Sunday, 4 February 2018

Reduce your Plastic Footprint : Water-to-Go Drink Bottles

Greetings readers! 

Happy New Year! Been a while since I've done a blog post over winter. I've been trying to work on my new creative writing travel book among other things including trying to cope with my SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) but to try and banish the winter blues, I wanted to share this super cool product I came across which I've wanted for a while.....

I was attending travel writing seminars with Wanderlust Travel Magazine at the Adventure Travel Show in London last month (and if you like Adventure and you like Travel there are some really cool and inspiring talks in the theatres) and on my way around the labyrinth of orange stands, tents and an aeroplane flying dog (there really was - check end of post) a rather interesting water demonstration was going on at one of the stands which of course piqued my curiosity - don't you just love a good demonstration?

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Saving For Travel Tips - Working For Your Travel Funds Before You Go

Working For Your Travel Funds Before You Go.

Some useful Notes and Suggestions on Working Before You Go.

Ok. So you've done your research, asked your questions and signed up to a ethical turtle conservation program you've always wanted to do in Costa Rica, done the rounds of appealing for sponsors for you to coach football to orphaned children in Ghana for a few months, had a stab at fundraising for that and downsized your clutter load for any bits of pieces you could exchange for some cash.

Now, unless you've got a Working Holiday Visa, you'll need to pay for placement companies for your niche volunteer experience or living costs on the road before you leave - time for some elbow grease and work to suffice your travel funds nicely before you go. 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Saving Tips For Travel - Lifestyle


Some useful notes and suggestions on saving without living like a pauper....or a robot...

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Saving Tips for Travel - Set Yourself A Goal

I know I hear you groan, but if you want to have great adventures and explore the world, you'll need to save up a bunch of cash (That is if you don't want to hitch hike to the ends of the earth and volunteer for free accommodation all the time). But unless you are planning to work whilst travelling, I think you'd like to have some spending money to do some cool stuff on your adventures of course. With a slight change of thinking and attitude towards money, you don't have to make huge sacrifices or suck all the fun out of your life completely whilst you're saving!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

16 Interesting Places I've Crashed for the Night Travelling ZZZZZZZ

Huh 'Yawn, Yawn' yes hostels, back of camper vans, hotels, couchsurfing, Air BnB, camping grounds - I'm sure everybody who has travelled ovenight has stayed in official and comfortable accommodation to lay your head.

When you're travelling you've got to crash somewhere for the night, and it isn't always going to be in said places - but that's the whole experience right? Now I'm not one to regularly shy away from a unique adventure to test my tolerance; but thinking about the situations and journeys I've taken over the years - here's a list of interesting places I've found myself crashing to catch some zzzzzzs (and not always warm and comfortable either!)

Sunday, 30 October 2016

New Zealand 2016: Last Road to Christchurch.....Quake City, International Antarctic Centre and Cultivating Christchurch

Kia Ora!

Greetings from New Zealand!

The sun is setting and my time is nearly up as the road before me is coming to an end. But I'm still alive and one last thing to say.

So, this is my last blog of Aotearoa from my final destination - New Zealand's second largest city, which has been world publicised for its taints of tragedy and infectious spirit of recovery .......Christchurch 

** I'd recorded this video before the major earthquake in Italy struck

The last road to Christchurch.....