How to survive travelling solo on Valentine’s Day

How to survive travelling solo on Valentine’s Day

Travelling solo on Valentine’s Day can be a weird feeling. While in the past it was easy enough to ignore such events nowadays, as we’re…

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What is a Grown-Up Gap Year?

What is a Grown-Up Gap Year?

One of the questions I get asked the most is: “What is a Grown-Up Gap Year?” Good question. Student gap years I caught the travelling…

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One year on…

It has now been a year since I landed back at Heathrow and returned home to a London that was in love with the Olympics. …

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Seasickness during a surf lesson in Peru

It Could Only Happen To Me – Seasickness during a surf lesson in Peru

One of the things I’ve always thought was quite unfair, considering how much I love travelling, is that I get incredibly bad motion sickness on…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - An unusual gift in China

It Could Only Happen To Me – An unusual gift in China

It’s Friday and time for another edition of It Could Only Happen To Me – the weekly series where I feature those travel mishaps which…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Teething troubles in New Zealand

It Could Only Happen To Me – Teething troubles in New Zealand

There’s nothing worse than being ill on the road. No matter how old you are when sickness strikes the first thing you want to do…

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The launch of the #travelbookclub

The launch of the #travelbookclub

When you move away from a place there is always going to be stuff you miss. Mostly it’s your friends and family, occasionally it’s your…

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Is it time for a technology detox?

Is it time for a technology detox?

One of the things I’ve noticed a lot on Twitter lately is people saying that they “don’t have enough time” or they’re “too busy”. Not…

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Save so you can splurge

Save so you can splurge

As I mentioned in a previous post one of the big differences I noticed about travelling on my 30b430 trip, compared to the ‘traditional’ gap…

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How should I set a budget for my trip?

How should I set a budget for my trip?

Setting a budget for my trip It’s all very well getting super-organised about your saving but how should you go about setting a budget for…

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