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.

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.

30 Things You Should Know Before Heading Across The Pond To Europe

I share 30 tips on how to prepare for a trip to Europe that I have learned while living and traveling across the continent.

Air Travel Was Once A Given, Not So Much Anymore. Did We Take It For Granted All Along?

Air travel was once a given. But now it is largely gone. What have we learned over the past year & did we take it for granted all along?

11 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Visiting The United Kingdom

IMPORTANT that you don't make these common mistakes when visiting the United Kingdom. Knowing these should make your trip less stressful.

15 Things Brits Shouldn’t Say To Americans

I recently did a piece on things that Americans shouldn’t say to Brits, so thought I’d look into things Brits shouldn’t say to Americans.