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…

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…

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…