Top 10 Tips for Staying in Hostels

Hostels get a bad rap and sometimes it’s completely justified. They are cheap and often for a reason but I have experienced places at both ends of the scale. From gorgeous, clean and polite to grotty, smelly and damn right…

Hobart

Six Tips for Finding the Best Cheap Eats Abroad

I travel to eat. I mean, I travel to experience new cultures and environments, but I don’t think there is any better way to do that then to try local food. I would love to eat at Michelin star restaurants…

London

My Must-Have Cosmetics for Travelling

I thought whittling down what clothes to pack for a three month trip was hard enough, but then I turned my attention to cosmetics. I wanted to be prepared for all eventualities because there is nothing worse than being sick…

Bay of Islands

Feeling Homesick

When have you felt most homesick? I remember being a new graduate, living (stubbornly) in my uni town, working three jobs to pay for a shite bedsit and wondering what the hell I was doing. I felt really alone and…

Christchurch

Everything is Going to Be Alright

Do you ever feel sometimes that life is trying to tell you something? This past year has been tough. After some twists and turns, I decided to just remove myself from things in my life that were making me miserable…

Eight Travel Apps I Would (Literally) Be Lost Without

I don’t know how people did this whole travelling thing without the internet. How did they find anywhere good to eat? How did they not get hopelessly lost? I can’t read a map to save my life and I have…

Chengdu

I’m Fed Up of My Travelling Wardrobe

I’ve been brought up with a sensible approach to money. I had a paper round at 13, a part-time job throughout school and university, and I’ve always saved a portion of my earnings since working full time. The three month…

Badaling

Five Things People Say When You Tell Them You’re Going Travelling

I’ll be honest, the subject matter of any conversation I have at the moment pretty much centres around The Big Trip. When people at work find out I’m leaving, or I tell friends that I haven’t seen in a while,…

London

Travel Does the Heart Good

Holidays, no matter which way you look at them, are the ultimate means of escape. Every time I’ve ever gone abroad it’s to get away from something, it’s just that over time those ‘somethings’ change depending on where you are…