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Bad Pieces Of Advice Travellers Give Each Other

I’m part of a few backpacker and travel groups on Facebook – they’re great tools for asking advice on destinations, and good for finding travelmates, secret spots, humour, money advice, visa options, places to stay, “help I’m in this situation”, and everything else you can think of to do with travel. For the most part,… Continue reading Bad Pieces Of Advice Travellers Give Each Other

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The What Ifs: Alternative Lives Of Me

Tomorrow marks ten years since I made the big move to the other end of the UK – and ten years later, here I am back home in Orkney. It’s not like nothing has changed, though; a hell of a lot has happened in between, of course. I think it’s safe to say that everyone looks… Continue reading The What Ifs: Alternative Lives Of Me

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: May Update

Woah, what the hell happened to you, May? After a manic April, you were supposed to be calm, collected and chilled out. I planned to slow down a bit – I wasn’t getting many shifts at my second job, so I was able to utilise days off to explore and catch up. Fast forward to a… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: May Update

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Why The Small Moments Of Travel Matter, Too

It was 6pm at our hostel in Brisbane and I had just got back from work to a few people happily lounging around in our outdoor hippie shed. “Man, I really wanted to go to AC/DC tonight,” someone piped up. I turned around. “ME TOO! And how awesome would it be to see them in… Continue reading Why The Small Moments Of Travel Matter, Too

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My Top 10 Australia Experiences

After more than a year in the land down under, I’ve had a few stories to tell and plenty of memories to share. I have a few things I still want to write about Australia (and lots of things I still want to do), but I thought I’d start with a summary that I’ve been… Continue reading My Top 10 Australia Experiences

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: April Update

Sooooooo. Erm. April has been a busy month. Where the hell did that go?! I’ve just finished a frankly exhausting 10-day stint of work, and half way through, realised that I’ve only actually had four days off this month. Five if you include one day where I only worked for a couple of hours. Needless… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: April Update

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Why I DON’T Want To Be A Digital Nomad

Honestly guys, I’m getting kind of tired of seeing all these sponsored posts on Facebook telling you that “I quit my job and now I get paid to travel the world – learn how YOU could do it too!” They make it sound so easy; like you could just quit tomorrow and be on a plane next… Continue reading Why I DON’T Want To Be A Digital Nomad

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Kids Movies That Inspire You To Travel

The other night, I sat down and watched Disney’s Moana with a few friends (a good night in, I’ll have you know!) and I kept wistfully thinking about how if I were a kid watching it, my eyes would glaze over with wanderlust, my heart would spin and the traveller within me would stir slightly. It… Continue reading Kids Movies That Inspire You To Travel

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Photo Friday: Lots of cute at Edinburgh Zoo

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Photo Friday post! I need to make them a regular thing again. Let’s kick it off with something you would never kick – cute animals! Zoos can be a point of contention, but Edinburgh Zoo is very much focused on its conservation efforts and that shows everywhere… Continue reading Photo Friday: Lots of cute at Edinburgh Zoo

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: March Update

Well guys, we’re suddenly a week into April and time is whizzing away from me, so it’s about time I did my March update! March was a real up and down month for me. It started off on a high as I was in London, and ended on a high because I started a new… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: March Update