December 4, 2018

Travel is Terrible for the Planet — and We Need to Fly Less

I have a confession to make I’m killing the planet I regularly hop on a plane to some far-flung destination — just for fun and because I feel...

September 13, 2018

Overtourism: Why We All Need to Stop Going to the Same Places

There's been a bit of a debate in the travel community on the negative effects of tourism recently (see these articles at Expert Vagabond and...

October 21, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Skipping Famous Sights

I have this dream In it, I find myself back in Rio de Janeiro, snaking my way through narrow favela streets until a vista yawns wide open, revealing...

September 22, 2016

Why I’m Moving to Lisbon

When I recently decided to quit my job and focus solely on Indie Traveller, I knew it was also time for me to live somewhere else After living in the...

August 26, 2016

Whoa, I Guess I’m a Full-Time Travel Blogger Now

It may have been a bit quiet around my blog lately, but that’s only because I’ve been preparing for some big changes: starting next month, I’m...

June 22, 2015

Back to Gili T – Does Re-visiting A Place Ruin Your Memories?

The prospect of going back to Gili Trawangan filled me with a mix of excitement and trepidation Excitement, because I had so many great memories...

June 30, 2014

When I Knew It Was Time To Go Home

I have been travelling (or living temporarily) for just about two years now I've made my way through every country in South-East Asia, followed the...

February 24, 2014

6 Things That Make A Hostel Awesome

It's interesting how the word “hostel” can conjure entirely different mental images for different people I recently read an online comment from a...

January 8, 2014

How I Learned To Ignore My Travel FOMO

A fellow traveller recently told me she hadn't enjoyed much of her journey Her reason She's been far too affected by FOMO I'm sorry, what I...

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