10 FREE THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY

Being a backpacker means you have to budget, so of course, us backpackers love a freebie! Sydney isn’t cheap, in fact, Australia in general isn’t, if you compare it to the UK. It’s one of those cities you can’t miss, so unfortunately you just have to suck it up. But there are some things you…

BACKPACKING WITH HEELS

This is one question that pops up a lot with us ladies when it comes to going backpacking, and if you’re new to backpacking, you might be thinking “shall I take my heels with me?” When I’m at home and go for a night out, I will wear heels. I’m a typical girly girl. It’s…

UPDATE OF TRAVEL PLANS – MARCH 2017

So I thought I’d do a post and update you all about the latest with my travel plans. For those who follow my blog, you’ll know that I’m off to Hong Kong and Australia soon. Just over 4 weeks to be exact! Eeeek! It’s come around so fast, and it’s just suddenly hit me that…

HOW TO GET CHEAP & PRACTICAL FLIGHTS

I’ll start by saying I’m no flight expert, I’ve never worked in the industry, so I’m sure there will be some people reading this, that think it’s amateur advice. But over the years, I’ve picked up on a few things that have helped me save a few pennies on my flights, and for us backpackers…

WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I TAKE TRAVELLING?

Obviously doing a lot of travel photography, and blogging, I take quite a bit of tech stuff with me on my travels. Here’s what I take and why: Sony A7 For my main camera, I use a Sony A7. A couple of years ago, I swapped from a heavy DSLR, to a lightweight mirrorless. And…

TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH A FRIEND

For many people, travelling alone is too much of a daunting experience. Therefore they choose to travel with a friend or partner. I’ve done all of the above, and if I’m perfectly honest, I preferred travelling alone. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed travelling with others, but there were a few things that niggled me….

HOW TO CATCH A CONNECTING FLIGHT

When I first left to go travelling alone, I had to catch a connecting flight. The problem was, I had never caught a connecting flight before in my life, so didn’t have a clue what to do! Luckily, I had friends and family that had, that were happy to explain it to me, and it…

WHY I CHOSE TRAVEL OVER A CAREER

A lot of people think I’m mad, or really stupid. I finished university, landed myself a graduate job, and I’ve packed it all in for a life on the road, living out of a backpack. So am I stupid or mad? I don’t think so, here’s why. It’s ok to not have your life set…

A BACKPACKERS GUIDE TO THE LAWS IN THAILAND

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, it’s worth knowing the following laws, so you don’t get yourself chucked in a prison cell, or end up having to pay a hefty fine! Don’t criticize their Royal Family – As Brits, we love to moan about our Royal Family, we either love or hate them. But in…

MY BUCKET LIST

I’ve always had a good idea in my head of what I want to do and visit. But I’ve never actually physically wrote a bucket list. I realised not long back, that a lot of things I want to do, I haven’t done yet. Although, I am fairly new to this travelling malarky so I’m…

MIRRORLESS VS DSLR

A couple of years ago, I bit the bullet and moved to a mirrrorless camera and ditched my DSLR. Was this a decision I’d live to regret? For those who don’t know, a mirrorless camera is simply what it says in the name. It’s mirrorless. On the DSLR camera systems, there is mirror mechanism built…

WHY DID I START BACKPACKING?

A question I get asked a lot is why do I travel? Why did I pack up my life to live out of a backpack? A lot of people asked if I was just following the crowd, doing what everyone else was doing. But to be honest, I didn’t really know that many people personally,…