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…

When the Adventure Ends

A lot of the time I write about things I’ve learned from, or the benefits of travel, for which there are many. What I tend to stay away from is the aftermath of travelling, the negatives and also asking for advice. For some, the comforts of home are something to look forward to, and for…

My Favourite Hostels Around the World

When travelling, hostels have more advantages than just savings; solo travellers can be introduced to other travellers to explore with, cheap tours and drinks are regularly available, locations generally tend to be central and most have kitchen and laundry facilities to help with long term travel. Whilst you need to do your own research to…

The Top Destinations for Geography Geeks

While we don’t have to know why the landforms are the way they are to be a geography geek, it does make it exciting when you can see the impact of processes, that can take millions of years, suddenly right in front of you. If you love your natural beauty, then have a read of…

Why you should travel solo at least once in your life

Over the past few years I’ve travelled with friends, family, partners, tours, and solo. And while there are benefits to each, travelling solo is easily the most rewarding way to travel. If you haven’t or are maybe considering travelling by yourself, here are some of the reasons you need to try it: Open to new…