I’ve started a new travel blog all about Scotland!

After a long hiatus from blogging, I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve decided to come back into the travel blogging world and I am launching a new site all about Scotland called Travels in Caledonia! There are only around 5 posts on the blog at the moment, but I do plan to upload lots […]

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 […]

How to beat the pick-pockets in Barcelona!

I’ve been in Barcelona almost 2 months now, and despite the larger police presence in tourist areas of the city (which I’m pleased to say does seem to be making a difference), Barcelona is still a destination where pick-pocketing and bag snatching is rife! I’ve yet to come across a reliable source of stats, but I […]

How to find a job and get your NIE number in Barcelona!

In case you missed a previous post on the matter, I have recently moved to Barcelona. Now, whilst I’m still very much in the ‘settling in’ phase, I’ve already learned a lot about how to get set up here (both through my own trial and error and from talking to other recent expats.) In turn, I thought it would be useful to pass on […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barcelona

I’ve been based in Barcelona for 2 weeks now, and whether or not I can stay here permanently will depend a lot on how fast I can build up my freelance portfolio and/or whether a good job opportunity comes up, but already there are some things I really love about living here. 1. The Sunsets The sunsets in Barcelona are exceptional! They make […]

Review of FeetUp Garden House, Barcelona

I recently stayed at FeetUp Garden House Hostel in Barcelona for 3 nights. These were my thoughts of the hostel: Rooms I stayed in a private twin room at FeetUp Garden House. Whilst I would say the best part of this hostel is outside of the rooms (e.g. the garden, terrace and common rooms) my […]

Review; Casa Gracia, Barcelona

I spent my first 3 nights in Barcelona staying at Casa Gracia, one of the new breed of luxury hostels in the city. These were my thoughts: Rooms Casa Gracia really caters to all markets when it comes to the choice of rooms. For example, you can stay in a private double room with an en-suite like […]

23 Free Things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Before I decided that I wanted to live in Barcelona, I considered many Eastern European cities as a place to call home. Sofia, Bulgaria, a city I visited in 2013, was one of the strong contenders primarily because it is super cheap! It’s the place to go if budget is your main concern and you want to live […]

5 Easy Ways to Combine a University Education with Travel

You’d be forgiven for thinking travel is something you need to delay until after you’re finished your studies. At least, that seems to be the opinion of most young people I meet back home in the UK. They think that they either have to take a Gap Year before university or put any major thoughts of travel to bed until […]

Tips for Renting an Apartment in London / Review of FlipKey

Whether it’s a £4 a night hostel in Bolivia or a £220 a night luxury suite in a Scottish castle, I’ve experienced every range of the budget when it comes to accommodation on the road. For me, whilst my budget will always have a threshold, it’s value-for-money that is most important. In big cities, like London in particular, this can sometimes be hard […]