“We travel because we need to, because
distance and difference are the secret tonic to
creativity. When we get home, home is still the
same, but something in our mind has
changed, and that changes everything”




“i need to move around a bit. to shuffle my surroundings. to wake up in cities I don’t know my way around and have conversations in languages i cannot entirely comprehend. there is always this tremendous longing in my heart to be lost, to be someplace else, to be far far away from all of this”

credit | beau taplin


veille de Voyage solo


On the eve of my first solo adventure, after (finally) deciding on my outfits for Paris and squeezing them in to my flatmates carry-on sized suitcase (complete with hello kitty luggage tag) – I stumbled across this gem of a blog post;

You Become The Master Of Your Destiny

Being able to do what you like when you like is something that is often underrated. When it comes to solo travel, you can choose whether you want to to sleep in, fill your day with activities or treat yourself to a day of getting lost in a beautiful city.

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très excité


Sitting at home sick and bored for the last few days with an unwelcome bug, coupled with some of my nearest and dearest planning their European adventures this summer, I have been reliving moments of my own European adventure of 2012.

Reminiscing was half a dose of heaven and half a dose of hell – I quickly realised that I had been so busy channelling the domestic goddess in me, worrying about jobs, homes, bedding, bank accounts and even vacuum cleaners – that I didn’t have any future travel plans in the works. Luckily Europe is on my doorstep – and so is summer – that bug I know and love so well quickly began crawling under my skin… Continue reading


“to travel is to educate yourself. to appreciate difference and grow to accept the world around you, to be inquisitive but not to question it. to understand other cultures, other religions , other languages, other worlds within the one that we share. it will open your eyes and your heart. it will be the change we need in the world”

credit | World of Wanderlust