The Secret Mexican Resorts aren’t allowed to tell you: Mexico Turtle Release

One of my truly favourite memories from staying at our hotel was something that we came across entirely accidentally. A few of our group had decided to give the swimming pool bar a try (yep, it was as awesome as it sounds), so headed towards the beach-side pool about 7 ish. When we arrived there was a small crowd of people on the beach and upon checking it out we saw the coolest sight – they were releasing turtle hatchlings into the wild! Continue reading

Exciting news!

Apologies for the lack of news over the last few weeks – I got a wonderful email a little over three weeks ago, informing me I’d been selected by photographer Bran Symondson and Virgin Holidays to go on a photographic trip to Mexico, to capture Day of the Dead! There will be a blog or two in the upcoming days explaining what I got up to. Continue reading

Travel Resources: RideGuru


Disclaimer: post sponsored by RideGuru.

One of the first things I figure out when I’m travelling (especially when solo) is how to get to and from each destination cheaply. I’m quite happy to try out different methods – I’ve road-tripped, sailed, ridden camels and even hitched a lift on the back of an open lorry! One thing I’ve always been a bit wary of is taxis, as they can be a bit of a tourist trap. However when the RideGuru community asked me to check out their services, I found out there’s an easy way to see exactly how you can get a cheap rideshare or taxi – and they work in over 70 countries all over the world! Continue reading

Everything you need to know about taking the Bucharest – Budapest overnight train.


My three berth cabin with the middle bed folded down to create a day sofa.

You must reserve your place on the overnight train between Bucharest and Budapest, and there are several options. There are seats, a money-saving 6 berth cabin, or 1, 2 and 3 bed compartments. Out of these I’d definitely say don’t get a seat (you’ll get little to no sleep) and recommend the bed compartments. These are more secure, and they have access to more facilities, compared to the 6 berth cabins.

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