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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: September Update

Good morning and happy weekend, everyone! Well, that’s it. I’m officially unemployed (sort of). And it had nothing to do with my tweet last week about working with a hangover, although that was pretty horrendous. But it’s the end of the season, which means the hostel is closing for the winter and I’m out of… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: September Update

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: August Update

Seems like only yesterday that I wrote last month’s update! But here we are; autumn is already starting to set in, and today I even had to succumb to the new air source heaters we’ve had installed. Ughhhh. Can you feel that? That’s the feeling of needing a holiday in the sun. I have had… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: August Update

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: July Update

Aaaaand it’s already August. I feel like this is a running theme for my monthly updates, but it’s true! Considering how little I’ve actually achieved in the past month, I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone. And so, without further ado… my successes and failures bared to all. Make £50 £100 on side hustles As… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: July Update

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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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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