6 Essential Packing Tips + The Ultimate Packing List

Most backpackers have a love-hate relationship with packing. It can be a long and boring process, with a lot of trial and error when it comes to figuring out what you need. But nothing beats the satisfaction of the moment when you’re finally able to fit it all in after playing hours of real lifeContinue reading “6 Essential Packing Tips + The Ultimate Packing List”

24 Hours in Sarajevo, Bosnia

When it comes to underrated European destinations, Sarajevo is definitely at the top of the list. Despite the city being fascinating and incredibly beautiful, it often fails to get the same recognition as it’s Western European counterparts. If you’re looking for a destination rich in history and culture, but without the big price tag, SarajevoContinue reading “24 Hours in Sarajevo, Bosnia”

What you Learn About Yourself Whilst Traveling

Why do you want to travel?  It’s a pretty hard question, isn’t it? There are plenty of obvious answers — for fun, for adventure, to step out of your comfort zone. And of course, who doesn’t love a holiday? But some people use their backpacking adventure as a journey of self-discovery. When other backpackers talkContinue reading “What you Learn About Yourself Whilst Traveling”

Exploring Northumberland: Sycamore Gap Walk

I sometimes feel like the area that I know the least is the one in which I live. Of course, I know all of the essential, day to day living stuff — the fastest way from A to B, the best supermarket for the weekly shop. where to get the cheapest coffee. But when itContinue reading “Exploring Northumberland: Sycamore Gap Walk”

Hostels: A Survival Guide for First Time Backpackers

Hostels always seem to get a pretty bad rap. When most people picture them, they imagine dank, dark rooms with quadruple decker bunk beds and mattresses as thin as your arm. If you’ve never stayed in a hostel before, I can definitely see why thanks to their bad reputation. But they’re nowhere near as badContinue reading “Hostels: A Survival Guide for First Time Backpackers”

5 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne

Back when I first turned vegetarian in 2008, dining out often required a fair bit of planning. The token vegetarian option at most restaurants usually included two of my most detested ingredients: mushrooms or goat cheese (or on some disastrous occasions, both). So the majority of the time I tended to stick to Italian placesContinue reading “5 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne”

24 Hours in Lisbon, Portugal: A Step By Step Itinerary for Your Perfect Day

I never paid much attention to Lisbon in the past. But a last minute change of plans whilst travelling through Europe led us to this beautiful city. The journey there wasn’t easy. Delayed and cancelled flights meant that by the time I arrived, I had been awake for 24 hours. I was exhausted, ravenous, andContinue reading “24 Hours in Lisbon, Portugal: A Step By Step Itinerary for Your Perfect Day”

Tips for Travelling as a Couple Without Going Crazy

Travelling with your significant other will give you some of the best experiences of your life. However, it isn’t without its challenges. Because as we all know after this past year, being stuck together for what feels like forever can put some strain on a relationship. And all the different stresses that come with travelContinue reading “Tips for Travelling as a Couple Without Going Crazy”

Top 10 Travel Budgeting Tips

Over the years, backpackers have unsurprisingly gained a reputation as a bunch of spoilt ‘gap yah’ kids. Don’t get me wrong, whilst travelling I’ve come across many Felix and Jemima’s whose journey of self-discovery has been fully funded by Daddy’s credit card. But I’ve also come across plenty of regular people too — like teachers,Continue reading “Top 10 Travel Budgeting Tips”

5 European Countries to Visit After Lockdown

How much of the day do you spend planning for post-pandemic life? If the answer is more than you’d like to admit, you’re not alone. It feels like I spend half the day daydreaming of the next time I can see loved ones in the flesh or go to the pub. Just being able toContinue reading “5 European Countries to Visit After Lockdown”