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

Travel

Losing my Ski Virginity in Park City

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

After five years in the travel industry I was invited on the most epic famil going! For those who don’t know, a famil is a familiarisation, so a group of travel agents go on a...

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Backpacking

‘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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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

Springbrook Photo Highlight

Springbrook Photo Highlight

Jul 21, 2016

Each time I visit a destination I am going to share my favourite photo. This is Springbrook National Park on the Gold Coast. I spent my 26th birthday in this beautiful little lodge, isn’t it...

Losing my Ski Virginity in Park City

Losing my Ski Virginity in Park City

Jul 7, 2016

After five years in the travel industry I was invited on the most epic famil going! For those who don’t know, a famil is a familiarisation, so a group of travel agents go on a trip and experience lots awesome things that we can then sell to our clients. The trip that I was invited on was fully worth the wait… it was a ski trip! Our store won a competition...

Pole-ing All Over The World #22

Pole-ing All Over The World #22

Jun 29, 2016

A SIGNPOST AT STUNNING LENNOX HEAD BEACH? IT’S HANDSPRING TIME! Shout out to the two lovely young ladies who said I was amazing, it made my day! Hopefully I’ve shared the Pole Dance...

Exploring Hong Kong (in Photos)

Exploring Hong Kong (in Photos)

Jun 17, 2016

Hong Kong was one of those destinations where I knew I was going to love it the moment we landed. The city is so diverse and has much to offer. I’m going to let the photos do the talking in this ‘Exploring Hong Kong’...

Moreton Island Photo Highlight

Moreton Island Photo Highlight

Jun 9, 2016

Each time I visit a destination I am going to share my favourite photo. This is Moreton Island, off the coast of Brisbane. It’s famous for wild dolphins, sand dunes and epic sunsets. I couldn’t decide between these two and I love this little guy so I thought he deserved an...

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...