Mental Health

Overcoming Anxiety through Travel

There I was – hunched over the toilet bowl, drenched in sweat, on the morning of what should have been one of the happiest days of my life. In the past 10 hours, I’d gone from feeling on top of the world to questioning my very place in it. Two of my best friends were getting married, but I was starting to have serious doubts about whether I’d be able to attend, let alone fulfil Read more

By Tim, ago
Budget Travel

Part 1: Spending Less and Staying Longer

We’ve all seen the clickbait… “7 Ways to Save on Your Next Holiday”, “Travel Hacks to Help You Stay Within Budget”. I’ve read the articles too and it pains me to say it, but most of them are rubbish. I don’t quite know what it is. Maybe the writers are trying to show a PR-friendly version of budget travel, or perhaps they really just don’t know what it’s all about. Because the thing is, that Read more

By Tim, ago
Budget Travel

Part 2: Broke but Happy

In preparation for this article, I crunched some numbers. I knew that over the past few years I’d lived a pretty good life and taken plenty of holidays, but I wanted something quantifiable. I needed a number… something to keep track of and make myself accountable. According to my calculations, over the past 3 years, I’ve worked an average of just 2.2 days per week. I’m either really unmotivated to work or really committed to Read more

By Tim, ago
Quitting Your Job

Part 1: H is for Homeless

Now to be fair, I’ve been homeless before. I’ve lived out of a van for 6 months in Australia and travelled around South East Asia without booking a single thing. I’ve slept in airports and friend’s spare-rooms and *gasp* even moved back in with my parents before. But that was all by choice. Nothing had ever felt as hopeless as this. There I was, middle of the English winter, meagre possessions on my back, walking Read more

By Tim, ago
Quitting Your Job

Part 2: The Importance of Quitting

I’ll start this off by saying – I love a bet on the football and I’ve got a personality that results in me trying most things at least once. However, this is not a rant about the dangers of gambling or substance abuse. This is a public service announcement about a far greater evil. What if I told you that every day, billions of people were partaking in an activity that was completely detrimental to Read more

By Tim, ago
Quitting Your Job

Part 3: The Risks of an Early Retirement

Picture yourself – lying in the back of a van, slight breeze blowing through the open door, a stunning sunset forming to signal the end of another beautiful Australian Summer’s day. You feel no stress, have no responsibilities, but yet somehow, are completely unhappy. As much as I love to preach The Importance of Quitting, it does come with one rather large caveat. Before you take the plunge and flip off your boss, it’s important Read more

By Tim, ago