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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I smile because I am different

I smile because I am different

I got thinking about this post after reading something a fellow traveller had written on Facebook about being laughed at by locals. Although this is…

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Volunteering – To pay or not to pay?

Volunteering – To pay or not to pay?

Over the years I’ve done a number of voluntary placements in different countries around the world. Some have been organised in advance, such as working…

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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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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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It Could Only Happen To Me - Being abandoned during an earthquake in my first week in Peru

It Could Only Happen To Me – Being abandoned during an earthquake in my first week in Peru

When the table first started to shake at my hostel in Huacachina it took a second for me to process what was going on. At…

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Where to start?

Where to start?

Planning a trip but not sure where to start? Check out http://bit.ly/StfB5F for some tips.

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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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Moving on from South America...

Moving on from South America…

So the South American part of my adventure has come to an end. On one hand it feels like a lifetime ago that I was…

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