One year on…

It has now been a year since I landed back at Heathrow and returned home to a London that was in love with the Olympics. …

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Seasickness during a surf lesson in Peru

It Could Only Happen To Me – Seasickness during a surf lesson in Peru

One of the things I’ve always thought was quite unfair, considering how much I love travelling, is that I get incredibly bad motion sickness on…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - An unusual gift in China

It Could Only Happen To Me – An unusual gift in China

It’s Friday and time for another edition of It Could Only Happen To Me – the weekly series where I feature those travel mishaps which…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Teething troubles in New Zealand

It Could Only Happen To Me – Teething troubles in New Zealand

There’s nothing worse than being ill on the road. No matter how old you are when sickness strikes the first thing you want to do…

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Love your life on Valentine’s Day

Love your life on Valentine’s Day

I don’t know what it is about Valentine’s Day but there’s something about it that just instantly transports you back to being at school. Will…

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The launch of the #travelbookclub

The launch of the #travelbookclub

When you move away from a place there is always going to be stuff you miss. Mostly it’s your friends and family, occasionally it’s your…

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Is it time for a technology detox?

Is it time for a technology detox?

One of the things I’ve noticed a lot on Twitter lately is people saying that they “don’t have enough time” or they’re “too busy”. Not…

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Celebrating Waitangi Weekend in New Zealand

Celebrating Waitangi Weekend in New Zealand

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a whole year since I was in New Zealand. Sigh. In honour of Waitangi Day tomorrow I’ve dug…

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Save so you can splurge

Save so you can splurge

As I mentioned in a previous post one of the big differences I noticed about travelling on my 30b430 trip, compared to the ‘traditional’ gap…

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How should I set a budget for my trip?

How should I set a budget for my trip?

It’s all very well getting super-organised about your saving but how much money will you actually need for your career break or sabbatical? Now I’m…

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