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…

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…

Ashley: @msashq

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 Ashley who you can follow on Instagram! Let’s start with the basics, who…

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…

Ajok Deng

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! This week we meet Ajok from Mountain View, California, USA. The thing that drew me to…

Elize in Wonderland

Welcome to the new section of my blog where I highlight some of the talented creatives that I’ve followed from around the world. These fortnightly posts will highlight a small amount of the talent that is already out there, and hopefully promote more collaboration, rather than competition between creatives. This week we’re highlighting the work…