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”

72 HOURS IN… VALENCIA

One of the best places I’ve visited on a summer holiday was Valencia, down the coast from the more popular Barcelona. Quieter, cheaper, and arguably more authentically Spanish, Valencia was a less touristy and slower paced city break. For those who prefer relaxing and exploring by foot, rather than having a jam-packed sight-seeing schedule, ValenciaContinue reading “72 HOURS IN… VALENCIA”

ITINERARY FOR 1 WEEK IN LAOS

Finally wrapping up my Gap Year Saga with a one week itinerary for Laos! The one that everyone seems to miss off their Southeast Asia route, Laos is a quiet, less touristy country known for its French colonial architecture, lush mountainous terrain and stunning golden pagodas. A lot of the country is unexplored by backpackersContinue reading “ITINERARY FOR 1 WEEK IN LAOS”

PROS AND CONS OF A TRIP WITH A TOUR GROUP

Last September my boyfriend and I went on our first ever tour with Intrepid Travel to Morocco. We chose to do this instead of planning it all on our own because we had only travelled to a few European cities together and felt that Morocco was very much out of our comfort zone. On topContinue reading “PROS AND CONS OF A TRIP WITH A TOUR GROUP”

WHAT TO DO IN CAMBODIA FOR A WEEK

Until I visited in the summer of 2016, Cambodia was a country I knew nothing about. Not one single thing. Upon arriving in Bangkok with my friend Ella, my backpack and a rough outline of a trip we wanted to do until our budget ran out, we decided pretty much straight away that we wouldContinue reading “WHAT TO DO IN CAMBODIA FOR A WEEK”

STAYING SAFE AS A FEMALE TRAVELLER

One of the most common remarks I hear when women travel (either solo or with friends) is about whether or not a place is ‘safe’ enough. These comments are usually accompanied by “you shouldn’t go” or some other form of disdainful criticism. And it really grinds on me. I totally agree that there are placesContinue reading “STAYING SAFE AS A FEMALE TRAVELLER”

LIFE ABROAD CUT SHORT: HOME FROM CHINA

It’s about time I did a bit of a life update, following the explosion of Covid-19 across the globe: I have come home. Something that I did not want to write anytime soon, only 9 weeks into what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. How do I feel about this? Disappointed. Sad.Continue reading “LIFE ABROAD CUT SHORT: HOME FROM CHINA”