My latest  adventures

My latest  adventures

September 15, 2016

 A different island beach in Southeast Asia

For most of this year I had planned to road trip across New Zealand’s South Island with Jack – but now Jack’s boss has denied him t...

August 29, 2016

I don't always understand what makes a city tick.

I’ll visit a popular spot and I just don’t get it – I pick up no vibes, I see little culture and I barely scratch the surfac...

August 10, 2016

For our second attempt to visit Hobbiton we drove for over three hours. We passed the drive by saying aloud the names of towns as we travelled through, rolling their familiar...

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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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Thailand & Myanmar

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