Why I Choose to Travel Alone (And Yes, I Do Have Friends)

The year is 2082. The hero that is Dwayne Douglas Johnson is half way through his 9th consecutive term as President of the United States which, at a sprightly 110 years old, makes him not only the longest serving President in US history but also the oldest Head of State to have ever existed in the whole history of Earth. Like, ever. Or at least for as long as official records have been around. The UK is still floating around the ocean, bitter and lonely and forever resenting their decision to vote Leave. Not even that “special” transatlantic relationship circa…

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Exploring the Ancient Ruins of Diocletian’s Palace

If you do a quick search on Google (or an alternative search engine of your choosing – no bias here!) for “what to do in Split“, the first result would probably be ‘Diocletian’s Palace‘. I say probably, but I mean definitely because I just checked. It’s a fact. Diocletian’s Palace shows up. Now, I love scouting out a good palace on my word adventures, I really do. But, of all the palaces I’ve frequented, I don’t think I’ve ever actually been inside one. And I promise, there really has been a fair few! Off the top of my head there’s Austria’s…

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I Almost Moved to Mongolia (Not Really)

Oh hey there Internet, it’s been a while! Two whole weeks, in fact. Cray. The last few times I’ve intentionally stepped back from the blog (and social media in general) for this length of time, I’ve either been off on some really exciting adventure or somebody’s died. Happy to say no-one’s dead; sad to say the most exciting adventure I’ve been on recently is a walk to the local chip shop for a sneaky little Saturday treat of chips and beans. And as much as I do love me a tray of potato-based goodness, it’s hardly worth a whole 1000-word…

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World MS Day 2017 #LifeWithMS

Last month I published It’s Been Three Months. Last month, after hitting publish on that bad boy, I made a conscious decision to stop with the monthly updates. I stopped, I took a step back and I looked at what I was doing, at what I was writing. I really looked at it. I was giving a bunch of strangers on the Internet a full-on, completely unfiltered account of what is arguably one of the most painful experiences I have ever and will ever go through. Was I even okay with that? I’ve read many, many blog posts on losing a loved one…

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Museum of Broken Relationships: The Most Heartbreakingly Entertaining Museum in the World

In late August of last year I found myself in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard with nothing to do. This is where you all scratch your heads and think “Huh, how on Earth can you have nothing to do in Hollywood of all places?” Well, I’ll tell you how. Because Hollywood Boulevard is one big circus. It’s crowded and commercialised and has a kind of seedy feel to it, yet at the same time it’s utterly fantastic. I mean, where else in the world can you find Elvis and Megatron breakdancing in the street while some random hip-hop artist beatboxes…

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