• Jemaa-el-Fna Square at sunset Marrakech, Morocco
    “It is very easy. Turn right out of the alley, walk down the street and at the mosque turn down the alleyway and you will come to a road, turn left and then go straight and you will arrive at Jemaa el Fna.” It was our second day in Marrakech, Morocco and my friend Lisa [...]
  • Sunset in Africa
    Two of the questions I’m asked all the time are “Is Africa is expensive?” and “How much money will I need for Africa?”. Honestly? It’s always a bit of a tricky one. You can travel Africa on a shoestring, if you take local transport, self-drive, camp or stay in dorms and eat local foods. It’s not [...]
  • Llanbedrog Beach, North Wales www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk
    A couple of weeks prior to my Moroccan adventure, I went for a little weekend in North Wales. I’ve been to North Wales lots of times, but I really fell in love with the area about a year ago. I just love the beautiful mountains, the pretty beaches, the quirky seaside towns, the friendly people [...]
  • Moroccan Surf Adventures (65)
    When a friend asked me if I’d like to go to Spain for her 30th birthday, I kind of thought, whilst I’m over that way perhaps I’ll travel around Spain a little, try somewhere new, so I booked the following two weeks off work. But looking on the map, my eyes were always drawn to [...]
  • Maasai Women Serengeti Tribe Tribal
    I get a lot of emails asking about my Africa travel budget, so it’s probably about time I did one! I think a lot of people are put off travelling in Africa because they think it’s expensive. It can be a really cheap place to travel, but when you start booking things like safaris, white [...]
Helen in Wonderlust

How to Stay Healthy on Your Travels

When travelling abroad, one of the main concerns is how to keep yourself fit and healthy, especially if like me, you go to some of the most exotic and remote locations in the world. I was recently contacted by the Boots Travel Vaccinations and Health Advice Service regarding their service, and I was quite surprised because […]

Jemaa-el-Fna Square at sunset Marrakech, Morocco

The Charm of Marrakech

“It is very easy. Turn right out of the alley, walk down the street and at the mosque turn down the alleyway and you will come to a road, turn left and then go straight and you will arrive at Jemaa el Fna.” It was our second day in Marrakech, Morocco and my friend Lisa […]

Sunset in Africa

What 6 Months of Travel in Africa Cost Me

Two of the questions I’m asked all the time are “Is Africa is expensive?” and “How much money will I need for Africa?”. Honestly? It’s always a bit of a tricky one. You can travel Africa on a shoestring, if you take local transport, self-drive, camp or stay in dorms and eat local foods. It’s not […]

Llanbedrog Beach, North Wales www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk

A Weekend in North Wales

A couple of weeks prior to my Moroccan adventure, I went for a little weekend in North Wales. I’ve been to North Wales lots of times, but I really fell in love with the area about a year ago. I just love the beautiful mountains, the pretty beaches, the quirky seaside towns, the friendly people […]

Moroccan Surf Adventures (65)

Moroccan Surf Adventures (and yoga too)!

When a friend asked me if I’d like to go to Spain for her 30th birthday, I kind of thought, whilst I’m over that way perhaps I’ll travel around Spain a little, try somewhere new, so I booked the following two weeks off work. But looking on the map, my eyes were always drawn to […]

Maasai Women Serengeti Tribe Tribal

My Africa Travel Budget: 5 Weeks in Kenya and Tanzania

I get a lot of emails asking about my Africa travel budget, so it’s probably about time I did one! I think a lot of people are put off travelling in Africa because they think it’s expensive. It can be a really cheap place to travel, but when you start booking things like safaris, white […]

Amboseli National Park

My Favourite Places in Africa

Author Susan Sontag once wrote “I haven’t been everywhere, but’s it’s on my list.” I’m sure most of us would agree. Often I’m asked for my recommendations for the best places in Africa and this question always throws me a little, because there are so many places I love and so many I’ve still yet to visit! But […]

Lion Kill in the Masai Mara

Masai Mara on a Budget

Standing on the top of Siana Hill in the Masai Mara, you won’t fail to feel a complete sense of awe and wonderment at the massive expanse of earth beneath you. I was spending the week at my friend Moses’ safari camp, just outside the Masai Mara park gate. I met Moses just over five years […]

Emerson Spice Hotel

The Coolest Hotel in Stone Town

After spending the previous few weeks in the wild, sleeping under canvas and spotting lions on safari, I was ready for a little luxury. And I found it, at the Emerson Spice Hotel in Stone Town. I knew I was in for a treat before I even got to the hotel, having read the rave […]

Books About Africa

Great Books About Africa

I am overland traveller. I’ll take a three day train journey over a 2 hour flight anytime. I love just sitting back, listening to my iPod, taking in the view and meeting people as I go. But I’m often a solo traveller, and solo travel can be a little lonely at times. So I immerse myself […]

Liverpool Biennial

18 Reasons You’ll Love Liverpool (other than ‘The Beatles’)

Not too long ago, a couple of my friends came to visit me from Canada. One of the places I took them whilst they were over in the UK, was my home city of Liverpool. I had a wonderful time playing tour guide, but what most stuck with me is that they both said that they […]

The Rock Zanzibar

Zanzibar: Follow Me to The Rock

Dinner on a rock in the Indian Ocean? Don’t mind if I do! The Rock Zanzibar is a restaurant on the east coast of the island and as soon as I began my research for this trip to Africa, it popped up looking all gorgeous and stuff! Well, that was it, I had to go. […]