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Visa & Immigration Stories From The Road

A couple of times now, I've touched on the time we tried and failed to get into China, and almost always, I'll get a handful of comments asking what happened. I always summarise the story as succinctly as I can, but truthfully it's hard to tell the story properly in one quick comment. The story… Continue reading Visa & Immigration Stories From The Road

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Thinking About The Future: 10 Trips I Want To Take

Having been stuck indoors for the past two months, our Japan trip cruelly ripped out from beneath us days before our departure date, to say I'm getting itchy feet is a massive understatement. For a while, I couldn't think about travel. For one thing, we were focused on our wedding and putting contingency plans in… Continue reading Thinking About The Future: 10 Trips I Want To Take

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On Lockdown, Loss And Dealing With Grief

Everything has been changing so quickly recently. The flowers and trees look different every time I leave the house. Last weekend, I went for a beautiful walk across the centre of Edinburgh, and my stroll was filled with purpose and positivity. Where we had been reeling first from cancelling our dream trip to Japan, to… Continue reading On Lockdown, Loss And Dealing With Grief

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Alphabet Adventures: Journeys Around The World From A-Z

I've had a post in my drafts folder for months now, with just the title and nothing else. It's called "Traveletti Alphabetti Spaghetti", which perhaps I should have kept it as because it's ridiculous, but this week a few people have been posting their "Alphabet Adventures" on Twitter, which, let's face it, makes a lot… Continue reading Alphabet Adventures: Journeys Around The World From A-Z

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14 Things To Do While You’re Self-Isolating

A hell of a lot has changed this week, huh? We've gone from most-things-as-normal to everybody-stay-at-home in the space of a few days. Any other time, any other year, I wouldn't have really minded. As of yesterday, pubs and restaurants are shut in the UK, but I can live with that. Working from home? Fine… Continue reading 14 Things To Do While You’re Self-Isolating

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2019: My Year In Review

2019 has been all about the next huge step of our lives. It's been about accepting the end of long-term travel adventures and embracing the new adventure of finding our forever home. For us, it was always going to be Edinburgh. We've been low-key planning to move to Edinburgh for pretty much the past decade… Continue reading 2019: My Year In Review

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A Decade Of Travel And How Things Have Changed

Ten years ago, I was a fresh-faced 20-year-old with a hell of a lot ahead of me. In some ways, it feels like that was a lifetime ago; in others, I can't believe it's been a decade. There's no denying that a lot has changed in the past ten years. I've learned a lot about… Continue reading A Decade Of Travel And How Things Have Changed

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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