Ok ok I know ‘ugh she’s doing a review of The Beach what an obvious choice’. But what kind of travel blog would this be if I didn’t mention this cult classic, this inspiration for travellers anywhere, this icon?! You’re just going to have to deal with it, sorry. Also Leonardo DiCaprio, I don’t think I need to say anything more. The film is directed by Danny Boyle, and is adapted from the book by Alex Garland. It stars Leo as Richard, an American traveller who travels to Thailand in search of something different and more exciting than his day to day…

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I first saw this Australian film actually IN Australia over Christmas of 2011 when I was visiting family. It was my first massive trip to visit my cousins in New South Wales, and the first time I’ve been to Australia that I remember (once when I was a toddler, apparently once in my mother’s stomach, yes thank you dad for constantly reminding me I was conceived there!). It was a great trip full of family fun, sightseeing, beaches, attempted surfing and new year in Sydney! But more of that for another time. My auntie bought me the DVD of Red…

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Bollywood Rom Com This Indian rom-com is currently on Netflix and after my mum recommended it to me I decided I’d have to try it. We have similar tastes in films, both of us prefer more independent, international films. I find they can be less predictable than a lot of mainstream blockbusters. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the mainstream films but sometimes an independent/international film can be really refreshing. Language The film is in Hindi, so there are subtitles, which can be tiring but sometimes I feel like it makes sure I’m actually focussing on the film, rather than listening to…

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What is a Bullet Journal & why should you travel with one? If you’re not familiar with the concept of a bullet journal then basically it’s a diary, journal, to do list, mood tracker, listography and more. It’s a system created by Ryder Carroll that has become hugely popular for its flexibility, simplicity and usefulness. All of these qualities make it the perfect travel companion particularly if you’re jetting off for a significant period of time. Get started with Bullet Journals If you’re completely new to the system and have no idea where to start here are some links that will…

The bullet journal system has become hugely popular for its flexibility and simplicity. Find out how you can make it your perfect travel companion.

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