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Destinations

Check out my Destinations post to see where I have been to in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.

You can get practical tips for being safe while travelling abroad, budget travel tips, finding budget accommodation, female solo travel tips, and other things that you might want to know as you backpack your way through the world.

You can also check out posts on recommendations for things to see or do across these destinations in the six continents that I have travelled to so far. Join along my adventure in Walkabout Wanderer and read more about my travel experiences to help prepare for your own travel.

Whether you are into backpacking, solo female travel, or budget travel, you can always find your adventure inspiration in this blog to suit your idea of how to make travelling fun and exciting again.

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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Santander Lighthouse: The Cabo Mayor Lighthouse

As I sit on the edge of the cliff top, I gaze out at the sea. The fresh sea air blowing my hair in the wind. This is a spot of many a life lost. An eerie history where Falangists where thrown over the cliffs by Republicans as well as boats tricked into crashing onto these cliffs by wreckers. But this is also one of the nicest viewpoints over the Bay of Santander and the home of The Cabo Mayor Lighthouse (Santander Lighthouse).

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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Why you should take the Santander To Somo Ferry

Imagine taking a scenic boat ride for 20 minutes across a beautiful bay as your daily commute. Well this is what some of the locals in Santander, Spain do each day. However, along with them are tourists who want a wonderful day trip to Somo and, of course, the pilgrims walking the Santiago de Compostela which crosses Northern Spain. And all this for a bargain 5 Euros, return ticket. Great for budget travellers.

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Destinations, Europe, Spain

Taking the Pilgrimage to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain

As the waves crashed against the bridge connecting the little church on the rocks, to the mainland, my mind could imagine how the pilgrims coming to this place would feel edging their way here in a storm. How the many lives that have been lost at sea around this treacherous coast. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain used to be just know well known amongst pilgrims but now it is the most well known due to the tv series, Game of Thrones. This hermitage, on the small island which you can access via a man-made bridge is historically known as an important fortress in battles and against pirate attacks.

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Destinations, Europe, France

Travelling And Living In My Car In The North of France

France is well known by the English for frogs legs, great wine and garlic snails. But I will most remember France for it being the starting place for my grand Western European Tour. With cheap ferries from Dover, UK, when I had to leave the country in a hurry due to the small print of my travel insurance, I found myself in France armed with a 14 year old Nissan X-trail and a blow up bed.

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Destinations, Europe, France, Free Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do In Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site before it is a city. Why? Because all of the city centre and a lot of its surrounding areas are UNESCO sites. Not only is Bordeaux known for its classical and neo-classical architecture but it is also world famous for its wine. But being in a cultured city such as Bordeaux in France doesn’t need to put you out of pocket. That is why I have found these 10 free things to do whilst you are in Bordeaux on a budget and have put it together as my Bordeaux tourism guide.

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Destinations, Europe, France

Why you should visit Pornic in France – A travel guide

The beautiful town of Pornic in France is just a day trip away from Nantes. Being just an hour’s drive away, you would be crazy not to take the opportunity to visit this very attractive little town. Filled with history from its ancient past, there are plenty of things to do and places to explore. That is why I have come up with this travel guide of Pornic.

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Destinations, Europe, France, Free Things To Do

10 Free Things To Do In Angers, France

The historic city of Angers is in western France. Situated in the Loire Valley it is a popular place to use as a base to explore the surrounding areas. But visiting a city can really tug on your purse strings which is why I have tried and tested these 10 free things to do in Angers, France. It’s just a train ride away from Paris and London; it is well worth visiting even if just to see its Gothic Angevin architecture style. Angers was the fourth city I visited on my grand tour of Europe where I lived and slept in my car.

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Asia, Destinations, Europe, Inspirational Trips, Musings

A Whole Year Of Travel And Why I Am Not Homesick.

On the 26th November 2016, I boarded a flight at Manchester Airport. On the 27th November, I landed in Seoul, South Korea. Today marks one year of travel and what a year of travel it has been! One year on and I am at home again. Not to stay but on a visit and to drop off my Camping Car after a summer in Europe before heading once again on a long haul flight.

 

I was asked by my sister-in-law if I ever got homesick. Well what you are going to read about my year of travel will make you understand why I don’t. With people all over the world welcoming me into their lives and making their house my home. How can I?

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Destinations

The Most Stunning Caves in the World That Should Be on Your Bucket List

(The following is a guest post by Anthony Briggs, from Tuki Retreat)

 

The adventure traveller is not one to settle for the usual activities when it comes to travelling to different places around the world. If you happen to be one such thrill seeker who is looking for something to do during your travels that not a lot of people have done yet, then visiting a cave is precisely the kind of activity you’re looking for.

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