Location independent artist, constantly broke, constantly moving.

I’ve done a lot of crazy things since I set out in 2015. I’ve hitchhiked Europe on £3 per day, been scammed in Thailand, robbed in France and run out of money in Japan. Does that stop me from travelling? No! And it shouldn’t stop you either!

 

Here on New Wanderlust I let you into the secrets of travelling smart and travelling cheap. I tell you all my disaterous expeditions and hopefully how you can learn from my mistakes. Also included are my reviews on hostels, app recommendations and minimal travel packing lists! In my visual journal you can find my little webcomic about the more funny side of travelling and little annoyances travellers face.

 

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Telling the parents. Expection vs reality.

Unfortunately sometimes life doesn't go the way you want it to. Whilst we expect parents to be happy about the
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Telling the parents. Expection vs reality.

Cabin Zero: Why it’s my new favourite bag!

Whilst on my latest trip to Amsterdam I noticed my current backpack was looking a bit worn. Since, I've been looking
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Cabin Zero: Why it’s my new favourite bag!

Bucket List Destinations; Tokyo

This time last year I wrote a blog post for a competition (I didn't win) about how much I wanted
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Bucket List Destinations; Tokyo

The Ramen Issue

So I was in Japan, what was the one food I desperately wanted to have as an authentic experience? Ramen.
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The Ramen Issue

Japanese language adventures! (Pt 1)

    Casually leaning against the the summit barrier of Fushimi Inari, catching my breath after many many stairs, a local approached
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Japanese language adventures! (Pt 1)

Laulen’s Adventures in Korat! 

The moment I touched down in Thailand I was embraced by a blanket of heat and confusion as I clumsily
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Laulen’s Adventures in Korat! 

Angloville; the language immersion programme 

Back in Janury I did the crazy thing of hitchhiking to Poland from central Belgium with a 24 hour deadline.
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Angloville; the language immersion programme 

The Not So Mindful Farm

After a few days in Chiang Mai, the girl I had been talking to in my hostel mentioned that she
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The Not So Mindful Farm

Extreme budget travelling: How I spent £1200 in 180 days. 

We've all heard the phrase; travel costs you so much money! Well, I think I'm living proof that it doesn't
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Extreme budget travelling: How I spent £1200 in 180 days. 

My first 6 months of travel

Six months ago today I left the UK and moved to France to begin my great travel adventure. Time to
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My first 6 months of travel

That time I fell in love with Copenhagen. 

Some people look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I was in Copenhagen in January. It's minus
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That time I fell in love with Copenhagen. 

Czech inn time! 

After things went wrong with couchsurfing in Munich I felt the need to get away and just take a week
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Czech inn time! 

Tokyo; Dream Destinations 2016 #sendmeaway

Icelolly.com are currently running a competition! I was tagged by eatsleeplovetravel to write about my dream destinations for 2016 and to
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Tokyo; Dream Destinations 2016 #sendmeaway

That time I hitchhiked with a punk.

Imagine me, stood there in the pouring rain, soaked through to my skin, hair dripping wet and being unable to
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That time I hitchhiked with a punk.

This was one crazy January! 

I left home on the 6th of January with high hopes, and I have to say, I haven't been disappointed.
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This was one crazy January! 

Shit to take with you: Updated packing list.

When I first set out I made a packing list that was full of unnecessary crap. It didn't suit my
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Shit to take with you: Updated packing list.

24 hours in Ghent

Ghent is such a pretty city, I don't think you need more than 24 hours there as it's fairly small,
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24 hours in Ghent

What it’s really like to travel with depression.

When I left home to travel I had a lot of preconceived ideas that it would be an amazing life
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What it’s really like to travel with depression.

Why I love Camden Town; A Photo Essay

Camden Town is always one of my rituals when I go to London. It's the one place I regret not
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Why I love Camden Town; A Photo Essay

My top 10 photos from 2015!

I may have only travelled for three months, and I may have only been to a few cities, but I
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My top 10 photos from 2015!

Okay I admit it, I’m nervous to set out again! 

  Things have been a little shaky in my mind the past couple of days and I have avoided packing purely
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Okay I admit it, I’m nervous to set out again! 

Changes I’m going to be making to this blog

  For the past three months I've had this blog, and I'm not going to lie, I have fumbled through the
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Changes I’m going to be making to this blog

Happy 2016!! 

I'm so behind with blogging it's unreal and for that I'm sorry, the Christmas period is just a nightmare when
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Happy 2016!! 

A Local’s Guide to York

Writing a blog post on my travel blog about a city I lived in for four years feels very very
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A Local’s Guide to York

Budget Barcelona

I noticed that in all the hubbub over the past few weeks that I had failed to post about my
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Budget Barcelona

That time I fell in love with hitchhiking

  When I was told to leave my accommodation on November 20th I rushed around the internet trying to find find
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That time I fell in love with hitchhiking

Couchsurfing; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 3)

The Ugly;   Welcome to the third post in my three-part story. I have given you the good and the bad experiences
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Couchsurfing; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 3)

The Boy Who Was Afraid of The World; An Interview With Jamie Bowlby-Whiting

After completing his book The Boy Who Was Afraid of The World, I knew I had to interview Jamie, to
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The Boy Who Was Afraid of The World; An Interview With Jamie Bowlby-Whiting

The Boy Who Was Afraid Of The World; Book Rec

“There is good fear and there is bad fear. Good fear is the kind of fear that makes you run
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The Boy Who Was Afraid Of The World; Book Rec

It’s Okay to Cry

If you follow me on social media you will know already that I haven’t had the easiest of times over
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It’s Okay to Cry

Couchsurfing; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 2)

The Bad: This really pains me to write about, because it had the potential to be such a great couchsurfing experience,
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Couchsurfing; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 2)

Couchsurfing; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 1)

From the word get go I have always tried to be super positive about travelling on very little money (probably
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Couchsurfing; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 1)

Travelling Europe in high terrorism alert?

Over the last few days I have had many people, both strangers and loved ones, tell me that I should
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Travelling Europe in high terrorism alert?

Finding My Silver Lining

So, over the past few days I have found myself in a bit of a sticky situation. I was fired
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Finding My Silver Lining

Paris on a budget

Paris, like much of Western Europe, is touted as being one of the most expensive places to visit. You may
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Paris on a budget

October breakdown

I decided it would be good for me to take a look back over the highs and lows of my
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October breakdown

Getting scammed in Paris

After two tries one of the girls got cocky. She cried out "the middle cup!" and the vendor held out his hand. "€100 to turn the cup over."
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Getting scammed in Paris

Paris: The city that changed it all

Paris changed my perspective on travel. The connections you make are far better than the place you are visiting. For that reason, whilst Paris will always have a place in my heart, the people I met will remain there long after I have forgotten the city.
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Paris: The city that changed it all

The Bus Journey From Hell! Or, why staying positive is key.

Maybe I overexaggerated the title a little, but it was pretty terrible. What was supposed to be a 10 hour
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The Bus Journey From Hell! Or, why staying positive is key.

Getting cheaper travel from A to B.

Okay, so, I pretty much embody the poor struggling artist trope right now and for that reason I have had
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Getting cheaper travel from A to B.

5 fun things about working with kids….

1. Being told you 'don't write good.'    Okay I admit... It's pretty terrible!  2. Being told you 'don't draw good.' Is it
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5 fun things about working with kids….

Why I’m leaving my au pair job early

Okay, so after thinking about this the majority of the night I have decided to leave my au pair job
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Why I’m leaving my au pair job early

Au pairing; pros and cons

After spending some time reflecting upon my current situation I decided to share with you my current thoughts on au
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Au pairing; pros and cons

Lush solid shampoo bars: a must have for travellers! 

I have been using my shampoo bar for about three weeks now, so I thought it was time to review
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Lush solid shampoo bars: a must have for travellers! 

Budget gifts for backpackers!

Christmas is right around the corner, or at least that's what shops would lead you to believe.... I saw a
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Budget gifts for backpackers!

France and Au Pair life

Okay, so I arrived in France around four days ago, hoping to get a taste of travel whilst still having
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France and Au Pair life

How to overhaul your life (semi successfully)

I'm not going to lie, I enjoy a certain amount of luxury. I hated camping, the idea of living in
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How to overhaul your life (semi successfully)

My travel before travel. The English holiday.

Over the past week I have had the joy of having an extremely stressful family holiday pre leaving for France.
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My travel before travel. The English holiday.

How not to pack a 30ltr bag!

Okay so I thought the 30ltr challenge was a great way to start off my travel experience. I was minimizing
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How not to pack a 30ltr bag!

The kit of a traveling artist

Okay, so since I'm using this blog to combine my two passions I figured it would be a good idea
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The kit of a traveling artist

What’s in my bag?

Okay, something that I trawled through blogs looking for was extensive packing lists. I found so many great packing lists
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What’s in my bag?


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