Dec 4

December 4, 2014

How I managed to save nearly £12,000 ($18,000) in under a year!

After announcing that I’ll be heading off on my travels, I’ve had numerous people ask me how I can ‘afford’ to do so. So I thought I’d try to explain how I managed to save nearly £12,000 (or over $18,000 to you yanks) in under a year. I think the best way to explain it is that once I decided to save – I set an amount I could plausibly do and stuck to it. Every month, on payday, a…

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Oct 28

October 28, 2014

The Day I Quit My Job To Travel!

This is a bit of a weird post, in that I actually sat down and started to write this back in August. But nevertheless, here we are 3 months later, and one hell of a life decision made. Some of you may know already, and some may not – but yesterday I handed in my notice at work so that come January the 15th, I will be jet setting off around the world on a one-way ticket for an unspecified…

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Oct 2

October 2, 2014

Fairytale Trips: From Fantasy to Fact [Guest Post]

Being a bit of a Disney-fan, and with recent blockbusters such as ‘Frozen’ capturing both children and adults hearts, as a travelling addict I always find myself dreaming of visiting far off places that resemble the worlds in which some of my favourite childhood characters live. But rather than being a fairytale in itself, actually, most of the places in the stories resemble real-life locations. So, the lovely people at Holiday Lettings from TripAdvisor have kindly given an exclusive insight…

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Aug 31

August 31, 2014

How To Survive A UK Music Festival

So over the past few weeks I’ve attended two music festivals: V-Festival and Reading festival. The former I actually won VIP tickets for on Twitter (courtesy of Muller Rice and the fact that I’m a lyrical genius) so this was a last minute addition to my summer calendar. I’ve never attended V before, but I have attended Reading festival a few times in the past, some days and once for the full weekend. So, I thought I know a lot…

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Aug 13

August 13, 2014

returning home after travel

Should you take a Gap Year or Sabbatical?

Having seen this article on LinkedIn a few weeks ago (click here to read said article) it made me think; can taking a gap year/years or sabbatical really help your career, or hinder the process by cutting the chances of growth within the set out process of ‘climbing the ladder’? It’s interesting, because I personally don’t know anyone from my school days that took that leap and ‘travelled the world’ in a gap year, either before college or University. Most…

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Aug 12

August 12, 2014

Liebster Nomination and Answers!

Thanks to Samantha from www.samanthaenroute.com for the Liebster nomination, which encourages new and old travel bloggers to network with each other! To be honest, I’d never heard of it before now, but I do like answering random questions, and seems a good way for little known travel bloggers to get themselves out there! So here are my answers: 1. Tell us about your blog.  My blog was set up mainly to put down all my memories about the places I’ve been,…

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Jul 22

July 22, 2014

Dealing With Hyperhidrosis Whilst Travelling in Hot Countries

As a rather embarrassing subject, I’m going to talk about sweating. Or, more specifically ‘excessive sweating’. When I was in Secondary school, I noticed I sweated A LOT more than the average person. And not just when physically exerting myself, but just generally sat…calmly…in a moderately cool room. It was odd, and annoying, and personally very embarrassing. Everyone automatically assumes you don’t shower, or don’t use deodorant. When actually, you shower more than the average and go through more deodorant…

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Jul 21

July 21, 2014

How I Spent Two Days in Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you don’t have much time on your hands whilst in Thailand, I definitely recommend Chiang Mai. This is the one place I need to go back to and explore more as 2 days was definitely not enough! So, with an African Elephant adventure in South Africa under my belt, my elephant craze couldn’t stop there. So, whilst in Thailand, myself and another girl from the Real Gap tour took a last minute Air Asia flight up to Chiang Mai…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2014

My ‘Top 50 Things to Do Before I’m 30’ Bucketlist

*UPDATE JUNE 2016* – After spending 18 months travelling around Asia/Australasia it seems I’ve crossed off a fair bunch of the list I originally made in 2014! So, last weekend, I turned 24. Not a very significant age most may say, especially when my own mother turned the big 5-0 four days after. It’s still not even a quarter of a century old, and yet I can still feel that I am growing ever closer to 30. Slightly depressing, especially…

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May 13

May 13, 2014

Tips For Travelling With Nut Allergies

Now some of you may already know, but I have a pretty severe allergy to Walnuts and Pecans (yes, I know, I like being oddly specific). And when I say severe, I mean, full blown anaphylactic shock, looking like something out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, can’t breathe, sort of severe. In other words, it can be fatal. BUT, this is only the case if I’m not prepared. And (sorry, mum!) but whilst in the UK, this is pretty much…

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