It took less than a week in India for me to make my first mistake.  Despite researching for so long about how to make my time in the Golden Triangle the best ever, I still managed to screw up.  You see, when I began to read about Jaipur, I came to two realisations: there’s so much …

It’s been a while since I’ve tried something new. I always believed procrastination was a form of laziness, but I recently learned it’s linked to a fear of failure. And if that doesn’t exemplify my life, I don’t know what does. I can end up so paralysed at times — so afraid of publicly screwing …

Namaste from India! My friends, I finally got on the plane. I finally made it to my dream travel destination after years of planning and half a dozen cancelled trips. Was it worth the wait? You bet it was! I’m absolutely in love with India and can’t believe it took me so long to get …

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and me declaring I have a new favourite Thai island every year.  It happens so often that I’m rolling my eyes as I write this blog post. First there was Koh Chang. Then Koh Yao Noi. Next, there was Koh Mak, which was swiftly followed by Koh …

I was surprised by how much I loved Qatar.  I really didn’t expect to find the country sitting firmly near the top of my list of favourite travel experiences, but here we are.  I tend to think of the Gulf States as being bland lands of sand. Kind of boring, kind of soulless, kind of …

I kicked off October with a cancer scare and ended it with buckets of mezcal. As always, it’s been a rollercoaster of a month with plenty of highs and lows. It was also the last month of the year that I’ll be spending entirely in Bristol, so I threw myself into life in this wonderful …

It took my fourth visit to Australia for me to make it north. To make it to what is arguably the country’s most iconic attraction.  The Great Barrier Reef.  For a long time, I had little interest in seeing it. Let’s be honest, I’m not the best in water. I tend to get seasick from …

After several months of little happening, my life was kicked into full gear with a fun and busy September.  I crammed so much into this month! To start things off, I flew to Bilbao to take my first steps in the Basque country.  When I originally decided to walk the Camino, I went all in …

When I first decided I wanted to walk the Camino, finances were an afterthought.  Every concern in my brain was concentrated towards whether or not I’d be able to make it to Santiago. The Camino felt like it was going to be such a task for me that I barely even considered how much it …

The Camino Primitivo is a 321 km pilgrimage through Northern Spain, starting in Oviedo and finishing at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.  It’s also one of the best things I’ve ever done.  Today’s post is a long one, so I’ll keep the introduction brief, but needless to say, I’m excited to share just what …

What an experience.  Over the past 13 days, I walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. It was one of the toughest challenges of my life. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.  Today, I want to kick off my Camino coverage with a more personal post, filled with …