My Entry to the World Nomads 2020 Travel Writing Scholarship

Don’t Hide Your Cabbage Bowl Category: Making a local connection  Story location: Portugal Zé looked slightly abashed at his mother’s cabbage bowl, fortuitously balanced behind the port as if to hide a piece of himself.…

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How a Travel Internship Kick-Started my Career

Internships often received bad press with the misconception that you’ll be making tea and coffee and generally taken advantage of. I’m here to tell you that, not only is that not the case, an internship…

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When you should take your holiday in 2020

As a full-time worker – and now part-time masters student – national holidays and my free time has never been more important to get that work-life balance. Here’s where and when I’m taking my holidays…

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How did I afford to travel in 2019 while paying for a master’s degree?

Travel expenses are my biggest cost for the sixth year running, as in 2019 I travelled every month from March to December 2019 – sometimes multiple trips. I did this whilst paying towards a master’s…

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What is a micro gap and why should you take one?

The chances are that if you’re a full-time worker and capitalise on your weekends, then you’ll have unknowingly taken a micro gap. But if you’re gasping for a holiday and exotic destinations aren’t feasible, then…

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How I’m going Plastic-Free in Thailand

Ever since I saw Sir David Attenborough at the Blue Planet II premiere, I’ve been on a bit of a quest to reduce my plastic usage. This was reinforced after an evening with Martin Dorey…

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