Travel Photography: Mastering The Art of The Self Timer Selfie


One of the perceived hazards of travelling independently is that with no travel companion, a person will have nobody around to help them capture amazing photographs of their travels. When I first started travelling this was most certainly something I struggled with. I hated asking strangers to take photos of me; for some reason it […]

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The 10 Types of People You Meet in Hostels

Coconut induced bliss!

Anyone who has stayed in at least a handful of different hostels will surely have noticed that there are a few common archetypes that seem to pop up time and time again within such aΒ setting. From the token dude travelling with his acoustic guitar to the person whose main concern is smashing frosties during happy […]

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A Rundown of The Weirdest Places I’ve Ever Woken Up


Travelling leads to a persons life being unpredictable and sometimes even downright strange! Most mornings I wake up where one would expect to – namely, my hostel or hotel bed. However, there are some times that I have woken up in some seriously strange places… and here are a few of them! An Elevator I […]

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“Eh.” – The Places That Just Didn’t Knock My Socks Off


When it comes to travelling, I am yet to meet a person who has loved each and every place they have ever visited. For whatever reason, sometimes we find that we just don’t mesh with a city, and as a result, may not remember it all that fondly. Furthermore, the cities that we fall in […]

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I’m Dreaming of Snow and NOT of Summer


When I tell people that I am headed to the Arctic in winter, the general response is ‘less than enthused’. In fact, a few weeks ago I had a reader email me and extremely condescendingly tell me how foolish I was for visiting Denmark in January, and that a girl like me would much prefer […]

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15 Things Every Backpacker on A Budget Has Done (Or Will Do) At Least Once


1. Done Laundry In A Communal Sink When you think about it, this is actually a pretty gross thing to do. Sinks are full of germs, dirt and a whole lot of assorted gunk – so using them to clean ones clothes is actually fairly counterproductive! However, doing laundry in many hostels will set you […]

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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017 and to the beginning of an enormous year for TTWS. I have been doing lots of planning and researching in preparation for my next project, one which will last the entirety of this year. #7continentsin2017 Yep, you guessed it! This year I will be setting my feet on each […]

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The TTWS Top 13 Travel Experiences of 2016


Can you believe it? 2016 is already coming to a close! The years just seem to keep passing more and more quickly, and this one has truly gone in the blink of an eye. However, despite the year moving quickly, I have managed to pack a lot of interesting travels and adventures into it. So, […]

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Travel Has Killed My Love Life


I wish I could say that making travel one of my top priorities in life has been easy, but it hasn’t always. I am sure that many people who read this post will disagree with me, and that is fine; but in my experience, making travel a top priority just cannot come without other sacrifices. […]

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My Most Frequently Asked Questions About Being A Travel Blogger


Every day, I get asked quite a lot of questions via email and through the comments on this blog. Some of these questions are one-offs, but for the most part,Β theΒ same kinda questions come up time and time again. So here is a rundown of answers to my most commonly asked questions. What prompted you to […]

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