5 Travel Destinations That Get Under Your Skin

Travel destinations provide different experiences for different people.  An energetic city break for one person is a stressful and tiring nightmare for someone else.  A backpacking adventure can be eye opening and exhilarating or it might feel uncomfortable and scary.   Volunteering in a developing country can be life changing for some but ethically uncomfortable for […]

Winning a Wanderlust Travel Award

I recently attended the Wanderlust 2013 Travel Awards and was both excited and flattered to be announced the winner of the Most Popular Travel Blog category for my post “15 Tips for Responsible Travel in Myanmar”. Wanderlust prides itself on being an independent, multi-award winning, leading magazine for adventurous and authentic travel.  It compliments its […]

Christmas Away From Home: Unique Travel Experiences

I sigh as I drag my weary legs up the stairs to my third floor flat in West Hampstead, craving the silence that is waiting for me on the other side of the door.  I walk in and drop my shopping bags to the floor before I’ve even closed the door.  As I close the […]

15 Tips on Responsible Travel to Myanmar

I first visited Myanmar in December 2010 shortly after the elections took place, an event that received mixed reactions internationally and signalled that a potential change was on the horizon. The release of Aung San Suu Kyi from decades of house arrest became a key catalyst for the international community lifting the informal travel boycott […]

Memorable Moments of Insignificance in Myanmar

I am the type of traveller who loves to get off the beaten track.  I head to a destination keen to see the famous sights and the not to be missed attractions, but the highlights for me are always the ones you can’t plan.  The experiences you cannot predict in advance but end up enjoying […]