Solo female travel – what it’s like to travel alone (and on a budget)

Solo female travel – what it’s like to travel alone (and on a budget)

It's normal to be scared shitless before heading into an unknown world, especially if you’re going by yourself for the first time. Have you ever thought about traveling alone? Perhaps you’ve never done it, but have always wondered about it… Perhaps you’ve wanted to do it but have been too scared… Or, perhaps you’ve decided [...]

My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

My secret love affair with food – my favourites in the world (from each destination)

I don’t know about you…but for me, food is absolutely and unequivocally one of the most important things in the world. I know many people see food purely as a source of fuel…but for me, food is so much more. (and no I can’t date let alone be friends with those sorts of people - [...]

16 September 2019 – one year abroad solo ~ 11 questions for me about my reflections and insights

16 September 2019 – one year abroad solo ~ 11 questions for me about my reflections and insights

Last night I fell over after trying to check some tour prices here on Gili Air (Air Island). I thought my ankle would be OK but the pain was much more excruciating than I hoped ~ I had to sit down for about 30 minutes and needed some ice to reduce the swelling. The bone [...]

17 June 2019 – Some of the most testing parts of my travels in Paris (venting out aloud)

17 June 2019 – Some of the most testing parts of my travels in Paris (venting out aloud)

Written when I was on a bus from Paris to Poitiers, towards my next Workaway.  Have you ever been traveling and thought to yourself ~ "I've had enough. I just want to go home now!" To be honest, I've been relatively happy plodding along through my travels and hopping from country to country, bed to [...]

22 March 18 – Settling back into home after coming back from India

22 March 18 – Settling back into home after coming back from India

Now that I’ve had time to settle in and reflect on my trip and catch up with some people…I’ve had time to realise how I feel about coming home. It’s hard for me to put into words, but I feel sad. I have this classic description of post-holiday depression. Everything here seems so colourless and [...]

10th to 11th December 2018 ~ my last days in Vietnam and South East Asia

10th to 11th December 2018 ~ my last days in Vietnam and South East Asia

While I have no motivation to document what’s happened to me in the past week (it’s been one of those weeks), I feel there is a need to because I faced a few challenging events, which have turned into learning experiences more stories to tell 😊 It’s not the most interesting, but my story eventually [...]