#12in12 (2016)

01/01/2016 I always thought this was a thing but a quick google tells me it's not. I'd made a decision at the start of December 2015 that one of my goals for the New Year would be to travel to a country a month. I wasn't sure quite how I would travel as much once I [...]

#7 Trinidad, Cuba

Cuba has been on my list of places to visit for a long time and while it wasn't quite what I expected (nor was it particularly solo traveller friendly), I did end up having a pretty good time thanks to the wonderful people I met. One of the highlights was undoubtedly the days I spent [...]

Marching to the beat of the drum

Until Cuba, whenever I've travelled anywhere, I've always arrived at my destination with a clear idea of where I'll be going, when I'll be going there and I'll have at least a pencilled out plan of the things I want to be doing during my visit. When I travelled through Asia last year, I was [...]

My arrival in Cienfuegos

Occasionally, I catch myself wondering if I trust people too easily and I'm well aware that I do have a tendency to get carried away with things. Perhaps I should have considered the above when a chance meeting with another female solo traveller in Trinidad resulted in "hey your itinerary matches mine, fancy meeting up [...]

#5 New York, USA

April saw me travelling back to the US for work. A week of meetings in Houston presented my colleague Alphy and I with a fantastic opportunity for a little stopover in the Big Apple. It was Alphy's first time in NYC so we did the traditional touristy things; strolled through Central Park, ate pancakes in [...]

Settling into St Charles

As part of my training with Accenture, I have two weeks of classes the Accenture Q Centre campus in St Charles. Contrary to what I’d heard prior to my arrival, I think it’s a pretty nice place. People I’d spoken to complained of small rooms and bad food but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Ok, so it's [...]

Chicago-bound

After arriving back from travelling a little over two weeks ago, today I found myself back on an airplane bound for good, old ‘Murica! It has been a fair few months since I visited the US and goodness me, how so many things have changed. No longer a student, this time I'm travelling for work - [...]