Costa Rica

Volunteering at Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center

In January 2017 I spent 10 days volunteering at Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center. I had the best time and learnt about some amazing animals. I wanted to write this blog to give people an idea of what it is like to be a volunteer there. Maybe you are interested in volunteering yourself? Or perhaps […]

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Paragliding Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

During my 2016 trip to Central America I got to try something new- Paragliding! When I say try, I actually mean sit there and let the trained pilot do all of the work whilst I check out the views. This was not a paragliding lesson – it was more of a paragliding ride but I […]

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The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

During a recent trip to Beijing me and my boyfriend, Josh, decided we simply had to visit The Great Wall of China. There are different points along the wall that you can visit easily from Beijing. After some research we decided to go to Mutianyu. We decided on this location for 3 reasons: It is a […]

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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca 

In October/November 2016 I was lucky enough to experience Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. I had been keen to visit Mexico for a few years and witnessing the colours and festivities of this public holiday was a priority for me during my stay in the country. I was certainly not […]

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Machu Picchu – Peru

Another one of my favourite travel experiences so far has to be visiting one of the ancient wonders of the world- Machu Picchu in Peru. I actually visited Peru a few years ago but I really wanted to share some pictures of Machu Picchu on my blog as I think it’s such an amazing place. […]

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Jess Travels to the Philippines

The Philippines is becoming more and more popular as a backpacker destination and I think this is because a lot of people are now looking for countries in South East Asia that feel less touristy and more ‘off the beaten track’. The Philippines also launched a big marketing campaign around 2014/2015 where there were loads […]

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Cycling ‘The Death Road’ in Bolivia

One of my favourite travel experiences so far is cycling ‘The Death Road’ in Bolivia! The North Yungus Road, more commonly known as ‘The Death Road’, is one of the World’s most dangerous roads. It leads from La Paz to Coroico. A 2006 study estimated that 200-300 people died on the road every year. Although […]

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Chefchaouen – Morocco’s Blue City

You can discover the stunning Blue City of Chefchaouen among the Rif Mountains in North West Morocco. Interesting Facts: -The city was founded in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami (super long name!) A small fortress that was built at the time still stands to this day in the city center. […]

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