Geotourist

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

A Quick Guide to Balian Beach: Bali

Spectacular sunsets, quirky locals and some of the island’s best surfing action, Balian Beach, on the South West coast of Bali, is the perfect escape from the tourist traps of the main towns. With only a handful of accommodations and places to eat or drink, hardcore partiers will be disappointed but, if you’re looking for an authentic, laidback Bali experience, this is the place to go. I stayed here during a Workaway placement last December and got to know this little village with its beach bars, restaurants, night market and the surrounding jungles and waterfalls. Continue reading

Exploring Scotland: Hiking Ben A’an, The Trossachs

Scotland might be my home country but I’m ashamed to admit that, at 27, there is still so much I haven’t seen. When I started travelling last year, I promised myself that every time I came back to Scotland, I would try and fit in as much as possible – to travel in my own country as I would if I were abroad. I’ve been back from Sardinia for just over a month and, despite the typically non-summery Scottish weather, I’ve managed to fit in a lot of backyard travelling…including a day exploring the beautiful Ben A’an.

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24-Hours in Genoa: Liguria, Italy

Ending up in Genoa had never been part of my original plan when I was travelling through Italy last November. It came about more through necessity – a stop off to break the journey from the Cinque Terre to Lake Como – than actual curiosity to see the city…but if I was going to be there for 24 hours, I was determined to make the most of it. Continue reading

Paradise Island: The Magic of Herm

I’d been talking about visiting one of the other islands – Sark, Herm or Alderney – since I landed in Guernsey in February, but between long hours, lack of days off and saving for bigger adventures at the end of the year, I always ended up pushing my plans back. After being offered the job in Sardinia and handing in my notice, I knew that I had to make it to at least one of them before I left The Channel Islands…

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Falling in Love with Positano

After three days in what turned out to be (very possibly) the dirtiest but friendliest hostel in Italy, it was going to take somewhere seriously special to pull me out of me out of my Sunday slump before I headed for Rome…luckily, I had decided to go to Positano – which is probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been fortunate enough to visit. Continue reading

Goodbye Sardinia! One Last Night in Alghero

My last night on Italy’s second largest island was spent in Alghero, Sardinia  – a beautiful and historical city on the island’s west coast. I was travelling from Palau via Tempio and Sassari after staying in La Maddalena the previous evening. The journey from the northeast of the island to the west by public transport is not for the faint-hearted but I desperately wanted to see the city before I left for mainland Italy so I decided it would be worth the trip. Continue reading