Zoe Stephens

Zoe is a freelance writer from Liverpool, UK. She spends her time traveling between China, where she is based, and North Korea, where she works as a tour guide for Koryo Tours. You can follow her journey and see her content from North Korea on Instagram (@zoediscovers) and YouTube. You can see more about her life stuck on Tonga on Instagram @tongadiaries.

Pandemic Shock? Entering A Covid World After 18 Months Without It

Pandemic times, finally, as I leave a covid-free country I am entering a covid world after 18 months without it. How has life changed?

After 18 Months I Finally Got Off Tonga, With Many Hiccups Along the Way

A return home back to the UK from Tonga... Finally happening? Not without hiccups on the way... Which I anticipated, but not how it went out.

Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships Globally When Traveling Full Time

The troubles and tricks to maintain long-distance relationships for a full-time traveler! Away from home you’re bound to have this problem.

How To Plan Month+ Long Term Travel For Maximum Enjoyment

How to plan long term travel? It can be daunting. But for me, planning a long stay in one place is more daunting than planning long travel!

Should I Learn The Local Language When Traveling?

How Important is it to learn the local language in a new country? Or, more precisely, here's why it is so important when traveling abroad!

Why You Can’t Trust Every Travel Blog, What To Watch Out For

Before a trip, you’re bound to turn to Google or a travel blog to help you with planning and researching. Can you trust the travel blog?

After Being “Covid Trapped” For 16+ Months It Is Time To Finally Go Home

For those who have been following my story, I’ve been “covid trapped” in Tonga for the entire time of the pandemic unable to go home.