10 things I wish I knew before traveling India as a solo female

India. A destination so diverse and astounding it’s difficult to believe my entire 6 month journey was spent in a single country, which was by far best described by a fellow traveler as a place where ‘you can touch every emotion in a single day’. From swapping between serene seasons of beach life in Southern […]

10 Things to Know Before Backpacking in China

Backpacking through China is a wonderful thing that will provide you with incredible memories and life experiences. China is a country that is steeped in culture and tradition, which makes for a trip of a lifetime. There’s always things to learn though before you travel to any destination. Especially, if you do not speak Mandarin […]

Travelling through the lens with photographer Matt Powell

What started your interest in travel photography? I began taking photos about four years ago with my IPhone travelling around Vietnam. Looking back, it sounds pretty funny, but thankfully following that trip a good friend of mine encouraged me to invest in a Canon EOS600, which I still use today and I haven’t looked back. […]

48 Hours in Beijing, China.

48 Hrs in Beijing: What to see and do as a backpacker! The capital city of China, Beijing (called Jing in short), is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. It’s not just because Beijing holds some of the best relics of The Great Wall, but mainly because the city holds an […]

7 advantages of travelling solo in India for Backpackers.

Travelling solo in India for backpackers. If you are on a journey to self-discovery, then the best thing to do would be to travel alone. Travelling around the world is a joy, it is an endeavour where you learn so many things and delve into the depths of your character. How you behave when you […]

Chiang Mai for Backpackers – Exploring Asia’s favourite city!

Chiang Mai for Backpackers Chiang Mai is turning out to be one of the trendiest cities in South East Asia. Located in the beautiful north eastern part of Thailand, Chiang Mai attracts over five million visitors a year with many choosing to stay long-term. But what is it about the city that has people raving […]

Learning to COPE – Visiting the COPE Centre in Vientiane, Laos

Learning to COPE! The COPE Centre in Vientiane was not on the top of my list of attractions to visit in Laos. In fact, I had never heard of it before arriving in Vientiane. The Laos PDR capital is often just seen as a short visa stop over for many travellers heading towards Thailand, Vietnam […]

Simple budgeting tips for backpackers travelling through Asia

  Setting a budget whilst travelling long-term can seem like a daunting task. It is one of those decisions where you have to work out how much you have to spend, where you’re going to travel to, and what activities you want like to do. The bonus about backpacking through Asia is that it can […]

How to make Phat-See-Ew or Thai Stir-Fried Fresh Noodles

An easy Thai dish that can be cooked while on the road… One of the perks of living and travelling through Southeast Asia has been the exposure to some of the most exceptional culinary dishes. What I love about travelling here is that you quickly learn that the love of food is an intricate part […]