The Stories

Secret Santa: A Short Film about Christmas Cheer

It’s December 2020 and Santa finds himself at a loss after being told to take the year off. His dilemma; how to spread Christmas cheer in the midst of a pandemic? This festive short was co-written and filmed...

The Simmer Dim: A Short Story by Izzy Gray

In 2020, lockdown hit, forcing us into our homes and taking away the usual travel opportunities.  It's been a heartbreaking time for many reasons, but if there's one beacon of light to shine through the mire, f...

The Times It All Went Wrong: Take Two

Five years ago (...how?!) I shared an article called ‘The Times it All Went Wrong’, with the hope of showing the, erm, slightly less glamorous side of travelling.  Surprisingly, it went down a storm. What do...

My Top Travel Experiences of 2018

As my pals down in Leith would say, 2018 has been a beezer of a year for travel.  As well as several trips abroad, one of my missions for the year was to spend more time exploring my home country.  Turns out, S...

The overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

It was 4am. I was woken by a crack, piercing and metallic. My eyes were slow to adjust to the darkness. Fatigue had left me disorientated, and for a moment, I struggled to remember where I was. Lightening so...

A Year in Travel: My Top Travel Experiences of 2017

2017 was a year of firsts for me; the first time I had the confidence to travel alone; the first time I visited mainland Spain; the first time I got trapped on a metro at night...oh wait, we're not talking abou...
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