Why I (and hundreds of others) think you should volunteer

By | October 29th, 2014|Volunteering|

I was 21 the first time I volunteered overseas.  Fresh out of University I travelled to South Africa to undertake a 5 weeks sports coaching programme in Port Elizabeth. It's safe to say that I had the time of my life, and that those 5 weeks were a game changer. Whereas before I was about [...]

Planning a Gap Year: Pros and Cons of Volunteering Abroad

By | July 27th, 2012|Volunteering|

If you’re planning a gap year at the moment, you’ll know there are a huge amount of things that everyone tells you that you simply have to do. Things you should do, people you should meet up with, strange and foul sounding drinks you have to try on a beach in Brazil... spend even five [...]

Africa vs. South America – Where to Volunteer?

By | July 4th, 2012|Travel, Volunteering|

Having decided you want to do some volunteering overseas, you’re probably a thoughtful, responsible and caring person, and the idea of two continents fighting for your attention probably isn’t what you imagined. But that’s what’s happening here: South America vs. Africa, where should you go? They are the two most popular continents amongst young people [...]

An interview with Becki of bordersofadventure.com

By | June 20th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

Uh oh, here comes trouble. Well you've all probably spoken to Becki either on twitter or at a London blogger meet-up, she's a erm ... social butterfly haha.  I jest, all round top chick and a great mate, she's none to shabby at a quiz either.  Sadly for us Londoners its not long now until Becki's off [...]

Madurai in pictures

By | May 24th, 2012|India|

When I first touched down in Madurai, back in 2005, it was safe to say I wasnt overly impressed.  Thats not a reflection on Maduari itself, but the volunteer project i'd signed up to do was a definate slow burner.  I'd just come from Sri Lanka where i'd had the most amazing 6 weeks coaching [...]

How not to impress a girl whilst on the road

By | January 16th, 2012|Random/Funnies|

I’m am not what you call a ladies’ man, I’m not the hunchback of Notre-Dame (nice bloke), but I’m far too geeky and awkward to smooth talk a piece of plain white bread, let alone a member of the opposite sex.  On occasion however a female has been known to be of sufficient drunkenness to [...]

An interview with Will from @myspanishadventure

By | November 4th, 2011|Blogger Interviews|

Round 4.  Getting through these now but I have changed a couple of the questions, hopefully making the interview a little stronger. So, who's the victim this time? ... Everyone meet Will from from gap year specialists Gap Daemon.  In record time Will has kindly answered my list of travel related questions, so lets see what he had to say [...]

Guest Post: A career break – why you can’t put it off any longer

By | August 19th, 2011|Travel|

A lot of people put off taking their career break, for all sorts of reasons. They might want to stay in their job for a bit longer. They might want to wait until they've got some more money. It might even be waiting until the kids are older. But putting off your career break is [...]