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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I bought flights for my RTW trip!!!!

“I’m going to buy them. OK?” I say to my boyfriend over Skype. It’s 11am in the UK, but he’s in Montreal and it’s only just 8am – horrifically early for a Sunday. He hasn’t had coffee yet and wasn’t expecting a Skype wake-up call, especially not one from someone as... read more

Top 10 Conferences for Travel Bloggers

Working as a writer in digital media, I’ve been to a fair few conferences. I love a good conference. There’s something about jamming a load of creative minds in a room and giving them a microphone – it’s exciting, and rife with opportunities to learn something new. As... read more

Best credit card for travel for UK residents

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog. I’ve been busy beavering away on my freelance website. Oh, and went on a wee jaunt to Paris and Madrid. More on both these to come! Anyway, back to credit cards… I’ve avoided getting a credit card for a long... read more

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

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About me


Hi there! I'm Charlie, a writer from the UK 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.

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