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Life Lessons

Getting on the wrong bus, missing trains, searching for that elusive way to sleep on flights, and the rookie mistake of overpacking. I've done it all. 

 

 

Learning that Couchsurfing is much more than a free bed, finding purpose in volunteering, being at ease without a plan or direction and ultimately, letting go of that idea I have to see the whole world and not return to the same place twice.

 

 

Grab a drink, sit back and deep dive into my thoughts on travel issues of our time, the things I've learned from over the years, and why there is no "best" way to travel.

May 28, 2019

When I was 11, I asked my mum if we could go abroad for our annual holiday, for a change, and she said yes. This tipped the scales for my tween years all the way up to now, where I have moved off from the safety net of a week’s holiday each year, sitting by the pool and taking the occasional day trip, to going for 2 weeks, then 3, and then twice a year, to eventually flying solo for months on end.

I ran through the gap year (in...

May 25, 2019

Yes, you read that right, we are well and truly in the thick of it. Never have we had so many options on how to travel and to where, or had the tech to take us there. I’m not just talking about Insta stories or Youtube, I mean the planes. Damn! Those things are so big now they are literally being called the beluga whale of planes! I can't quite believe they have been quietly in service since 1996 as freight planes though. What...

January 30, 2019

In response to Aly’s latest video, (A really cool Travel Youtuber and Author) I have instantly felt some resonance to the topic and falling guilty of the tourist vs traveller language and mindset. I felt myself coming back to her words throughout the day, demanding to be thought about and my belief examined.

I conclude that I do feel more of a traveller than a tourist because I have done less tourist-ly things over the years, a...

July 26, 2018

Oftentimes I find myself thinking of a quote and how it has shaped me and my ways in life, either directly or indirectly. Sometimes I stumble upon a quote – one of the many hundreds of thousands that cloak Tumblr, Pinterest, Google and any other space that they can find their way into, and I read it, and suddenly like a lightbulb turning on inside of me, I resonate with the words and think “that sounds an awful lot like me” or...

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