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 [...]

Volunteering in South Africa – I went to teach, but ended up being taught

By | June 26th, 2014|Volunteering|

In the week where England flopped out of the 2014 World Cup with little more than a whimper, it took a typical piece of sarcastic English humour to ever so slightly cheer me up.  Nice bit of advertising for Mastercard too no doubt. Anyway, so England flopped, the 2014 World Cup is a flop?  Well [...]

Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Sri Lanka

By | October 18th, 2012|Sri Lanka|

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants all rolled into one.   Located at Pinnawala village, in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka, I was lucky enough to make a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage during my time in Sri Lanka, although I did leave it a little late - my last full day.  Here's a little bit [...]

Volunteer accommodation – What to expect

By | October 10th, 2012|Volunteering|

Volunteer accommodation can range between all sorts of property types and standards. I suppose where you end up resting your head each night can depend on a number of factors, such as the country you're volunteering in, the area of that country, the budget of the organisation you're working for and even your own budget (there may [...]

A travel blogger interview with Ashley of @FunAsWeGo

By | August 27th, 2012|Blogger Interviews|

Volunteering in Africa, soaking up the sun in the Philippines and eating Pastel de Belem in Portugal are just a few of the travel adventures that you might find on the Fun As We Go travel blog.  Started in 2010, Ashley, an east coast girl who's now moved out west is a wifey, health nut, tree [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

easyJet Holiday Inspiration – Who? What? Where? When?

By | April 2nd, 2012|Travel|

Fresh from failing to seal the deal on a 2 night trip to Barcelona with easyJet (i'm not bitter honest), the orange airline have launched a great blogging competition called the Holidays Inspiration Initiative (#inspiretravel).  The compeition aims to find out about the inspiration behind individual bloggers travelling history and what makes them tick when they venture out into the big wide world.  [...]

My 7 Super Shots With @HostelBookers

By | March 23rd, 2012|Photographic Inspiration|

Tag your it says Chris @BackpackerBanter as he runs away laughing, back to his south american paradise, surfing and sipping ice cold beer, whilst I'm stuck in an office under miserable grey skys.  Git!  Haha, i jest thanks Chris.  I love being tagged in series like this, its a great way for me to remind [...]