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….

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…

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,…

STOP JUDGING PEOPLE ON THE SIZE OF THEIR BACKPACK

When I first set off backpacking on my own, I made a lot of mistakes. One being that I massively overpacked. You’ve probably heard every backpacker say this, as everyone does it when they first go backpacking. Since then, I’ve probably halved the amount of stuff I take in my backpack. But if I told…

ARE PACKAGE TOURS WORTH IT?

When you decide you want to go travelling, you’ll start to see package tours everywhere. No doubt you’ll be wondering are they really worth it? They sound a lot, but then when you read the itinerary and what’s involved, you start to realise it’s actually not that bad of a price. They appeal to those…

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…

´╗┐BEING SCAMMED IN KUALA LUMPUR

I was really looking forward to visiting Kuala Lumpur on my most recent trip to Asia, it had been on my bucket list for a while. Unfortunately the experience was a complete let down, and I was left feeling like I couldn’t wait to leave the city. I certainly won’t be in a hurry to…

5 THINGS THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT BACKPACKING

There are many great things about backpacking, but there are also some downsides to the adventure, that people seem to miss out when they’re telling you their travel stories… 1. The Noise: Invest in some ear plugs before you go. Sharing bunk beds with your new friends from across the world is great, until you…