Forget the Full Moon: What to do on Koh Phangan

Most travellers go to Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party, myself included. But on my second visit I discovered there’s much more to this jungle-clad island than boozing on the beach. While it’s easy just to hangout in Haad Rin, getting pissed on buckets of cheap... read more

How to lose 11,500 Baht in Bangkok

It was our third day in Bangkok and we were starting to get a feel for the city. Leaving our guesthouse at 9am to avoid the midday sun, we strode confidently along the frenetic streets, weaving through traffic as sure-footed as locals. We had hatched our day’s... read more

Welcome to Thailand: The Travels Begin!

I’m writing from the top floor terrace of our guesthouse in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok. It took thirty hours from Heathrow to when I finally laid my head on a pillow. That thirty hours included six hours of dozing in Bangkok airport and two hours trying to... read more

One week until travel: the big, bad bucket list

I finally leave on my trip in less than a week. It’s been a crazy time in the run up to the date, so crazy I’ve neglected this blog. I quit my job, did some serious organisation and took on a few freelance projects that sucked up my time over  Christmas.... read more

Why quitting my job was the easiest decision I’ve ever made

For a lot of people, the decision to quit their job to travel the world is pretty darn scary. I get it. Quitting your job is a big deal. “I quit.” By uttering these two short words, you’re turning your life on its head. You’re giving up your source of steady... read more

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Hi there! I'm Charlie. I'm a writer from the UK and serial expat who's lived on three continents. In January 2015 I traded in my desk job for a life of travel. Right now I'm backpacking round the world indefinitely, while building a location independent career on the road.

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