Budgeting for travel

I thought I’d write a post about budgeting for travel, because it’s something I struggle with, but it’s also something I consider to be very important. Because I really want to book my flights and accommodation in March – for travel in May – and still return to study, I am doing as much as…

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10 things to do in Rome

Italy was our second stop on our European adventure, with five days in Rome after leaving Athens. Again, not nearly enough time to see everything we wanted to and no time to just relax. Every single day was full on; we did a full first day of Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in the…

10 things to do in Athens

I’ve been thinking about doing a ‘top 10’ list, or similar, for awhile now, and since I’ve had a Greece theme lately I’ll start there. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about Athens, so these are in no particular order. As I’ve said in a previous post I only spent 3 days in Athens out…

Year end achievements and 2017 goals

Since the new year is only a few days away, I thought I’d do a post about what I have and haven’t achieved this year, and what I hope to achieve in 2017! I’m pretty proud of the progress I have made this year and am looking forward to continuing achieving more next year to…

Cats and dogs of Greece

Hi everyone, Since this is such a busy time of year, I thought I’d do a fun post. One thing I love to do while travelling is take photos of animals, and last year in Greece I took many photos of animals. Here is a selection of the better photos. Enjoy! Yes, this is the…

How travelling helps me with depression

Hi everyone, The biggest obstacle in my life is dealing with mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety. For me, getting stuck in the same daily routine for months and months is just a catalyst for another major depressive episode. I don’t talk about these issues lightly – they have been a reality for me…

Athens on a budget

Greece has always been on my bucket list as one of the top places for me to visit. Throughout high school and university, I studied ancient Greece and did one semester of ancient Greek language. Last year, I flew to Athens with my partner and one of my closest friends to meet up with another…