London

Why I’m Ditching Trains For Coach Travel

Balancing travel I want to do versus the travel I have to do is the current bane of my bank balance. I love to wrap responsibility with an opportunistic visit to somewhere new: weddings with weekend staycations, friends visiting from…

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London

An Old Lady’s Guide to Travelling With Back Pain

OK, so a slight caveat to this post’s title: I’m only 30 and I’m fully aware that I’m not even middle aged, let alone ‘old’. But I’ve had back pain on and off for about five years now, and recently…

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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…

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…

Budapest

How to Decide Where to Go On Your First Solo Adventure

Hooray! You’ve decided to take the plunge and go on a solo travel adventure! But where to?! The decision to just go is probably the easiest, to be honest; I know it took about four hours between me thinking I…

Lake Pukaki

What is Flexible Luxury?

The way I travel has changed a lot over the last couple of years. When I first started writing about my adventures across the globe, I could easily class myself as a budget traveller because nine times out of ten…

Is Long Term Solo Travel Just ‘Running Away From Your Problems’?

I remember sitting in a hostel bar in New Zealand near the end of my three-month solo trip and talking to a fellow backpacker, when they asked me a question that made me jolt: ‘So, what are you running away…

London

Seven Boring (but Essential) Holiday Admin Tasks to Do Before Every Trip

My trip planning normally goes like this: book flight, research where to eat, book accommodation. Then in the week before going away, there’s ten things that I prep to make sure that I don’t run into any issues abroad. From…

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Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle in Winter: What to Know Before You …

Planning our winter trip to Iceland, I knew there was a ton of natural phenomena outside of our base in Reykjavik that I wanted to see, but on a long weekend, our time was limited. As we started totalling up…