I’m always shopping around for good deals when i’m looking at booking a trip. I often get quotes from travel agents as well as pricing up building the package on my own, and often find flight prices cheaper on skyscanner than quoted by agents, and using booking.com to look for hotels too. I’m naturally drawn … More Booking your backpacking trip yourself
It’s been a long time since I last posted, almost a year in fact. After getting back home from our travels I found it difficult to find the time to write and finish the last few posts about our trip. My main focus after getting back was finding a job and returning to the swing … More Life After travel…..
About a year ago some work colleagues and I set ourselves a challenge to visit 30 different countries before we are 30. There’s a #30before30 tag on instgram which currently has over 25,000 pictures of others trying to achieve their goal. One particular day at work we all downloaded the ‘been’ app, an app which … More 30 before 30 challenge
I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at the age of 12. That was very nearly 13 years ago now and it’s safe to say I haven’t always had great control over my diabetes. 12 is quite an awkward age to be diagnosed with a condition which requires constant blood glucose monitoring, injections etc. … More Did travelling help get my diabetes under control?
A selection of my favourite pictures from our travels
What is the most beautiful part of Europe? Is it the old cities with their long history and big castles? Or is it the beautiful countryside? It all depends on what you are attracted by. For us, there is nothing more beautiful than Northern Europe. The Scandinavian countries are especially beautiful. The introvert people, their … More Packing Tips: How To Pack The Right Way
Unsure about where to celebrate New Years, the receptionist at our hotel said the riverside would be a good place. We had a few drinks in our hotel (a bottle of $4 wine, which is around £2… It wasn’t so bad with lemonade!) and headed out around 10pm to the Yarra River. We walked … More NYE in Melbourne
For John’s birthday, I bought him tickets for day 3 of the Boxing Day test at the MCG, Australia vs The West Indies. He had mentioned for quite some time he wanted to go for a stadium tour, but as there was a cricket match on whilst we were there I thought it would be … More Melbourne Cricket Ground – MCG
We flew from Sydney to melbourne, as the cost of flying and getting the greyhound was the same, however the greyhound takes 10 hours and flying take 1.5. We landed to cooler weather than Sydney, and took the skybus to the southern cross train station. The cost was $18 per person and you can purchase … More Melbourne
We took the train from wyee to Sydney on Christmas Eve, the journey took around 2 hours and cost a total of $14 each. We arrived at central and hiked our way to our hotel, which was on the corner of Hyde park, and checked into our quadruple room. The room smelt damp and musky … More Sydney