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…

Ashleigh Hitter

Creative Collaborations is all about sharing with you all the inspiring and talented people I see kicking butt around the world through their chosen social media channels. Like the look or sound of these creatives? Give them a follow! Today we meet Ashleigh who you can find on her Blog, Instagram and Twitter! Let’s start…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…