I’m Sam Sparrow and I’d love to welcome you to As The Sparrow Flies, a space dedicated to helping you see the world whilst holding down a full time job. I want you to have an unforgettable adventure every day!

I’m a part-time traveller. I’m not a digital nomad, I haven’t jacked it all in for a round the world ticket and I have a normal job that requires me to work 9-5, Monday to Friday. Just like you.

And if you are a part time traveller like me, you’ve got a lot going on. And your number one priority is fitting in as much travel and adventure as possible around your grown up stuff. Like bills, haircuts and doing the food shop.

“And there’s no cure like travel, to help you unravel the worries of living today”

Alright, I can’t help you with your food shop but I can help you pack in as much as possible into your busy, complicated and probably somewhat messy life. Because I’ve been there. I ripped myself away from a crippling 60 hour a week job, reassessed my priorities and spent the whole of last two years living my very best life.

On As The Sparrow Flies you’ll find city break guides to places you can travel to on a weekend, top tips on maximising your leave allowance, the best places to eat and drink and an offbeat look at my home city of London in the UK. In fact, you’ll find everything you need to make the most of your 5 ’til 9!


Whether you're looking for a long weekend somewhere cultural, or you're looking for your next summer holiday, you'll find plenty of inspiration.

Search for your next destination - whether it's Mexico, Paris or Rome!

Find packing lists, budget tips and itineraries for the part time traveller.

Just need some travel inspiration? You'll love The Travelust Podcast.

Visiting my home city? Get London tips and advice from a local.

Since I was a small child I’ve been endlessly curious about the world around me. Whether that was through spinning the globe on the shelf of my childhood bedroom, creating radio shows on a tape and handing them to my grandparents, building forts in the local park or going on camping holidays with the Guides, I’ve never once shied away from an adventure. And I want to pass on the tips I’ve amassed along the way.

So sit back, relax and let me take you on an adventure today!

Are you packed? Then let's go.