How I (sort of) cope with a (sort of) fear of flying

Despite having flown about 8,763 times last year, I still have a bit of a fear of flying. It’s not so bad that I’m terrified for the whole flight, and it weirdly only happens on shorter journeys, but it does…

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What to do with a short break in Dublin

There’s no denying that travelling is a bloody expensive hobby. As much as I’d love to hop from place to place all year round, it’s just not feasible for someone who hasn’t won the lottery 81 times. One way to…

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5 reasons to work at an American summer camp and how to make …

Way back in 2013, during my second year of university, I applied to work at an American summer camp (after spending about a million years staring at the application form wondering if it would be a good idea or not).…

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5 reasons why group tours are great for solo travellers

After graduating from university in 2015, I moved back home and spent a few months working a boring hotel job as I figured out what the hell to do with my life. Eventually I decided the best thing to do…

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How to spend a week in Munich during Oktoberfest (including things that …

Last week, me and my friend Elliott ticked something off our bucket lists that we’d been looking forward to for so long – a trip to Munich for Oktoberfest, the beer drinking festival of our dreams. Neither of us had…

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Elephant Hills

I’ve been looking forward to going to Elephant Hills, a jungle camp in Khao Sok National Park, since the day we booked it, and the day has finally arrived! We arrive at the camp and move into our new home…

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Hanoi

One overnight bus later and we arrive in Hanoi, our last stop in Vietnam. We spend the next couple of days walking around the city’s very very very busy streets (I think we spent one of the days just trying…

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Hue

We arrive in Hue after a blissfully short 4 hour journey for what’s going to be a super quick, whistle stop tour of the city. We end up using pretty much all of our time walking around the Imperial Citadel…

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Hoi An

The overnight bus drops us off in Hoi An at 5 in the morning, and we flag down a taxi to head straight to our homestay. After driving up and down the same road a few times in a row…

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