Bedbugs, Bruises and Backpacks – Travel Mishaps and what I’ve learned from them

Bedbugs, Bruises and Backpacks – Travel Mishaps and what I’ve learned from them

After travelling on and off for the past 12 years it will come to no surprise that I've experienced my fair share of travel mishaps, from almost being denied entry to the US to being held at knife point in Paris. Although some of these experiences were terrifying they also taught many valuable lessons, not [...]

Reindeer Patties and Pickled Herring – Experience a taste of Scandinavia

Reindeer Patties and Pickled Herring – Experience a taste of Scandinavia

When the average person thinks of Scandinavian food, we either think it’s just bland and nothing devoid of flavour or just weird and disgusting (like a sheep’s head or rotten fish/shark). But having been to Norway and Denmark, (Oslo and Copenhagen respectively) and searching for the real traditional Scandinavian meal, I have found that Scandinavian [...]

Why every traveller should work at a Hostel at least once.

Why every traveller should work at a Hostel at least once.

I know what some of you are thinking... hostels. People's thoughts on hostels will of course vary. The first being the enthusiasts, the fun seekers, always on the hunt for a fun night out and a cheap place to crash the morning after. The solo travellers looking to make friends and immerse themselves into the [...]

Making Friends in Hostels (Even if you’re anxious)

Making Friends in Hostels (Even if you’re anxious)

Making new friends during my travels has given me some of the most weird and wonderful experiences. Growing up I was diagnosed for having anxiety and fluctuating depression. Always an introvert who never quite fit in. Being in a large group didnt appeal to me, the thought of having to shout over people (and potentially [...]