Travelling can be lonely. This is something that glossy mags, travel blogs, Workaway and Instagram forget to mention. After a year of being basically alone, and with money worries looming on the horizon, it was time to make a change. I’m so grateful I got to experience the backpacking life one more time, but I … More Why I Came Home
Pokémon have taken over the entire world, or so it seems. I don’t want to go in to what the game is or how to play, as there are already a thousand and one How Tos out there. I want to discuss Pokémon Go in relation to running. Since returning from SE Asia, I have mostly … More Running and Pokémon Go
My favourite things are my bicycle, my husband and my cat, in no particular order. When we were working out how to live in a motorhome full time, we had to consider how to keep Basil with us and how to keep him happy. The first thing I should say is that if he had … More How to take a cat in a motorhome
The good folks at charity:water are amazing. They work hard, they use 100% of donations to provide clean water where it’s needed most, and they use funds from other sources to cover admin and fundraising costs. In 2013 I ran all year to raise funds for them and ended up with a hefty amount, but … More Unbirthdaying
The highlight of my trip was meant to be visiting the temple complex of Angkor Wat. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. After an absolutely terrible three days in Cambodia, I fled. The less said about my time there, the better. The temples were everything I had hoped, and I am glad I got to … More How to have the best day of your goddamned life in Luang Prabang
“We might not go to Thailand, it’s so touristic,” said the girl who, up until then, I’d had a lot of respect for. I spent the next twenty minutes trying to convince her and her partner that ‘touristic’ doesn’t mean bad, and, besides, there are a lot of places in Thailand to visit that aren’t … More Too touristy
If you’ve ever been in a tuk tuk you know how fun they can be. You hang on to the seat, slipping all over the vinyl, breathing in smog and soot, praying your driver isn’t over-confident with regards to the breaks, and you take in the city in a way that is impossible from the … More Hey tuk tuk!