Where It All Began

I never wanted to travel because ‘different’ terrified me: different food, different people, different customs. Somehow I said ‘yes’ to a trip to China with a friend of my sister. When I arrived in Beijing, I understood just how much I took the English language for granted. In seconds, a carefully planned trip to the [...]

Packing Priorities

It's considered the most painful part of a trip for some, but with a few travels under my belt, I'm getting better at it.  Here's a few things I pack for all my trips: Passport and Flight Details Lets face it.  You aren't going anywhere unless you have these things on you.  Make sure your [...]

Round Up

Here's a bit of a round up of my travels - what I liked, what I didn't, what worked well, what I'd do differently next time and just other general bits and pieces. London London in late June (early summer) is light.  It's light at around 3.30/4.00am in the morning until around 10pm at night.  I [...]

Who I Am and How this Shapes the Way I Travel

I am a planner.  I always have been and to some extent, probably always will be.  And I'm not the only one - from one friend who lists of each days activity to its matching outfit, coordinating jewellery, shoes and hairstyle to another who has mastered the art of the 'practice pack'.  Everyone travels differently. I like to know [...]