It’s easy to underestimate the role technology plays in travel. Then I remember my grandmother, who chooses a coach holiday from a brochure and sends a cheque in the post. That’s such an alien idea to me. I use my laptop to research destinations. I find flights on Skyscanner. I look for accommodation on comparison… More Technology and Travel
I’m not entirely sure whether that particular combination of words has ever been used before but let’s talk about body confidence and the effect Iceland can have on it! I am an adult human female. The media tells me and everyone I know that my body is the wrong shape, the wrong size, the wrong… More Iceland & body confidence
I love Iceland with all my heart and soul but there’s no way to say this without sounding like a hipster: I loved it before it was popular. Not because I wanted it all to myself (although I do!) but because Iceland is too small and too fragile to cope with the volumes of visitors,… More It’s now official: tourism is killing Iceland
Over the summer, I saw a post on Instagram that said, amongst other things: What did the younger, idealistic version of yourself want to do when they ‘grew up’? Are you doing it? Once you start earning a wage it’s easy to stop trying for more. To stop chasing your goals. To become settled and… More Having a job is eeevil!
For the last decade or so, I’ve been a solo traveller. It’s not a lifestyle choice, it’s just the way things worked out and I’ve got so used to it that I can’t imagine travelling with someone else. This year I’ve done just that. In May I went caravanning in France with my sister. That’s… More One bear becomes two bears
When was the first time you went travelling on your own? It was April 2000 and I was fourteen. And I wasn’t on my own, I was in the company of another fourteen-year-old but we were without adults so it does count. We went to Italy for two weeks to take part in a Raptor… More Travel Q&A
This was supposed to be a generic “flight tips” post but as I started to write it, it dawned on me that I’ve never done a flight longer than four hours, and that was in 2002 when I was still at school and my two memories of the flight are feeling dizzy looking out of… More How to survive a short-haul flight
Picture a tourist. They’ve got a camera around their neck, they’re probably wearing shorts and socks and sandals and an anorak and in that anorak pocket is a guidebook. They are terrible people. Are they? Because they wish to read about the place they’re visiting and learn more about it than they can from just… More I love guidebooks!
If you read about travelling on the internet, and specifically about how to do more of it, time and time again you’ll run into people urging you to “just” give up your job and travel the world for a year. Can’t afford it? You can earn enough to fund a year of leisure by simply… More How to travel while working full time
This is a subject I’ve wanted to talk about for a while because as divides between fundamentally similar people go, this battle blows skiers vs snowboarders out of the water. Go and take a look at this link here. Go on. This is epitome of travellers vs tourists and shows very clearly that the artist… More Travellers vs tourists