6 Months

Six months until my RTW trip!

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The Journey

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

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About Me

I’m a girl on a mission.

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Medieval jousting in the British Countryside

Remember how I said I was getting pretty bored about living in sleepy-town England? Well, that’s not changed. But my mission to make the most of non-city living by finding fun, extra British countryside things to do is just about keeping me sane. Next up a spot... read more

Hundreds of feet above Niagara Falls, and terrified of flying

“This helicopter is one of the safest in the world. No other model beats its track record”. The recording crackled out from the massive headphones devouring my head. I tried not to dwell on how only one speaker was working in this apparently indestructible machine.... read more

6 Life Lessons I’ve Learnt From 3 Years of Saving for Travel

Moving from daydreaming of travel to committing myself  to making that dream a reality required a serious lifestyle change. I went from barely breaking even as a barmaid in Montreal to being on track to save over £15,000 to travel the world. I learnt to be frugal and... read more

6 months until my RTW trip!

Last week July 1st passed, and you know what that means? Well, a lot of things. Like Canada Day, Dan Aykroyd’s birthday (he wrote Ghostbusters = legend) and National Scarecrow Day in the States, apparently. But more importantly, it marked halfway through 2014.... read more

Afternoon tea in the British countryside

So, I won’t lie, I’m a little bored of the UK now. I living in a small commuter town in deepest darkest Sussex doesn’t help; as a true city girl it’s enough to make me go a little loopy. I retain my sanity with monthly trips to London but since train travel and the... read more

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About me


Hi there! I'm Charlie, a writer from the UK and a girl who can't stay still for long. I'm a backpacker and serial expat who's lived on three continents. But the greatest adventure is yet to come... in January 2015 I'll be trading in my desk job for a location independent career on the road, all while exploring the world.