The Mountain is Waiting

After months of preparation, armchair research, weekends spent tramping up and down National Parks, and countless trips to adventure stores, it’s finally here. The adventure starts today. In a sense it doesn’t quite seem real yet. There’s been so much “normal life” to sort out that this trip still feels far off, intangible, surreal. I’m…

Tips for Travel: Packing

Packing for a trip can be confusing and exhausting. Do you bring that extra jacket “just in case”? How many clothes do you really need on a six month trip around the world? With airlines reducing check in luggage weight, charging for extra bags and the added complication of domestic flights having a lower check…

A few of my favourite day trips from Sydney

There’s plenty of things to do in Sydney, but if you’re looking for something different a little further afield, the city is perfectly placed for day trips into the mountains or the coast. Whether you’re looking for a calm break away from the Big Smoke, a nature excursion or an afternoon exploring charming sandstone villages,…

Tips for Successful Solo Travel

Was your last girls weekend your last girls weekend? Do you need a vacation from your family vacation? Or are you just someone who values your alone time? If so, it may be time to explore the joys of solo travel. Here are some tips to get you started on your journey. What to Bring…

Five Must See Places in Havana, Cuba

Traveling to Cuba is like taking a step back in time. Perhaps no place in Cuba embodies this better than Havana. With so much history and culture, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin your trip. This guide will lead the way to the five must see places in Havana. 1. Habana Vieja…

Sydney Top Ten Things to Do

Blessed with sparkling blue waters, a gracious harbour and perennial good weather, Sydney is not only Australia’s largest city, but also, to my biased opinion, the most beautiful. Some visitors may feel like this world-class city lacks truly spectacular sights, but the best part of Sydney (like so much of Australia) lies in the great…

One week in Myanmar

It seems that Myanmar is the place to be at the moment. Decades after being closed off to the world, this once inward looking country known as Burma is opening up to foreign investment and tourist dollars, now that The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi has officially sanctioned visitors. There is plenty to see and do in…

The Red City: Visiting Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is like a woman behind a veil – mysterious, removed, enigmatic. It can be difficult to get beneath the skin of this city, visiting Marrakech just for a short time, I found it a challenge to really understand the Marrakshis, and by extension, Marrakech. The Red City has moments of deep beauty but they…