MY PACKING ESSENTIALS TO TAKE BACKPACKING

There are a few things I take backpacking, that aren’t always on your typical backpackers packing list. But they are things that I find essential and super helpful, so are definitely worth adding to your packing list if you want to make your life a little easier. Lush Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars I used…

HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR PARENTS IT’S OK TO GO BACKPACKING

A lot of parents don’t want you to go because of safety issues, or have a lot of worries about what it’s doing for your future. And other parents are really supportive. I always find it a little sad when I hear parents have stopped their children doing something they really want to do. I…

MISCONCEPTIONS OF BRITISH PEOPLE

While travelling across the world, it’s safe to say I’ve heard a lot of misconceptions about us British people. People automatically assume that because you’re British, you’re the following: We all love Harry Potter Don’t get me wrong, a lot of British people like Harry Potter and it is a big household name in Britain,…

A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES IN ST IVES, CORNWALL

St Ives is a popular holiday destination in the UK. Hundreds, if not thousands, flock to Cornwall in the summer holidays. With crystal clear waters, and beautiful beaches, it’s not hard to see why. Here is a guide to the beaches in St Ives, Cornwall. If you’re ever in the UK, it’s definitely worth going…

Q&A

In a few weeks, I’m planning to do a blog post with answers to your questions. So if you’ve got a travel question to ask, post it below or email me at thelittlemermeg@gmail.com. Whether it be what’s my favourite experience to date, or how much do I pack? Etc.  

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…