Dear Expat

Dear Expat, There was a time in my life where I thought might become one of you. Travelling solo was wonderful, but it turns out that the madness of China nor the laidback vibes of Melbourne was enough to keep…

Amsterdam

Why Ticket Touts Made Me Plan a Trip to Amsterdam

Back before I was @charliedistracted, my online name was @charlienin. For years, I used my love of the band Nine Inch Nails to define who I was on social media, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it…

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London

How to Bring Hotel Luxury to Your Bank Holiday at Home

Oh, Bank Holiday! Every time one rolls around, I’m more thankful than ever for the respite from the daily grind of office life. What have we done to deserve this random day off?! Yet, it surprises people to hear that…

London

I Don’t Want To Do My Dream Trip Anymore

I fell in love with the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s when I was about 16 years old. At the age of 18, I got it into my head that the day I turn 30, I wanted to be in New…

2017: The Year I Stopped Travelling Selfishly

Another year is coming to an end and 2017 has been one of the busiest for me in terms of travel. Last year I travelled solidly for a number of months, thanks to quitting my job. But this year I’ve…

How I Show My Love of Travel in My Home Decor

First row: Cork globe / Hand painted globe / Wooden globe Second row: Upcycled vintage plate / Embroidery loop / Enamel mug Third row: Reykjavik skyline print / Mickey Mouse Christmas decoration / Oui Madame print Fourth row: Pressed silver…

London

Just Go

If the topic of my three-month solo travel adventure ever crops up (or rather, if you can stop me from talking about it), there’s a few routes that the conversation could go down. There are people who simply have no…

Milton Keynes

Now I’m 29

And so I enter the last year of my 20s. 28 was the most difficult year of my life. There’s no gentle way of describing the shitstorm that has ensued over the last 365 days, and I also don’t want…

St Elizabeth

Discovering My Roots in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica

Before I flew to Jamaica, I told my friends and family that after that one trip, I would never go back. Having to visit the country for the worst reasons meant that I only associated it with misery, and knowing…