Travellers And Tourists Are All The Same, And Anyone Who Tells You Differently Is Just A Silly Gringo

July 27, 2015

“Yeah, but those kinds of people aren’t travelling, they’re on holiday.”

“Oh right,” I nodded, as I quietly took a sip of my beer, pretending to know what he was talking about.

What the hell was the difference?

For the rest of the night, the topic popped in and out of Read more

What People Are Doing When They Travel To “Find Themselves”

July 1, 2015

You’ve seen it before, right?

Someone you used to know, suddenly transformed after venturing around the world. All their old dreams vanished and they come home all worldly with their stories and new-found carefree attitudes. Kind of annoying, really.

Life is different now, they say.

They’ve Read more

Why You Need To Go To Bulgaria

June 18, 2015

I had zero expectations for Bulgaria. I’d never met a Bulgarian, I’d never met anyone who’d been to Bulgaria and I’d never read or seen anything about the place. I was going in blank, and that was actually nice for a change. Continue reading

Melancholic In Montpellier

June 15, 2015

“So, are you starting to feel melancholic about leaving Montpellier?” Moritz asked.

I took another bite from my pizza slice and smiled. It’s interesting talking to people who speak English as a second language – they tend to come up with funny ways of saying things.

Moritz, my youngest classmate at 19, Read more

I Don’t Like Turkey…Yet

May 18, 2015

In all my years travelling I’ve never really come across a place I didn’t like.

I think that’s changed.


When I landed in Istanbul, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d heard in passing conversations that it was an amazing city and there was a lot to see there, but I Read more

A Night At The Border

May 11, 2015

It’s Wednesday in Cannakale. I’ve been in Turkey six days and still have so much to see, but I’m already gunning to leave. It’s just not my kind of place.

I decide on the spot that today’s the day I’m getting my bus to Bulgaria, so I jump out of bed and head to the Metro Turizm office around the corner to buy a Read more

Solo Female Travel: Talking Life On The Road With Lauren Juliff

May 6, 2015

This month in the SFT series I’ve got one of my favourite interviews to date – an awesome story of taking control of your life through travel and rolling with the punches when the road decides to make life interesting.

On the move since 2011, our interviewee has got a heap of travel wisdom to share and a growing Read more

Visiting Gallipoli: Two Sides To A Story

April 27, 2015

When I landed in Istanbul, it hadn’t even really crossed my mind to visit Gallipoli until I saw the “Gallipoli Tour” flyer on the noticeboard. I’d actually forgotten the place was even in Turkey.

My initial plan had been to see Istanbul for a few days and jump west, but I decided, as a Kiwi, Gallipoli Read more

Ten Awesome Travel Websites You Probably Didn’t Know About

April 5, 2015

It seems that every day a new websites pops up that aims to change the way people travel. Flights, accommodation, transport, food, entertainment can all be found online and the options out there only continue to grow – the hardest part is staying up to date!

To help you out this week I’ve created a short list of Read more

The real reason I quit my job to travel the world

March 30, 2015

Back when I was a young teenager, I remember sitting in the car one morning with my Mum on the way to school. The night before I had just watched an episode of South Park, where the guys were sent a starving child from Ethiopia and then took him to a buffet, but kept stealing his food as he was about to eat it. While obviously just Read more