• This time of year always leaves me feeling a little bit reflective and maybe a little bit melancholy, even though I’m not sad. The seasons are changing, leaves are falling and as summer turns to autumn I began to think about happiness. When I set off on my travels, I was looking for two things: [...]
  • South Luangwa National Park Zambia (65)
    I found myself with a few days to spare at the end of my last trip to Africa. I’d been working in Zambia and Malawi for a while, but the time to go home was fast approaching. I wanted to step into the wild one last time, but I was on my own. Was a [...]
  • The Serengeti
    Just over a month ago, I defiantly stated I would still travel to West Africa, despite the ebola outbreak. I weighed up the risks and they were low for travellers, so I was adamant that I would still go. It was hoped that the disease could be brought under control. I’ve been glued to the [...]
  • High Tea at The Royal Livingstone Afternoon Tea Zambia
    The British love afternoon tea, and I am no exception. In fact, we love it so much we even have an official Afternoon Tea Week. Not a day, an entire week dedicated to this very British pastime. Which is why it might surprise you that my favourite place to sample delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes and [...]
  • Solo Female Travel Tips Africa
    “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy” (Ernest Hemmingway) I think it took me about all of five minutes to know that I’d made the right decision to travel to Africa. The warm sun, the friendly people, the wildlife, the vibrant scenery… I felt as though [...]

17 Travel Lessons for Everyday Happiness

This time of year always leaves me feeling a little bit reflective and maybe a little bit melancholy, even though I’m not sad. The seasons are changing, leaves are falling and as summer turns to autumn I began to think about happiness. When I set off on my travels, I was looking for two things: [...]

South Luangwa National Park Zambia (65)

A Solo Safari in South Luangwa

I found myself with a few days to spare at the end of my last trip to Africa. I’d been working in Zambia and Malawi for a while, but the time to go home was fast approaching. I wanted to step into the wild one last time, but I was on my own. Was a [...]

The Serengeti

A Change of Plan

Just over a month ago, I defiantly stated I would still travel to West Africa, despite the ebola outbreak. I weighed up the risks and they were low for travellers, so I was adamant that I would still go. It was hoped that the disease could be brought under control. I’ve been glued to the [...]

High Tea at The Royal Livingstone Afternoon Tea Zambia

Sunset, Safari & High Tea at The Royal Livingstone

The British love afternoon tea, and I am no exception. In fact, we love it so much we even have an official Afternoon Tea Week. Not a day, an entire week dedicated to this very British pastime. Which is why it might surprise you that my favourite place to sample delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes and [...]

Solo Female Travel Tips Africa

Tips for Women Travelling Alone in Africa

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy” (Ernest Hemmingway) I think it took me about all of five minutes to know that I’d made the right decision to travel to Africa. The warm sun, the friendly people, the wildlife, the vibrant scenery… I felt as though [...]

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Win an Adventure Holiday to New Zealand

Fancy winning yourself an adventure holiday to New Zealand? Yep? Then read on… A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the opening of a new adventure superstore in Preston called Ultimate Outdoors. Adventure Travel Superstore Amazingly, it’s right near to where I live, so off I went to check it out! I spent some [...]

Ukraine

Things to Do in Kiev (when you only have one day)

If you had asked me a year ago about the countries in the world I wanted to visit, I doubt Ukraine would have made it into the top 100. Ukraine just wasn’t on my travel radar. In fact I’d never even considered it. Until… I was invited to  my brother-in-law’s wedding that is. Just a few [...]

Elola virus

Ebola and Why I Am Still Travelling to West Africa

Deadly Ebola Virus Out of Control in West Africa. It’s all over the news. A fact that has not escaped my parents. “Sierra Leone? Guinea? Please tell me you’re not going to Sierra Leone and Guinea! Have you seen the news? Can’t you go back to Zambia? Or Tanzania?” “Yes, I am still going there.” [...]

Ugandan Commute

A Journey with Friends

Not so much of a post today, just a few thoughts. A couple of days ago, I was transferring some of my pictures from my broken computer to my new computer, when I came across a video of my daily commute in Uganda. I was volunteering for a charity called Soft Power Education in the Jinja District [...]

Okavango Delta Mokoro Ride (15)

A Photographic Journey Through the Okavango Delta

Leaving our campsite in Maun, we started our intrepid journey through the Okavango Delta. Botswana was the seventh country on my two and a half month overland safari through Africa. We’d camped in the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, stayed in beach huts on the turquoise shores of Zanzibar, slept on a houseboat in Zambia but was [...]