Playing a small part, making a big difference

Immediately following a natural disaster, people all over the world feel like giving. Stone hearts in all corners of the globe suddenly turn to candy floss. Empathy wears off quickly for most. For others it will hang around inquisitively for years to come. I’m not trying to convince you that volunteering abroad is a good … Continue reading Playing a small part, making a big difference

Thoughts ahead of my biggest challenge yet, Everest Base Camp (3 months to go)

  Thinking about it is one thing, the preparation, quite another. I think I’m starting to panic. I’m really on this whole challenging myself thing right now. I’m feeling like embracing my health and clarity of mind. Wanting to push my boundaries and reach for things I once thought were beyond my capabilities. Because, there’s … Continue reading Thoughts ahead of my biggest challenge yet, Everest Base Camp (3 months to go)

5 Ways to be a responsible traveller

    Do we need to justify our travel bug to beat our persistent guilt? Does travelling sustainably, responsibly and ethically ease those lingering feelings? These words are bounced about all over the place these days and increasingly travellers are being accused of irresponsible travel. That makes me feel guilty, along with feeling guilty for being “privileged” … Continue reading 5 Ways to be a responsible traveller