For the past five years, my life has revolved around my degree. Studying such a hardcore subject like physics has been intense but involved a lot of work. Having spent the majority of my life in education, I don’t know anything else — this has always been my life. So, this Friday when I finally handed in …

It’s that time again! In under four months time I’ll be waking up in Croatia on the very first day of my round the world trip. I’ve almost had this blog for that amount of time, so it’s a bit scary to think I only need to live that much more again. To summarise this …

I’m scared. I’m absolutely terrified of this trip I’m about to embark on. Every morning I wake up, see the countdown has moved a day forward and I’m filled with apprehension and dread. Don’t get me wrong, the apprehension and dread is intertwined with excitement, euphoria, and overwhelming happiness, too. There are so many ups and …

Bruges in winter. Three words that can conjure up a magical scene of Christmas markets, cosy pubs, platefuls of fries, and romantic horse and carriage rides. Thankfully, that’s exactly what it’s like. Bruges pulls out all the stops to celebrate Christmas, and there’ll be no escaping it. The shops have incredible window displays, the squares …

When I first decided to quit my job and sell everything I own to travel, one of the things I most worried about was vaccines. I knew that I wanted to spend my time primarily exploring developing countries and I was concerned about exposing myself to dangerous tropical diseases. I was determined to ensure I …

When I decided to travel, I had only a vague idea of where I’d like to visit. I’d initially planned to spend 3 months exploring Europe, followed by 3 months volunteering in Hawaii and hadn’t planned much else. As soon as I threw myself into the travel community and started to read blogs and research …

Is it really 5 months until I no longer have a home? The time is flying by at the moment, and it’s starting to hit me how soon I’ll be leaving. This is actually going to happen! It’s overwhelming at the moment but I’m starting to feel more prepared as I research. The past month …

This is a write-up of my 2008 trip to Hawaii. The photos are low quality as they were taken from Facebook, due to our camera being stolen while on the trip.   Everywhere you go in Hawaii there are adverts for helicopter rides, and it was after seeing my 50th of them that I decided to check …

“So where are you going?” It’s one of the first questions people ask when I tell them I’m leaving to travel. If only it were that easy! It’s such a simple question but I often find myself struggling to answer. If I’m being honest, I haven’t actually decided. I said from the beginning that I wanted to travel without a …

Here it is, the 6 month point! In 6 months time, I will be officially off on my round the world trip! Over the past couple of months, I’ve become incredibly fickle and even more indecisive. I’m currently changing my mind about possible destinations every day. More on that later… So for now, here’s a list …

Never Ending Footsteps emerged from the ether about a week ago, and since then I’ve been itching to start trying my hand at travel blogging, even though I don’t actually leave for another eight months! It’s time to get the ball rolling, though, and like all good self-absorbed bloggers, I’m going to make my first blog …