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Volunteering with Turtles in Malaysia

It was 5am when the turtle finally dragged herself back into the sea, pausing only momentarily to catch her breath. She was the first green turtle of the year to visit the nesting beach on Malaysia's Perhentian Island, Kula Besar. By the... Continue Reading →

8 Ways to Prepare for a Big Trip

Planning a trip in my late twenties has been a considerably different experience to the one that I had in my early twenties, when preparation involved little more than packing a backpack the day before boarding a plane. That is a slight... Continue Reading →

10 of the Best Road Movies of All Time

Packing a bag isn’t the only way to cure a travel bug; you can keep it at bay with a really good travel book or film. ‘Road movies’ combine my two greatest loves – film and travel – and account... Continue Reading →

Before a Trip, How Much Planning is Too Much?

After a long period of time spent living in London, I am finally planning a big trip. I’ve booked a one-way-flight. There’s no going back. I’ve been meaning to go backpacking ever since my last long trip five years ago,... Continue Reading →

Modern Milan

Traditionally, Milan is viewed as the enclave of the super rich and the fashion elite, but there is a different side to the city; a side that is far more accessible and inclusive. My sister, my friend and I stayed... Continue Reading →

Bars and Baths in Budapest

A weekend in Budapest was the perfect way to bring in the wintery months. With cheap flights from London and Airbnb accommodation it was a very affordable city break, and there was lots to see and do. Here are a few... Continue Reading →

The Best of Amsterdam

This post is actually the culmination of a few short trips to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I feel that I have now experienced enough of this gorgeous city to put together a fairly comprehensive review that includes some of the... Continue Reading →

Returning to Hong Kong

I was lucky to return to Hong Kong, four years since my last visit. Hong Kong is the ultimate ‘east meets west’ destination. Skyscrapers – and there are a lot of skyscrapers – sit alongside bustling Chinese-style markets and Cantonese... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Northern Beaches

This part of Australia is very close to my heart because it is where my dad grew up, and where a lot of my family still live. But aside from that, it is also a beautiful part of the world... Continue Reading →

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