30 before 30

I’ve heard of this concept for years and never really gave it any thought. I have a bucket list with many many (probably unrealistic) things I want to achieve throughout my life scrawled in various journals (I’ve linked my favourite one here) and ingrained in my mind. But this week I was just scrolling onContinue reading “30 before 30”

How to set Realistic Goals for the New Year

Hey 2021! ***Disclaimer: This post is a little late, as I wasn’t sure that putting pressure on people to set goals for 2021 would be insensitive – after all, many of us have had few successes in 2020 and feel a little sad and anxious about setting ourselves up for more disappointment. However, I personallyContinue reading “How to set Realistic Goals for the New Year”

Reflecting on 2020

Did I really live in China? Like, did that actually happen or did I dream it all up? I think about this on a regular basis, more so the past few days as I realised it has now been 11 months since I first arrived in Guangzhou to start my teacher training. To kickstart aContinue reading “Reflecting on 2020”

7 Places To Visit For a Winter Getaway

Usually around this time of year I’ve just been (or I’m looking to go) on a cheeky winter getaway. A long weekend somewhere in Europe, to stroll around beautiful cobbled streets, sip hot chocolates and mulled wine, browse the Christmas markets, and enjoy seeing a city from a totally different perspective. Although this year I’veContinue reading “7 Places To Visit For a Winter Getaway”

WHAT TO DO FOR 3 DAYS IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

A couple of weeks ago I went camping for a long weekend in the Yorkshire Dales for the first time and it was absolutely wonderful!! I honestly can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get there (especially as for the past 6 months I have been living less than an hour away) but nowContinue reading “WHAT TO DO FOR 3 DAYS IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES”

24 REASONS TO TAKE A GAP YEAR

August has been a bit of a turbulent month for many people. Covid continues to be a threat to everyday life, jobs are uncertain, and young people are now facing the long-term effects of the poor management of the A-level results system. A* grade students were knocked down to D grades. Thousands didn’t get intoContinue reading “24 REASONS TO TAKE A GAP YEAR”

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A STAYCATION THIS YEAR

Is it safe to travel during the current pandemic? A question a lot of us have been asking ourselves recently. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward answer, and to be fair there’s no right or wrong answer either. The only problem I have with this topic is that many people are calling itContinue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A STAYCATION THIS YEAR”

72 HOURS IN… BUDAPEST

For my 50th blog post (!!) I thought I would finally get around to writing about my first ever independent city break, Budapest! During my gap year, I was working and saving up for my big 3 month adventure around Southeast Asia. About halfway through my 7 months of working at a camping store, IContinue reading “72 HOURS IN… BUDAPEST”

WHAT ARE THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD?

A phrase that goes around a lot in the travel community is the ‘7 wonders of the world’. I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly hearing people refer to different monuments and structures as one of these ‘wonders’. I even see people referring to sites that haven’t made the list as the ‘8th wonder’Continue reading “WHAT ARE THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD?”

5 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

Aside from the obvious things like my passport, phone and clothes, everyone has a few little travel essentials that they have to take with them wherever they go. For some people it’s home comforts like a travel pillow, others it’s makeup or beauty products to make them feel a little more human when they’re fightingContinue reading “5 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT”