So Long 2018 – my year in photos

Well, I have to say, it’s been quite a year – solo travel and otherwise.  Despite taking a large chunk of the spring and summer off to invest some time and money in my brother’s wedding, I still managed to make it to seven countries, five of which were new ones. I’m the first toContinue reading “So Long 2018 – my year in photos”

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Why I’m not afraid to be a tourist

As a long-term part-time traveller and moving in social media circles, albeit on the edge of them, I come across those oh-so-serious types all the time. “Be a traveller, not a tourist,” they declare.  “Get off the beaten path”. “Don’t follow the herd”.  “Do your own thing”. Blah, blah blah, blah, BLAH. Jesus, they needContinue reading “Why I’m not afraid to be a tourist”

Passport panic!

So where was I?  Oh yes… I’M DUE TO GET ON A FLIGHT HOME IN EIGHT HOURS’ TIME AND I HAVE NO PISSING PASSPORT. Uttering more expletives than the beginning of Four Weddings and a Funeral I tip my room upside down one last time before resigning myself to the fact that it has goneContinue reading “Passport panic!”

A solo travel soliloquy

My tweet reads: “If someone had told me eight years ago not only would I travel, but I’d go alone and to far-off places, I’d have never believed them. At that point in my life just going to the supermarket was an ordeal. Still is at times. Morribobs or Korea? Umm let me see 🤣Continue reading “A solo travel soliloquy”