Where to stay in Mexico as a backpacker on a budget. Reviews of the hostels I stayed in and recommend…

Hostel reviews of the best hostels I stayed at in Mexico…

Why I won’t return to Cambodia…my worst travel experience yet in a country with an overwhelmingly dark, sinister side.

When over New Year I was asked which country is my least favourite out of the 30 something I’ve visited, I had flashbacks of the one country that for a variety of reasons left a dark cloud of memories that to this day make me shudder:┬áCambodia. A country I couldn’t wait to visit, but very quickly couldn’t wait to leave.   Why I hated Cambodia… Now you must bear in mind that my trip here took place ten years ago in 2008. It is probably a very different place now. I hear…

How to plan and book independent travel. Ten top tips for backpackers, solo travellers and globetrotters.

Tips on planning and booking independent travel, from visas to accommodation to deciding what to pack…

Why it’s okay to be a loner. From an introvert’s perspective…

An explanation of why it is okay to spend time alone, and why being an introvert isn’t such a bad thing after all…

The ethical reasons I chose to go meat free…

Being a vegetarian, and for at least this month a vegan, the key reasons motivating me to go meat free are not motivated by health or the environment, these for me are consequential positive impacts of cutting meat out of my diet. The prime motivating factor for me going and staying meat free is the ethical aspect. After all I have lived the majority of my life enjoying cheeseburgers, milkshakes and KFC. It wasn’t going to be easy to cut all of these out of my diet unless there were highly compelling reasons for me…