The 40 Before 40 Travel Challenge

Birthday Cupcakes

So last week was my 32nd birthday. It was a pretty quiet affair, with a few friends and family for a chilled out Sunday BBQ. Birthdays to me are always a time to reflect upon what I have achieved and lessons learned, but also moving forwards towards new goals and targets. Mainly, travel more! So here […]

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What Makes A Bucket List?

The term is thrown around very casually, and it seems that everyone has heard of a bucket list but what is it? Generally, the most common description is a list of all the things you want to try, goals you want to achieve and life experiences you want to have before you die. Simple right? […]

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Liverpool And The First Emperor Exhibition

Liverpool is home to one of the oldest and largest’s Chinese communities in Europe. The majority of Chinese migrants arrived in the 1830s, with the trade routes of silk, cotton and wool opening, and more arriving with established shipping lines.  The commercial shipping line created strong trade links between the cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong […]

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Skydiving Over Cape Town

Rainbow Parachute In Front Of White Cloud

The shutter door rolls up on the right-hand side of the small aircraft, hovering 9000ft above Cape Town, revealing an expanse of baby blue sky with a spattering of fluffy white clouds. The cold air sweeps in, causing goosebumps. Knees weak, palms sweaty. The skydiving tandem jumper issues his last instructions ‘Bend your knees under […]

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Shark Diving in Gansbaai

The brisk salt air of the South Atlantic Ocean nips as it fills the lungs, in contrast with the gentle swaying of the small diving boat. Twenty minutes out at sea from Gansbaai, an eight-man diving cage attached to the side of the vessel, is ominously lowered. ‘Remember, do not put your hands outside of […]

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Bucket List – Bungee Jumping

A bungee/bungy jump is something that I always wanted to do and living in New Zealand, home of the world’s first permanent commercial bungee site near Queenstown; I knew that this is where I would need to take the leap of faith! Bungee jumping has its origins on the small Pacific island of Vanuatu, where young […]

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