Many of you will remember that last year, I began to embark on a monster travel challenge for charity; ‘Wandering the World for Women’. The goal was to visit all 193 countries before I turned 23 (giving me three years!), in order to raise awareness of gender equality, inspire other young women, but also to raise money for two amazing Women’s charities. If you haven’t a clue what I am blabbering on about, I’ll leave a link to the original mission page HERE, so you can catch up! I have been rather quiet in the blogging world for a few…

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At the start of the New Year, everyone looks at the “bad sides” of their lives, the things they need to change. I did the same come the 1st of January. I was punishing myself again saying “why haven’t I travelled more?” and “what am I doing just lying at home?”. I branded myself lazy, uninteresting and the definition of a human sloth. I’ve spent almost 5 months at home doing nothing. 5 months without travel; without even a single blog post being drafted. The “New Year, New Me” stereotype causes us to beat ourselves up. I have definitely fell…

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‘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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Travel is not always as picturesque as Instagram and social media platforms portray. There is sometimes one heck of a story behind the perfect picture; a whirlwind of trouble and mess, behind that final magical moment. This story is one example of #thetruthoftravel. Becoming a parent comes hand in hand with travel. Your child is your backpack. You care for it, worry about it and watch over it like you would an infant. Okay this type of parenting doesn’t involve dirty nappies or any screaming, so you could say it was relatively easy. However, if anything was to happen to…

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