Reflections on Life in Kotor, Montenegro

This isn’t my usual kind of blog post. It isn’t an in-depth destination guide or well-researched article. The reality is that when I’m actually on the road, I rarely find myself motivated to write those kinds of articles. In…

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Road Tripping Through Kosovo and Albania!

Everybody warned us about Albanian men. ‘They’re all Mafioso, they will take you, sell your body and harvest your organs,’ they said. The stigma surrounding Kosovo was even greater. ‘Kosovo isn’t safe, it’s a warzone. You’d be mad to…


Does Counting Countries Make You a Basic Bitch?

Until recently, I had no idea that counting countries was such a hot topic in the travel blogging community and what a polarising issue it was. With some likening counting countries to a sort of ‘personal colonialism,’ and saying…

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Tirana, Albania – 3 Day Itinerary

Tirana, Abania. Not a place where many people decide to spend their holidays, and it doesn’t usually feature on the itineraries of most people backpacking through Europe. Tirana isn’t the glitziest of destinations, nor is Albania the easiest country…

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You Know You Live on Koh Rong When…

I went to Koh Rong for a week and ended up staying for a year. That’s how it generally works. People rock up to this undeveloped island, 25km off the coast of Cambodia, and plan to relax for a…

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Bali & the Gili Islands – One Month Itinerary

Bali and the Gili Islands were the first places that I visited as a solo traveller 3 years ago, and remain among my favourite travel destinations. Not only are they perfect for solo travellers, but they have so much…

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How to Make Friends While Travelling Solo

Without a doubt, the biggest question that plagued me before I embarked on my first solo adventure 3 years ago was how will I meet other travellers? I was so shy when it came to approaching new people that to…

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‘Influencers’ Are Not Bloggers

Not long ago, someone sent me a message: ‘Hi, I’m a travel blogger too!’ ‘Cool, what’s the link to your blog?’ I asked him after some initial pleasantries, eager to read some of his articles. He sent me a…


10 Things You Have to Include on a Tour of England

I’m thrilled to be featuring a guest post by Gabe Campbell this week! I have never written about my own country which is actually a huge shame, because England is pretty great! Luckily for me, Gabe Campbell has compiled a list…