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I'm Danielle, a 20-something Chartered Tax Advisor who is forever dreaming of escaping the office (and my Essex hometown - hence the blog name!) and heading on my next adventure.

Maximising annual leave is one of my greatest skills, so you'll often find me enjoying a long weekend in Europe. However, my real passion is long multi-month trips.

In 2018, I took a 3 month sabbatical to travel through South America. In 2022/23, I took a "gap year" where I spent 4 months in Australia, 2 months in New Zealand, 1 month in Indonesia and spent 9 weeks overlanding from Cape Town to Nairobi! Those are the types of trips I love to write about.

If you want to read about budget trips, off-the-beaten track destinations and solo female travel, you've come to the right place! Welcome aboard!

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Africa

Serengeti vs Masai Mara – Which is Better for an African safari?

East Africa claims to be the “home of safari”, and I’m not going to argue…

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Africa

Is Mountain Gorilla Trekking Ethical and Safe?

For most travellers and animal lovers, gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda will feature somewhere…

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Africa

How Much Does an Africa Overland Tour Actually Cost? [2024]

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Africa

How to Pack for a 9 Week Intrepid Africa Overland Tour

Am I capable of packing for a trip without a packing list? Absolutely not. My…

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Africa

What Can Go Wrong on An Africa Overland Tour?

An Africa overland tour had always been my dream trip – I absolutely love Africa…

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Africa

Is An Intrepid Africa Overland Tour Right For You? Should You Book?

I’d longingly read Africa overland tour itineraries covering for years. Africa is my favourite continent…

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Africa

My Review of Intrepid’s Africa Overland Tours

Africa overland tours are truly unique experiences. Of course, group tours exist all over the…

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Asia

3 Days in Tokyo: The Perfect Itinerary

For some, 3 days in Tokyo won’t sound like enough, however, I think it’s the…

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Accomodation

Planning a Trip to Japan: Everything You Need to Know!

Fantastic, you’re planning a trip to Japan! If you’re anything like me, underneath the excitement,…

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Essex

A Review of Colchester Zoo’s Extra-Ordinary Experience Day

Despite having visited Colchester Zoo many times as a child, I’d not visited as an…

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England

Spending The Night at Hever Castle

Any long-time readers of this blog will know that I love castles – maybe it’s…

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Northern Ireland

Best Things To Do In Belfast – A 2 Day Itinerary

Belfast is a city that surprised me. I knew very little about the city prior…

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