Putting yourself first is a truly selfless act. Don’t worry if that sounds a bit strange right now. I used to think that taking care of other people was far more important than looking after my own needs. Luckily, my life on the road has taught me a lot about emotional resilience and healthy relationships.Continue reading “Putting Yourself First Is A Truly Selfless Act”
People are always asking me if it is safe for women to hitchhike. My answer is yes… mostly. Hitchhiking in a war torn country is obviously going to different to hitchhiking in Switzerland. But in Europe, hitchhiking is a very safe and interesting way to travel, even if you are a woman! This article willContinue reading “Is It Safe For A Woman To Hitchhike?”
Traveling long term can get pretty lonely. It can be hard to talk about that sometimes because everyone tells you that you’ll be constantly surrounded by people and make friends everywhere you go. Whilst it is true that you meet many amazing people when you live a transient lifestyle, it doesn’t replace the human needContinue reading “Making Deeper Connection When You Live On The Road”
A lot of people ask me how to become a successful freelance writer. They feel the gap between wanting to be a writer, and actually being able to call themselves one feels like a step too big to take. It’s not too big friends, I promise! A year ago I had never been paid toContinue reading “How To Become A Successful Freelance Writer”
The health of the earth and the health of human beings is inseparable. This is brilliant news, but I didn’t always see things that way!
It is perfectly possible to travel with absolutely no money. You won’t be drinking many Mojitos or staying in any sweet hotels. You will be hungry some days, and exhausted. You will also push yourself to new limits, discovering how capable and resourceful you really are. Florian Roquais is a full time traveller and outdoorContinue reading “How to Travel Without Any Money”
Capitalism isn’t working anymore. It has brought us some breathtaking advancements in technology and medicine. It has made our lives easier and more comfortable than our ancestors could have dreamed of. But it has also brought a great deal of injustice and suffering to the world. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful things youContinue reading “Moving Away From Capitalism With Gratitude”
I often find myself wondering about the future of the ‘vanlife’ movement. Since #vanlife became a hashtag, it seems like an endless stream of people are buying and converting vans to live in. Sharing carefully curated pictures to thousands of Instagram followers, certain influencers have created a ‘fashion statement’ around trading a home for aContinue reading “The Future of the Vanlife Movement”
Talking to your family about being a Highly Sensitive Person can be really daunting. By Highly Sensitive Person, I am not just referring to a tendency to take offence or cry a lot. I’m talking about the Highly Sensitive Person trait, something which totally changes the life experiences of 20% of the world population. PeopleContinue reading “Talking To Your Family About Being A Highly Sensitive Person”
HSPs have so much love to give and a heart that overflows with compassion for other people. Whilst being a trait to celebrate, it can also lead us to darker places and make us vulnerable to physical or emotional abuse.