Volunteering abroad: a message to youth

Don’t volunteer abroad because you have time during a gap year.
Don’t volunteer abroad because you want to build your CV.
Don’t volunteer abroad because you want to travel too.
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National Museum of Royal Barges: Bangkok, Thailand

I think deep down transportation has always been my favourite aspect of travelling. My earliest travel memories are of the looming noses of planes, little windows with atmospheric wonders, cars — a constant from home — rumbling along through alien landscapes and subway trains being spit out of tunnels. When I think of Bangkok, motorcycle taxies — the little worker-ants of the city — often surface in my memories. However, after exploring the National Museum of Royal Barges my imagination has been chewing on thoughts of parading down the rivers surrounded by the golden boats of the kingdom. Continue reading “National Museum of Royal Barges: Bangkok, Thailand”

International Photography Day

Hi guys! As it’s International Photography Day today I thought I’d put together an impromtu collection of my 20 favourite pics from my travels! Let me know if you have a favourite and I’ll send you a high resolution version of it for your phone, homescreen or wall!

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Research your destination: 8 reasons why

There’s something extremely enticing about dropping into a place without knowing anything about it. Everything is new, exciting. Every blink you make, every breathe you take, every move you make (wait isn’t this a song?) will immerse you in a new experience. Some people like the thrill of adapting, others are just sick of the mundane feeling of being stuck in a cycle. Whatever the source, more often than not going into a new culture or climate without any prior information will land you in trouble. Here are 8 reasons why you should research a place before you go: Continue reading “Research your destination: 8 reasons why”

Isle of Mull

Like any good adventure story exploring Mull and Lochaline had its thrills and descents. There were moments where I was gripping the seat before me so hard I feared I would pierce the fabric. Cliffs veered down to hungry waves and I quivered at the idea of skidding out of control. Memories of last winter’s car accident in Sweden ate at my nerves as I imaged a similiar scene here, but with a different ending. When we stopped and I spilled out onto the beaches, the ferries and the small patio of our borrowed cottage relief flooded in. Among the same scenes whizzing by only moments ago bliss was always patiently waiting. Continue reading “Isle of Mull”

Dogsledding in Bjorkliden: Video

When all the dogs were tied in place and we’d been settled into our positions on the sled I braced myself for the leaping take-off. I was ready to go flying across the snow, to speed across the lake like a goddess on the rampage.
Bump. Trottrotrottrot. My roller coaster was a kiddie ride? My speed demon a bicycle? Right ok, this is good too.
I leaned back and took in the scenery. The lake stretched out for miles. With the sun flaring across the ice it looked like another world. Maybe like Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons… Except conveniently habitable. Continue reading “Dogsledding in Bjorkliden: Video”

Björkliden: Ice Cave Tour!

We went ice climbing with a tour guide who didn’t seem terribly interested – until he got on the snowmobile and peeled off into the night lol. The ride up to the mountain to the cave was a rambunctious, thrilling ride with ice flecks tearing at our faces and fearful laughter tumbling into the valley (without us thankfully). Once we wobbled out of the sled, wrestled our way across the deep snow, clamoured, crawled and slid our way deep into the cave we were so comfortable we started doing interior planning. From propping what looked like human bones up in the corner to adding a nice vase of flowers we were going to make the cave fabuloouuuuusss!
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International Women’s Day: Barbara from Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

Welcome to the third post for the International Women’s Day series! Today’s post goes to Barbara from Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel!

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International Women’s Day: Leyla from Women On The Road

Welcome to round two of the International Women’s Day series where I introduce you to the three women that inspire me daily! Today’s post goes to Leyla from Women On The Road!

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