Paris. Je t’aime. One of the most famous and romantic cities in the world, it’s easy to fall in love with Paris. With an overwhelming number of landmarks, sights and attractions, if you haven’t got that much time to explore the city it can be difficult to know where to start. On my visit to [...]
Archive | October, 2010
It was hard to choose a hostel in London, mainly because there are so many of them! A lot are centred around the areas of Kings Cross Station, Camden and Fulham and of course there’s the famous St Christopher’s party hostel in the Greenwich area. I was going to a job interview so I wasn’t [...]
After a summer spent the small town of Lagos in the Algarve, it was time to face the thought of something I hadn’t done in a while…going home. One of the main reasons for this decision was that I need to ‘sort my life out’ as many backpackers refer to it. Having NHS healthcare in [...]
Although you can set up a travel blog in a shorter space than 10 days, it’s a catchy title don’t you think? Here’s a simple step by step guide of how to set up a travel blog. Day 1 Choose your URL and register it Choosing a good name for a travel blog isn’t as [...]
Travel Blogging is hard work and time consuming. No-one said it would be easy. Read any of the articles by other travel bloggers out there and you’ll realise that if you want to make a business out of travel blogging, you have to put in a lot of ground work. With a wealth of great [...]
So you’ve decided you want to take on the job of a travel writer. Travelling around the world and being paid to write about your experiences…it’s a dreaded job but someone’s got to do it. The thing is, you want to improve your skills before approaching your first editor, but which one do you choose? [...]
The latest travel competition I’ve stumbled over is the Travel Photography Scholarship 2010 to Bhutan with World Nomads. The winner will have the chance to go on an assignment with wildlife photographer Jason Edwards to the kingdom of Bhutan, as it opens up to the modern world. Don’t have a super duper SLR? They’ll throw [...]
I regularly receive emails from travellers asking me the top things to do on their visit to Bali. I lived in Bali for seven months and even though I was there for an extended period of time, and whilst I like to think I know a fair bit about the island, this is by no [...]
Another competition for your attention folks, the Telegraph have a competition and all you have to do is email a feature article of your travel experiences in 500 words. That’s pretty short and just think of what foreign currency you could order! Each week they choose a winner to receive £200 in any foreign currency [...]
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.