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Aug 29

August 29, 2016

benefits of travelling solo

7 Benefits of Travelling Solo

Thinking about heading out into the world on your own? Here are my 7 benefits of travelling solo! Most of us spend a lot of time around people. From coworkers, to family and friends, we socialise with a range of people day to day. However, sometimes taking a time out from people can be a great way to get to know yourself and travelling solo is an even better way for you to leave that everyday comfort zone. Oscar Wilde…

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Jun 21

June 21, 2015

Goodbye Asia. It’s been a pleasure!

Well, here it is. The end of my Asian adventure. I’ve spent nearly 158 days in 6 different South-East Asian countries and in that time have learnt things, lost things, experienced different food, met people from across the globe and immersed myself into different cultures. When I left back in January I had umpteen thoughts going through my mind, from ‘Am I actually crazy?’ to ‘Holy shit, I’m actually doing this!’ Those voices have been pretty present throughout my journey,…

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May 15

May 15, 2015

8 Things I’ve Learnt From 4 Months Of Solo Travel

It’s now been 4 months ago that I left home on a one-way ticket to Bangkok. In that time, I’ve seen an uncountable number of temples, eaten all manner of food stuffs, and consumed the same in drink form; I’ve scaled waterfalls, I’ve jumped off cliffs, I’ve swam in rivers, lakes, quarry’s and fairy pools, ridden on the back of a motorbike through millions of butterflies, relaxed on white sand beaches and used every type of transport known to man…

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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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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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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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