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

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 a 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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#7continentsin2017

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, the 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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