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4 months travelling in South America: Our Route

Many people have asked 'Why South America?' and 'Why start there?'. We knew that it wasn't the norm to start a Round the World trip in Rio de Janeiro but we did and we loved it! Throwing ourselves in the deep end was the Misters idea, we don't know Spanish, no-one else we know has… Continue reading 4 months travelling in South America: Our Route

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Need to Know: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The pinnacle of our South America travels lead up to the New Wonder of the World - Machu Picchu. A 4 day trek, following in the footsteps of Inca Kings, was a great way to say goodbye to Peru. The Inca Trail is known as the most popular route because the 4 days of trekking… Continue reading Need to Know: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Uyuni Salt Flats: What to Expect

You may think that your not really a tour kind of person. We definitely thought that too! However, for some activities the only and best way to do them is through an organised tour. The Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat Tour is an opportunity to spend 3 days in the desert with like-minded people experiencing… Continue reading Uyuni Salt Flats: What to Expect

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Highway to Hell: Death Road, Bolivia

Looking for an adrenaline thrilled experience while in Bolivia, then look no further, Death Road may be for you! Now, I have never been fearful of heights, I have skydived for charity and love a good rollercoaster but this pushed me well out of my comfort zone! Reflecting on the experience, I think the fact… Continue reading Highway to Hell: Death Road, Bolivia

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Crossing the Border to Chile

From reading blogs about the Chile Border we were rather nervous about this journey. Our initial worries were about their strict policies which in all honesty make sense. Chile is very isolated from the rest of South America due to the Andes therefore, they are less prone to diseases from elsewhere. They want to keep… Continue reading Crossing the Border to Chile

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Glow on the Road: 5 Minute 5 Products

Before we set off on our Round the World adventure, many people would ask me 'Well... what makeup are you taking?' At the time I had a makeup case the size of my rucksack and knew I had to condense things drastically! Not only did I know I couldn't carry many personal care products, I… Continue reading Glow on the Road: 5 Minute 5 Products

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San Pedro de Atacama: Discovering the Driest Desert in the World

San Pedro de Atacama has transformed with the increasing number of tourists in the past years. It was first inhabited by Atacamenos who were renowned for their impressive basket work and pottery. San Pedro is known for its desert landscape, dry climate and below freezing evenings. You are likely to experience mild altitude sickness such… Continue reading San Pedro de Atacama: Discovering the Driest Desert in the World

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Exploring Mendoza: To Do and To Stay

We have spent 2 weeks travelling west through the diverse country of Argentina. Our last stop in Argentina took us to Mendoza, the bustling city at the foothills of the eastern side of the Andes. We arrived by coach after a 10 hour overnight bus from Cordoba without any drama. Travellers are drawn to Mendoza… Continue reading Exploring Mendoza: To Do and To Stay

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Adventures to Valle de la Luna

Sometimes while travelling you have to step away from the planned itinerary and go with the flow. While staying at Hotel Club Mendoza, we were offered an opportunity to go on a road trip to San Juan... a place hadn't heard of but was the next province to Mendoza. Our ears pricked up at the… Continue reading Adventures to Valle de la Luna

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Fall in Love with Buenos Aires

As I'm usually not a fan of big cities, I didn't expect much of the capital city of Argentina. How wrong was I! Buenos Aires (translates to 'fair winds') is by far my favourite place so far! We spent 5 days exploring and has been the first place that felt like home. We found Buenos… Continue reading Fall in Love with Buenos Aires

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Iguacu Falls: The Best of Both Sides

Stunning. Breath-taking. Jaw-dropping. Awe-inspiring. Just a few words that came out of our mouths on the 2 days we spent exploring the Iguacu and Iguazu Falls. Click image above to visit my Pinterest Travel Board The Falls split the border between Brazil and Argentina and this is why there are a fair few spellings. From… Continue reading Iguacu Falls: The Best of Both Sides

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A Weekend in Paradise: Ilha Grande

A peaceful island with no cars, pristine beaches, rainforest hikes and eye-capturing waterfalls is certainly the making of a weekend in paradise. For Ilha Grande this hasn't always been the case. Formally, it hosted a high security prison for Brazils most violent criminals. Fortunately, it is now known as one of the safest places in… Continue reading A Weekend in Paradise: Ilha Grande

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Top 5 Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

The first part of our Round the World adventure took us to Brazil, starting in Rio de Janeiro. We knew we were throwing ourselves in the deep end starting with South America and a Portuguese speaking country, but we have loved our experiences so far! We spent 5 nights in two area of Rio; Copacabana… Continue reading Top 5 Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Rio Forest Hostel Review

This is the hostel I have been looking forward to staying in the most and it didn't disappoint. We moved here on Day 3 in Rio de Janeiro and came from the Copacabana area up to Santa Theresa in order to move closer to Central Rio. Click image above to visit my Pinterest Travel Board… Continue reading Rio Forest Hostel Review

Personal Development

Do you care what other people think?

Do you care what other people think? I have honestly spent my life thinking this way! Unfortunately, when I think about what people think of me I always think quite negatively. Goofy. Ugly. Skinny. Boring. Serious. Plain... the list could go on I wasn't until recently on a Business Branding Training that I realised I… Continue reading Do you care what other people think?

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RTW Packing Guide: Travel Accessories

Packing for a Round the World Trip is no easy task but in this guide I hope to make your life a little easier. You could genuinely spend all your savings on the latest gadgets, lightweight this and that and end up packing the kitchen sink. But then you risk the chance of breaking your… Continue reading RTW Packing Guide: Travel Accessories

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How to Plan a Round the World Trip

The very short answer is Google Maps and a Spreadsheet. End of Blog. Only kidding! For us we have chopped the trip in half. As we are going to working for 6 months in Australia, we know we have plenty of time to plan the second half of the trip. This has made it much… Continue reading How to Plan a Round the World Trip

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A Guide to RTW Travel Vaccines

For a person who has a phobia of needles (well a phobia of passing out because of the needles), planning the travel vaccinations we needed for our Round the World trip gave me nightmares! As I knew there was no way of getting out of it, I threw myself into researching everything that we needed… Continue reading A Guide to RTW Travel Vaccines

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Hidden Gems: The Isle of Kerrera

On this trip I was well and truly whisked away on a secret escape. All I knew was... Scotland, nothing else! I knew that the Mister knew me well enough to plan the best weekend away in celebration of my birthday. I love surprises so I was excited from the moment we set off. Actually,… Continue reading Hidden Gems: The Isle of Kerrera

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Planning: Peru on a Shoestring

Something we have talked about for over a year now, is soon to become a reality. Up until Christmas the focus had been on saving, saving and guess what more saving! But then we stepped in STA travel last month to make some decisions. With the help of Jack at STA Travel Manchester and his… Continue reading Planning: Peru on a Shoestring

Personal Development

Embrace the Lagom Lifestyle: The Basics

I first heard the term Lagom in a focus group on Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT)  three months after our course. A colleague sat in the room with a completely different presence. She seemed bright, wide-eyed and with an overall feeling of happiness. After a brief conversation she said that following the CFT group she has… Continue reading Embrace the Lagom Lifestyle: The Basics

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Drop a Pumpkin in 4 weeks

So me and the mister are celebrating our year anniversary this weekend... and what a year it has been. We have slept in over 20 different beds in over 10 different cities and we have had the best time! But like in all great relationships, the waistline can begin to grow as you become more… Continue reading Drop a Pumpkin in 4 weeks

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Unplugging from the world with a Digital Detox

Recently I have had an increased awareness of the reliance I have on the Internet, in so many parts of my life. Now... as an online entrepreneur I recognise the huge benefit's of the information era. Without it this blog wouldn't reach a global audience, nor could I run a part-time online business around my… Continue reading Unplugging from the world with a Digital Detox

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Escape to the Country: Brecon Beacons

In the wake of the atrocity in Manchester last week, it seemed like the best thing to do was to escape to the countryside. As the mister lives in the vicinity of the terrorist attacks, it all of a sudden felt so close to home. Before I continue I would like to express my deepest… Continue reading Escape to the Country: Brecon Beacons