5 things to do the week before you go travelling

So, you’re only a few sleeps away from setting off on the adventure of a lifetime. Sleeps is probably an overstatement as if you’re anything like me, you’re so excited you wake up every hour in the night muttering about plane tickets. But anyway, there’s a few last minute things you need to check off your list before you take...

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You should only go to Envision Festival if…

Envision festival isn’t for everyone. It’s a dirty, sweaty, expensive, mosquito ridden festival in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle that sells out year after year. I volunteered there in 2018, and it was a life changing experience to say the least. The people I’ve met and experiences I’ve had will shape my world forever. Here are my two...

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How to plan your own totally awesome backpacking adventure part 2

You’ve got this far- the flights are booked, you’ve hopefully asked your boss for time off work, and your hard-earned cash is burning a hole in your pocket. The outline of your trip is all set- now it’s time to deal with the nitty gritty. Obviously, I’m here to guide you every step of the way the planning out what...

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Montezuma waterfall and Cabuya island cemetery

  On Saturday, my friend Alycia and I opted to drag ourselves away from the pristine beaches of Santa Teresa, and explore a little of the surrounding area. A few people had raved about the nearby Montezuma falls, so we piled into ‘Esteban’ the Toyota Yaris, with our friends Joey, Alex and Angie. Although the only road there was a dirt affair...

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Valentine’s Day- an alternative guide

Despite being 8000km away from home, the fact has not escaped me that it is indeed Valentine’s Day. I’m not usually a huge one to celebrate, but for some reason today has me feeling a bit sentimental. Maybe the fever I’ve had the last week is turning my brain to mush. But seeing as I’m obviously alone in a foreign...

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Travel and PTSD

As some of you may or may not know, for the past 18 months or so I’ve suffered from PTSD. This mental health condition is widely misunderstood, and stereotypes and misinformation in the media and online abound. I’ve come to a point now where I feel like I’m able to talk about it more (a lot of this was inspired,...

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How to plan your own totally awesome backpacking adventure- part 1

So, you’ve come down with a case of itchy feet and just want to hop on the next available plane and get the hell out of Dodge. Sounds great (and it’s what they do in all those Hollywood blockbusters, right?) What could go wrong?  Well, quite a few things to be honest. Before you go, you need to run through...

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