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!)
This week on the blog, I thought we should have a chat about feminism over a wine (or in our case, a LOT of wine). By that I mean, I’d like to share with you some of the remarkable wineries we’ve visited in S.A whilst explaining a little about the feminist issues facing S.A, that I picked up on. Rest assured boys, the patriarchy is alive and thriving within the Afrikaans community down in S.A. … More Wine and Feminism in South Africa
For anyone attempting to drive the Cape Town peninsula in a day, this is a great guide to follow! I highly recommend getting away from the hussle of the city and into the open roads of dramatic scenery, surf beaches and seriously cute penguins along the way. … More A day on Cape Peninsula, South Africa
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
Ahhhh Procida, the small island (just four kilometers squared) off the coast of Naples. Mostly notable because: it’s not Capri, (that seemed to be where most other travellers were headed) which is why we were not, most travellers will head south west to continue their tour of the coast of Amalfi. … More Procida, the tiny island off the coast of Naples, Italy
The Green Series is back! This post is essentially a check list of all the things you should add to your short or long (near or far) packing list if you’re hoping to travel more sustainably. … More Sustainable Essentials Packing List – The Green Series Part 9
Looking back on our two weeks in Umbria I am reminded of such fondness for the people, the food and the landscape. A memory I feel will last much longer than I expect. I half expect to reminisce about it for the rest of my life if I’m honest. I longed for the landscape without even realising. … More Two weeks in Umbria, Italy
Whilst our goal was to ensure that we travelled minimally with carry-on luggage, what we actually took with us needed to be good for the planet too.
We figured, who better to test well made clothes, accessories and skincare products than a couple of minimalists who can only take what they can carry. … More What’s in my bag? The ethical products I use.