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Top 8 apps for the digital nomad

I love a good app. My phone is crammed with apps for everything — if a site offers an app I’m more likely to use that than fire up my laptop… providing it’s well-designed of course. When you’re travelling all the time, it’s so convenient to open a few apps on your phone and get …

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A month under lockdown

April went quite fast and at the same time lasted about seven weeks. We went from overnight curfew into full lockdown in Barbados, only permitted to leave the house to visit the doctor/pharmacy or petrol station. After a couple of weeks the supermarkets reopened. Two days a week have been allocated for going to the …

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Travel

My epic two-month itinerary in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

I was supposed to fly from London to Bangkok this week to spent the next two months bumming around parts of the backpacker trail in southeast Asia. I planned to start in Bangkok and head north, crossing from Thailand into Laos and travelling down into Cambodia. Obviously with global travel at a standstill because of …

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Above the Animal Flower Cave, Barbados
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When three months become six

What happens when you embark on long-term travel just before a global pandemic outbreak. This month’s update is not at all what I was expecting a few weeks ago. The plan was all laid out. It was put into motion months ago when I resigned from my job in London. After three months in Barbados …

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Life

Planners, organisers, notebooks

Things have changed quite a lot in past few weeks. My original plan — when I left London to embark on full-time travel unknowingly at the start of a global pandemic — was to spend three months here in Barbados. I would then pop back to London for two weeks, before strapping on my backpack …

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Month two of my new reality

I’m thinking that I’ll write a monthly update… It’s already a week into March… Let’s see how long I keep it up! January was a transitional month, with no responsibilities beyond deciding which beach to hang out at. It was the break I needed to ease into my new life as a freelance writer and …

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Travel

February festival frenzy in Barbados

Dancing in the streets. Free samples of homemade wine. Outdoor soca concerts. Heritage bus tours. February is a fun time to be in Barbados, coinciding with the annual Holetown Festival and Agrofest. This year there was bonus fun because 2020 is the year of We Gatherin’ — a series of events in one parish each …

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Lust list: Travel bags and pouches

I love a good pouch for keeping my handbag organised, even more so my luggage. Now that I’m travelling full time, I’ve got my eye on a few new travel companions. A good carry-on handbag makes the journey throughout the airport and onto the plane so much easier. I like an oversized tote to carry …

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Travel

Getting around in Barbados

Cruising down roads flanked by beaches. Bouncing along winding country lanes on buses artfully circumventing potholes despite their girth. Piling into minivans sharing half a jump seat, music blaring. There is a variety of transport experiences in Barbados and depending on how game you are they can all be quite fun. The saying goes that …

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