I first started a travel blog many years ago but it was focused more around photographs than anything else. I have had a love of the outdoors, and adventure, for as long as I can remember. In 2014 I followed my husband to Singapore where I decided to have 6 months off work and start blogging again. That 6 months grew and I got more and more interesting in exploring culture, volunteering and writing. In Singapore I joined an intensive training program to become a museum guide at the Asian Civilisation Museum. During this process I discovered a love for research and also the process of turning complex information into something your average person can comprehend, which is essentially the role of a good tour guide. I also wrote articles for the British Association of Singapore who publish a monthly magazine.

Now that we are based in West Africa I have turned my volunteering skills to teaching and I do my best to help at a local school and after school club. In Ghana the opportunities to explore the culture seem endless and my love for writing is always growing. I try to make my blog posts short and to the point, whilst also giving you a taste of my experience, often helped by a few photographs. Ultimately I hope to look back on these posts, as I often do already, with fond memories. A photograph sometimes fails to capture some elements of the adventure that words can.

In case you are wondering about the blog name, I am originally from Scotland and my initials are SCOT, so it just seemed appropriate! I hope you enjoy my blog, Sarah.