5 safe destinations all solo female travellers should visit
Budget Travel / Europe / Iceland / Mexico / Spain / Thailand

5 safe destinations all solo female travellers should visit

A recurring issue for women travelling alone is safety. Before my first solo travel venture I painstakingly combed the internet for advice on the safest countries for women to travel to by themselves. Three years later I continue to travel predominantly by myself, and so I thought it would be useful to pull together a … Continue reading

My tops and flops of 2014: Part two, the flops
Belgium / Budget Travel / Europe / France / Mexico / North America

My tops and flops of 2014: Part two, the flops

When 2015 rolled around I felt more than a tinge of worry about the year ahead. Without a doubt, 2014 was the best year of my life so far. I earned a merit in my postgraduate degree, got my first graduate job in PR, travelled across Mexico, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Mallorca, Paris … Continue reading

Medjugorje – a pilgrimage to the weirdest town in Europe
Bosnia-Herzegovina / Budget Travel / Europe

Medjugorje – a pilgrimage to the weirdest town in Europe

Medjugorje – a pilgrimage to the weirdest town in Europe Medjugorje is not a name that springs up in travel conversations much. Or general conversation at all for that matter. Unless you’re a devout Catholic that is, and even then this bastion of ‘miracles’ in Bosnia-Herzegovina is a highly contentious topic. Until I jumped onto … Continue reading

Exploring King’s Landing: A Game of Thrones tour of Dubrovnik
Budget Travel / Croatia / Europe

Exploring King’s Landing: A Game of Thrones tour of Dubrovnik

It would be no underestimation to say I’m something of a Game of Thrones nut. So after touching down in Dubrovnik, aka King’s Landing, earlier this year, the fangirl in me made a beeline for the locations used to film HBO’s bloodier, sexier and more Lannister-filled fictional counterpart. Originally Malta was chosen to portray the … Continue reading

Paris is not for lovers – travelling solo after a break-up
Europe / France

Paris is not for lovers – travelling solo after a break-up

Paris, a city splitting at the seams with hundreds of years of world-changing history, enviably chic culture, mouthwatering food and Gallic beauty. And romance. So much romance I wanted to throw up. Couples were everywhere. Entwined in the October sunshine outside the Sacré-Cœur. Reaching out for their partner’s hand in the gloomy eeriness of the … Continue reading

Isla Mujeres – Mexico’s Island of Women
Mexico / North America

Isla Mujeres – Mexico’s Island of Women

Isla Mujeres A fifteen-minute ferry ride from Cancun, Isla Mujeres, known affectionately as ‘Isla’ is hardly Mexico’s best kept secret, but the supremely chilled out Caribbean vibe of the little island is a million miles away from its rowdy, party-hard neighbour across the water. Tranquil azure waters lap white powder sand beaches, pastel-coloured buildings line … Continue reading