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!