London

Why I Love Using Guide Books to Plan My Trips

  Back in February 2014, I was excitedly preparing for my first trip to Australia. I was working there for a few weeks, followed by a trip to Hong Kong on my way home, and in anticipation, I bought a…

London

Six Tips For Eating Well When Backpacking

Travelling for a long period of time is exhausting. Lugging a rucksack from place to place, on every mode of transport you can imagine and then eventually hitching up at a hostel where there’s zero food to chow down on.…

London

Five Things to Know For Your First Eurostar Trip

When I go to an airport, I arrive with hours to spare, laptop out and ready for the security checks, nothing over 100ml in my cosmetics bag. When I get a train, I rock up with maybe 15 minutes to…

Gatwick Airport

Pre-Flight Relaxation at No.1 Airport Lounge, Gatwick

  Being a frequent flier, I don’t find airports as stressful as I used to. Flying alone means I have my routine nailed: I know what clothes set off alarms, I know what I have to take out of my…

Gatwick Airport

Staying at Yotel: Gatwick’s First Capsule Hotel

My quest for cheap travel is often at odds with my North London address. I don’t live anywhere near an airport and a bargain flight normally means a pre-9am departure and/or a post-10pm return, often resulting in me being utterly…

My Long Haul Flight Routine

In just over two years I have done a lot of long haul flights. From going to the other side of world to explore New Zealand and Australia, to visiting China (twice), and visited Africa for the first time during…

What to Pack For Going on Safari

Rain coat / Sunscreen / Leggings / Cotton shirt Sunglasses / Power bank / Water bottle Mosquito repellent / Scarf / Binoculars / Trainers I had no idea what on earth to pack for safari. I had images of Jumanji-style,…

Five Things to Know Before Flying With A Budget Airline

If it wasn’t for the array of cut-price airlines we all have access to these days, there is no way I would’ve seen as much of the world as I have so far. I’ve flown to Europe for as little…

What to Pack For a Hand Luggage Only City Break

Eye mask – Liberty / Sunglasses – Topshop / Neck pillow – Muji Backpack – Radley / Setting spray – Urban Decay / Transparent pouch – Wolf & Badger / Jewellery storage – Oliver Bonas Korres gift set – Feel…