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

Belém – the one place you must visit in Lisbon.
Budget Travel / Europe / Portugal

Belém – the one place you must visit in Lisbon.

Portugal began an exciting new chapter in history with its New World Discoveries and nowhere captures the country’s  seafaring history better than Lisbon’s most historical and monument-packed area, Belém. Belém is a shrine to Portugal’s rich maritime history and is crammed full of important historical buildings, national monuments and symbols of Portuguese grandeur. Rua de … Continue reading

The Hostel Inspector: Greg & Tom Party Hostel – Krakow
Budget Travel / Europe / Poland / The Hostel Inspector

The Hostel Inspector: Greg & Tom Party Hostel – Krakow

Welcome to my newest series – the Hostel Inspector. Each week I’ll be giving an in-depth post on a hostel I’ve recently stayed at. I’m promising truthful reviews, tips and all the information you need to decide whether this hostel is for you.  This week the spotlight is on Greg & Tom Party Hostel in … Continue reading

The Hostel Inspector: The Garden Backpacker – Seville
Budget Travel / Spain / The Hostel Inspector / travel advice

The Hostel Inspector: The Garden Backpacker – Seville

Welcome to my newest series – the Hostel Inspector. Each week I’ll be giving an in-depth post on a hostel I’ve recently stayed at. I’m promising truthful reviews, tips and all the information you need to decide whether this hostel is for you.  This week the spotlight is on The Garden Backpacker in Seville, or … Continue reading

The Ryanair Survival Guide: How to fly Ryanair without getting ripped off
Budget Travel / Europe / travel advice

The Ryanair Survival Guide: How to fly Ryanair without getting ripped off

Tired of getting ripped off by Ryanair? Here are the 10 most common mistakes people make when flying with Ryanair (and how to avoid them) For budget travellers, low cost airlines are the best thing since sliced bread. And no one does low cost like European super-cheap carrier Ryanair. I can split my travel life into two, … Continue reading