Icon Speak is relatively new to the scene, founded in 2016 by two Swiss travel buddies who have found themselves time and time again unable to communicate effectively with hand gestures alone. The solution? Stick some icons for common travel needs on a shirt and just go for it! As they have grown you can now get more than just shirts. You can get hoodies, Hats with your favourite icons, Phone Cases, leggings, and Tote-Bags. There’s literally something for everyone.

How to avoid the awkward language barrier

This post contains affiliate links. For more information you can check out my disclosure policy here.  My first couple of hours in Athens wasn’t flash. My plane arrived over an hour late and I could not figure out where the bus that takes you into Athens departed from. I tried asking the airport staff. They… Continue reading How to avoid the awkward language barrier

Cape Reinga Lighthouse New Zealand
New Zealand

A New Zealand Bucket List – By A Local

“Don’t leave town until you’ve seen the country” is a catchphrase thrown out by many New Zealanders, to encourage others to explore their home country before jetting off overseas (probably to Australia) for a couple of years.  I largely agree with this sentiment, New Zealand locals should see as much of this country as we can before heading out into the big bad world, mainly because people you come across are going to ask you A LOT of questions about New Zealand. So it helps to be able to answer them!

6 things to expect from your first tour with Contiki

Six things to expect from your first Contiki Tour

So you’ve booked your first Contiki? Congratulations, you must be so excited?! I know I was when I booked the Winter Wanderer in 2015. Soon however the excitement gave way to feeling of anxiety. I had no idea what to expect, if I would make friends, what sharing a room with a stranger would be… Continue reading Six things to expect from your first Contiki Tour

7 Must Pack Essential Items for Travel

7 Must Pack Travel Items

So you are all ready for your next adventure! Your suitcase is packed, the tickets are purchased, and you’re feeling like a fearless adventurer. You’ve checked your packing list so many times, you’re pretty confident you have everything! Good for you! It never hurts to check what you have packed for the millionth time, so here is a list of my seven must pack travel items.

Pretty trees at Wanaka Lavender Farm
New Zealand

Wanaka, New Zealand

Travel withdrawal. It sucks. You desperately want to travel somewhere. Anywhere! But for whatever reason you can’t. After spending an endless amount of evenings looking at tropical holidays to Fiji, chilly adventures to Scandinavia, and cultural experiences in Chile, I decided it was time for a weekend break to try and ease the travel blues. And so, the boyfriend and I packed up the car and headed to a beautiful part of New Zealand called Wanaka.

101 ways to save money for travel and other adventures

101 Ways to Save Money for Travel & Other Adventures

Struggling to afford travel? I can help with that. All in need is one of your kidneys... Nah just kidding. You want to travel but everything sounds so damn expensive. The flights, the accommodation, not to mention all the activities you want to do! I have so been there. One year into University I decided… Continue reading 101 Ways to Save Money for Travel & Other Adventures