The hidden fixed travel costs of having a house

There are a lot of posts around on travel blogs talking about how to save money…

Older People Can Backpack Too!

It seems to be a given that the travelling community is made up of wide-eyed twentysomethings…

“Liebster Award” Chain-Slam Thingy

Right. For those of you who haven’t come across it (I hadn’t!), the “Liebster Award” is…

The £800 mistake

As I write this today (30 April 2015), it is exactly a year since I ventured…

The F*cket List, or Places To Die Before I Go

Everyone has a ‘Bucket List’, a tick-off sheet which itemises all the things you’d like to…

Fear of Failure

Every so often, I have a ‘wobble’, usually caused by nothing more than a word, a…

Introspective: Why people don’t travel with me

As I type this, I’ve just spent two days in Minsk, travelling with my friend Ali.…

But what happens then … ?

Something I’ve not given much thought to: I’m going for a year travelling, but what happens…