8 things you should know before you plan your trip to the Maldives

Local islands It’s on a fairly recent thing for tourists to be allowed in local islands in the Maldives. This means that there’s an option between the fancy (and expensive) private island resorts and smaller hotel/guest houses that are more affordable. See below for some interesting facts, particularly if you’re thinking of staying at a…

9 Surprising Things I Learnt About Japan

Almost no bins yet no rubbish! Imagine your culture included taking your rubbish with you wherever you went. I love this- that absentmindedly or not, it was expected that everyone would treat public places with respect and not litter. Lines & order are important This I LOVE. Getting into trains was enjoyable as I stood…

10 Ways Travel Has Helped Me Manage my Mental Health

Screw the stigma- I have dealt with varying degrees of mental health struggles since my early twenties. Most of the people I surround myself with are luckily understanding, most having also experienced some sort of issue that required self or professional help. For me, routines and most recently, exercise, have been a big part of…

Tasmania 5 & 7 day Roadtrip Itineraries

When I’m planning a trip I find the best resources are friends recommendations and blogs, because ‘most’ of these don’t involve people trying to sell you anything! Flights: Hobart return flights Accommodation: Airbnb’s Transport: Airport hire care 5 day Itinerary Day 1- Fly to Hobart We made the mistake of flying in the afternoon so…

Vietnam Travel Guide

There’s already a tonne of information online about travelling to Vietnam as a solo female but there are a few things I wish I had known before I went: Download the ‘Grab’ app Vietnam’s answer to Uber (they actually bought it out there. Cheaper than a cab, the option to pay in cash or card…

The Post-Trip Glow Up

If you’ve ever done a group tour (Contiki, Gadventures, Topdeck, etc) or met people on extended trips; and then followed up on what they’ve been getting up to a few months later, you’ll probably notice a trend. It may not always have this name, but it’s a fairly accurate way to describe what happens to…

Airbnb, Hotels or Hostels?

When I talk to friends about mine or their upcoming trips, I always get asked about which accommodation I prefer to stay at. I’ve at all and each have their own perks (and disadvantages) depending on the type of travel. So, from my perspective, here are the yays and nays for staying at each accommodation…

What I Learnt From a Trip Where Everything Went Wrong

If you’ve read a few of my blog posts before, you’d know that I am a planner. I enjoy the spontaneous moments that arise while travelling, but the thought of not having a plan for where I’m sleeping in a few nights scares me too much to think about a long term backpacking trip with…

Tips for the nervous flyer

What do you do when you have crippling anxiety about flying and an insatiable thirst to explore the world? Go anyway. I love the feeling of booking flights, planning trips & escaping my usual routines. But that doesn’t mean I enjoy the journey from A-B in the air. I have a HUGE fear of falling-…

Tour review: Haggis Adventures 3 day ‘Skye High’

The basics: Start/End: Edinburgh, UK Duration: 3 days, 2 nights Accommodation: 6 share dorm beds Highlights: Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Highland cows & Glencoe   Anyone who has seen my pictures from my short trip to the Highlands has received my glowing recommendation of my Haggis trip, so now it’s your…