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…

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…

├×ingvellir

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…

Five Reasons I’d Book a Tour Over Exploring On My Own

I’m currently in the midst of planning our big trip to India (research which has in fact changed the date we’re going from September’s monsoon season to January 2019 instead), and I’m overwhelmed with choices. Not only is there a…

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…

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…

Bucharest

How I Manage to Take So Many City Breaks

When I was in Bucharest recently I received a WhatsApp message from a friend of mine who lives in America saying, ‘Of COURSE you’re in Romania.’ This is a woman who I met in New Zealand and loves to travel…

Beijing

A Beginner’s Guide to China – Everything You Need to Know For …

When I tell people that China is my favourite country to explore, nobody seems to understand why. Even when I’ve met people when travelling, the general consensus always seems to be, ‘It’s just never been on my list.’ To which…

Shanghai

You Don’t Always Have to Go Off the Beaten Track

It’s very strange but there seems to be a lot of stigma around visiting a country’s most well-known sights when abroad. For some reason it’s perceived that flocking to where everyone else goes and being a ‘tourist’ isn’t how you…