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Four Years of Travel Blogging: Highlights and What I’ve Learnt

Four bloody years of Faraway Lucy! Who’d have thought it, eh? The exact date I sat down to write my first blog post (spoiler alert: it was only about 200 words and it basically comprised of me saying ‘hello’ to my non-existent readers) is unknown to me. But I do know that it was sometime in November 2014. Why? Because I’ve started…

Packing a Suitcase Like a Pro: My Top 10 Packing Tips

Packing a Suitcase Like a Pro: My Top 10 Packing Tips

It’s safe to say I’ve spent a fair portion of my life living from a suitcase, whether that’s going back and forth to and from university, visiting Gaz every month (#LDRproblems), studying abroad, or on weekend trips away. Over this time, I’ve had enough experience to master the art of packing a suitcase. This hopefully makes me the tiniest bit…

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An Introvert’s Guide to Group Travel

When I found out I’d be travelling around New Zealand for two months with a bunch of other students this summer, my first worries were not money, hostel living, homesickness or anything of the sort. My first worries were how the heck am I meant to be surrounded by people 24/7 for two months straight. Now for other people, this may seem baffling. Or perhaps to some, it is a dream…

New Zealand Packing List, What to Pack for Two Months in New Zealand's Winter

What to Pack for Two Months in New Zealand’s Winter

Planning a trip to New Zealand in winter, but not sure what you need to pack? I’ve put together this New Zealand Packing List to help you. Quite like the UK, where you can also experience the infamous “four seasons in one day”, New Zealand’s weather is temperamental all year round. This means you kind of need to pack for any weather…

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My 2018 Life/Travel/Blog Plans

Yes, it’s March and yes, it may be a tad late to be telling you about my plans for this year (personally I’d like to think I’m just fashionably late) but I’m writing this post because I’ve got some veeery exciting news to share with you! I’m talking so exciting that I might just burst if I don’t get it out of me anytime soon. On that note, I hope you enjoy this very self-indulgent post and if you don’t…

My Top 10 Personal Goals for 2018

My Top 10 Personal Goals for 2018

Whenever I discuss goals on my blog it always seems to be career/blogging/travel goals as opposed to the little ways I can improve myself as a person. The big career/etc type of goals are generally quantitative so it is easy to determine whether I have achieved them or not. I don’t tend to set personal goals because (without sounding too up my own arse), I think I’m pretty alright in…

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21 Before 21: How I Got On

Hello world, I’m officially twenny wannn! Okay, so I turned 21 almost a month ago (big up you November babies), but apparently, I am not only “twenny wannn” but also a serial procrastinator. Or a busy bee. You decide. I am now home from university for the holidays and I am finally finding time to chillax and think about this ol’ blog again. For today’s blog post I will be looking back and…

Interrailing on a Budget How to Save Money Travelling Europe

Interrailing on a Budget: How to Save Money Travelling Europe

Let’s face the cold hard facts: Europe is expensive. For many people, interrailing is a far flung dream but it can be done on the cheap if you’re willing to sacrifice some luxuries. It may not be as affordable or exotic as South East Asia but travelling around Europe is certainly possible on a student…

How to travel the world as a full-time student even if you have no time or money. There are so many options such as studying abroad, working abroad, jailbreak, couchsurfing, WWOOF, volunteering, teaching English abroad, travel grants and even starting a travel blog so that travel pays for itself. Click through to read more...

How to Travel the World as a Student

So, how to travel the world as a student… This is a topic I could go on about until the cows come home. Since I’ve got a heckuva lot to get through, let’s just jump straight into it! The most blatantly obvious way to afford to travel as a student, behind relying on the BoD (Bank of Dad), is to…

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