Follow the adventures of Scarlet Jones as she travels.
Travelling the world, attempting to learn Spanish and volunteering in various different projects, Scarlet doesn’t simply travel but she takes the time to interact with people and to discover what makes them tick.
In her blog you can read about the unusual and the different, the funny and the sad. Travelling solo for the most part, the blog documents a journey of personal discovery, adventure and the most fantastic experiences.
I travel light but these backpacking and travel essentials come with me wherever I go. It doesn’t matter if I’m backpacking for six months or going away for a weekend; these are my must haves. I have compiled this backpacking packing list to help you and save you the...read more
Swimming with whale sharks could be on my bucket list - if I wasn't so afraid of water - so when my friend Debbie told me that this was one of her biggest dreams I excitedly followed her plans. I want to share her story with you and hopefully inspire you to chase the...read more
Am I too old to stay in a hostel? This is a recurring question that is asked over and over again in Facebook Groups and travel forums by would-be travellers. Too often they imagine that hostels are full of drunken eighteen year olds who will party until the early...read more
(Content has been updated since the post was first published in April 2014) My bus rolled south out of Quito. As usually happens in Ecuador the driver stopped at every cluster of cabanas so that vendors could climb on board, selling everything from newspapers to...read more
If you're looking for a European city to explore I can certainly recommend Porto (the second largest city in Portugal) for you. In this article I'll help you to discover Porto with my 9 highlights and top things to do. Porto is romantic and brimming with history, it...read more
Reluctantly leaving the city of Cadiz behind, Debs and I began our journey north on the final leg of our road trip Spain. Cordoba, Cuenca and Teruel were our final destinations and Cordoba was the place that I had been looking forward to the most. Save this post for...read more
I am writing this article for the not-so-cool people who sometimes hang out in hostels. If you've arrived at this post from a note that was left on your bed you can bet your bottom dollar that you have committed at least 3 of the sins below and this is somebody’s way...read more
Seville – a large city with a cosy town feel Exploring Seville on our road trip around the south of Spain, Debs and I were getting more and more relaxed by the minute and this tranquillity continued in this city with a cosy town feel. We lost ourselves wandering...read more
Our entrance into Cadiz was quite spectacular. We drove over the brand new bridge (just 14 months old) with a brilliant blue sky above and the sea sparkling a storybook Mediterranean blue below us. There was hardly any traffic on the road as we parked the car up and...read more
There is so much more than the Alhambra and in this, the third in the series of our road trip around the south of Spain we set out to discover Granada. (click to catch up and read part 1 and part 2) Granada is like any other modern city in the world with all of the...read more