Quitting My Job: Why I’m Leaving Academia

At the end of March I walked away from my career as a medical researcher and left Helsinki, the place I’d called home for the past two years. Since then I’ve been travelling through Europe and visiting family and friends in my incredible island-home of Tasmania. Why did I leave? In a nutshell; “The cost of a…

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10 travel hacks to stretch your money when traveling

I love traveling for extended periods of time- which means I need to be careful and aware of how I spend my money whilst exploring. As I don’t want to miss out on unique experiences or feel constantly stressed about budgeting, my favourite ways to save money are to be creative and thrifty with my…

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Could I Live Here? My checklist for deciding on a new home

Lately, whenever I visit a new city that I like, I start to wonder if could I live there. Searching for my new home has become a big part of my current travels. This is not a new exercise for me- I’ve done it a few times over the past 3 years- in Edinburgh, Lyon,…

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Travelling Solo: how I balance introversion & meeting new people

One of my absolute favourite things to do is travel solo. I love the freedom, flexibility,  excitement and the independence. After more than a decade of solo travel I finally feel like I’ve found my ideal travel style. Here are three aspects of solo travel that I’ve adapted over the years that might also help…

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How I afford to travel so much: 10 tips to save and stretch your money

Last year I visited 12 countries and saved an additional 10,000€ for future travel. Here are 10 key habits that enabled me to do this.

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Helsinki Market Halls

Indoor market halls are an institution in Helsinki. Not only can you buy delicious fresh produce but there are plenty of cafes with a mouthwatering selection of sweet and savoury snacks and hot meals.

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How I save for travel whilst eating a healthy balanced diet: 30€ groceries

One of the key ways I save money for travel is to swap eating out for cooking my own meals. Here’s how I use my weekly 30€ of groceries.

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My take on New Year’s Resolutions: 4 concepts I’m focusing on in 2019

This year I’ve decided to focus on 4 concepts; integrity, gratitude, antifragility and ikigai. Here I discuss what embracing these words mean to me in 2019.

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