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The best travel advice that I can share.

Okay, the best travel advice … in my opinion.   I’m going to begin this post as I begin a lot of my posts – with a confession. Today’s confession is that I’m a little drunk as I write this. It’s not really my fault – I was making a hot chocolate (yes, a hot […]

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Keep smilin'!

The six things that happened to me when my blog went SERIOUSLY viral.

“Seriously Viral” That actually sounds like some sort of terrible disease, doesn’t it? Oh dear. Anyway, on with the story. A while ago while I was in India, one of my posts on this humble (okay, totally amazing) little website went viral. And not just a little bit viral, we’re talking MAJOR viral. The kind […]

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Keeping cool at Blog at the Beach

I am terrible at timing things. Whenever I’m travelling (which, admittedly is a huge portion of the year), there will almost certainly be a thousand weddings, birthdays, Harry Potter parties and other desirable opportunities that arise while I’m half way up a mountain or sitting in a cave. So imagine my absolute delight when a blogging conference came […]

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Why living in England is scarier than travelling.

  Confession. I nearly just had a car crash.  And of course, it inspired me to immediately rush home and blog about why living in England is so darn scary. Scarier than any of the scary stuff I’ve done travelling. Anyway, back to the almost-car crash. It wasn’t a big one, admittedly, but I cut […]

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TEFL Discount – Travel, but cheaper!

(If you’re just here for the awesome discount, scroll down to the bottom!) One of the things that always makes me chuckle when I hear about the story of my parents meeting and getting together is a TOTAL lie that my mother told my father. She, originally from the USA, had moved to the UK […]

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How to be happier

The ONE thing we should change : How to be happier.

A lot of the posts I write on this blog are things I’ve thought about for weeks or months at a time, letting the thought grow and foster in my brain until it arises – I type it out in one long go, reasonably polished and I hit PUBLISH. Sometimes I find things tricky, I’ll […]

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Help feed the homeless FROM A HAMMOCK! – Hobo Hammocks

Scroll all the way down for your discount on Hobo Hammocks! You know how sometimes there are some objects in life which transport you to another place or a memory? For instance the smell of sun cream might conjure up summers on the beach, or candy canes meaning Christmas is just around the corner? How […]

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My most blissful moment in India… and it might surprise you!

Today I celebrated sixteen days in India. Actually, sixteen days in Mumbai to be precise. I certainly hadn’t planned to stay here in this city for so long, but as it turns out, Mumbai really is an incredible city to be in. I learned long ago that I really can be terrible at leaving – […]

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& staying safe in India

How I was publicly masturbated at & staying safe in India.

A few days ago I was sitting in a bus stop in Mumbai, India. The local guy that I had paid no particular attention to moved closer. From the corner of my eye, to my horror, I realised that he had pulled out his penis and was masturbating, staring intently at me. I felt sick. […]

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Redesigning your blog

Redesigning your blog: And trying to stay relatively sane.

Write a blog, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Let me tell you something. They lied. Okay, that’s a fairly dramatic opener – for 90% of the time, blogging is fun. And when you’re reclining in a hammock drinking coconut water and editing photos of a sunset, it is sublime. When you’re reading positive […]

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