Greetings from North-East Brazil! After two weeks at a local surf retreat, I wondered how many retreats out there offer ethical experiences, given there are so many on offer. Here are my tips on how to choose an ethical retreat abroad. … More How to choose an ethical retreat – Green Series Part 10
I have a HUGE confession! We accidentally flew business class to Sao Paulo from South Africa. I’m sure you’re wondering how the flip that’s even possible. So let me try to explain… … More We accidentally flew business class to São Paulo
Welcome to Part Two of our drive along the Garden Route in South Africa! We were driving west to east with plans to pet sit for a month – but more on that later… Part Two includes Plettenberg and Jeffrey’s Bay!! … More The Garden Route, South Africa Part Two
We’ve been travelling abroad for six months now and learned an plethora of information about the different cultures, cuisines, histories and arts (to say the least). But what we really didn’t expect to learn was how it would actually look for us along the way. … More Things people don’t tell you about long term travel.
If you’re travelling to Cape Town in South Africa, I can guarantee you’ll also be visiting at least one of the many places along the Garden Route during your stay. We spent over a month making our way across! … More The Garden Route, South Africa Part One
Deciding to travel for a year came with a range of budgeting concerns. How would we last a whole year? What type of sacrifices would we have to make in order to travel comfortably for twelve months? For us, the one thing we’d been looking forward to testing out was staying in one place. Thankfully we found a way to do that without costing us a cent in accommodation! … More How to live for free (for a month!)
After drinking far too much wine in the western cape, it was time for us to spread our wings and travel east. We were obviously keen to see the Big Five in the wild, but as our plans started to shrink (we were originally going to try and squeeze in Botswana/Namibia as well as South Africa) we knew there was far too much to experience in the west and south cape to see the real deal. … More Where to safari near Cape Town
Arriving in Cape Town was a huge culture shock. I know people use the word diversity a lot when describing South Africa, but the word doesn’t even come close. Shanty towns line the main highways, gated communities line their compounds with electric fences, biltong stores are as plentiful as coffee shops, thatched roofing is more prevalent here than the U.K and whether you’re black, white or coloured there is invariably a class system you’re being pegged into. … More Cape Town: The cheapest and least sustainable city we’ve been to!
Arriving in Sicily felt like we had returned home, back to wishing everyone a bonna sera (only after two in the afternoon), ordering cappucino (only before eleven in the morning), taking pleasure in an afternoon nap and late dinners all whilst serving up a gleeful ciao to everyone we meet. … More The thing about Sicily is…
Holy moly, just like that we are four months into our round the world adventure. The biggest questions we get asked is: how’s the money tracking? have you bought anything? and what’s been your favourite place so far? So I’ve compiled it all in one, happy reading! Wondering where we are now? Follow the day … More Quarterly Update: Budget, Packing and Places