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My Ultimate Guide To Couchsurfing: For Hosts & Surfers

“I don’t know whether to admire you or just think you’re insane.” A colleague recently said this to me when I explained to him the concept of couchsurfing – as a lot of you may know, we’ve spent the last few months of “downtime” hosting people through it. By which I mean, travellers have been coming… Continue reading My Ultimate Guide To Couchsurfing: For Hosts & Surfers

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My Summer Travel Playlist

If you know anything about me, it should be this: outside of travel, my main love is music. Honestly, I’m possibly even happier in a crowd singing along to a great song at a gig than I am when I’m getting on a plane. (Okay, it’s close.) I’m a rock chick at heart – although… Continue reading My Summer Travel Playlist

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: June Update

Are we really half way through the year already?! That is just ridiculous. June has been as crazy as ever, but I’ve really enjoyed it despite working even more (seriously, I think I had three days off), hosting couchsurfers for over two thirds of the month, and basically not having single day of “me time”!… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: June Update

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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