A few months ago, whilst I was at a conference on a hot London summer day, I met a kindred spirit, Laura Pearman. Laura has a wealth of knowledge about taking amazing photographs when we’re on the road and (being the beautiful lady she is), shared her top beauty hacks for travelling too - bonus!
Hi everyone! This is just a short and sweet post about the launch of my new podcast over on iTunes! The first episode is an interview with the wonderful Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth, Wanderlust magazine’s resident medic. We discuss how to avoid getting Delhi belly, what to do if you have an accident or are taken ill when you’re travelling and what essential medical kit we should all take with us on each trip.
In 2008, Rhiannon Downie-Hurst was at a low point in her young life. She had lost a lucrative job in ad sales, split up with her long-term partner and was heartbroken, living in a tiny bedsit in North West London. Today, she lives in The UAE, and is the founder of award winning website brideclubme.com. This is her incredible expat story.
As part of The Great Exhibition of the North, I finally got to visit Liverpool, for the first time in my life. I can't believe it has taken me so long!
Emma Littlewood has spent the past 9 months travelling India, Nepal, Myanmar, South East Asia and Australia with plans to continue into Japan, Mongolia and Bangladesh. On the subject of Myanmar, she says ‘Each time I was asked, I couldn’t wait to tell people how utterly magical this country is and how it became one of my favourite places on earth.’ This is her story.
Last year, I interviewed Anna Gustafsson, just as she was about to embark on a 1400km solo hike from Sweden, up to the Arctic Circle in Norway. I recently caught up with Anna to find out how the hike went, if she made it all the way, and to find out what effect the hike had on her, both physically and mentally.
Solo travellers in London rejoice! There are plenty of delicious options for you to pull up a bar stool and watch the world go by. I've worked closely with Emma Brady to fine tune this perfect list of cozy people-watching spots.
One of the biggest worries we have as solo travellers, is how to stay safe on the road. I know that I have personally found myself in a few sticky situations. Lloyd Figgins is THE go to person for travel safety. An international risk expert, Lloyd is a former policeman, soldier and expedition leader.