canada

A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

I decided a few months ago that I'd quite like to paraglide in Canada. After all - the beautiful mountain vistas provide the perfect backdrop, and it would be my first time paragliding so I couldn't think of a better place. I found out that you could paraglide from Grouse Mountain with spectacular views of… Continue reading A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

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canada

Things I Find Strange About Vancouver (& Canada) – From A UK Perspective

Moving to the other side of the world was always going to be a culture shock. Although Canada is very similar to the UK in a lot of respects, there are plenty of things that have taken me aback, that I'm still getting used to, or that I just find a bit strange. Some of… Continue reading Things I Find Strange About Vancouver (& Canada) – From A UK Perspective

travel musings

Making Decisions On What Travel Is Right For You

I'm going through a dilemma right now. It sounds ridiculous, and for me it feels like the biggest first world problem I've ever had, but I'm getting stressed out and cannot for the life of me decide what to do - or where to go - next. I never had my heart set on living… Continue reading Making Decisions On What Travel Is Right For You

australia

5 Mistakes I Made In Australia (& How You Can Avoid Them)

There are some posts for this blog that have been sitting in my drafts folder for over a year. It's not just because I've lacked the inspiration for writing them; it's because, for posts like this, I feel like an idiot traveller. An idiot abroad, if you will, which is actually what this blog was… Continue reading 5 Mistakes I Made In Australia (& How You Can Avoid Them)

thailand

My Top 5 Places In Thailand (And 5 Places For Next Time)

It's been a while since I wrote about Thailand, but it's one of the countries from our travels I'm always thinking about and wistfully yearning to return to. I realised recently that although I wrote a highlights post for South East Asia in general, I never wrote one specifically for Thailand, despite it being one… Continue reading My Top 5 Places In Thailand (And 5 Places For Next Time)

travel musings · travel tips

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

travel musings

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

australia · canada · new zealand · usa

My “Best Of” 2016

Well, 2016. I believe you've been quite the shitter for a rather large proportion of people on the planet. Between political disasters and some seriously shocking celebrity deaths (think Alan Rickman was the worst one for me, although he's probably sitting on a beach somewhere earning his 20%), it's not been one of the best… Continue reading My “Best Of” 2016

asia · australia · cambodia · canada · hongkong · malaysia · new zealand · north america · oceania · singapore · thailand · usa · vietnam

Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I've been meaning to do this one for a while - a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

travel tips

Saving Money On Your Travels Using Cashback

Cashback is not a new thing - but it's something a lot of people forget exists. It's a great way to save money on all your online purchases, particularly coming up to Christmas. There are a few cashback sites out there, but I rarely make a purchase online without checking TopCashback (when I don't it's because… Continue reading Saving Money On Your Travels Using Cashback