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 [...]

27 July 2019 my first hitchhiking experience – from Lisbon to Coimbra

27 July 2019 my first hitchhiking experience – from Lisbon to Coimbra

Have you ever been curious about hitch-hiking? It’s something I never would have envisioned myself doing…something that was completely off limits for me – it was forbidden in my head. I remember when the word came up, I would immediately think “it’s too dangerous, especially for a solo girl”. To some degree I guess that [...]

23 July 2019 – reflections returning to Lisboa (and my love for Lisboa)

23 July 2019 – reflections returning to Lisboa (and my love for Lisboa)

I'm currently sitting in Jardim Botanico da Universidade Lisboa. I was on my way back from a little outing with American Davey (a guy I met at a Couchsurfing meetup)...after having our ritual-pastel de natas (custard tarts) and sitting in a Melbourne-like café, sipping on the best coffee I’ve had in Europe so far while [...]

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 [...]

19 April 2019 – Reflections on Couchsurfing as a solo female traveler

19 April 2019 – Reflections on Couchsurfing as a solo female traveler

Yes it's a depressing photo and it was taken at a time when I was sad...but I think it fits the topic well. So I’ve tried Couchsurfing quite a few times now (Thailand x 2, Switzerland, Salvador, Medellin, Guatape and now Lima) and I think I’ve done it enough to form some sort of opinion. [...]

8 April 2019 – the beginning of the second week of my workaway in Barbosa, Colombia

8 April 2019 – the beginning of the second week of my workaway in Barbosa, Colombia

I've finally finished work today - it was pretty chilled to be honest because Chad (my boss) wasn't here so I got to do things at my own pace (normally we're up by around 6-6.30pm but I was allowed to wake up whenever I wanted). Apart from the lights around the gazebo and moving the stuff [...]