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Musings

As I see more of the world, I also expand my understanding of it. This is my favourite part about travelling. It is more than just about seeing new things – it is a learning and humbling experience. I am lucky enough to be able to pursue my dream to travel the world. You can therefore learn about these learning that I have had through my travel musings.

My travel musings section on the blog is more than just personal reflection. I tried to keep them universal in tone so that all travellers can relate to my experiences. It also touch upon some of the common subjects that digital nomads like myself encounter on a regular basis. Whether it relates to your life as a digital nomad, budget, and if this kind of lifestyle suits you- I cover them all. If you are interested in learning more about the deeper aspects of travelling, make sure to check out this section to read my posts.

Musings, Travel Tips

Ryanair: their middle seat, money making scheme?

There have been a lot of reports in the media about Ryanair splitting up passengers who do not pay for an upgrade. This is my recent experience.

 

I have flown Ryanair many times, and although I am ranting away about them, I will most likely fly with them again. Why? Because they are a budget airline and I am a budget traveller. I like cheap flights to great places. I love a great deal, and if you know how to handle them properly, Ryanair will give you just that . . .cheap flights.
It is only recently I have a noticest something. Previously when I have been travelling with a companion, I always ended up sitting separately. Luckily, as a regular solo traveller, I have never been tempted to upgrade to seats together. I can handle a 3 hour flight alone, but others might not be like me. Imagine how much money Ryanair collects each flight.

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Musings, Travel Tips

Travel: What it has taught me

So it seems a common thing for every travel blogger out there to round up their year with a post about where they have been that year. However, for me this was done in November which is when I celebrated a year of travel therefore I was left wondering what I could now say about my year of travel. Then as I was eating the leftover chocolates from Christmas, it occured to me! I have learnt so much in the past year of travel and there are so many things I want to tell you about. So I have decided to write this post about what travel has taught me giving examples of things that have happened in the last year.

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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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Inspirational Trips, Musings

Travel Challenges For Adventurers

Travelling is an adventure in and of itself, but some explorers want a little more from their travels than sitting on a beach for the majority of their holiday. After all, if you work at a desk for 40 hours a week, it makes sense that your idea of a break from work is a chance to stretch your legs and move your body at least a few times while on holiday. So if you’re looking for a holiday where you can get in touch with your inner adrenaline junkie, here are a few things you should consider.

 

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Europe, Inspirational Trips, Musings, Travel Tips

Living Out of a Car and Travelling Europe

For over two months now I have been living out of a car and travelling round Europe.  I bought my Nissan X-trail the day before I drove down to the south of England and boarded a ferry to France. The reason why I bought it? Well, I could lie down fully when the back seats are down meaning I could sleep in my car comfortably.

 

Fast forward just a few days and I had a lovely camping car with curtains and a blow up bed.  This post is all about how I did this and how I am now living out of a car.

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Berlin, Destinations, Germany, Musings, Travel Tips

I Was Robbed in Berlin – How to prevent it from happening to you!

You know when you have that feeling that something isn’t quite right. It wasn’t anything that the man had done apart from the fact there was an empty platform and he was standing rather close. I even made eye contact with him and gripped my phone tighter. Perhaps I knew he was going to rob me. And the inevitable happened – I was robbed in Berlin!

 

I was in Berlin and I was arranging to meet my friend I had made on Couchsurfing. I was catching up with a few emails and making use of the station’s free Wifi. After a while, my gripped relaxed a little. Perhaps, I had misjudged him, then ‘bam!’, my phone had been snatched and off the thief went.

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Musings

Budget Accommodation – Get More for Your Money

For a long time I have been a budget backpacker, but I am now learning that this does not necessarily mean finding the budget accommodation and going with that. There is a lot more to consider; your health, your sanity, your belongings and your comfort.

 

I have stayed in a lot of different types of accommodation, from the amazing to the worst than you can ever imagine. Therefore, I feel that I am well qualified to be writing this post about why the cheapest is not always the best when you are on a budget.

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Musings

5 Myths of Backpacking Travel Busted

There are many different myths of backpacking travel that people still believe and in a lot of cases, gives them reasons to stay out of adventures and new travel experiences.

 

Let us look at some of those myths of backpacking travel around the world and put them to rest.

 

(The following is a guest post by Karlis Kikuts,  from Independent Wolf blog)

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Musings, Philippines

Why I Stopped Travelling at the Beginning of my Travels

It’s everyone’s dream to quit your job and travel the world. Right? Well at least it was mine. And this is what I did last year. I set off on my adventures in South Korea and then headed over to the Philippines.
Living the dream! Now I don’t want it to sound like I am not still ‘living the dream’ as I truly am. But there is one reason why I stopped travelling for a while. Stopped me in my track and has kept me from spending even one night away from where I have been calling home in the Philippines for the past 6 weeks.

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Destinations, Musings

Happy New Year – Reflecting on Travels for 2016

As the year of 2016 is over, I thought that this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on my travels for 2016 and what I have been doing. This year has been a great year for me in terms of travel. Not only have I now visited my 62nd country, I also took the massive steps of quitting my job and leaving my home to take a life of a travelling nomad.

 

So I thought I would write this post about my travels for 2016, where I have been this year, and the photos I took from each place. Shall we get started?

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