Teaching agencies in London: supply or long contracts?

Teaching in London is exciting, challenging and rewarding. I can say my experiences shaped not only my teaching, but also many of my beliefs. If you are in contact with an agency (generally how overseas teachers get started) you’ll be asked a question up front: supply or contract? Each have their pros and cons, so…

A Guide to Setting Up in Melbourne

Melbourne is such an exciting city but that doesn’t mean it’s going to open its arms to newcomers. Hopefully some of what I write will help you get a glimpse of what you need to take into account. If you’re not Australian, you’ll have to consider more than what I did such as currency, visas,…

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…

14 Bucket List Travel Moments You Need To Try

Paris with someone you love As cliche as it sounds, the city of Love has a reputation for a reason. I’ve been to Paris three times with different people, single and in relationships. I absolutely suggest you see Paris regardless of who you are/aren’t with but my favourite trip (so far) would be Valentines Day…

My Favourite Budget Destinations

While I’ve travelled my fair share, I haven’t made it to the whole world (yet), so this is based on my own experiences. Southern Spain During peak summer, on little savings & no income, I survived 2.5 weeks in Southern Spain. Luckily accomodation was still very cheap as was most food and attractions. If you’re…

Turkey on a Budget

Last summer, after some spontaneous trip bookings, I found myself looking at spending two weeks as a solo backpacker in Turkey on a limited budget. I was nervous, due to knowing little about the country, and finding little credible websites to help me on my research. However, i can not rate this beautiful country highly…