My friend Ritchie and I spent just over a week in Vietnam, starting in Ho Chi Minh City, working our way up the coast via Nha Trang, Hoi An and finally Hanoi, before taking a nightmare bus journey to Luang Prabang in Laos. You can travel Vietnam by train (see Man in Seat 61 for [...]
With a potential heatwave and 100 days of summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to head off an a caravan holiday within the UK. If you have very little time off work, take advantage of the weekends to get some fresh air, enjoy the great outdoors and explore some of Britain’s most [...]
Marlene Dietrich declared Baden-Baden casino in Germany “the most beautiful casino in the world” and I might just have to agree. Casinos in Germany are very different to those found in Las Vegas- while Sin City is loud, proud and in-your-face, the casino in Baden-Baden is a much more classy and altogether more refined affair. [...]
I’ve just returned to the UK after spending a few days visiting a friend in Sesto Calende, near Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. The weather was rather cold and wet when I arrived but I was determined to pop my most stylish threads on and shoot a Youtube video of things to do in Milan. [...]
Visiting a wildlife centre or safari park is a great opportunity to learn more about animals that you don’t encounter on a daily basis. It’s a fantastic way to educate the kids about other areas of the world and the importance of conservation. Siberian Tiger Would you believe it? The Siberian Tiger is the largest [...]
When travelling the world it’s not just the language you have to get to grips with….hand gestures can play a major part in communication too. In Italy for instance they have a whole catalogue of hand gestures meaning both good…and not so good things. If you sweep your hand from under your chin towards someone [...]
Scotland has many beautiful historical and religious buildings to discover with VisitBritain. From the magnificent vaults of Glasgow Cathedral to the elaborate Melrose Abbey and ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, the many churches span a wide range of styles and centuries. While many are now ruins and open to the elements, others are still active places [...]
Slowly but surely, the sun is beginning to emerge from the shadows. It may feel like years since we last saw it, but it is finally returning, and we desperately need to make the most of it. There’s no need to go abroad; enjoy the domestic sunshine instead. One of the ways you can do [...]
From north to south, Ireland is stepped in history. In addition to prehistoric and medieval settlements, Ireland is also known for its World War I sites. According to historical sources, approximately 350,000 Irish men fought alongside Britain during World War I, leaving their heroic footprints in several parts of Ireland. Find out more about the [...]
Who is this Pommie chick?
I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.