Colombo to Ella Train Journey: A Complete Guide to Timetables, Tickets, and Important Tips

on March 10, 2020

Of all the things to do in Sri Lanka that I spent years dreaming of, no image held my imagination more so than a blue train, snaking through misty tea country. Sri Lanka’s trains are special – they are not just a mode of transportation, but a carefree experience where you can sit in the open air, dangling out the windows or doors alongside laughing locals. We took the Colombo to Ella train journey – a slightly longer route than the oft-recommended Kandy to Ella train – and are so glad we did. Continue reading

Country Homes Ella Review: A Luxurious Homestay in Ella, Sri Lanka

on March 8, 2020

It didn’t take long for us to fall in love with Ella, Sri Lanka. From the endless rings of tea plantations, to the cheeky monkeys and sunset views over Ella Rock… well, we were goners. But while Sri Lanka’s natural beauty is really something, the essence of what makes this country worth visiting are its people. By staying in a homestay, like Country Homes Ella, you get the best of both worlds.

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16 Things to do in Ella Sri Lanka

on March 6, 2020

I think I fell in love with Ella, Sri Lanka before I ever arrived. I spent years dreaming of all the things to do in Ella: from trekking its hillsides ringed in lush green tea plantations, to eating crispy egg hoppers on a balcony hugged in jungle, to witnessing the iconic grey arches of the Nine Arches Bridge. But did Sri Lanka’s hillside backpacking haven live up to my expectations? Continue reading

YotelAir London Heathrow Review: The Coolest Heathrow Sleeping Pods

on March 5, 2020

I recently stayed at a very unique, funky hotel… right in the middle of London’s Heathrow Airport! Meet YotelAir London Heathrow, an airport hotel that at once elevates the typically boring and soulless airport hotel into something fun and interesting, yet keeps the whole experience to a budget. Yotel has actually been described as “Heathrow sleeping pods,” and you know I love a good sleeping pod experience (like during my layover in Iceland), so I had to check it out. Continue reading

February 2020 | Recap

on March 4, 2020

Oh February, you and your mercury in retrograde sure messed me up. As you may have noticed, or seen on my Instagram stories, my website crashed in February. Actually, it was hacked. There is a looong back story that is way too technical to bore you with here, but some complications meant it took three weeks to get the site back up. So first of all, I apologize if this inconvenienced you (especially those of you using my guides for gluten free travel!). Second of all, thank you for everyone who has messaged or comment or given your support! Continue reading

January 2020 | Recap

on January 28, 2020

We’re nearing the end of January and it’s been crickets on this blog. I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, though, in more ways than one. This is what I got up to in January – on Endless Distances and beyond. Plus some changes to my monthly recap template! Continue reading

2020 Travel Plans

on December 28, 2019

I swear I love writing my annual travel plans blog post nearly as much as actually planning the travels! As in years past, I’ve organised this post into the travels I’ve already booked, the travels I’m planning but haven’t booked yet, and those destinations I’m just dreaming of… Continue reading

November 2019 | Recap

on December 2, 2019

November, where did you go?! This was a month of highs and lows for me… with a fun press trip but also a surgery and recovery. Personally I’m happy to see the back end of November and ready to move on into December. Here’s what I got up to this month! Continue reading

21 Stocking Stuffers for Travelers That Won’t Break the Bank

on November 26, 2019

If it can fit in a stocking, it can fit in a carry on! That’s why stocking stuffers are the ideal gifts for travel lovers. Chances are, if your loved one is a travel lover like me, they don’t want big, bulky, or expensive items for Christmas. Personally I prefer to spend my time (and money) up in the air, seeing the world, and material possessions just drag me down. I think this is a pretty common quality among those of us with wanderlust! Check out these stocking stuffers for travelers as you’re shopping this year. Continue reading