Planning a trip?
Taking to the Open Road can help you plan your perfect trip, with information from seasoned travellers and itineraries ranging from 1 to 3 day long weekends in cities to weeks of adventure on the road. These are tried and tested travel itineraries which take into account the practicalities of travelling, like transport, where to eat and the best places to find a good deal.
There are also resources for more than twenty travel destinations – in short, everything you need to take to the open road. If you’d like to contribute an itinerary or request a tailor made travel plan built to your specifications, please contact me, I’d love to help!
Hi, I’m Peggy. I grew up in a small town in Malaysia, and like people who grew up in small towns everywhere, dreamed of escape, and of different worlds beyond the borders of my experience. In time, I moved to Sydney, then to London, then New York; each city imprinting itself on my soul, each time leaving a piece of my heart behind. Here’s the thing they don’t tell you about wanderlust – it never really goes away.
When I travel, I seek out the big sights along with the small moments – kites aloft in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, ordering espressos standing up at the bar in Italy, playing five stones with the kids of Lake Titicaca. I love the possibility and potential of discovery during travel, that sense of wonder at how different, and how alike humanity is.
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
My travel itineraries are planned around urban exploration, finding authentic places to eat or drink at, outdoor activities, interactions with the locals and unique experiences. What you won’t find on my list: theme parks, mega cruises and attractions that exploit animals. I try to be as conscientious a traveller as I possibly can, and in most cases this means doing my research before I select a place to visit.
I’ve been lucky enough to have lived on 4 different continents and visited over 40 countries, but there’s still so much more of the world to see, and I’m looking forward to seeing as much of it as possible.