A girly-girl’s guide to… Argentina- 8 things I wish I’d known

Argentina- the home of barbecues, Yerba Maté and Lionel Messi. I spent six weeks exploring the country, based in the small town of Goya in Corrientes province. Here’s what I learned from my time there. 1. They go late here Seriously. You think you and your mates are hardcore partiers? Trust me. You have nothing on the Argentinians. They’ll never...

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Budgeting for Costa Rica- what I planned (and what I actually spent)

It’s time to talk money. It’s very easy to see tonnes of incredible posts on Instagram and Snapchat of people paddling in azure seas and relaxing in hammocks with a cocktail in hand and think ‘Wow, I wish I could afford that’ or just instantly assume that they’re made of money. Truth is, it’s hard work saving up to afford...

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A girly-girl’s travel bucket list- my top 10!

I set out this year with the fairly modest trip planned (or so I thought) of two months in Costa Rica, then a flight home. Obviously, that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Currently, my itinerary looks something like this- 6 weeks in Argentina 2 weeks in Mexico City 1 week in California (bonus- Lightning in a Bottle Festival!)...

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How to eat in Costa Rica on a backpackers budget

Costa Rica is a strange country. The wages are low (think $2-3 an hour) but the cost of living is comparable to the US in terms of grocery shopping, rent and activities. And we are all looking for ways to make our budget go a little further! So, what is the best way to save money travelling in Costa Rica?...

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Top 5 travel luxuries I can’t live without

Ok, so I got a fair amount of stick on my first blog post here for the fact that I was taking sooooo much stuff. I get it, it’s backpacking, I’m supposed to get dreadlocks and shower once a month and wear the same pair of shoes the whole trip. However when I was planning my Costa Rican adventure, I...

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Some thoughts on #MeToo

As I mentioned in my recent blog post, I volunteered at Envision Festival and had the most incredible time there. However, there was one incident which stood out from the rest of the weekend, and while it was over in less than 30 seconds and was relatively minor, it has been playing on my mind. It was so completely alien...

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