Send postcards online with Lettr

Sending postcards with Lettr and keeping in touch with travel friends

One of my absolute favourite things about travelling (and especially living in a foreign country for a while) is the people you meet, locals and ex-pats alike. It's not surprising that the fellow ex-pats I've met while living abroad are some of my closest friends, because we obviously have a love of … [Read More...]

Writing secrets of a travel blogger - Amanda Kendle of Not A Ballerina

On being a travel blogger and how I write

I'm part of a "blog hop" about how I write, thanks to the lovely Leyla at Women on the Road. Since I always explain that my route into blogging and social media all came about because I wanted to be a writer, I thought this was an interesting one to take part in! If you've heard me talk about … [Read More...]

How does Agata deal with the reverse culture shock returning from Italy to Poland

Reverse culture shock: How Agata dealt with returning to Poland from Italy

I've always had a lot of people visiting the blog to talk about reverse culture shock: the problems they face when they return to their home country after spending time abroad, perhaps studying or … [Read More...]

Are you afraid to travel abroad with your kids?

Are you afraid to travel? It’s not always safe at home, either!

Are you sometimes afraid to travel? I've talked about my travel anxiety and pre-trip nerves before but earlier this year I had such a big reminder of why getting over those fears is not only important … [Read More...]

How to pick meaningful souvenirs from your travels

How to pick meaningful souvenirs OR getting coffee mugs from Norwegians

When I was a kid, I was pretty addicted to bringing back cool souvenirs from any new countries I visited. I've still got quite a few of them, and now that I'm living somewhere for longer than a year … [Read More...]

An airline lost my luggage ...

Am I sad that an airline lost my luggage? Hell yes!

I am (usually) the kind of person who does not dwell on the negative. Life is too short, right? And every cloud, silver lining, blah blah blah. (And in most cases that stuff is actually … [Read More...]

8 things I learnt from staying in a penang resort feature

8 things I learnt from staying in a Penang resort hotel for two weeks

I am not known as the kind of traveller who stays in a resort hotel. In fact, I've only ever bought a "resort package" style holiday once, on a last-minute trip to Egypt just after I'd arrived in … [Read More...]

Feeding a giraffe at Perth Zoo, Western Australia

Feeding giraffes at Perth Zoo: Like travelling in your hometown

A couple of months ago I took my son to Perth Zoo on his fourth birthday for a bit of a treat. The funny thing was, this treat turned into a special experience for me too, with that same thrill I get … [Read More...]

Teaching kids to love travel (via food!)

Encouraging kids to travel through a love of food

One of the best ways to encourage a love of travel, I reckon, is through the stomach. (It's not just the way to a man's heart.) My son has had a lifelong desire to go to Japan and that is definitely … [Read More...]