My memories of my RTW trip

Explore my past blog posts to find out more about my round the world trip and to get tips for your own adventures!

Obscure Festivals from Around the World

March 3, 2014
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There are a loads of popular festivals around the world that most of us are not familiar with. In no particular order, here’s a list of those unique and marvellous festivals, along with a video of what they look like in action! Boryeong Mud Festival: Boryeong, South Korea Started in 1998, this festival takes place […]

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Leaving Home to Travel: A Grown Ups Guide

December 4, 2013
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It’s been a while since we were on the road full-time. Back then, we had no responsibilities. We gave up our jobs, ended the rental periods on our flats, cancelled our mobile phone contracts, shipped our few belongings back to our poor parents’ houses. It was — relatively — easy. But my mind is already […]

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Much Better Adventures

October 15, 2013
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This isn’t a sponsored post or an advert, but it is about a travel company. One I’m pretty impressed with and I wanted to share. Much Better Adventures found me on Twitter, while I was asking about where to find a good chalet for this season’s ski trip. Kudos for that kind of proactive marketing, […]

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Finding freelance travel writing jobs: 5 golden rules

May 1, 2013
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People are often surprised when I tell them that I make money out of being a travel writer. Not a complete living perhaps, but hard cash nonetheless. Even though you might not be able to get a gig writing for Wanderlust or National Geographic straight away, there are freelance travel writer jobs to be had […]

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Touring Amsterdam with TripAdvisor’s City Guide

March 28, 2013
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Last weekend, I visited Amsterdam for the first time. I know, I know, after nearly three decades, it’s hard to believe I’ve never made it there before – especially during those university years. But there you have it. I didn’t have much time to plan and I knew our houseboat wouldn’t have WiFi – something […]

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Writing on the road: 10 things I couldn’t live without

February 7, 2013

Any traveller has a booty of items that they always find room for in their backpack. As a travel writer, the most important items in my travel kit are the tools and gadgets that help me do what I do: write. Here are the ten things you’ll spot if you rummage through my luggage. 1. […]

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Follow your heart: why travel made us a stronger couple

August 23, 2012
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I’m not really one to talk about personal things on my blog, but I’ll let you in on a little secret… I’m engaged to be married! One hot and humid day a couple of weeks ago, T got down on one knee in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Park, fished an antique ring out of his pocket and […]

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