‘Coming home’ can be a difficult but inevitable part of any trip. Whether it marks the end to your travels, or rather just a short break in between, it can be a tough, strange but also exciting experience. After being on the road for 4 months, I have returned ‘home’ for a short period of time. I use the word home lightly as the experience of travelling has changed the perception of this word for me. What does home mean to you? The city you were born? The childhood house where you were raised? The streets that you ran up…

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Imagine a building crammed full of travel books from every corner of the world, with maps plastering the walls, a maze of bright backpacks, light up globes bringing life to your wanderlust dreams, all of the travel accessories you can think of, a cosy cafe serving up a range of global goodies, and hip travel experts with some wonderful stories! It all sounds like a nomad’s dream… However, in Norway it is now a reality. I stumbled across The Chillout Travel Centre when wandering through Oslo the other day. Thanks to the most glorious looking hammock hanging outside, I was…

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There are many questions when it comes to backpacking. Especially when planning on taking a particular route. Google will be inundated with requests such as ‘Should I go by bus or train?’, ‘How long with the journey take?’ and ‘How much does the bus cost?’ Sometimes you find your answers, and other times you don’t. So these are my hints and tips for travelling through the Baltic’s. To hear more about the countries themselves, visit this blog post here. How do I travel through the Baltic countries? If you haven’t hired a car, or aren’t prepared for hitchhiking, then you…

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Travelling through the Baltic’s is a popular route taken by many backpackers. Hopping between the capitals of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (or vice versa!) these Eastern European cities have become popular destinations due to their extremely cheap prices and bright culture. As the name suggests, in the winter, the countries are ‘Baltic’ – flipping freezing! In the summer however, they are beautiful. It rained once during my entire 10 days travelling up these countries. I was lucky to get above 25 degrees of sunshine every day. My tan lines are looking fabulous! My decision to backpack up the Baltic’s was…

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Hiking to Trolltunga is tough, and if you are not prepared it can be even worse! Here’s are some hints and tips that I learnt during my recent climb – you can read my story here. What is Trolltunga? Trolltunga is a sharp ledge overhanging a 700m drop to the side of┬áRingedalsvatnet Lake, in the South West of Norway. Located close to a small village of Odda, the hike has since become more of a tourist attraction. It now sees thousands of people attempting the climb each summer, with many failing and many finding success. Trolltunga also translates as ‘Troll’s…

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