How Much For: A Country Escape to Norfolk and Cambridgeshire

I recently spent 6 days exploring Norwich, Great Yarmouth, and Cambridge. This trip ended up being a lot more affordable than I ever hoped. Here's how I did it. Budget: £150-£200 Travel: £60.70. I booked my train ticket to Great Yarmouth in advance and added the savings from my railcard, which ended up costing me …

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How Much For: A Spring Getaway to Edinburgh

Budget: £400. I'm hoping to do a few more trips this year so I was hoping to keep this trip as cheap as possible! Flights: £166. This was more than I had hoped to spend, although this was due to my travel dates, and the fact that I paid extra to check a bag. Accommodation: …

4 Reasons to Visit Himeji, Japan

Are you planning a trip to Japan any time soon? Well, let me introduce you to my favourite small Japanese town! Himeji is beautiful, and easily reached by regional train and Shinkansen. Here are four reasons why you should definitely visit! Visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site Himeji Castle is beautiful, and has a complex …

Musings on Confidence and Travel

I'm never been particularly confident. I wonder sometimes why I then became so drawn to travel. As a child, I thought international travel was for confident people, and yet now, as a not confident introvert all I want to do is roam. I'm planning another trip soon. I won't technically be alone, but I will …

How Much For: 11 Days Interrailing in Belgium and the Netherlands

For a hopefully budget adventure, this trip turned out a bit more expensive than we hoped! This trip was for my sister and I, so these costs would be divided between two. Travel: £442.21/506.19 euros. This includes our Interrail passes and reservations as well as what we spent on the trams in Brussels. In hindsight, …

Was The Holland Pass Worth The Money?

One of my biggest concerns when planning my trip to Belgium and the Netherlands was budgeting. As it was a multi stop trip, I had been researching activities in every city and found that, in the Netherlands, many bigger museums were quite expensive, which concerned me. After a further bit of research, the Holland Card …

How Much For: Two Weeks in Japan

Before going to Japan I was really worried about how I could afford it. Japan is a traditionally expensive country, and the costs played on my mind during the planning of the trip, so here is my guide to how much two weeks in Japan cost for me. These numbers, however, are approximate numbers. Travel: …

How Long Should You Wait To Book A Trip?

So recently I've been experiencing a lot of travel anxiety about my trip to Japan in October, and while I was writing my previous post, I started to wonder...can you book or plan a trip too far in advance? Although I haven't really travelled extensively, there have been a lot of differences in the booking …

Getting Travel Anxiety Before The Trip

I am terrified about my upcoming trip to Japan. I feel that this is due to a lot of reasons. Asia is a new continent I've never explored, I've only ever been to (predominantly) English speaking countries before and I'm expecting massive culture shock. I have no clue what to expect, and while the unknown …

How to Manage Your Mental Illness While Travelling

Mental illness can be horrible to deal with at the best of times, but it can easily be exacerbated while travelling. Although travelling can be exciting, the loss of a usual routine and uncertainty that comes along with that can be a big trigger in relapse into mental illness. As someone who has dealt with …