Go Big Or Go Home

When I was a child, I loved animals and was excited to go new places in the world. I read a story about a…

All Change

I have written one article in the past three months and not published a video for nearly half a year. If you have followed…

I Lost A Special Friend

I woke up before eight, same as every weekday, and walked outside to feed my rabbits as I always do. I like this part…

Static Life On A Small Rock

For seven months now, I have continuously lived in a single building on a small rock in the Mediterranean. Every Monday, I get up…

30

I celebrated turning thirty in a grass skirt with a never ending cup of rum punch in my hand, doing my best to pretend…

Eleven Years

Eleven years ago, almost to the day, I left England for the first extended period of my life. I was eighteen years old, my…

What I Would Do In Dubai

I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to do in Dubai, a thought that had never really crossed my mind before. From hitchhiking and…

Meet My Furry New Housemates

I have some new housemates in Malta and they are very fluffy. Their names are Solomon and Poppy – Solomon is the black male,…

I Am Human. Are You?

I met Leah, my partner, on August 18th 2012. During our time ‘together’ we have been forced to be apart for multiple consecutive months…

Juggling Jim

Throughout my childhood I always remember seeing Anthony, often known as Juggling Jim, playing on the streets of King’s Lynn. I remember his magic tricks and…

Living the ‘Spanish Way’

As I have ventured around the world, I have encountered innumerable different ways of living, and whilst individuals live their lives in their own…

Why I Travel Frugally

This is my bed under the Eiffel Tower… and another bed with a view of the Eiffel Tower. The one on the right certainly…

Why Bureaucracy Hurts My Brain

When living my life on the road, the decisions I have to make each day are fairly ungoverned and simple. Where do I want to go today?…

Donkey Van Live Sessions, Anyone?!

Our talented friend, Lisette Lowe (only nineteen years old), played the first ever live performance in our Donkey van conversion (somewhere in Maastricht, Holland)….

Building the Van Floor

I am converting an old van (The Donkey) – taking an unloved work vehicle, I am creating a home on wheels, a magical palace of dreams…

Getting TEFL / TESOL Certified

When trying to find a job teaching English as a foreign language teacher, there are several important factors that will help you in your…

Cleaning the Beast

The first thing I had to do with this van conversion was to clean then van – thoroughly. After being a working van for nearly…

Meet My Donkey

I am converting a van to a camper van. And I now have a van to work on. Meet ‘The Donkey’, affectionately named because…

Why I Love Italy

After multiple years of travelling around the globe and living in various places, I find myself being asked the same question again and again:…

Definition: Brexit (verb)

Definition of brexit: – to take the action of leaving somewhere or something, often to prove a point, even though the result of that…

Focus on the Correct Goals

After a year of teaching English in South Korea, walking out of the classroom for the very last time felt pretty damn awesome. It wasn’t…

29

Today is my 29th birthday and for once, I am spending it in the countryside of rural England – where I grew up. On my…

Which TEFL Course Should I Do?

If you wish to be an English teacher, the benefits of doing a TEFL course are numerous. However, there are innumerable TEFL courses available on the…

Getting Lucky

I went to a casino in Detroit a few days ago. In my mind I pictured a casino as a place full of lavish…

Time Constraints for Creative Projects

Painting pictures, playing instruments, writing books… whatever it may be, it seems that everybody has creative pursuits that they wish to pursue. Except that most…

Unwelcome to Christchurch

Despite the stress of almost not being allowed to leave Australia, I was excited when I touched down in Christchurch. It has been nearly…

Farewell, Australia

After a year of living in Australia, I finally waved farewell late last night. Accordingly, Jetstar gave me the very service I expected of…

The Girl Who Jumped

Four years ago, I met a girl who was living through a life she wasn’t particularly happy with – sound familiar? Throwing caution to…

To Share or Not to Share

Over the past few years, I have intermittently chosen to share some of my journeys through the internet. I do this primarily when I…

Know When to Give Up

There will always be times of great strife on every journey. These are the times when you think, ‘Why am I doing this?‘ At that point,…

Australia, Shall We Start Over?

After nine turbulent months,* I departed Australia with glee, delighting in two weeks in Indonesia and two weeks in England where I was able…

Farewell, Darwin

For more than three months, Darwin was my home. I lived on Esplanade, one street over from the hub of the city, and worked on…

This Water Will Not Kill You

Every time I wanted to go swimming in Darwin (Australia), I had to remind myself that the seas were home to sharks, jellyfish, sea…

Make Small Wins Each Day

You see that girl there? Her name is Leah (AKA The Vegetarian Traveller) and she’s pretty awesome, and she just helped me realise that…

It’s OK to Try Hard

School teaches you many lessons. Some of them you forget, most of them you don’t understand, and certain learnings would be best left forgotten….

Why Do You Have a Job?

This is not an accusation. Nor is it a claim that having a job is a bad thing. I simply like to ask questions….

This Isn’t Croatia Anymore

For eight months now, I have called Australia my home. Since arriving in this vast country, I haven’t left. With the exception of a…

Road Trip Australia

It has been two years since I last made a video. This is largely due to the fact that my nomadic lifestyle hasn’t permitted me…

Gambling on Life

Every new path in life is a gamble. It is this risk of the unknown, of leaving the comfort of everything that we know,…

Jumping Crocodiles

Since arriving in Darwin, I have become aware of the incredible power of crocodiles and that they truly must be the most fearsome beasts…

Why I Use WordPress

After posting an instructional, step-by-step guide to building a website, I have had several people ask me why exactly it is that I use…

What is Paradise?

“Another perfect day in paradise,” was the reply I got to a simple how are you. I couldn’t help but look around me. The…

Work is Not the Enemy

As my first working term in Australia draws to a close, I find myself in multiple minds about how best to continue. I am…

Around Edinburgh

On three of my four previous visits to one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, it has rained heavily and been largely…

28

Today is my 28th birthday and I am spending it in Australia. To celebrate, I will swim with manta rays. My last birthday was…

Thirteen Weeks in Australia

How times flies… when you’re having fun? Or how time flies when you are just doing ‘stuff.’ Existing, if you will. It has been…

Luxuries on the Road

A luxury is defined a state of ‘a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense.’ As with everything in life,…

Don’t Give it All Up

A common misconception is that to have a great adventure, you have to give up everything from your stable life, chop it to bits,…

Explore the Elements

Explore the Elements is a contest that invites bloggers and photographers to showcase the images they’ve captured on their travels. There are four categories…

The Blogging Journey

Three years ago, I didn’t know what a blog was. In all honesty, I’m still not entirely sure as I struggle to see much…

A Search for Adventure

If you have ever wanted to have your own adventure in life, but not done it because you are too comfortable with your comfortable…

Why I Went on Holiday to Greece

A holiday is defined as ‘an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in travelling.’ I would agree,…

To Australia

Here I am, another airport. I’ve lost count of how many airports I’ve been to. In truth, I never really started counting in the…

Squatting on Naxos

Finance should never be a limiting factor to what we can do in life. It was with this notion in mind (and with little…

How Does Fear Feel?

I’m three years old and I can barely breathe. Where is my mother? Why has she left me alone with these strangers? I see…

A Drive Through Detroit

Since arriving in America, I am constantly aware of how American cities are so very different from those that I know in Europe. Everything is much…

Trolltunga

Trolltunga, meaning Troll’s Tongue is a rock in Norway that juts out from a cliff face, seven hundred metres above the lake below and…

Don’t Make False Promises

Eating healthy, quitting smoking, drinking less, being a better person, reading classics – these are typical New Year’s resolutions that for most people, last…

Hello Michigan

One year ago, I was landing in South Korea to spend the turn of the year in Busan and the following months living on Jeju island….

Ten Months Without a Phone

For ten months, nobody has been able to call me. For ten months, my attention has not been demanded by this small device in…

You Cannot ‘Do’ a Country

It is becoming more and more common to hear, “I’ve done Vietnam and Cambodia,” “I’ve done Europe,” and other such similarly ludicrous comments. How…

Write Your Own Obituary

Take a pen and paper, then divide it into three columns. In each of the three columns, do the following: – In the first…

What Next..?

What next when the whole world lies in front of you? What next when your mind is full of possibility, but it is thirty-five…

Sea Gypsies Aren’t Dead

As a child, I always dreamt of being a pirate, of sailing the seven seas, of cruising around tropical islands. The pirate books I…

Fear is a Little Pink Ghost

Fear is a little pink ghost that has the ability to change into any form more terrifying than your worst nightmares could even dream…

Cat Trapping

I would like to introduce you to someone. This is Mr. Cat. Mr. Cat is the farm cat in Norway, where I spent one…

Winter Sun in Europe

Iceland is cold. Oh so very, very cold. As I walked from coast to coast with my brother, the wind was so relentless that it…

Publishing My First Paperback

Around two years ago, I quit my English teaching job in South Korea, vowed never to go back, and started hitchhiking across Europe. How…

Cycling Around Jeju

If there is a best way to travel around Jeju, I would have to say that it is by bicycle. I have done it…

The Hardest Walk of My Life

I’ve never really travelled more than about ten miles on foot, so claiming that I have now completed the hardest walk of my life,…

Walking Across Iceland Map

On August 11th, 2014, my brother and I decided to attempt to cross Iceland on foot. We started from the south and walked north….

Summer Holidays

Coming from the UK, summer holidays were a big part of childhood life. When each school term started, we’d count down the weeks until…

Turn Off the News, It’s All Bad

Islamists massacre dozens in Kenya, Afghan police kill finger-cutters, China executes 13 for terrorism, and Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq have carried out summary executions of captured…

The Lure of Norwegian Bees

For six months, Jeju island has been my home. I never meant to stay this long, I only came to visit. But things change, you…

27

To celebrate (or berate) turning 27, I spent the night of May 13th on a beach in jungmun (Jeju Island, South Korea) with some…

Get Rich Quick

Enrich your world by walking outside. Barefoot. Enrich your courage by daring to let go. Even for a moment. Enrich your inner peace by…

Tandem Riding on Udo

Have you ever ridden a tandem bicycle? Generally I think that they are awful beasts and stay well away. As many things in life…

Separate Tracks

This is the third and final episode in a three part series by Emily Dobbins-Dale, documenting my hitchhiking journey from Hungary through Poland, Ukraine,…

Is This The Perfect Bike Ride?

After attempting (and failing) to ride from Mokpo to Busan, I was fairly convinced that cycling in South Korea was entirely unpleasant. However, this…

The Treacherous Ride to Japan

As I cycle out of Seogwipo, I’m desperately excited. For the past three months, I’ve been writing paid articles, making websites, and working on…

Jeju Fire Festival 2014

Officially named Jeju Field Burning Festival, this was every pyromaniac’s fantasy: large volumes of fireworks being launched into the air, followed by setting a…

Life is Better on a Bicycle

It’s been many months since I did my first long distance cycle. It wasn’t that long, only 1000 miles, but it was undertaken on…

Daegu, Two Years On

When I left Daegu nearly two years ago, I was fairly sure that I would never go back. In fact, I highly doubted that…

Ask The Pilot

I like to say yes more, to try everything once, but there are three things in life I really want never to do. The…

Paradise Resort No More

When I come across an abandoned building, I normally find myself encountering a building that has fallen into disrepair, but never looked like it…

Abandoned School, Jeju

Abandoned places fascinate me. I am on a mission to find as many as I can. Maybe then I will sleep in some of…

Only You Can Advise You

A few months ago as I was cruising down a river and living a very slow but pleasant life, I picked up Dave Cornthwaite’s…

Green Resort Abandoned Hotel

On the South Korean island of Jeju, I have continued my explorations of abandoned buildings. This particular building was next door to the abandoned…

Abandoned Circus, Jeju

Roll up, roll up, for the greatest show in South Korea… A circus is a creepy place at the best of times. When it…

When Will I See You Again?

Back in July, I received an email that begun, “I was working from 9-5 a job I didn’t like that much but was comfortable…

Abandoned Hotel Movie Set, Jeju

One of the most delightful and simultaneously frustrating things about South Korea, is that you never know quite what to expect. When I heard…

Life Behind the Lens

Did anyone else watch the opening ceremony of The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics? Did anyone else think, ‘Wow, if that was me entering the stadium…

Daegu, a Slice of Grey

Many cities in South Korea have a nickname featuring an adjective. Despite Daegu being coined as ‘Colourful Daegu,’ it is one of the greyest…

Turn Off Your Computer

For the past few weeks, I have been spending far too much time on a computer. I have been making some website for people and…

Waking Up to Domestic Abuse

Last night, I awoke to confrontational sounds coming from the hallway. A Korean couple (I am currently in Seogwipo on Jeju island, Korea), were…

Camping in a Haunted Forest

According to Listverse, the Hoia-Baciu Forest is second on the list of the world’s most strange and unique (read haunted) forests. When I heard…

Debauchery on the Danube

Ninety-four pictures of real-life Danubian pirates. And no words. This is our story in pictures. Click an image to make it bigger and enter…

I Wrote This For My Mother

About 18 months ago, I left my job teaching English in South Korea and I decided that I would hitchhike around Europe. Of course,…

Beautiful, Surprising Ukraine

After the demise of the Pirate ship, our Danube adventure was abandoned and I decided to hitchhike instead. From Budapest, I headed first to…

Into the Empty Quarter

Inspired by their hero, adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron attempt a journey of their own into the Empty Quarter (mostly through the desert…

The Funeral

I don’t like funerals. I never have. Although when I actually think about it, I don’t suppose anyone really enjoys funerals. Least of all…