How to Travel on the Cheap


travel on the cheap

Despite popular belief, it doesn’t have to be expensive to travel for an extended period of time. Last year, I spent roughly 1500 GBP travelling around South East Asia for 2 months (flight from the UK not included). This isn’t exactly a high price to pay for a once in a lifestyle experience and believe it or not, I didn’t … Read More

Best Laptop for Travelling/Backpacking (on a budget)


best laptop for travelling

In this post, I’m going to be briefly reviewing what I believe to be one of the best laptops for travelling if you are on a budget – the Asus T100TAF. This is the laptop that I relied on throughout my entire backpacking trip and for six months afterwards as I set up a life in Taiwan. To get straight … Read More

What to Bring Backpacking Southeast Asia


What to bring backpacking

What to know what to bring backpacking? In this blog post I am going to briefly cover the items that I feel are good to bring for a backpacking trip to Southeast Asia. This list is based on my backpacking experience and is flexible depending on the type of person you are!

Benefits of Travelling Alone


benefits of travelling alone

Travelling alone isn’t as scary as it might sound. There is nothing wrong with it at all. Over fifty percent of the people I met when I was travelling around South East Asia were also travelling alone. In fact, I’m prepared to put my head on the chopping block and make the claim that travelling alone is a far more … Read More

How to Become a Minimalist – Living with Less


How to become a minimalist?

  I have never been one to own a lot of stuff. This was not something that happened out of circumstance but was a choice I made from a young age. The reason I have been able to make this choice and live a somewhat minimalistic lifestyle up to this point is that I understood the benefits of minimalism. Before … Read More

Best Places to Travel in Southeast Asia – My Top 5 Picks


Koh Rong

On my 3-month trip around Southeast Asia I visited five different countries including: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and The Philippines. I traveled slowly and managed to stop at a variety of different places within these countries. From tropical beaches to thick jungles, from historical sites to natural wonders, from big cities to small villages. I saw them all and everything … Read More

My Travel Backpack: The Osprey Farpoint 55 Review


Osprey Farpoint 55L review

  In today’s blog post I am going to be reviewing my travel backpack which I have had by my side since I left the UK back in early 2016. The backpack I’m referring to is the Osprey Farpoint 55.   I was initially hesitant to buy this backpack because it costs around $150.00 online and this seemed like quite … Read More

Live on your own clock


Are you living on your own clock? Or are you on somebody else’s? Let’s take a look at an example of what I mean. Let’s imagine you are standing in line waiting to order some food at a Chinese restaurant. You get to the front of the line and you still haven’t decided exactly what you want to order. You … Read More

One Minute of Tainan


Want to know what’s it’s like to live in Tainan, Taiwan? I take one minute to show you around.

I miss travelling


While I’m still living and working in Taiwan, I have been thinking recently about the two months I spent travelling Asia early last year. I do miss the ultimate freedom that comes with travelling alone. It’s one of the few things I’ve done that really made me feel alive. I’m the type of person that can easily get stuck in … Read More