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In 2003, after a too-close-for-comfort brush with the Grim Reaper, I decided life was for living. So I sold my house, gave away my business as a professional gymnastics coach and divided most of my worldly possessions among family and friends. With my trusty surf board tucked under my arm and hefting my backpack I set out to explore the planet. I have been doing that ever since - the last few years as a go-it-alone female. My work as a freelance writer allows me to make my 'office' anywhere – from the middle of the jungle to a beach hut; sometimes I take on voluntary work too. No surprise that I now have a vast collection of adventures and travel experiences hard-wired into my memory bank. Hardly in the first flush of my youth I am often asked 'isn't it time to settle down?' That would be a resounding no! Never knowing what is around the next corner and choosing whichever nook of the planet I am in to call home, feeds the permanent nomad in me.


7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your First Solo Travel Experience

By Deneice / April 3, 2015

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.- Mark Twain Some, maybe even most, set out on their first solo travels not because they choose […]


10 Handy Travel Essentials which Are Probably Not on Your Vacation Packing List

By Deneice / February 18, 2015

Are you familiar with the gods of travel? You know….the roguish and quite often exasperating forces which decree things will become awkward just at the most inconvenient times?Well, whether you’re a hosteler or a hotel guest and no matter which corner of the globe you’re intending to explore there are a few items – which […]


How to Stretch Your Travel Budget: From Freebies to Fun Alternatives

By Deneice / January 29, 2015

Myth – You need lots of money to travel to wish-list destinations or to travel longer term. Reality – You need some money but there are many ways to make a little go a long way. There’s a world of would-be travelers out there who dream big, scribbling away at a bucket-list which they figure […]