I've been travelling on and off for 16 years, mixing up my travel writing with freelance design work. Way back in 2002 (when I took my first ever trip to South-East Asia), there was no such thing as a co-living space for digital nomads, or at least not that I'm aware of. Fast-forward to 2018 and the question I find myself asking now, is why wouldn't you want a more flexible work/life balance?
Anna Hart is one of my favourite travel writers. She has over ten years experience writing for The Guardian, GQ, Grazia, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel and Conde Nast Traveller. She is also the contributing travel editor of Stylist Magazine. This episode was recorded a few months ago in sunny Margate, but I just had to create a podcast episode as Anna has such wit and wisdom when it comes to solo travel.
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.