Instagram Accounts I Love

28 Instagram Accounts I Love (and think you will too)

Without a doubt, Instagram is my FAVOURITE social media, and it would be fair to say I spend quite a lot of time on there. I use it for all kinds of inspiration: travel, home, food and just life in general. Most often because I just like looking at interesting or pretty pictures. I enjoy […]

Child Sponsorship ActionAid Tanzania

6 Years of Child Sponsorship with ActionAid

I’ve mentioned before why I decided to travel, but I’m not sure I fully explained why I travelled to Africa, or more specifically, Tanzania on my first ever solo trip. It was partly because I wanted to travel somewhere different to most other backpackers and partly because I thought climbing Kilimanjaro sounded kind of cool. […]

The Lion King 1994

The (Real) Lion King in the Serengeti

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” (Karen Blixen) When I’m on safari, I’m in my happy place. Sleeping under canvas, listening to the distant roar of lions in the night, driving in an open top car with the wind in my hair, the sun on my face and dust in […]

Helen in Wonderlust

Africa Calling

“I know of a cure for everything: salt water…in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.” (Karen Blixen) I couldn’t stop myself from smiling as I caught the first glimpse of my beloved Africa. She’d been calling me home for two years, and I’d finally answered. What adventures did she have […]

Las Vegas Itinerary

My USA Road Trip: Yosemite and Las Vegas

A few of you have been asking for Part 3 of my USA Road Trip Itinerary, so here it is! I’m really sorry it’s taken me sooo long to get this up! If you haven’t read Part 1 (San Diego, LA and the Pacific Coast Highway) you can find it here and Part 2 (San […]

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 […]