A Travellin’ Tale for Geotourist: Free tours for curious travellers!

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working with the very cool people at Geotourist to create walking tours for some of my favourite cities around the world, and I’m happy to say that they are now available to find on the Geotourist app! The best thing? It’s completely free to download and listen to tours – making it friendly for budget travellers who (like me!) can’t always afford the expensive guidebook or paid-for physical tour.  Continue reading

Solo Travel: A Tale or Two About…Eating Alone

What’s the big deal with eating alone? There needs to be some kind of a dining revolution, especially for solo female travellers. How is it possible that in this day and age, when a woman can do and be anything she wants, eating by yourself is still considered weird, or worse, sad? A lot of women I know would simply, point blank, not even consider eating solo…but when you’re travelling, you will miss out on one of the greatest things about the countries you are visiting if you can’t face dining alone. Continue reading

Smart Solo Travel: Why You Should Never Underestimate the Old Boys

I’d only been in Sardinia for three days and I’d already been propositioned. Before you go jumping to conclusions and thinking the same thing that everyone back home did before I left (“You’ll have to watch those Italian men – they’ll love you with your blonde hair and fair skin”) let me explain. I was not propositioned by some beautiful, charming Italian man; in true, continuing ‘weird-things-just-seem-to-happen-to-me’ style, I was bizarrely hit on by an 80-odd-year-old Swiss man…named Roland. Continue reading

Life Tales…A Travellin’ Tattoo

Tattoos are not something I take lightly. I’m not the type of person who would walk into a tattoo studio and pick something out of a flip book or off the wall. There’s nothing wrong with doing it that way and I know plenty of people who have but, personally, if something is going to be with me for the rest of my life, it has to mean more… Continue reading

Packing 101 – Think Like A Stylist

One of my closest friends is a stylist and costumier, so when I was having a mid-packing, mini-breakdown before a last minute trip a couple of years back, she kindly stepped in (after I phoned and begged her) to save me from repacking my case for something like the seventeenth time, offering up some expert packing knowledge. Continue reading