accommodation, Europe, journey, Uncategorized, update, Volunteering

Can you believe it? I certainly can’t! I bid you ‘sleep well’ on my 500th night

Forgive the turn of phrase but f*** me, 500 days!  It should come as to no surprise that I've loved the past 500 days travelling.  This has been one very long scratch of my itchy feet; I love the planning, the arriving, the exploring and then moving on to the next place.  It's not for everyone but it makes me happy! 

journey, life, update

The tale of travel and the ever expanding waistline

How many of you have put on weight whilst on holiday? Imagine 10 months of holiday temptation and a girl with very little willpower. It is no surprise that my waistline has grown, as have my thighs, belly, boobs... the list goes on. The wardrobe full of elastic waist trousers and skirts doesn't exactly make me think twice about each meal choice either.

featured, geography, journey, opinion, route, update, words

Day 1 of month 11, can you believe it, no April fools’ joke. I lost blog focus but I am back and we need to talk

I decided in my little cubicle bed, like any product or service, I needed to 're-clarify my brand'. I've got lots to say and I want to talk with you! I combat my travel procrastination, my revitalised blog starts today. It's healthy to have an opinion. We can do fun, educated and eloquent, can't we?

Austria, featured, route, Travel, update, Volunteering, words

A blog should be honest and a help exchange cannot always be the perfect match

Why have I been off the grid except for sporadic Instagram and Facebook posts?  I'd left the stark and soulless Innsbruck youth hostel with too high an expectation of a help exchange in the mountains; positive, serene, calm and hopefully laughter filled guest house running yoga courses.  Boy, was I in for a surprise.  After 23 days, I can say easily say the hosts are generous of spirit; opening their home and providing food and accommodation but there were a few too many times when I felt like the hired help and to coin a blogger's phrase, this can be considered part 'thought piece'.  My time in the Tyrolean mountains has been a slow 3 weeks.  I left grateful for my fellow volunteers, mattress, the mountain views, the unexpected sunshine and my food but with a quandary; should HelpX or Workaway hosts explain their religious or spiritual sway?