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  • Why I Am Kicking My Travel Bucket List

    It feels like barely five minutes since I last returned from Tanzania. Yet here I am, over one year later, writing a post on why I am planning my third trip…

  • Is Tanzania Safe for Women Travelling Solo?

    If there is one thing I get asked the most when I talk to people about my travels, it’s whether Tanzania is considered safe for women travelling solo. Many people find…

  • 7 Reasons Costa Rica is on My Travel Wish List

    I’ve been daydreaming of Latin America for a number of years now. But when I flick through brochure after brochure to get those wanderlust juices flowing, Costa Rica always seems to…

  • My Travel Itinerary for 1 Month in Vietnam

    My Travel Itinerary for 1 Month in Vietnam

    One of the most common questions other travellers ask me is “I’ve got X amount of time in X country – what should I see and do?” Most recently I’ve been asked…

  • Life’s a Beach! My Top 5 Island Getaways 

    Anyone who knows me well will know that I am somewhat of a beach-bum at heart. There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting on a deserted island, cocktail in…

  • A Local’s Guide to New York City on a Budget

    New York City is a notoriously expensive city. I visited last year at the end of my around-the-world trip with hardly a penny to my name, mostly down to poor budgeting. As…

  • 6 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Travel Bore

    It’s been four months since I returned from my solo around-the-world adventure (not that I’m counting or anything) and it has taken my poor mother to yell at me “will you…

  • 8 Things That Will Make You Fall For Vietnam

    Noisy, polluted, scams, robberies, aggressive touts – these were all words I’d heard describing Vietnam before going there. When I touched down in Hanoi, I was beginning to wonder whether I had made…