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…

New York

Where to Eat in New York: The Honest Guide to NYC’s …

My usual holiday planning routine was skewed somewhat when it came to prepping where to eat in New York. Never, in all the years I’ve been turning to the internet for recommendations have I been so completely overwhelmed by where…

I Found Out Why Norwegian Air’s Flights to USA Are So …

My trip to New York started with tears and it was 100% my own fault. Never have I had such a traumatic travel experience than leaving my hand luggage bag on the Gatwick Express, complete with hundreds of American dollars…

Amsterdam

How to Spend 36 Hours in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With Eurostar now going directly to Amsterdam from St Pancras, The Netherlands have never been so accessible. When planning what to do in Amsterdam, prep an empty stomach, pick a canal and get walking. Earlier this year, I had the…

Osaka

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan – Everything You Need to Know Before …

Japan has a reputation of being a destination where tourists are thrown out of their comfort zone, with reputations of frantic crowds, bizarre technologies and a total lack of English anywhere, but honestly, if you’re heading there for your first…

Rotorua

Four Places for the Non-Adventurous to Have an Adventure in New Zealand

Skydiving and bungee jumping not really your thing? New Zealand has loads of adventures for the not-quite-as-adventurous too. When you go on a long haul adventure, there’s a lot of expectation from others for you to do some stupid shit.…

Amsterdam

Are Boutique Hostels Really Worth the Money?

As fast travel becomes the norm, we all want a bargain without compromising on quality. So are boutique hostels filling that gap or are they actually just taking advantage of a new opportunity? Hostels: the word that strikes fear and…

Lake Como

How NOT to Do a Day Trip to Lake Como From Milan

An area where the super rich go to holiday, with ever-beautiful weather and even more beautiful people; it’s not really somewhere I’ve imagined visiting, yet everything I read insisted that I take a day trip to Lake Como from Milan.…

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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