It’s been five years since I started this blog and its been a rocky ride. I’ve watched the rise and fall of peers – some lifting to stratospheric success and others slipping away – while I’ve bumbled … [Read more...] about 14 lessons learned from five years’ travel blogging
My favourite stories have always been the ones that reveal their author's vulnerability and show something of our shared humanity. They remind me I'm not alone and have offered solace during my own difficult times. I appreciate that shared space and hope that my own stories may be of some help to you too. Here you'll find stories of grief, false starts, love, pregnancy, family, nomadism, working on the road, frustrations, freelancing, confusion, trying to start a business, and the good, bad and ugly side of travel. Thank you for following along.
Steve’s beard is made of ice again. And we’re staring at the sky. There’s a smudge upon the horizon, but is that just a cloud? And smudges aren’t what we’re after. We’re hoping for a show. In Iceland, … [Read more...] about A moment of awe in Lapland
In France, there’s a saying for a time when you "have your head in the handlebars" focused on your career and building a settled life. It’s a time that lacks moments to stop, look around and think … [Read more...] about It was always in the title
I love Christmas. There’s a lot of sadness that goes alongside it for me, but it’s a also a time that brings joy. There are a lot of children in my family, so spending time with them always makes the … [Read more...] about Christmas gift ideas for travel lovers
Sometimes you forget to get in touch with someone for so long, that by the time you get round to it, you feel so embarrassed that it’s difficult to know where to start. That’s how I feel now. Over the … [Read more...] about A long overdue update
Festival season in England is one of my favourite times of the year, and to celebrate I’m giving away a festival camping kit with Trespass, including a tent, sleeping bag, inflatable bed and … [Read more...] about Win a festival camping kit!
I moved here at 19, exhilarated and starry eyed after a year travelling the world by myself. While friends headed out across the width and breadth of England, for me it had always been London. I grew … [Read more...] about My London
I’ve been a mega fan of Lonely Planet since I took my first solo trip abroad more than 14 years ago. I can remember pouring over the books as I planned my trip around the world. They came to symbolise … [Read more...] about Oh my! We made a video for Lonely Planet!
There’s a classic trajectory for anyone who tries to mix a life of working plus travelling. It goes a little like this: 1. This is amazing! I can work while I’m travelling. I’m living the dream! My … [Read more...] about Success! I found my travel-work-life balance (for now)
My aunt doesn’t read this blog but she knows everything that I write on it because her best friend Diane calls her and reads each post verbatim. Diane has been this blog’s biggest supporter from as … [Read more...] about Remember to say thank you