Want to go on a journey?

Want to go on a journey?

I'll be sharing all my experiences, tips and advice on trips big and small

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5 tips for first-time backpackers

5 tips for first-time backpackers

Calling all first-time backpackers, are you a little anxious/nervous/excited about your trip? I always find that being more prepared for something helps me keep those nerves away. Today, I’ve written my 5 top tips for your first backpacking trip. These are things that I was […]

Is university right for me?

Is university right for me?

University is a 3-year whirlwind where you learn not only in an academic setting but also a hell of a lot about yourself, the real world and being self-dependent (to some extent). If you live in the UK, you likely just received your A Level […]

Travel apps to help you on bigger trips

Travel apps to help you on bigger trips

When you’re travelling around new countries and cities, especially when the first language spoken isn’t your own, having a few of these travel apps on your phone will make your trip 100% easier. Some days when you’re travelling do nooooot go smoothly; I didn’t have […]

Hostel etiquette

Hostel etiquette

During our time in South America, we stayed in 55 different hostels (yes, 55!). This included a variety of dorms, with beds ranging from 4 – 12, and private rooms. We definitely learnt a thing or two about to do’s and don’ts when living the […]

Female packing list for 5 months in South America

Female packing list for 5 months in South America

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re currently nearing the start of your backpacking trip around South America which is so exciting! South America is a massive continent with a number of beautiful countries that have varying climates throughout the year. This makes packing a […]

Meeting Crazy Dave in La Paz

Meeting Crazy Dave in La Paz

Crazy by name, crazy by nature… In the middle of Bolivia’s capital city, La Paz, you’ll stumble across San Pedro Prison. Directly opposite the prison, everyday at 1pm, you’ll find the infamous Crazy Dave. Everyone is welcomed by Crazy Dave for ‘free’ to engage with […]

One Month Backpacking Brazil

One Month Backpacking Brazil

Brazil is a picture perfect, exotic, bustling country with awe inspiring landscapes and attractions. In January 2018, I spent the whole month travelling with my boyfriend, Max, from Rio De Janeiro down south ready to hop over the border to Uruguay to continue our 6 […]

How I told my boss I was going travelling

How I told my boss I was going travelling

It’s an uncomfortable conversation, especially when you love your job and have a great relationship with both your manager and the managing director, but when the world calls… Through all the travel planning, handing in my notice to my job was one of the things […]

Barcelona Series: How I travelled around Barcelona

Barcelona Series: How I travelled around Barcelona

Want to maximise your time for activities in Barcelona without spending hours on public transport? I was only in Barcelona for 4 days, including travelling there and home, so it was important to maximise my time in the beautiful city. To do this, we didn’t […]

Seeing Ariana Grande after the Manchester terror attack

Seeing Ariana Grande after the Manchester terror attack

As part of my trip to Barcelona, my best friend and I had booked to see Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman Tour’ because she’s a guilty pleasure of ours and she’s one of my biggest girl crushes! The concert in Barcelona was on 13th June, just […]