When I’m travelling I love to try new things, and on my recent trip to France I decided to travel overland by train rather than flying! I got the Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris and then the fast train to Bordeaux the next day. This left me with about 22 hours in Paris: one night at a hostel and some time to explore…
If you’re travelling on a budget, chances are you’re going to end up staying in a hostel at some point. Although this can seem super scary at first, it’s actually a gateway to a whole new world of travelling and adventures. I’ve put together some of my top tips to make finding your perfect hostel that little bit less overwhelming!
As my gap year comes to an end, I’ve been thinking a lot about all that I’ve experienced and accomplished this year. If I think back to this time last year, it’s hard for me to believe everything I’ve actually done, and how far I’ve come in 12 months. I decided that a post like this would be exactly what Millie-one-year-ago would like to read, so I’m hoping it can help some people in the same position as me last year!
I feel like international volunteering is something on every traveller’s radar. It’s often an affordable way to see new places, comes with a pre-made itinerary and you get a group of friends to share the experience with! In September I’m embarking on my 3rd trip volunteering abroad and have decided to share some of my top tips for having an amazing time…
I know it’s been a painfully long time since I’ve posted on here. I was really struggling to find things to write about, and it took me a while to realise that that’s because I don’t really find this blog very interesting. I started off wanting to be a ‘lifestyle blogger’ but the big flaw in that plan is that I don’t actually enjoy anything that lifestyle bloggers write about… Sure, I love reading lifestyle blogs, but being the voice behind one really wasn’t for me. It wasn’t until I returned from a month on the West Coast USA that I realised what I was really passionate about: Travel.
When I got home, and even whilst I was still out there, my mind was full of post ideas for the first time in months. I want to share all the information I wish I had at the start of this adventure, and share the details of all the adventures still to come. Obviously this blog will still contain some lifestyle-type content, but it won’t be the main focus.
I’m hoping to completely revamp this blog over the coming months (both content and appearance-wise) but have started with the baby step of my own domain name, yay!
Thanks for your patience whilst I got back to this, and I hope you look forward to seeing where this goes 🙂
p.s. follow me on Instagram @AmeliaCDowling to stay up to date on my travels!
So I finally have gotten around to a second part in my ‘growing up’ mini series! (The first part can be found here) In February I was volunteering in Wales for 3 weeks, and spent a fair amount of this time living completely alone in the staff flat where I was staying. This was actually my first time ever staying somewhere completely alone and I definitely learnt a lot from the experience, which I have compiled into this post. I also just returned from 4 weeks of solo travel in America, so I have included some things I learnt over there as well!
So if any of you follow me on instagram you will see something exciting happened last week… I passed my driving test! I’ve been learning to drive on/off for the best part of a year so it feels like such a relief to finally pass and be out on the road!
This is a slightly different post type from my usual, but when I was in Wales recently I had a lot of free time which I used catching up on my ‘to watch’ list on Netflix and watching a lot of things I had put off for a while! However I have definitely found some new favorites and thought I would share them.