Why I struggle to live in the moment

Why I struggle to live in the moment

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. - Norman Vincent Peale  As I sit down to write this, I've just wiped my eyes after having yet another (no doubt 'time of the month' induced) little emotional breakdown. To be perfectly honest putting into words the reasons behind this slip [...]

3 days touring Wuzhen and Hangzhou

3 days touring Wuzhen and Hangzhou

Waking up to the sound of the harsh winds of the typhoon rattling the window, our time in Shanghai had come to an end and we were ready to venture deeper into the outskirts of the region and experience a slice of ‘real China’. After a quick scramble to gather all our things and a [...]

48 hours sightseeing in Shanghai

48 hours sightseeing in Shanghai

Alive with the constant hum of a million mopeds and illuminated by the sparkling lights of the skyscrapers lining the water's edge, Shanghai is a force to be reckoned with. A city that never sleeps, the Chinese global financial hub had me captivated from the moment I stepped out of the taxi. Undoubtedly modern yet [...]

72 hours in Bournemouth

72 hours in Bournemouth

Peering out the little porthole window all I can see are bushes, trees and brown earth hurtling past as the crew take their seats in preparation of hitting the tarmac. With no such surface in sight, the worry begins to rise as I can feel the speed increase, the wings wobble and the wheels straining [...]

Some R&R in Richmond, Virginia

Some R&R in Richmond, Virginia

For the final leg of our journey, we packed up our suitcases and our Vegas hangovers and headed to the airport. For the last destination we were done with buses as we were headed east-side and although we prided ourselves on being troopers, busing it from coast to coast was a bit too ambitious. Two [...]

Lost in Las Vegas

Lost in Las Vegas

Before our trip, I must admit Vegas wasn't somewhere I'd ever had a burning desire to visit. It looked cool and all but I didn't get the hype and never really planned to investigate what it was all about. However after having spent three days strolling the length of the strip, those feelings have changed [...]

Graduate’s guide to staying positive while job hunting

Graduate’s guide to staying positive while job hunting

The cap has been thrown, celebrations have run their course and the inevitable questioning from everyone around you begins; "So what's the next step? Where are you applying? Do you have anything secured down now that Uni has finished?" If the answer to all these questions can be spelled out in two letters and generally [...]

Sun-downers in San Diego

Sun-downers in San Diego

San Diego was a spontaneous move for us. We'd planned as far as L.A., Vegas and Virginia but struggled to know what to place in the middle. We'd hit week two of travelling and the long hours on buses and constant racing around new cities was slowly taking it out of us. San Diego seemed [...]