Posts in Inspiration
Apparently I Travel to 'Run Away'

If I had a pound for every time someone said, or insinuated, that I travel to run away from the responsibilities of adult life, well - I’d basically be able to afford an around-the-world ticket (see ya suckers!) “Are you just going to run away every time life gets tough?” said by a male friend of mine, has to be my favourite sweeping statement made to date.My initial reaction to this was naturally ‘get f*cked’ and other defensive retorts like ‘I have staying power you know’ and ‘I do have emotional strength to face issues in my life, you complete moron’. Perhaps, on reflection, I was a little harsh.

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20 Fascinating Facts To Make You Want to Visit Tasmania

On every single day of my trip, Tasmania surprised me with a truly stand-out fact that I learnt from a local or read on a information board or brochure. It was exciting - never had a place I thought I knew so much about proved me to be so ignorant. Tasmania is a totally unique place and, as such, claims the title of many ‘world firsts’ and interesting facts that I’m sure will surprise you, just like they did me! Here are just 20 Tasmanian facts that I hope are reason enough to convince you to visit to learn and see more!

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5 Super Easy Ways to Become a More Eco-Friendly Traveller

It’s a fact that travelling is bad for the environment. However by making small, low effort changes to how and what we do when we travel, we can actually majorly counteract and minimise our negative impact on the planet.

Here are just five things that I am doing both at home and abroad in an attempt to be a more environmentally friendly traveller. I hope you consider adopting some, if not all of these easy ways too!

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How To Spend A Weekend Road Trip Down The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is hands down one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. The iconic route stretches 243km from Torquay to Allensford in Australia, showing off some of Victoria’s most attractive and interesting natural tourist sites along the way. From Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road trip can be easily experienced over a weekend. Or, even better, enjoyed more slowly with an extra day (i.e. for three days, two nights). After visiting the Great Ocean Road for just a quick weekend, here is a guide to everything I know about this stunning world famous Aussie road trip.

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20 Productive Things To Do Whilst Waiting At The Airport

As a frequent traveller, I must have spent hundreds of hours over the years sitting in airports. Not helped of course by the fact I always leave even earlier than rationally necessary due to a neurotic fear of missing my flight. I’m almost certain I’ve wasted more hours twiddling my thumbs, pacing the equivalent of a marathon and attempting to sleep on cold, hard chairs than the average person.

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A Journey Through Bolivia's Diverse Landscapes: A Photo Diary

The wild and rugged scenery of Bolivia inadvertently pushes you into experiences that test your limits and overwhelm all your senses. From mountain biking down the world's most dangerous road to swimming in alligator infested waters in search of pink dolphins, adrenaline and adventure are clearly two of Bolivia's most seductive qualities. 

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How to Visit The Great Wall of China on a Layover

Just as I was about to commit to a one way flight to Melbourne, Australia, an advert on the booking website caught my eye. Instead of a two hour stop over in Singapore with Emirates, Air China were offering absolute bargain flights with a 10 or 12 hour layover in Beijing. Too long to wait at the airport I thought but what if I could leave it? 

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What To Do in Rural Ella, Sri Lanka

Stumbling out from the hippy rooftop lounge of Cafe One Love after too many mango mojitos, I swore to the honeymooning German couple propping me up that I was never leaving Ella. I realise now that (apart from being a great passion-killer), I was simply one of the many travellers hopelessly under the influence - sorry - spell, of this magical hillside village.

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UNESCO World Heritage Vietnam: A Photo Diary

With jaw-dropping natural marvels and fantastically preserved ancient relics, Vietnam is home to eight incredible UNESCO World Heritage status sites. From abandoned imperial cities to present day towns, unique landscapes to underground wonders, the heritage sites of Vietnam are truly something to behold. Here is a visual insight into this culture rich country.

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