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)
This blog isn't just about travelling, it's also about my personal journey and the ups and downs along the way. In this section, you can read some of my personal stories, as well as some of the thoughts I've had along the way. You can also read about what happened when I decided to resist the urge to scoff and try out for myself all the alternative therapies and new age offerings Bali's Ubud had to offer. I called it the "Don't Knock it Til You've Tried It" experiment.
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
Today I intended to write about cafes, dolphins or rainbows. But a line in this morning’s news has infuriated me, and there’s no choice but to talk about terror. Of course, even before this … [Read more...] about We can choose how we respond to fear
Somewhere between New Plymouth and Waitomo I lost my shit. I was looking up the directions for our boat trip into some caves when I saw the line “No need to bring anything, we provide all the … [Read more...] about Surfing panic and dealing with claustrophobia
Today is International Women’s Day, a time that, as a charity worker, I normally spend highlighting the obstacles that women and girls face around the world and the ways they’ve managed to overcome … [Read more...] about 14 of the Best Female Travel Bloggers (who write bloody well)
We’re supposed to be in San Pancho. We’ve been imagining the moment of our return for months – what it would feel like to drive down the main street and see our beloved town again – to recognise the … [Read more...] about Why we’re changing our travel plans because of Zika
We did it! We're married! After months and months of planning, we pulled it off and the wedding was a day of splendid joy. In true British style, there was a lot of mud and rain, but the sun shone and … [Read more...] about An update from the Watts Kennedys!
It was a question we pondered for months – so much so that we left ourselves in danger of everything being booked up! Where should a couple of travel bloggers go on their honeymoon? We struggled … [Read more...] about Where do travel bloggers go on their honeymoon?
Five weeks to go! We’re getting married in five weeks time! It’s filling most of my moments with thoughts of flowers, seating plans, dresses and all the other things that weddings are made of. But of … [Read more...] about Five weeks to go! Love, love, love!
Sex and the City, Mad Men, Girls, Friends – New York is home to so many fictional scenes that I spent my time in the city suspended in a semi-dream state between fiction and reality. Visiting any … [Read more...] about Living fiction: impressions of New York