Reflections: Half Moon Party, Thailand

Party times

On this day, last year, I was gearing up to have one of the best (and craziest) nights of my life! I’ve never really been a wild child – even at uni I struggled to manage two nights out in a row – but something happened to me in Thailand… Sunday 20th November 2011 ‘Where … Continue reading

My Top 5 Travel Romances

Heart in the sand (Credit: Emma Sparks)

Ah, I see. You saw the title and expected some really juicy gossip? If you’re looking for the intricate details of my love life I’m afraid I’m going to have to disappoint you. Leave now. We’re OVER! You see – I’m a tad emotional. I tend to experience the world via my feelings, rather than … Continue reading

Review: Every City Tells a Story

PARIS

I’m no art critic; I suffer from Museum Fatigue, an affliction I’m sure many of you have experienced.  No matter how riveting the pieces on show in any museum, gallery, or exhibition, I can only withstand half an hour before my eyes implode, my knees ache and my jaw forces out a yawn every thirty … Continue reading

Reflections: Oahu, Hawaii

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Extract from my diary, September 6th 2011: What a f**king day! I went SKY DIVING! 14’000 feet, jumped out of a plane strapped to a man I’d met five minutes earlier! ‘What the hell am I doing?’ was pretty much all that was going through my head the entire time preceding the jump. Seriously, what … Continue reading

Reflections: My Travel Journal

Outside Lands Festival

It has been a whole year since I set off on my RTW trip. Weird. Anyone who has travelled long-term – heck, anyone who is vaguely aware of their lives trickling by gets creeped out by how quickly time moves on. It’s pretty scary, but should remind us to make the most of it. This … Continue reading

Rowing round in circles

For my second video entry for the STA World Traveller Internship (also known as my LIFE for the past three months) I decided on Leamington Spa. Whilst Warwick University campus is a glorious hub of student activity, there’s a reason we call it “The Bubble”. You could spend a month here without stepping foot outside … Continue reading

It’s the final countdown…

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I have a vivid memory of my last ever school assembly in year 11. The P.E teacher Mr. Neil played Europe’s classic “The Final Countdown” to us, whilst giving us that look. You know, the one you get from your teachers when the pressure is on. All those months of preparation have boiled down to this … Continue reading