Addicted to Travel

Letter 133 "Why do you travel?" The ominous question that is repeatedly greeted with silence because there are no answers. It's an addiction. Can we remove the negative connotations of 'addiction' for the 2 minutes you spend reading this letter? I've seen a bad addiction first hand so I know how it can be terrible … Continue reading Addicted to Travel

Edinburgh’s transition to Spring

Letter 132 The sun in shining, the sky is bright blue, the grass is greener and the flowers are blossoming. This is spring in Edinburgh; when the meadows becomes a haven for walking, sports and barbeques, the stony buildings look a little bit grander and everyone has a distinct smile on their face. Spring is … Continue reading Edinburgh’s transition to Spring

How to calculate a travel budget (and other tips)

Letter 129 My developed, tried-and-tested formula for travel budgeting works for me every time and should be useful if you're planning any trip and somehow you have to come up with a number of how much money you'll need. It's pretty simple and can take as much or as little time as you'd like - … Continue reading How to calculate a travel budget (and other tips)

Homesick or Travelsick?

Letter 127 "Do you ever get homesick when you're away?" "Actually no. I find I just get travel-sick when I'm home." I've had this same conversation with a lot of my friends and family who find it difficult to comprehend that I like to go away for months at a time, on my own, and … Continue reading Homesick or Travelsick?

Feeling Happy

Letter 126 Happiness isn't talked about enough, and right now I'm feeling really happy, so I wanted to write about it. I want to write about finding the happiness in the stressful times, or finding the rainbow in a cloudy day. Something crazy seems to be happening to me. Only a couple of days ago … Continue reading Feeling Happy

15 (non travel) things I’m looking forward to after finishing uni*

Letter 125 *some may be travel related. In just 14 weeks my stress levels will dissolve into the floor and I will embark on the first period of my life which will not be followed by education. It seems crazy to even think about but I am so ready. Other than travelling, I have a … Continue reading 15 (non travel) things I’m looking forward to after finishing uni*

Random thoughts of a 20 year old architecture student

Letter 124 My life currently revolves around google sketchup, training my hair to last 3 days between washes and the decision of having 1 or 2 jacket potatoes. Riveting I know. January seemed to disappear in a flash to me - contrary to other people saying it's dragged on for ages. I'm going into the … Continue reading Random thoughts of a 20 year old architecture student

A question of belonging

Letter 120 As a traveller I have questioned what it means to belong somewhere and whether travelling inhibits our ability to belong. Psychotraveller recently made a video (here) on the subject and was very negative about it, so I wanted to share my take on it. She titled it "I don't feel like I belong … Continue reading A question of belonging

Travel Plans After University

Letter 117 This is a letter more for me than you, to get me away from my architectural theory reading and escape off to the plans in my head for travel once I finally finish my degree. Plans include Germany, Greece, Scotland, horses, Eastern Europe, English teaching qualification, Mum's 60th trip and the States. All … Continue reading Travel Plans After University

Bad at blogging and missing Montenegro

Letter 111 I'm pretty certain I'm one of the worst bloggers out there. Honestly, I'm not even sure I can call myself a blogger. Maybe I can when I'm no longer suffocated by deadlines and restricted to spending most of my waking hours in the studio I'll get better. Or maybe I just need a … Continue reading Bad at blogging and missing Montenegro