TRAVEL INSURANCE – THE SMALL PRINT

Travel insurance isn’t the nicest part of your trip to sort out, especially if you’re not clued up about what’s what. Travel insurance is a must, but it’s a well known fact that they will try anything to get out of paying up. So you need to be careful. Check out my post here, about A…

THAILAND DIARY: KOH PHI PHI – PART TWO: BUCKETS

Catch up with part 1 here.  We’d arrived at our hostel on the island of Koh Phi Phi. We had picked a hostel called Stones, which is on the back of the island, right on the beach. I’d been recommended this by a few friends, who said it was cheap, right on the beach, and…

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…

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.  

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…

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…

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…

CHECK LIST FOR AUSTRALIA

Doing a gap year in Australia? Everything you need to know is below. With my trip coming up to Australia, a lot of people have been asking me what do they need to do/sort. It sounds a lot, but it’s actually pretty simple and straight forward. DO NOT PAY for a company to do these…

WHAT TRAVELLING MEANS TO ME

Have you ever got back from a trip and none of your friends understand the buzz you’re currently coming down from? Are they fed up of you talking about your trip? How do they not understand what you’ve been through?! Because they haven’t experienced it. I read stories on blogs and heard it from friends…

IS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVEL?

We’ve all seen the recent rise of travel bloggers on Instagram and people we went to school with clearing off for a gap year on Facebook, etc. But is it changing the way we travel? Are we being more exotic with the destinations we choose for a holiday? Are people actually becoming more curious to…