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I’ve Still Never Used Airbnb – Here’s Why

Airbnb has been receiving a lot of press recently, and not all of it is good. In fact, I would go as far as to say not much of it has been good at all. I remember when Airbnb first started. Bloggers quickly began gushing about the experiences they'd had in someone's home, and soon all… Continue reading I’ve Still Never Used Airbnb – Here’s Why

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On Blog Awards (Plus I’ve Been Nominated!)

Over the past couple of years, I've been nominated for a handful of those circulating blogger awards (Liebster, Sunshine, and Versatile blogger, to name a few). Most bloggers don't take them seriously - and they shouldn't - but it's still nice to be recognised by fellow bloggers who enjoy your work (and also nice to… Continue reading On Blog Awards (Plus I’ve Been Nominated!)

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Why I’ve Given Up Counting Countries

This weekend, I'm off to Ireland - my 30th country! Or maybe my 33rd. Or maybe even my 28th. Who knows? And who, in fact, cares? I've always enjoyed counting countries, but not as a ticking off exercise or to be self-congratulatory; more just to keep track of where I've been and celebrate what I… Continue reading Why I’ve Given Up Counting Countries

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10 Things I’ve Learned In 30 Years

Today, I leave my crazy 20's behind and embark on my next adventure of being 30. It sounded scary for a while, approaching the realm of true adulthood (sorry - what's that again?), but as it got closer, I knew that it would be like turning 18, or 21: it doesn't really feel any different.… Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned In 30 Years

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My Plans For 2019: Home, Abroad & Turning 30

2019 is going to be full of big plans. We'll be moving to a new city, hopefully permanently, and getting new jobs, hopefully permanent, and settling into an actual routine that resembles something of a normality for the first time ever - hopefully permanently! While I think I lived my 20's right, it was far… Continue reading My Plans For 2019: Home, Abroad & Turning 30

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2018: My Year In Review

I can never really decide if I want to do a year in review post until it gets to Christmas and I suddenly realise the year's almost over and start looking back at what I've done, what's happened and thinking about what's going to happen. 2018 has been a really strange year for me. I… Continue reading 2018: My Year In Review

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Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective

As usual, I was on Google Maps. I was actually doing research, rather than doing my regular antic of perusing a country I've never heard of hours after starting off on a restaurant a mile away from my house. You know when people fall down the YouTube rabbit hole? Me, I fall down the Google… Continue reading Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective