My latest  adventures

My latest  adventures

October 4, 2018

This is the ultimate list of party hostels all over Thailand in one place. You can have crazy adventures, try everything at least once and experience all that Thailand has to...

September 26, 2018

Everyone want the real deal when it comes to souvenirs. We don’t want to buy the mass produced made-in-China tourist rubbish that the locals wouldn’t even touch. You want to...

September 12, 2018

It takes a huge leap of faith to travel long term. Back in 2012, when I left for my first and solo trip around Southeast Asia for six months, I was petrified. I told myself t...

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This blog is a site that aims to inspire, advise and encourage travel by sharing stories and guides. I really hope you get something out of this, whether it’s as big as finding the courage to take a sabbatical from work or study to travel, or as small as finding something new to do next weekend. Whatever it is, step out of your comfort zone, visit that destination that has been at the back of your mind since your teens, and put into motion what you’ve been putting off for years.


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Hey, I'm Emma

Fuelled by wanderlust, curiosity and a little restlessness, a natural at budget travel, so naturally, a travel blogger. An experienced chef, a proud kiwi, and a burgeoning photographer. And my old friends reading and writing? We go way back.

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