We all want to have grand adventures and do awesome things, but this post is about how to do all that without a lot of effort.
Whether you're on a six month backpacking trip or heading off for a week on the continent, it can be really, really easy to over pack. If you've ever found yourself taking multiple suitcases on holiday, or struggling around a bus station with aching shoulders under a backpack bigger than you are, it's time to … Continue reading The art of minimalist packing
Writing about how to travel cheaply in Southeast Asia feels like a bit of a cop out. In countries where a good meal costs the equivalent of £1, booze can start at anything from 10p a drink, cross-country travel is pennies and accommodation costs less than a cocktail, it isn't hard to be frugal. It … Continue reading Shoe-string travel in expensive countries
Credit: instagram @emotionalclub When, at 4am the other day, I decided to write a piece about long-term travelling with mental health struggles, I originally ended up writing a 1,500 word essay that said a lot of things in it that have already been said a million times elsewhere. So I had a rethink. Here, in shorter … Continue reading Remaining sort-of vaguely sane. Sometimes.
Even if you're on a tight budget, you can live a pretty luxurious life as a westener travelling around Vietnam. If you're travelling with other people, even better! Because you can split the price of private ensuite bedrooms (often starting at £12 or £13 a night for 3 to 4 people sharing) and pretend you're … Continue reading Hostelling in Vietnam
Sleeper buses are an exhausting experience. Contrary to what their name would suggest, sleeper buses are not a place that much sleeping will happen. Even if you're on one for almost 20 hours like I recently was. This relaxing display of soothing night lights is an example of what a 15 hour sleeper bus journey … Continue reading Sleeper buses!
So you've booked your flight, googled all the best places to go and now it's time to investigate vaccinations, travel insurance and packing. In that order. Different parts of the world require you to take different precautions - the yellow fever jab I had to have to enter Ghana has not been required at any … Continue reading Getting your s**t together