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.
Ayutthaya or Sukhothai: the ancient Siamese cities: which one is the best? This article was originally published in January 2016 has been updated with new information. It also contains affiliate links and/or references to our advertisers. We may receive compensation...read more
These are my personal views on events during the recent Catalan referendum - written whilst waiting to check in for my flight at Barcelona airport. Travel isn't all sandy beaches and cocktails. It can be gritty realism and immersion in the lives of real people. I...read more
Should you visit Finland in winter? Won’t it will be cold and dark and expensive! I began to wonder why I had decided to visit Finland in winter as my plane landed at Tampere and all that I could see through the swirling snowflakes was a flat, grey and white...read more
Hoi An. I had heard mixed reviews about this city in Vietnam. It seemed that everybody loved it but many people didn't like its Disneyfied atmosphere: so I went to find out for myself what the truth was about Hoi An and what there was to do there. [grwebform...read more
.....and is being awarded a UNESCO World Heritage Site Award a blessing or a curse? After two days on the slow boat from Thailand to Laos we arrived at the UNESCO listed city of Luang Prabang which sits, as do most major towns in Laos, on the banks of the Mekong...read more
Did you know that there was once a secret war in Laos? Did you know that since the end of that war more than 20,000 people have been killed or injured by UXO - unexploded bombs? I want to tell you about the secret war in Laos because its after-effects still have such...read more
Travel in Laos: Vang Vieng, Vientiane and Pakse You can truly appreciate the diversity and the beauty of Laos when you travel the length of it. Travel in Laos is not easy but it is worth the effort. The climate, the people, the clothes, the food and the scenery all...read more
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