with…in Hong Kong. But… Read more →

Is Mexico safe? Comparing latest (2013-2014) crime statistics against Mexico's tourist areas, find out your murder, kidnap, robbery and drug cartel risks.... Read more →