Category : Magazine

What I’m doing 10 months on from becoming non-nomadic

After spending most of my life (since the age of 17) travelling, in April last year (9 years on from when I took my first trip) I decided to return to Scotland and officially become non-nomadic. As a full-time travel writer and blogger for around 6 of those years, it was not an easy decision to take. I knew that doing […]

10 Things You Should Know If You’re Coming To South America

I recently completed 5 months of travelling in South America, and as with any place that you have spent several months in, you learn a lot while you’re there. Despite being an experienced traveller before this venture I’ve learned a lot about travel (and life) since I came and went to South America, much of which I could […]

What to do when your bank blocks your bank cards abroad

Photo credit; Philip Taylor via Flikr There’s nothing worse that going on holiday or going travelling and finding your bank have blocked your cards for security reasons. Unfortunately this is a common occurrence amongst travellers as banks see foreign activity on your card, i.e. withdrawals or payments abroad, as suspicious activity. They think that someone […]

What is the fascination with lying by a pool on holiday??

Maybe I’m weird (and I’m not ruling this one out) but I have yet to understand why so many people spend every day of their holiday just lying beside a pool. And I mean every single day. I don’t get it. It’s boring, usually too crowded, and if the be all and end all of […]

Does the consumer economy prevent us from travelling?

What makes (or made) you want to travel? Were you born into it? Did someone inspire you? Were you just bored of the humdrum of life back home? It has always intrigued me to find out why each person who travels does so. What triggered that feeling of wanderlust and the motivation to take that first trip? Even […]

Are hostels safer than hotels?

So here’s the thing – in the past hostels have gotten a bit of bad reputation as a method of accommodation to use whilst travelling. So much so that even years on from their darker days and with many luxury hostels popping up all over the place lately (with swimming pools, spas, the lot), you’ll still find […]

Top 10 Cheapest Contries in Europe for Beer!

Night life is a big part of any backpacker’s trip around Europe and tasting the local beer can be an easy way to experience a bit of the local way of life in just a few short minutes. However, we’re all trying to save some pennies as we travel to keep the travels going for as long […]

Am I choosing travel over love?

A lot of people think I have the perfect job, and in my opinion I do – just not in the way people tend to think. I travel the world, I write about it, I run my own business. I am my own boss. Life is good. In fact, other than not having enough time to dedicate […]

Is it safe to travel solo in Morocco?

(Please note: Before you read this article I would like to state for the record that I enjoyed my time in Morocco thoroughly. I visited not once but twice last year, spending a total of 2 months in the country because I enjoyed my time there so much. It was the most challenging destination I have been […]

How to travel when you’re an introvert

This article was inspired by the TED talk and correlating book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts” by Susan Cain. Definition of the word “Introvert”: An introvert is a person who is energised by being alone, i.e. they recharge best during time spent on their own. No single person is entirely introverted or extroverted. Most people have tendencies that […]