10 Sustainable Stocking Fillers For Travellers

I'm not sure how it's happened but December is actually here, which means Christmas is just round the corner. For me, this year will be very different. It'll be my first ever Christmas away from home and family as we'll be spending it in Sri Lanka, replacing Turkey and trimmings for a veggie curry and … Continue reading 10 Sustainable Stocking Fillers For Travellers

Japan: Po-zuing Around

Often in Japan it's custom to take your shoes off when entering a hostel, restaurant or temple. Not all places offer slippers. For that reason I've avoided wearing sandals (needing socks and still not convinced on the sock-sandal combo!!), meaning that for the last 15 days straight I've been wearing my Po-zu hi-tops. I've been … Continue reading Japan: Po-zuing Around

China: Sustainable City Guide – Shanghai on a budget

Shanghai is the largest city in China by population and the second most populated city in the world (24 million as of 2017). It should also be noted it hosts 90 billionaires, 370,000 millionaires and they are the largest consumers of designer goods. Whilst in Beijing I started reading the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy (FYI out … Continue reading China: Sustainable City Guide – Shanghai on a budget

China: Pingyao’s Ancient Streets

Our second stop on the trip... Pingyao! We arrived on a high speed train from Beijing West on Saturday evening. The train took about four hours and passed through some very interesting landscapes. Some unbelievably pretty, others filled with high rises, factories and pollution. Pingyao is an ancient city steeped in Ming and Ding dynasty … Continue reading China: Pingyao’s Ancient Streets

Packing List & Guide

NOTE: This post has been revised at approximately 10 weeks into the trip to correctly show what is now in my backpack. On 3rd December 2017 I booked a flight to Beijing to embark upon a travelling adventure. Tomorrow is the day I finally get on that flight! For more details on how the trip has … Continue reading Packing List & Guide

Sustainable Swimwear Saving Our Seas

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll probably be aware that I'm going travelling soon (t-minus 42 days), which means I'm starting to think about what to pack... I'll be travelling extremely light (only taking a 60 litre rucksack), but as a lot of the time I'll be on a beach or near a … Continue reading Sustainable Swimwear Saving Our Seas

Sustainable Summer Hair: Saya Designs

I seem to spend my life going round in a vicious hair-style circle. I grow it, then I get bored and chop it off, then I grow it again, then I fancy a change and chop it off... and round and round I go. This time my 'I want to grow my hair' need was … Continue reading Sustainable Summer Hair: Saya Designs