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How I Manage My Anxiety Disorder When Travelling

Travelling has been the best and worst thing for my Anxiety. It’s challenged me daily and given me all the exposure therapy that I could ever need. When you’re on the road for a long time, at some point or another you’ll experience unorganised transport, cancelled plans, burnout and travel fatigue. The great thing about it is, you learn how to deal with all of these things and come out the other side…

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{2019 Update} Bali, New Zealand & Life Plans.

So I’m back at the blog after a couple months “off” (aka worrying about other things lol). I thought I’d jump back in with a life update since I’ve been up to a lot since things have been quiet on here. I’m nearing the 9 month mark since I left on my travels. Writing that down, it doesn’t seem like a long time but my god, lots of things have happened…

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Skydiving in Swakopmund, Namibia (Ground Rush Adventures)

When we arrived in Swakopmund, we went straight to Ground Rush Adventures for an overview of the Skydiving. We met a lovely woman who’s name I don’t remember and she played us a nice windows movie maker video of the Skydiving. The star-wipe transitions and funky “adventure” music convinced me this was a good idea and I signed my name up…

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Nearly Losing a Toe in Africa

OK so some people will say that title is exaggerated but they don’t know. It was Day 32 on our Africa Tour and we were on the truck making our way to the Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park (try saying that fast!). Our truck was called “Ben” and he had been quite reliable until he took a few days off in Livingstone. The door to the back of the truck had a lock on it one day but not the next.

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2 Nights at Malealea Lodge in Lesotho

The lodge offered both camping facilities and traditional Mud Hut accommodation. We opted to upgrade our camping to a Mud Hut (for 200 RAND pp/pn) since we had been told that it can get VERY cold at night. Lesotho is located about 1800m above sea level no it’s no surprise that it can get a bit chilly. It seems like we lucked out because we had two full days of sun when we were there (end of September time).

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Plan the Perfect Weekend in Aberdeen, Scotland

Scott and I have become somewhat specialists of planning the perfect weekend stays in Aberdeen. Since Scott lived 30 miles north of Aberdeen and I lived 30 miles south, it quickly became our half way meeting point for spending time with each other. We both had full time jobs in the city center too so the majority of our time was spent living the city life.

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Toilet Terror in Killarney, Ireland

At the start of my journey as a blogger, I thought it would be a smart idea to invest in a ticket to TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange). It's a conference for Travel Bloggers & Industry Professionals to gather from all around the world and network, learn skills and get a bit drunk. It became one of the best decisions I could have made but I'm still amazed I actually did it!

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Solo Travel in Europe - A Week in Italy

I always thought that travelling solo was for the extroverted, confident traveller who could talk their way across the world and make friends at the drop of a hat. This is why I always put it off because that’s not me… I eventually got to the point in my single life where I needed to take some action, disregard my anxiety and do it solo. I decided to go with Italy, because of carbs and Italian boys. 

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Essential Gifts for Backpackers

Confession time... I'm obsessed with all those travel trinkets and gadgets. I love a practical gift though and most of them make travelling SO MUCH easier and much less hassle! Around any special "gift-giving" holiday, I'm always hoping that my family are a bunch of mind-readers and know exactly what to get me! To be fair, I'm a pretty difficult person to buy for.

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Windsor Castle Whirlwind Tour

I had been working in London for a few weeks before I started to feel guilty that I hadn’t seen many of the big sights or surroundings. I was too busy commuting, spending my time in the museums and dancing until the early hours in G.A.Y Late Nightclub! When my pal said he was going to be in London and asked if I wanted to go see Windsor Castle, I jumped at the chance.

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