How easy is it to be plastic-free whilst travelling?

It’s simple. Us earth wanderers love the planet and all it’s stunning sights. So why ever would we not want to protect it? As travelers we have a responsibility to look after the earth as much as we can, and what better way than to swap out all our single use plastics. In just underContinue reading “How easy is it to be plastic-free whilst travelling?”

My travel bucket list

Some may say that the best part of traveling is looking forward to the next trip! At times like these when we’re stuck indoors it definitely brings some comfort to plan our next travels. Here are some of the places I most want to visit, and how I plan on seeing them. 1. Central andContinue reading “My travel bucket list”

Viral: 18 perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic

Because I apparently prefer asking other people questions over writing my own blog posts, and because I can’t offer any decent political, medical, sociological or economic analysis, I decided to gather some opinions about the COVID-19 pandemic that’s dominating headlines and lifestyles at the moment.  For me personally, life feels like one long fever dream.Continue reading “Viral: 18 perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic”

Journals from Ecuador and thoughts from an inside-out month

I’m writing this at 10pm on a Thursday night having just eaten 3 packets of crisps with a glass of wine. Because time doesn’t exist anymore, and clearly, neither do social norms. This month started with intense anxiety about travelling that seemed all-consuming at the time – to the point of literally crying at workContinue reading “Journals from Ecuador and thoughts from an inside-out month”

The trip of a lifetime: San Cristóbal Island won my heart

A quick note: I wrote this post day by day, so I had no idea that my week would change so drastically. I’m also writing on mobile, so excuse the formatting and I’ll edit it all when I get home. When you think of South America, what do you see? Is it the infamous dangerContinue reading “The trip of a lifetime: San Cristóbal Island won my heart”

A bit of introspection

As we were pulling weeds as part of our volunteer work this morning, Abe and I agreed that after only 24 hours on San Cristobal island, we love the place. He doesn’t think two weeks here will be enough. I reminded him that I only have one, and then we started planning how to maximiseContinue reading “A bit of introspection”

A weekend in Salamanca: the perfect city lover’s itinerary

There are so many gorgeous things to do in the historic city of Salamanca that you’d easily cram a week full of activities. I have spent two separate weeks there, both times staying with a friend at a lovely host’s house and attending lessons at the ISLA language school. The following itinerary is based mostlyContinue reading “A weekend in Salamanca: the perfect city lover’s itinerary”

Nerja week 3 – 24 hours in Malaga

Tuesday: Crikey. I spent today warding off period cramps, which is not something I usually have trouble with. After battling exhaustion for the last few days, I finally succumbed and barely left the house all day, apart from to fetch pads, crisps and a chocolate bar. Have you ever seen a more stereotypical bunch ofContinue reading “Nerja week 3 – 24 hours in Malaga”

Products you absolutely need for zero waste on-the-go

1. Reusable cutlery, container and bags No journey is complete without a cheeky food stop on the go…but polystyrene and plastic takeout containers and single-use, splintering cutlery is no good for anyone, especially the environment! You can’t always guarantee that a company will happily put their food in your own container, but it’s no extraContinue reading “Products you absolutely need for zero waste on-the-go”

Week 2 in Nerja: party in the plaza and breakfast with a view

Tuesday: Two things. 1) I’m an absolute sucker for new clothes and 2) my wardrobe might survive a summer in England but it is NO match for Spain, meaning I need more tops. Thankfully, #secondhandseptember was saved by the wonderful Nerja market and it’s jumble stalls, selling all kinds of clothing for <5€. We poredContinue reading “Week 2 in Nerja: party in the plaza and breakfast with a view”

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