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?

Goodbye To All That

The last few weeks have been something of a revelation. I finally booked my flights to India, a place I’ve been fascinated by ever since I read The Jungle Book. In fact, I’ve got a very challenging yet exciting few months of travel ahead of me. Since I love making life difficult for myself I … More Goodbye To All That

Get More Bang for your Buck: Top 10 Countries for Travellers on a Budget

Travel is one of life’s great teachers, an experience like no other that will leave you with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. But, it can be expensive. This needn’t stop you from hitting the road though – just choose countries where your money can go further. A week’s budget in Australia, Japan or the … More Get More Bang for your Buck: Top 10 Countries for Travellers on a Budget

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