My one year round the world trip in numbers

My one year round the world trip in numbers

I feel like a total fraud even writing this because I still can’t believe that it’s actually me I’m talking about. But it’s true, I checked. This weekend marked the one year anniversary of Simon and I leaving London for our eagerly awaited round the world trip. But...
RTW budget worries: will we have enough?

RTW budget worries: will we have enough?

You guys, I’m not gonna lie, temporary unemployment is awesome. Especially with the surprise summer we are currently experiencing in Britain. I’ve lived and worked for my PhD in London for four years now and as soon as I submitted my thesis last month the sun came...
Packing confessions of a Glastonbury virgin

Packing confessions of a Glastonbury virgin

When I received the email that said “Congratulations, we are inviting you to volunteer with Greenpeace at Glastonbury this year!” I was absolutely thrilled! Yay, I would be spending almost a whole week as part of the festival crew campaigning to save the Arctic and I...
The Perfect Backpack

The Perfect Backpack

The most important piece of gear any backpacker will need for their big trip is, well … the backpack. When I started planning my RTW trip over two years ago the backpack was probably the first thing I worried about. I admit that might have been a bit early to think...
Travel Expos: Are they worth it?

Travel Expos: Are they worth it?

I spent my last two Sundays walking around Earls Court and Kensington Olympia exhibition centres at the Active Travel Show and the Destinations Holiday & Travel show respectively. For my RTW planning obsessed self it was an absolute MUST to go to both these shows...

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