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…

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…

Tasmania 5 & 7 day Roadtrip Itineraries

When I’m planning a trip I find the best resources are friends recommendations and blogs, because ‘most’ of these don’t involve people trying to sell you anything! Flights: Hobart return flights Accommodation: Airbnb’s Transport: Airport hire care 5 day Itinerary Day 1- Fly to Hobart We made the mistake of flying in the afternoon so…

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…

Live With Elle

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…

Lola Hubner

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…

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…

Alexandrea Travels

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 meet Alex, a…

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-…