In defence of group travel

Yesterday I listened to an episode of the Women Who Travel podcast called ‘Remembering How to Solo Travel Again’ and in it they discussed going on a group tour. I have had some great past experiences on group tours but I know that some people are hesitant at the idea of it. This might beContinue reading “In defence of group travel”

Jordan: Three Things to See That Aren’t Petra*

*but you should still definitely see Petra Wadi Rum People go to the desert to see nature in all its vastness and magnificence. They go expecting something other-worldly: to be transported away to Mars. To be inspired. Wadi Rum. Even the name calls up images of heat shimmering across sand dunes under an open sky.Continue reading “Jordan: Three Things to See That Aren’t Petra*”

Laos and Parts Unknown

As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown. Anthony Bourdain Like a lot of people, I imagine in this pandemic, IContinue reading “Laos and Parts Unknown”

Edinburgh: Fringe and Blossom

It was August 2013. The now disgraced ‘Blurred Lines’ had been number one in the charts for what felt like a decade and I was in the back of the car, stuffed in by my belongings, on the way to Edinburgh to start my Masters in American History. As I watched my parents drive away,Continue reading “Edinburgh: Fringe and Blossom”

Vienna: The Land of Music and Cake

It has now been over a year since I was last on a plane to go abroad and I miss it (I’m very lucky to have been able to travel so much, I know). I love everything there is about going abroad: from the planning, to moment you leave your house, to pottering around theContinue reading “Vienna: The Land of Music and Cake”