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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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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What If?

What If?

There are few times over the last year when I’ve questioned what I’m doing. Travelling has always been the big love in my life so,…

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30 reasons why 2012 was such an amazing year

30 reasons why 2012 was such an amazing year

There are countless reasons why 2012 was such a great year for me. Here’s 30 of them:     You can find out more about…

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Happy New Year and all that jazz

Happy New Year and all that jazz

As the clock struck midnight last New Year’s Eve I was on a rooftop in Buenos Aires, surrounded by new friends I’d met at the…

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Vote for me!

Vote for me!

I was so happy during my trip when my em30b430 blog was chosen as Blog Of The Week for Wanderlust magazine. This is the travel…

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#28 Write yourself a postcard from every country you visit on your trip (suggestion from Ruth)

#28 Write yourself a postcard from every country you visit on your trip (suggestion from Ruth)

I love this suggestion from my friend Ruth. When you’re on the road for a long time you have the tendency to forget about the…

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