Aimee's Compass
Before and after van conversion feature

To independently road trip a country guarantees you a perspective that just isn’t possible by travelling on public transport. For years now, my bucket list has contained the item ‘drive a...

Girl at Canal Rocks Yallingup

Backpacker itineraries for Australia are usually filled with the most iconic destinations and landmarks; New South Wales’ Sydney Opera House, Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. In fact, all...

Cartagena streets and buildings

If somebody offered you the chance to bathe in the crater of a volcano, would you take it? Considering volcano craters are usually bubbling with searing hot lava, I imagine not,...

Group of Nepali young people

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25th April 2015, it made global headlines. The epicentre of the quake struck at Gorkha, but its effects impacted for miles, causing an...

Girl in a hammock Gili air

We’ve all read the stories about wanderlust-ers that have been so keen to get their travel fix that they’ve sold everything they own, giving up material possessions that took years to...

Raeburn Orchards Girl Trees

The dream of travel in Australia is intrinsically linked with guaranteed warm temperatures, allowing for endless days spent lounging on beaches, surfing waves, joining sailing trips, and night after night of...

Scared of Flying Flight View

I recently worked out that I’ve taken sixty-eight plane journeys in my lifetime. Sixty-eight! That is a serious amount of hours spent trapped in a capsule in the sky. You’d think this level...

Venice canals Italy

You know how some travellers are keen adrenaline-hunters, or mountain hikers, or festivalgoers? Well, I am a water-seeker. My top choice of backpacking activity is almost always to find the best lake,...

10 countries to add to your christmas wishlist

Christmas day is the only time of year I’d prefer to be waking up in my hometown of Portsmouth, than in one of the amazing countries I’ve visited over the years. For...

India ladies strangers

It feels like too often I speak to people worried about travelling because of the supposed “rise of terrorism”, or some other form of personal attack. You can’t blame them. Switch on the...

Bunbury, Western Australia at sunset

Western Australia is massively underrated. Often, backpackers coming from overseas sacrifice a visit to WA in place of the trendy East Coast hotspots of Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Of...

There really is no way to prepare for the culture shock of arriving in India. I can’t tell you how many backpackers I met early in my travels, that shared with...

The lively city of Buenos Aires has so much to offer a first-time visitor, choosing which sights, activities and events to see first is no easy task. Sensual tango shows, the...

Teotihuacan mexico city

It’s a country filled with the remains of Mayan cities, and Mexico’s most famous is without a doubt Chichen Itza; one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Now, let...

banos ecuador

I tend to think of Ecuador as the middle child of Colombia and Peru. With Colombia well-known for its narcotics history, and as home to one of the world’s most infamous drug...

Jumping off the boat in Australia

For many who have not travelled on a long-term basis, backpacking around the world appears to be one long holiday. Just take a look at a traveller’s Instagram account and you’ll...

If you read the bios of other travel bloggers out there, you’ll find most have one thing in common; they are people that gave up everything for a nomadic life on...

Moon valley chile

When I was a girl my Dad used to tell me to do two things in life; go to university and travel the world. Naturally, the fact my Dad told me...