The World Is My Boyfriend

One day this year I had the pleasure of turning 30 years old. And on that significant day I was single – not dating anyone at all, in fact. Which is not really a surprise, because I sort of gave my heart to the world years ago. … More The World Is My Boyfriend

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Why not everyone should quit their jobs and travel in their 20s

(a response to Dave Infante’s article ‘Why Everyone Deserves to Quit Their Jobs and Travel in Their 20s’ via Thrillist) “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” “Not all those who wander are lost.” “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you … More Why not everyone should quit their jobs and travel in their 20s

Alone In India?

“You are travelling alone?!” “Where is your companion?” “It is not safe for you.” Just a few examples of the reaction I received from locals upon revealing I was travelling around India ‘alone’. And to make matters even worse, I am a woman. Culturally, it is unheard of for an Indian woman to travel alone, … More Alone In India?

Love And Travel

“Love and marriage, love and marriage…” apparently they go together like a horse and carriage. What about love and travel, though? They don’t seem to go together at all. As the majority of solo travellers are single and more than ready to mingle, this presents a bit of a conundrum when it comes to relationships … More Love And Travel

Chasing A Whale

The catamaran sped away from Kaikoura through the surf, rolling over the waves at breakneck speed. We had to sit inside whilst moving for safety reasons and I can’t say I was feeling too rosy. Thankfully whenever the vessel came to a stop we were able to go back outside on to the deck. The … More Chasing A Whale