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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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Apr 12 2016

Discovering Ella

After spending a bit of time in Nuwara Eliya, it was time to move on.  I had heard so much about Ella that I was eager to see what all the hype was about.  From what I had read, it was originally a little hippy town that attracted travellers. The Journey to Ella I went …

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Mar 29 2016

Working Conditions in 7 Countries Around the Globe

For those of you who have been following this blog ‘Independent Travel Help’ for a while, you will be aware that I have had a change in circumstances: I changed the balance of my life from travelling, pretty much, full-time and working for short periods of time to working full-time and travelling in my spare time. …

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Mar 24 2016

The Historic Wool Town of the Cotswolds: Northleach


One weekend, a few months ago, I headed off in the car, not really sure where I would end up.  I had Gloucester in mind, so that’s the direction I headed in from Oxford.  I had thought of booking accommodation in Gloucester, but I held off.  I mean, if I can travel around foreign countries without …

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