I was a little daunted at the thought of spending most of my 5 month trip in dorm rooms. Actually, I was more than a bit daunted, I was flat out intimidated. I felt like a backpacker fraud. But my opinion and confidence soon changed once I realised it wasn’t what I’d expected.
For those on a budget, Queenstown can be an expensive city. But there is ways to save money so you can spend your cash on adventures rather than necessities. Here’s some tips to help save your hard-earned.
Okay, so there is actually some kind of plan, but definitely not the one that I had a few months ago. I have just left for what was meant to be a 5 month adventure across NZ mountains, villages and cities in Asia, and coast in Italy and Croatia. And whilst the trip is still […]
As the years go by, my trips get longer and my luggage gets smaller. After much learning, and many packing fails, I’ve finally got my packing pretty much sorted. Here’s my top tips for packing light for your next trip.
A few years ago, I went through a really tough time. I won’t go into details but let’s just say it’s not a time I’d ever wish to repeat. However, from hardship comes the opportunity to make changes for the better. Those that know me, know that I’ve done just that. And I am so much […]
My friend asked me last night what my top 5 travel items were. Then we split it into two Top 5’s – one for flights, and one for general travel. So here’s my top 5 must-have items for flights: Black Diamond Women’s Access LT Hybrid Hoodie – I always freeze on planes so this jacket that […]
I’ve had several people ask me lately whether I’m scared about travelling solo next year. Aren’t you worried about your safety? Should you really be going there? Don’t get me wrong, I do have some pre-trip nerves… but I’m guessing they aren’t the kind they’re thinking of. No… I’m not concerned about my safety. I […]
I have this dilemma! Okay, it’s not really a big deal, but I do need a decision. You see, I have an Olympus Tough TG-1 which I bought a few years ago when I started kayaking and travelling a lot. I needed it for sea kayaking in particular, but I wanted something that took great […]
I have always been a light packer, but I had never even considered Carry On Only until a friend told me she was going Carry On Only for a 12 month trip to South America. I was shocked. She started rattling off the benefits, particularly when solo travelling: you don’t need someone to watch your […]