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Aug 10 2016

Preparing for Iceland: My Biggest Travel Challenge in Years

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would travel alone around the world, I wouldn’t have believed you. That’s because I’m a social person. If you’ve met me, you’ll know, first hand, that I like to talk, and I love being in the company of others. As far as I was concerned, …

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Aug 02 2016

Conwy: 10 Things to See and Do

The other weekend, I found myself back in Conwy.  I had only ever been there once before, on a whistle-stop tour, in the winter a couple of years ago.  I’m so glad I went back because there is more to this small, cute-looking town than its narrow, cobbled streets; uneven, old buildings; and castle.  It has a long, interesting …

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Jul 21 2016

Hiking Tips

I hadn’t done a lot of hiking and hadn’t trekked at all before when I went off travelling around the world.  On that trip, I did a lot of hiking and some serious trekking, which included trekking to Everest Base Camp and the ‘W’ circuit in Torres del Paine National Park.  During that time, I saw incredible …

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Jul 14 2016

Serendipity in Snowdonia

Being in North Wales for the weekend made me realise that I mustn’t let anything stop me from doing what I most enjoy, which is travelling, exploring, and having a bit of an adventure.  To make that happen, I decided not to waste any time.  I headed off to the nearest outdoor shop in Llandudno, …

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Jun 29 2016

Discovering Costa Rica

Working full-time gives me money to travel far and wide, but there is a trade-off.  Like many other people, I am limited to taking holidays and don’t have the opportunity to travel for an extended period of time.  Obviously, there has to be some compromise, but I still want to travel my way – independently, with no real plan. …

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May 11 2016

The Reality of Travelling Around Sri Lanka by Bus

I wasn’t completely sure how I would get around Sri Lanka before I arrived, but I suspected it would be by bus rather than train for two main reasons:  Firstly, I knew that I would have to book tickets in advance if I didn’t want to travel third-class, and I had no intention of doing that, having …

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