Category Archives: Overland Travel

Overland travel is my favourite way to see the world. You can only see so much out of a plane window, and I’m obsessed with watching a country roll past, meeting local people and enjoying traditional customs on an overland (or sea!) journey. This category will detail how-to guides about overlanding in various parts of the world, as well as hopefully provide you with some inspiration to travel overland yourself!

How to get from Tirana to Saranda in 2022 (bus routes + times!)

Buses in Albania have historically been a bit of a head-scratcher. Rich, my partner, visited back in 2015, and when we made our way over to the Balkan country from Bari in Italy, he told me plenty of stories of no transport timetables, random bus stops and times spent standing on the side of the […]

How to take the Bari to Durres ferry: Italy to Albania by sea

If you’re an overland traveller exploring Europe, the Italy to Albania ferry is almost a rite of passage. It takes you from the historic, beachy Italian region of Puglia to the heart of the Balkans, within striking distance of Albania’s capital, Tirana. I personally love an overnight ferry (and fortunately my boyfriend does too!), so […]

The Best Train Journeys in Europe: As Recommended by Travel Experts!

sunset views as a train is parked at a station

Have you ever wondered what the best train journeys in Europe are? Europe is a small continent, and it’s relatively well connected by railways. Some of these are nostalgic – like the Orient Express – and have slowly been forgotten about over time, as budget flights become more common.  However, in today’s climate crisis, people […]

How to take the Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona ferry

Sunset over Balearic Sea

If you’re taking the Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona ferry, this blog post has all the information that you’ll need! Leaving the picturesque coastline of Palma, punctuated by the majestic cathedral, and sailing over the Balearic Sea, the Mallorca to Barcelona boat trip is an unmissable experience. You’ll end your journey in the buzzing city […]

How To Take the Palma to Soller Train in Mallorca, Spain

girl hanging out of Palma to Soller train window

Winding its way past the looming Tramuntana mountains and through vibrant lemon groves, the Palma to Soller train connects two of the most popular places on the island of Mallorca. It’s a tourist train, only leaving twice a day. But it’s well worth a whole day of your holiday in Mallorca.  Harking back to the […]

How to Take the Megabus: Review and Tips!

London: Morning rush on London street with double decker bluebus from MegaBus. Megabus is a low-cost coach service with services in Europe owned by Stagecoach Group

Are you wondering how to take the Megabus? This full Megabus review is here to help! From the good to the bad, i’ve put together all the information you need about this bus company, including whether I think they are a worthwhile overland option in the UK. Megabus Review: How Does It Compare To Other […]

Three Simple Tips for Saving Money on the Road

Whether you’re heading out on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip or crossing the country for business, getting out and hitting the open road is always an exciting adventure. Life isn’t like On The Road or a dated teen movie though — real-world adventures require extensive planning to make them affordable and enjoyable. Getting out and exploring the […]

What is Getting A Long Distance Bus Through Sumatra Really Like?

Have you ever wondered what getting a 60 hour bus in Sumatra is like? Probably not, right? But I’m going to tell you anyway, because I recently took a 60 hour bus through Sumatra and wow, I have so much to say. So I’m travelling overland from Bali to London. The first epic part of […]

Taking the Caspian Sea Ferry from Aktau to Baku: A Complete Guide

Girl looking out over Caspian Sea at sunset

Ring ring…Sdravstvuite…. I mumbled sleepily into the telephone. A rapid monologue in Russian followed, which I deciphered to mean ‘you need to get up’. It was 3 am. I stumbled out of bed, turned the light on, and packed my last bits of luggage. My contact for the Caspian Sea Ferry had told me I […]

Krabi to Bangkok Night Bus Review

Arriving into Ao Nang was a rather surreal experience. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely more along the lines of chilled out fishing village – the days of which are obviously long gone. Instead, I was greeted by a huge party strip with more bars than you could visit in […]