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Books, Doughnuts & The Most Ridiculous Museum Ever In Portland

I hold an unpopular opinion... ... ... ...I'm not a huge fan of Portland. *takes a deep breath* There, I said it. I can't believe it, either. After everything I've heard, even the slogan, "Keep Portland Weird", I felt like I was going to love it. There was no way that I couldn't. But after… Continue reading Books, Doughnuts & The Most Ridiculous Museum Ever In Portland

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Warming Up To Seattle: A Second Visit

It was 6.30am, or thereabouts, and we were on our way to the US border. It had been a hard wake-up call - we had gone for some drinks with friends in Vancouver the night before, and at 6.12am my alarm was still on snooze. I pulled into a coffee shop for the most disappointing… Continue reading Warming Up To Seattle: A Second Visit

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10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

I've been reminiscing a lot recently. I've also been looking forward to the next few months, and the realisation that I'll be 30 at the beginning of next year made me think of my gradually-forgotten goal of visiting 30 countries, which I assumed would be long reached by now. The truth is, I stopped country-counting… Continue reading 10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

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Ten Years On: My Travel Diary From Trek America!

Ten years ago, I embarked on a journey that I suppose in some ways changed my life. The trip itself wasn't particularly life-changing, but I made friends who I still have to this day. It was my first real "independent" trip, even though I was on a tour with twelve other people, all my age… Continue reading Ten Years On: My Travel Diary From Trek America!

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Hopping Across The Border: A Day In Seattle

When my friend announced that she was going to be on the west coast of the USA, including Seattle, for a few days, I immediately messaged her. "I'll be in Vancouver, I could totally come visit you!!" I had it all visualised in my head: get the bus or train down, stay in a hostel… Continue reading Hopping Across The Border: A Day In Seattle

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Why It’s Important To Travel Now More Than Ever

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." I've seen this Mark Twain quote bandied about a lot recently, and it's made me consider why people think the way that they do. Someone said the other day, to my face, that "Muslims are murderers". She said… Continue reading Why It’s Important To Travel Now More Than Ever

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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

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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

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Weekend Wishlist: December Deals & Competitions

Happy weekend! And welcome back to my new feature of all the best travel deals and competitions I've seen! Since I made my last deals & comps post, I've had tons of competitions coming up on my Facebook, which only serves to provide YOU guys with more! But I've found some brilliant deals too, including £250… Continue reading Weekend Wishlist: December Deals & Competitions

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Hiking Hawaii: Amazing Views Of Oahu

When people holiday in Hawaii, you picture drinking cocktails on a beach lined with palm trees, with flowers around your neck and a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains. You imagine surfing the best waves, floating in clear water and relaxing in idyllic resorts. If there was one thing I wasn't expecting to do in Hawaii, it… Continue reading Hiking Hawaii: Amazing Views Of Oahu