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50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Orkney

Oh, Orkney. While visitors to these remote islands in Scotland are rapidly increasing year on year, in the online travel circles and particularly the blogging world, my home island of Orkney remains seriously overlooked. And yet I don't understand why. Is it because we don't have Instagrammable mountains? Is it because our beaches aren't quite… Continue reading 50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Orkney

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2017 In Review: Challenges, Travel, Home & Blogging

2017 has been a funny one for me. I spent 10 months doing less travelling than I've done since I began travelling, but exploring lots of my own home and the UK, before suddenly visiting 3 countries in less than a month. But although travel hasn't been my number one priority this year, I've kept… Continue reading 2017 In Review: Challenges, Travel, Home & Blogging

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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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On Coming Home After Long-Term Travel

After eighteen months and eight days, it was time to come home. It's the part most people dread - how will they fall back into a routine after such a sporadic adventure? How will anyone understand what they've been through, and how they've changed as a person? Can you really settle into a "real" job… Continue reading On Coming Home After Long-Term Travel