ex-material girl, travelling the world with just a backpack (since April 2013)

Travel

‘To Travel Is To Live’

Posted by on May 6, 2016

I recently read this ridiculous article by a man who accused everybody that travels of being unhappy, unsuccessful and living a mediocre life. The article didn’t offend me, it...

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Backpacking

A Weekend on Fraser Island

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016

Fraser Island is the world’s biggest sand island and a hotspot for backpackers visiting Australia, so after a couple of years living here I thought it was time to check it out...

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Totally Travel Talk

Totally Travel Talk with Neil

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

Today I am talking to Neil Barnes from Backpacks and Bunkbeds. Packs and Bunks has been up and running since 2010 and Neil manages to juggle working a 9-5 job in London with...

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Totally Sam's World

3 Years a Wanderess

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016

Happy ‘three years since I left the UK’ to me! I recall being told by various people “you won’t last long, we will probably see you home next month”,...

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Recent Posts

Cook Islands, Island Time

Cook Islands, Island Time

May 26, 2016

I don’t usually like going back to the same place twice, but the Cook Islands were an exception. Shortly after arriving home from the trip last June, we booked more flights and counted down the days until we were visiting the island paradise again! The first time we visited Rarotonga and Aitutaki. We had the most incredible time, but it was pretty hectic, so...

‘To Travel Is To Live’

‘To Travel Is To Live’

May 6, 2016

I recently read this ridiculous article by a man who accused everybody that travels of being unhappy, unsuccessful and living a mediocre life. The article didn’t offend me, it just made me grateful that I won’t come across closed minded individuals like him on my journey around the world. It also triggered many thoughts and reflections about my incredible...

3 Years a Wanderess

3 Years a Wanderess

Apr 26, 2016

Happy ‘three years since I left the UK’ to me! I recall being told by various people “you won’t last long, we will probably see you home next month”, “you won’t be any good at travelling long term”, and “you’re not very adventurous”! But here I am, three years on and 10,350 miles away; loving...

Byron Bay Wedding Photo Highlight

Byron Bay Wedding Photo Highlight

Apr 24, 2016

Now, I know Byron Bay is not a new destination, but I wanted to share with you a photo from an absolutely magical day. Recently my wonderful friends Claire and Gareth tied the knot on Clarke’s Beach. The day was truly stunning and I think you’ll agree that Claire made the most beautiful...

Useful Advice For Those Travelling with Medical Conditions

Useful Advice For Those Travelling with Medical Conditions

Apr 21, 2016

Travelling with a medical condition can be a challenge, but it can be made much easier if you keep a few things in mind and take a few simple precautions. Get advice This may seem obvious, but if you have a pre-existing chronic condition, it is a very good idea to get specific medical advice relating to that condition from a medical professional prior to...

Pole-ing All Over The World #21

Pole-ing All Over The World #21

Apr 11, 2016

PRETTY SNOWY TREES DURING A SNOWSHOEING TOUR IN PARK CITY, UTAH? Let’s Pole Dance! (Well, kind...

Getting Wet with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

Getting Wet with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

Mar 21, 2016

When in New Zealand… go ‘Black Water Rafting’! We decided to check out the famous Waitomo Caves during our North Island road trip and book onto the Abyss tour at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. The Abyss is a five hour caving trip and oh em gee it was amazing. To be honest, before we went on this trip, I was a bit over the cold (I still hadn’t...

Utah Photo Highlight

Utah Photo Highlight

Mar 15, 2016

Each time I visit a destination I am going to share my favourite photo. This is beautiful Park City in Utah. A stunning Ski destination with the freshest mountain air. It was absolutely breathtaking. I hope you like...