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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

22 June 2019 – My only day off at the vineyard in south west France

22 June 2019 – My only day off at the vineyard in south west France

The past 3 weeks have literally been so crazy, dramatic, unexpected and difficult. Let's just say challenging. I'm currently sitting in a pub/cafe drinking a delicious espresso in the small village of Aubeterre, probably about 5-8 kilometres from the vineyard. So much has happened that I don't know where to begin. But I'm taking the [...]