A last minute girls’ trip to the Big Apple in November saw us take in some epic sight-seeing, shop til-we-drop-shopping and many brilliant eateries.
Here are my top-tips for every meal of the day, up and down Manhattan. Continue reading Eating our way around New York!
Nearly every year since 1994, Geography undergraduates from Royal Holloway, University of London have visited Marich Pass, in NW Kenya for a field trip. In 2009, I was lucky enough to go myself. After coming across my old photo album, it felt it only right to share some memories of that trip. Continue reading North-Western Kenya: A Trip To Remember
My brother would say to this; “But life didn’t give us lemons, they were artificially bred by people. We gave ourselves lemons.” Regardless, young people have ended up with lots of lemons in life – from silly house prices, to suppressed wages and high tuition fees. Travel is the perfect way to make lemonade. Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons…Go Travel
So I had the best Sunday wake-up call today when my friend Fern (@fernabouttown) messaged me to say my article on crossing a volcanic lake in the Philippines was published in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph Travel section! The UK daily paper runs a weekly travel writing competition under its ‘Just Back’ from section and mine was the winner for that week. The Saturday paper has a circulation … Continue reading Published: Just Back: How (not) to Cross a Volcanic Crater Lake in The Philippines
New Zealand is a place that most people know something about. It comes with. some inherent knowledge of the key places and sights even if you haven’t been yet – photos from friends of friends on Facebook, inspiring Instagram travel posts or any number of movies filmed there – Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series, being obvious examples. My head was certainly filled … Continue reading Travelling: The telling the parents moment
Nearly four weeks in and a couple of things have gone a bit Pete Tong (wrong for those not from the UK)…thankfully nothing too serious, but I wanted to share them as some of my issues have been a bit more than unusual than the standard bit of sunburn or being ripped off by taxi driver.. One. The day I left my phone in Singapore … Continue reading When things go wrong…
How to pack and what to pack when going backpacking for 5 months across a range of temperatures Continue reading Pack(wo)man