Welcome to my small corner!
London born, I spent much of my childhood travelling, from family beach holidays in Spain to living in Nairobi, Kenya. My current stint in Scotland is probably the longest I’ve ever spent in one place, eight years – that’s a lot of Scottish winters! But I’m always on the lookout for new adventures…
Despite having regular summer holidays and plenty of last-minute city breaks, it wasn’t until 2012 that I embarked on my biggest adventure – 18 months solo travelling around Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the US and the Caribbean. It seemed to me at the time that many of my peers were ‘packing it all in’ and buggering off to ‘find themselves’, wash baby elephants or simply get smashed on an exotic beach under a full moon. Never one to miss out, I too quit my job and took off, not really in search of my soul (or any other such cliché) but to explore what else the world had to offer outside of my little bubble.
The trip profoundly affected me in ways which were mostly unexpected, and I learnt a lot about how to travel independently and become more self-reliant. Since my solo adventure I’ve carved myself a career in travel as a writer, editor and content manager, sharing the experiences and stories I had along the way. These days I’m juggling a full-time job, friends, family and an insatiable appetite to see the world. It’s tricky, but I manage at least one trip to somewhere new every month. That means regular updates and plenty of fresh ideas for holidays near and far, plus a few personal tales from this 20-something digital nomad trying to resist the urge to runaway again.
I hope to offer tips and advice to anyone making extended travel plans, to first-time travellers, as well as those who, like myself, are trying to squeeze every last drop of adventure out of their time away from the office. Whether you’re planning the annual two weeks in the sun, a gap year, or just looking for some tips about budget travel and backpacking, I hope you find my site useful. For more details on my travel values and what this blog is all about, move across the the ‘About this blog’ page.