Category Archives: Travel

Everything You Need to Know About…Being a Tour Guide

Leaders, shepherds, mediators, teachers and a little bit of Mum and Dad; tour guides are the people who shoulder the burden of ensuring our safety and enjoyment while travelling. Enter the subject of this Q&A, a delightful acquaintance who was … Continue reading

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I’m a Big Fat Travel Fraud

The time has inevitably come. I am facing a dilemma, readers and it goes like this: Can you have a travel blog without travelling? As most of you know, I was living the high life in London. I was. I … Continue reading

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Banged Up Abroad

Ah travel. Some live for it. Some go broke for it. Many of us dream about it. Others shout “YOLO!” as they pursue it. I hate to be a Negative Nancy, but let’s face it: amongst all the pool-side cocktails, … Continue reading

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A Wee Bit of Scotland

Although it felt like we had just returned from our sojourn in the Cotswolds, I was more than ready to start the journey up north to Scotland. So off we went, at 5:30am on a crisp, Sunday morning. Walk to … Continue reading

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Two Days in the Cotswolds

While red telephone boxes, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are all very well, my desire to have an authentic British experience wasn’t really being satisfied during my time in London. Where were men with monocles, exclamations of “I say!” and … Continue reading

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Kiwi Shenanigans

New Zealand. Land of the haka and the silver fern and ‘Kia Ora!’ An adrenaline junkie’s dream and one of my favourite travel destinations. In January 2010, I was busing around New Zealand with International Student Volunteers (ISV). We’d spent … Continue reading

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Say Cheese and Die

There you are, dangling upside down over a gorge. No wait, you’re standing on unique rock formations, having patiently waited for your turn to pose solo with the famous attraction. Hang on, no, that’s you doing a hand stand on … Continue reading

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