Travels in Mongolia: Tales from the steppe

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In August I spent three weeks traveling round central/northern Mongolia with a group of 25 wonderful people. It was the trip of a lifetime and so much fun was had. Below are a couple of photos of me with my tent (and yurt) mate Fiona, a wonderful dutch girl who I immediately felt like I […] Read more…

5 European Mini-break Essentials

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Following on from my 5 essentials for backpacking post, I thought I would delve into what my essentials are for travel closer to home. Weekend mini-breaks often require a lot of research into what you should wear, take, leave at home and packing can be a nightmare if the weather is forecast to be ‘unsettled’. […] Read more…

5 Must Have Essentials for Backpackers

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Having been on plenty of backpacking trips over the last 8 years, I’ve accumulated a list of what I deem to be backpacking essentials; stuff I won’t leave home without, no matter where I’m traveling to. A Waterproof Jacket It goes without saying that you need to be prepared for all weathers when you’re backpacking, […] Read more…

A Midsummer Camping Weekend…

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This past Saturday was the longest day of the year, and to celebrate a beautiful midsummer weekend, I went camping with a group of friends in the Cheshire countryside. We camped on a friend’s farm around a gorgeous creek, with kids canoeing and dogs running around. The field was surrounded by pens of piglets and […] Read more…

IKEA Trip Wish List

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So I went to Ikea in Milton Keynes on Saturday with two of my girlfriends (we had a Beyonce mix-tape for the car trip!) and I spotted soo many things I’d like to buy. I couldn’t justify getting them at the moment as I have nowhere to put them, but I definitely wil invest in […] Read more…

Live Below The Line 2014: Living On £7 for one week

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From Monday I will be eating for less than £1 per day for 7 days for The Global Poverty Project’s ‘Live below the line’ challenge. This was partly inspired by my feelings about food poverty in the UK, the support I provide to local food banks, and a programme I saw recently on the BBC […] Read more…

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