My top 4 travel essentials for packing light

Since I chucked my old huge backpack for carry-on only, packing light has become essential and has hugely improved the way I travel. No more checking-in luggage (which saves money) and waiting for luggage after flights, no more worry of my checked-in luggage getting lost on flights, no more back pain and struggling to pick […]

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8 Lessons Learnt From Long-Term Travel

For me, long-term travel was a huge learning step. The day I left home for a whole year was literally the biggest day of my life, and I think it always will be. I feel I’ve learnt a lot since that first big trip. When 22 year old me, in my cheap bulky hiking boots, […]

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The Versatile Blogger Award – My Second Blogging Award!

I created Zo Around The World back in April 2016, as a fun way to write about my travels so that I would never forget all the amazing places I have travelled to, as well as to help and inspire others who want to travel there too. I decided my blog niche would combine 2 […]

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12 Fun Things to do in New Zealand

  When I think about New Zealand it brings up memories of snow capped mountains and breathtaking scenery, waterfalls surrounded by lush green forests, picture perfect beaches and simply driving for hours experiencing the feeling of complete isolation. Mine and Shaun’s time in New Zealand was a month long road trip, across both islands with a group […]

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How to travel Malaysia on the cheap

Malaysia is one of the more expensive countries of the Southeast Asia region. It almost feels like 2 totally different countries; the Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, separated in half by the South China sea. We visited the Peninsula Malaysia in December 2014, it certainly felt more ‘western’ than it’s bordering county of Thailand and it’s not […]

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A Budget Traveller’s Guide to Istanbul

Istanbul rose to become the 5th most visited city in the world in 2015. During my first ever visit to Istanbul this summer it was easy to see why. Not many cities can keep Shaun and I fully entertained for just under a whole week and our days were still packed full, plus we left […]

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I’ve received my first award – The Liebster Award!

I've received a Liebster award!

This week I received my first ever blogging award – The Liebster Award. In case you’re wondering what on earth this is, the word ‘Liebster’ means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, cute, endearing, valued, welcome… and the award is given to new bloggers by bloggers. I was so happy to receive the news that that the lovely […]

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Explore the highlights of Rajasthan in 2 weeks

Firstly, Rajasthan is pretty huge. It is India’s largest state by area and to see large parts of it in 2 weeks, you need to be prepared for some fairly lengthy journeys. That being said, the journeys are almost always exciting and completely worth it. If you’ve come to India in search of culture, history […]

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My Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in India

India is my favourite country in the world. Around every corner there is something new, every moment a new surprise, every day a new story. India surprises you, it amazes you, it also may scare you, but most of all, it leaves you craving for more and has the power to make you fall in […]

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The Fairy Tale Land of Cappadocia – A Budget Travel Guide

Cappadocia is a place that should be on every travellers bucket list. It’s scenery is like no other and even when you’re there, it’s weird and wonderful landscape is hardly believable. These rather odd looking geological formations are otherwise known as ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and at night, you can even sleep inside one. How to Get There A popular way to […]

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