African Adventuring

Chobe National Park, Botswana : A Photo Essay

By on December 7, 2017 in Africa, Botswana, National Parks with 0 Comments
Chobe National Park, Botswana : A Photo Essay

Up in the north of Botswana lies one of Southern Africa’s most incredible national parks. Chobe River is the sort of magical wilderness that leaves you spellbound and speechless. For me, being my first safari experience in this part of the world for sometime, I was bowled over once again! Related Posts 10 Things You […]

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Hostel Ethiopia : The Best Budget Accommodation in Addis Ababa

By on December 2, 2017 in Accommodation, Africa, Backpacking, Ethiopia, Reviews with 0 Comments
Hostel Ethiopia : The Best Budget Accommodation in Addis Ababa

It’s always a terrifying moment when you arrive into a new foreign country, alone, naïve and at night! You can kind of ready yourself for it – get the right currency, research the visa situation and read the – but nothing quite prepares you for that moment when you walk through immigration to face the […]

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Life in a Land Down Under

The Ultimate Guide to Karijini National Park

The Ultimate Guide to Karijini National Park

Well, where to start?! If we’re talking about the best national parks in Australia, then Karijini has to be the creme de la creme, the cream of the crop, the big daddy! When we visited there as part of our 4wd budget road trip around Australia, we were with a North American backpacker who described […]

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Adelaide’s Trending Restaurants & Cafes

By on October 29, 2017 in Australia, Food with 0 Comments
Adelaide’s Trending Restaurants & Cafes

Adelaide’s dining scene has grown into its own over the years, merging from what was considered to be a try hard copy of the East Coast to a thriving dining culture with its own identity. Local chefs and restauranteurs have delved into the heart of Adelaide and created new restaurants and cafes that really portray […]

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Thoughts from the Road

25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

By on June 22, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Musings with 8 Comments
25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

Despite being 32 and no longer within the right demographic to be classed as a gap year backpacker, my budget travel background still hasn’t deserted me. However while I may now prefer a bit more privacy than an 8 bed dorm, even if that is only sleeping in a tent, there are certain behaviours I […]

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The 6 Signs You’ve Been Away From Home Too Long

By on June 5, 2017 in Musings with 2 Comments
The 6 Signs You’ve Been Away From Home Too Long

I’m currently sat typing this article at a long wooden kitchen table with a bunch of sunflowers next to me. In front is a set of large glass doors that open out onto a delicious green lawn adorned with more pot plants and colourful flowers than you can imagine. And beyond that, the trees of […]

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My Other Recent Posts

Creating Conscious Connections : Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers in Kenya

Creating Conscious Connections : Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers in Kenya

Located on Kenya’s magical coast, lapped by the Indian Ocean and edged by the equator, Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers centres itself around connection, consciousness and community. It’s an orbit and a gravity as well-spun as it is well-grounded. As their website beautifully puts it  ‘Distant Relatives sums up the central principle and aim of […]

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The Ultimate Safari Gear Packing List

The Ultimate Safari Gear Packing List

If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed about what the heck you should put on your safari gear list! There’s just so much to think about and so much conflicting information, it’s hard to wade through it all to get to the real essentials. After all, most of us who […]

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