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Founder of Bemused Backpacker, the UKs leading travel blog. Professional adventurer, travel writer, qualified nurse, published author of 7 bestselling books.

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Joined Twitter 12/3/12


MOUNTAINS OF MONTHLY MEDICATIONS. In Nov 2019, our vets administered 380 deworming, skin treatments & vaccinations… https://t.co/khtWFiifbw
Retweeted by Bemused BackpackerI'm proud to announce that I am a keynote speaker at the Middle East Youth Expo in Abu Dhabi in Feb! Showing future… https://t.co/sF2vvokN7I
12/7
2019
@TheUncorkedLib Definitely, I mention it from time to time (as in I don't hide it) but I don't specifically share i… https://t.co/5PLLnSECfh @usethatleave That's completely understandable, there are definitely more than enough destinations to discover in the world 😊 @TheUncorkedLib Thankyou! Yeah you can't include everyone, more and more of us are doing better and better now. I l… https://t.co/U7h6YH8PL4 @TheUncorkedLib A hundred grand a month is insane! I've cracked that number per year now so still have a long way t… https://t.co/b6kV1NLEjZ @CareerBreakSite Sometimes, you can't know every single one straight off the bat so often end up learning through mistakes and faux pas too! @ILoveNYPR @NtlComedyCenter @TheBuffaloNews I'm not surprised, I had an amazing time here! https://t.co/0lByI8QUUZ @URAQTME2 Do what? Boycott or not? Either way is okay, its a personal choice, but why? @AngieAway Santa said he's stopping by the ATM on his way 😉Should travellers boycott controversial destinations? I make a conscious decision not to allow personal politics to… https://t.co/EiqEExbpIo @travelsofadam It's not influencer marketing that's messed up, it's the PRs and in house marketing teams that reall… https://t.co/TmAXIEfbfa @easyJet @HeelsInBackpack Yep, if your flight is cancelled then they should be automatically getting you on another… https://t.co/Wv1WFDI265 @the_HoliDaze Been to Tbilisi a long while back but not explored much beyond that @the_HoliDaze Bit of a change from Malaysia! Enjoy! @whereistarablog That's not my name!
12/6
2019
We Need To Change How We Think About Travel Safety. https://t.co/Z3uvO6GJcb via @bemusedbackpack #travel #safety https://t.co/1PpGdNcKQI @LeyLaLaa @RosieFoodie @JikoniLondon I meant in relation to you two! 😂 But fair play, he gets a knee surgery pass! Haha @LeyLaLaa @RosieFoodie @JikoniLondon No such thing, theft is theft and he just didn't want to get caught and face t… https://t.co/55XRHodIBF @LeyLaLaa @RosieFoodie @JikoniLondon They are just concerned I'm sure. If I had a daughter I would expect nothing l… https://t.co/vvg6S4mtNE @lottiecgross Doesn't matter, non UK or not it's a term and condition for working with you and is stated on the inv… https://t.co/GLAb2ObJEk @LeyLaLaa @RosieFoodie @JikoniLondon Serious kudos for not letting him get away with it! Proud of you! @lottiecgross Did you put it in your contract? @easyJet @ChefJames97 Erm, so not informing this poor guy about the fact that you are legally obliged to give him a… https://t.co/FUsniiAMVo
12/5
2019
@kristenabroad I get ones like that from time to time. I approve them and just remember to thank my mum in the reply. 😉Should You Learn Self Defence Before Your Gap Year? https://t.co/02tpInpq6g via @bemusedbackpack #martialarts #MMAhttps://t.co/e7cF1N6ICuAre you a Flashpacker? A Bragpacker? A Chelsea Traveller? What type of Backpacker are you? https://t.co/d7SYydKSfLhttps://t.co/ZWt9z8Sx5wWorld Malaria Report hot off the press with a focus on pregnant women and children. https://t.co/sGWDjTi2ZF
Retweeted by Bemused Backpacker @belay_s I love how it is just seen as routine and cultural. Ethiopia really is an amazing destination for #Vegan,… https://t.co/K0qZq0C8Cu @VisitSG_UK Miss Singapore so much! Really need to go back soon! @sightDOING Awww!Ethiopian Coffee Culture - An Invitation To The Famous Coffee Ceremony. https://t.co/EAIAXt1FW8 via… https://t.co/dq7UcLkXzjThe Vegetarian And Vegan Guide To Ethiopia. https://t.co/Lrrx4rpgFy via @bemusedbackpack #travel #Ethiopiahttps://t.co/obrTyIqlGCWhere better for a pre Christmas weekend break than to the Holy Land and Bethlehem in Israel? Get all the informati… https://t.co/Xm1lalCeYQ @Snqcks_ Plenty of people go to college after uni, some don't. The point is a gap year helps you figure out what is… https://t.co/0FLPvDwKcg @irrelevantt01 What is there to be ashamed or embarrassed about? Gap years are amazing things that have a lot of pe… https://t.co/KJGB1ZmVrN @JohnPMullany @FlightClaimEU @easyJet @Ryanair If the flights have been cancelled they are legally obliged to get y… https://t.co/eeXyqNrq2F @CareerBreakSite I'm the same, universally bad at languages but try to learn at least the basics just out of politeness @AngieAway I thought you said nap and was just about to enthusiastically agree!
12/4
2019
@kristenabroad Yep, answered the call myself as an emergency nurse quite a few timesIndiana Mike And The Hapless Wandering For The Lost Ark. https://t.co/XyzhW81MFT via @bemusedbackpack #Travel https://t.co/3f4Wysmzgy @DeepSouthUSA @TweetHomeAla @KentuckyTourism @LouisianaTravel @visitms @TNVacation Definitely hoping a trip through… https://t.co/jTZyq3pm7j @newjrwhodis Happy to advise, feel free to PM @loyaltytravels That is insane on so many levels! The US needs a work life balance revolution!Did you know you can go husky sledding in Slovakia? And then afterwards cuddle ALL the huskies?! What are you waiti… https://t.co/TFJfOEKzDz @adventoura @simonsnopek Huskies!! @loyaltytravels You're right, and even in the USA where there is arguably as much/more disposable income than Europ… https://t.co/slPd9AabVd @loyaltytravels Very true! At the time though I was talking about Thailand's status as the traditional backpacker '… https://t.co/n5o4Uv53EQ @sightDOING Cheers! https://t.co/TrrdJA40jL @PassportAndPix @SoVeryBritish Ahh, there is great comfort in the fact a Brit will always carry our own teabags! https://t.co/Z83Ifuh6hZ @TheyTravel Nope, I have a semi regular clean up myself anyway because you are absolutely right, who needs bots? Al… https://t.co/76LXrwruz3Temple Revival In Yogyakarta, The Perfect Solution For Temple Fatigue In South East Asia https://t.co/TtPxlIssWh vi… https://t.co/SDXlAIGWvsIs Indonesia The New Ultimate Backpacker Destination? https://t.co/Z0YwzuMe9d via @bemusedbackpack #travelhttps://t.co/MvMANN0DlTThe Evolution Of Khao San Road. https://t.co/IW58pll8m6 via @bemusedbackpack #Thailand #backpacking #travel https://t.co/ZwU4N3a2D5
12/3
2019
@CareerBreakSite Loads of reasons but also nothing specific. I just could not gel with the place at all. I think mo… https://t.co/OBVbb1OHCA @sightDOING And you actually stand to get your bag back too, which is never a certainty in the West! 😉 Hope it doesn't take too long @CareerBreakSite Yep, did not like it one bit. @sightDOING Frustrating in some ways, but so freeing in others. Can you imagine sitting at the airstrip waiting for… https://t.co/93t7XC1X9l#AD Come along with me on the Great Himalayan Road Trip! https://t.co/QId6kIv6vL via @bemusedbackpackhttps://t.co/f2Lw3lCB4L @wandering_quinn You'll be cracking six figures in no time 😉Would you go volcano trekking in the Indonesian Ring Of Fire? https://t.co/fYmYtsu61w via @bemusedbackpackhttps://t.co/PGWrYHtj1W
12/2
2019
I've stayed with every age in hostels, from 18 year old backpackers and 40 year old career breakers to those using… https://t.co/Sc2UZPUJUY @wandering_quinn Congratulations! And just think there are still people who think blogging isn't a viable business model! 😂Bali isn't my favourite destination in the world, or even in Indonesia! Here are 7 better island alternatives to Ba… https://t.co/t887R2ujRt @passport_plates Yep, everyone just assumes you do! Haha @GoNOLA504 @PresHall If you are going to listen to live music I can't imagine a better place!We are almost at the start of a whole new decade, it may be time to shift your priorities and think about why takin… https://t.co/ieZIIdCoiN @EdmundCraske @KLM At this point they should be rebooking you on that flight and giving you care vouchers, accomoda… https://t.co/b8xKbsHDdK @nerdyOme @WhoThat_One_Guy I'd say it isn't as much the pricing as the marketing. When you call a ten page short st… https://t.co/2RzXwu2Z5zWhy Tourism Is Essential For Improving Animal Care In Wildlife Travel. https://t.co/3500SBasyo via @bemusedbackpackhttps://t.co/TcumvknlsR
12/1
2019
Agree so much with this. Tourism income is one of the best ways to help a destination like #TheBahamas recover afte… https://t.co/2yAnD1m3VeCheck out this deal from a genuinely amazing hotel! (I've stayed here personally) If you are coming to #Liverpool t… https://t.co/ibjHPXJgmR @PaulMagan2 @whatalifesaver @FascinatingFens Definitely an essential piece of kit! And full respect for camping out in the cold weather! @wandering_quinn Chinatown is always my go to but KL Sentral and Bukit Bintang area is a good option too.Have you only ever seen Singapore on a quick layover? You have no idea what you are missing out on!… https://t.co/kqzdpC0Vlh @passport_plates Totally with you, I don't drink either and everyone is always shocked! @BrandUSA Happy Thanksgiving! @LondonCityAir @champagnecaptl @flybe It's winter. In England. Bad weather has come as a surprise to you? @Evo1089 @FlyLoganair Don't let them fob you off, know your rights when flights are cancelled https://t.co/zHU7BJNF24 @FlyLoganair @FlightClaimEU @Evo1089 Free of charge? Well that's so kind of you! No mention of the compensation and… https://t.co/AODQzchj2u @BrighterCraft 1. Just how much blog work is undervalued compared to trad media (a LOT)! 2. That YOU are in control… https://t.co/IQDwnayY9cThe Unwritten Rules Of Hostel Etiquette For Travellers https://t.co/nPJsamvS1h via @bemusedbackpack #travel #hostel https://t.co/qB983xG3yWDebunking 6 Common Myths About Mosquito Repellents For Gap Year Travellers. https://t.co/RI3peG7lXu via… https://t.co/MvL8B4Evpe
11/30
2019
@adventoura @TravelSeeWrite @RehakLubomir @SlovakEmbassyUS @SlovakEmbassyFI What event was this for? That os epic! @cassiethehag Get everyone to wear one of these, he may get rhe hint! 😁 If not it is perfectly acceptable to take h… https://t.co/pDmCYgZhLGOne of the most popular posts I have on Malaysia and Singapore is how to travel between the two overland! It's a go… https://t.co/YJWYXzsxtmThe Benefits Of Local Tourism On Your Gap Year. https://t.co/L8XSg4m3Xn via @bemusedbackpack #travel #gapyear https://t.co/Rm1aKCiwoA @journeymaxx And also morally and intellectually repugnant and abhorrent @tyovng @ginocIock Taking a gap year is an amazing experience at any age. It may be a little daunting but there is nothing to be scared of. @pavementedd Taking a gap year to travel can really help you to figure things out and give you time to recharge and… https://t.co/Te7MdqKx3nSometimes when you travel you will face challenging reminders of the darker parts of history, paradigms and world v… https://t.co/7lKoBtNWlp @goodwin_jackie @FlightClaimEU @easyJet If they are delaying you send an official letter stating your rights and EU… https://t.co/yUfephcCqw @merwanator @British_Airways @UK_CAA Mate they are LEGALLY obliged to give you a new flight asap AND compensation b… https://t.co/gOqdQD4Gx5Have you checked out my review of the LifeSaver Liberty Water Filter Bottle yet? When you do use the code BLACKFRID… https://t.co/PXiGpHNabD
11/29
2019
Do you have a connection to music when you travel? Does foreign language music remind you of places you have visite… https://t.co/f1rdAoDksp @SLCoLab To build a business of course. 😊 @AmyGuides @londonviewpts @markandkylee @beautybackpckr @smiling_food @AskChefDennis @MiaVossOnTheGo @JodyHalstedhttps://t.co/PJLNy7Oy4z @AmyGuides @londonviewpts @markandkylee @beautybackpckr @smiling_food @AskChefDennis @MiaVossOnTheGo @JodyHalstedhttps://t.co/E2R6v5DE20 @Safe_H_Travel @Travelnpack Twitter mobs and bullying are horrific on this platform. I don't think I've been seeing… https://t.co/sGe9MlGf0bWhat To Do When An Airline Loses Your luggage. https://t.co/EhlatkICiu via @bemusedbackpack #travel https://t.co/nxGxYw8EjH
11/28
2019

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