Croatia by pictures

Horror…my tablet broke a few weeks ago so sorry for not posting. On the upside I have loads of new experiences to share. I’ll start with the beautiful Croatia. A few people have told me how nice it was, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ll let you judge my experience…

View of old Town- Dubrovink


The views from the top of Dubrovnik


Plitvice Lake national park




What were your experiences of Croatia? what did you see? what did you do?

Deciding whether backpacking is right for you?

As readers of my blog know in the past I always travelled very conservative at highend hotels, big suitcases with friends/family. I would have never considered backpacking was right for me, now I can’t imagine travelling any other way.

I came across this great article from the Partying Traveller which is worth a read for those considering different ways of travelling.

Over the past three years, I’ve been to over thirty countries, but it was only recently that I started backpacking. I was in Colombia on my first solo travel trip where I was tagging along with some backpacker friends I made and I decided that my mini suitcase was going to have to go. In […]

via Is Backpacking Right For You? — The Partying Traveler

For those in doubt dive in as you may surprise yourself.

Lust in the city…does it last?

I recently did an article on the effects of forming a new ‘friend’ when travelling. At the time I was finding my travellers adventurous spirit being replaced with a desire to stay.

So what happened!

After spending an amazing few days with this ‘friend’ they convinced me to carry on and then come back. I ended up coming back and spending some more time with them. I was surprised to see a considerable change in my feelings. Although I was still having a great time the fire that made it impossible to think straight had quenched. I was ready to see it for what it was, having fun in the moment. I was now ready to keep having more adventures.

The point…

I did a part two of this article specifically for those travellers in the throws of lust. Before you commit to staying still spend some time away and then come back. Its often hard to see a situation clearly when in it. However if its right go for it, you only have one life enjoy it.

Tell me about your experience now in the comments.

Lust in the city-a travellers dilemma

So a holiday and especially travelling can be a very freeing experience. When travelling for a long time the emotional guards that were carefully constructed crumble (or at least in my case). So what happens when you add to the mix a lot of young (or my case youngish) travellers??? Lust lust lust.

After 4 months there has been a few lustful exchanges, however a recent one for the first time has dampen my travellers curiosity and made me want to stop in one place.

So the big question is why. This person isn’t a fellow traveller so maybe its their grounding I’m craving? Maybe I am truly into them, but what would be point with a clear expiration date? Maybe I’m just lonely and they represent companionship I desire? Maybe its just the excitement and I should go with it?

Have you had a holiday/travel experience like this, if so please tell me your story and what you did?

Fiji time-Fiji in a week

I have spent a few weeks in Fiji traveling and like a lot of travelers was completely confused when deciding what to do. This guide is for those who only have a week.

Arriving early in the morning at Nadi (if later flight stay a night at smugglers cove and miss a day on the islands): go straight to Denarau port stopping off to buy plenty of water. Then get on the Yasawa Flyer to your first island.

On a budget– spend two days in Waya Lailai Island at the Ecohaven for the summit walk at sunrise, then two nights in Matacawalevu island at White Sandy resort; finishing off at Nabua Lodge for snorkeling at the blue Lagoon-this can be booked through awesome adventures Fiji using the Bula Combo Pass

Splash the cash– spend two days at Waya LaiLai Island at the Ecohaven for the summit walk at sunrise, then a day at Nanuya Balavu Island at the Mantaray resort to see the Mantaray’s; two days at Nacula Island at Nabua Lodge to go to the blue Lagoon and finish it off at South Sea Island for the free water sports. This will seems like a strange
route, but will maximize the activities you can do.

Enjoy Fiji time.


I will do a full guide to Rotorua soon, but I had so much fun in the Redwood I wanted to share. The Redwood is South of Rotorua town and is perfect for two things: Hiking and Mountain biking.

I personally did the latter with the aid of an electric mountain bike, and had so much fun. The forest had trails from children to level 6. I am inexperienced in mountain biking and managed to get to a level 3 on the way up but going down I found it very difficult.

So why go? Views, a serious workout and some good old adrenaline

Bye England hello world

Its finally travel day. I am at the airport now, my last possessions in my backpack checked and waiting for my first adventure to New Zealand. WOOP WOOP

I thought I might be nervous or more likely panic, however I feel very chilled and happy to be starting my year of adventure.  Next post from Auckland…

My life poem…

I wanted to try something different today, I hope you enjoy it.

Life is the maze, and we stick to the path.

If you turn the wrong way do you risk getting lost.

To know is to feel safe, but what is lost. 

To get lost we feel but is it  hope or despair.

A risk worth exploring or is it a danger to great.

 A decision to turn when everyone travels straight.

I turned to the right and left my life with the fates.