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…

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…

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…

Go It Alone

Source The recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded the attention of film lovers the world over. For me, it reminded me of the first time I ever went to the cinema by myself. I was desperate to see Capote,…