Kia Ora Campers!
I’m Bella, a 28 year old Kiwi Kid, travel writer and your Bird Abroad.
I’ve spent the last 6 years travelling the world, mostly scuba diving inThailand and living in London. After a brief stint on Super Yachts I found myself in Edinburgh where I worked the festival before settling into grown-up life for a while. At the end of 2018 I moved back to New Zealand where I have started another exciting journey…building a Tiny(ish) House!
Some of my favourite blogs (if I do say so myself)
Not an easy task but hopefully I can demystify some of the scarier parts for you.
Six days on wee boat sailing around the coast of Croatia. Don’t go at the end of Summer like I did, you’ll freeze your tits off.
What it says on the tin, my worst date ever and one of just many stories of me having a bit of a shit time, this one’s for the sadists.
Why not catch up on what I’ve been up to most recently? There’s lots of scuba diving in there, more tiny house content on its way and very many stories of me being a bit of a silly bugger in far-flung foreign lands.
Great air consumption - everyone wants it...but how do you get it? In my opinion, it comes with time, but there are things you can do to help get you there faster whilst avoiding dangerous tactics like skip breathing. I hope my five tips below will help you in your...
Diving incorrectly weighted will increase your air consumption and hold you back from attaining that amazing weightless feeling that we're all chasing. If you're weighted incorrectly you will either spend the whole dive adjusting your BCD, or battling to prevent...
Can't afford to become an instructor but still want to be part of someone's first experience breathing underwater? Become a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) leader for the princely sum of £30 instead! DSD Leader wasn't something offered to the Divemaster Trainees at my...
Bella's Top Tips & Tricks For Conquering London Life
I spent 3 and a half years in London. In that time I moved around 7 different flats, made lots of random friends from all over the world and had the absolute time of my life. But moving to London can be difficult! Don’t be put off if you absolutely hate it for the first 6 months, hang in there and read some of my articles to help you get a handle on how to win big city life.
I’ve had the good fortune to visit a fair few corners of the globe but there are so many more yet to come.
My Upcoming Adventures
It’s important to have something on the horizon that you can look forward to. My next adventures will involve shark diving in Fiji, going to my friend’s wedding in America and building my very own tiny(ish) house. I’ll be making videos about the whole journey so feel free to head to Youtube to watch those.
I’m not much of a photographer but I do try from time to time. Below are some shots of my travels. You can follow me on Instagram for more, plus lots of stories about my DIY projects.