Travel

With bags and a boarding pass, I’m happiest when adventure lays ahead. 35 countries and counting. Come away with me!Β 

  • The Great Wall of China – Jiankou to Mutianyu
    When planning our three week trip to China last year, some sights were an absolute given. The Great Wall of China was a must-see for both my boyfriend and I, and as we were flying… More
  • My Must-Do in Beijing, China
    My boyfriend and I’s arrival in China was far from glamourous. We’d caught a red eye flight from Perth, Australia, had a layover in Singapore and upon landing in Beijing, I raced to find a… More
  • 10 Things I Didn’t Expect in Beijing, China
    People had mixed reactions when I told them my boyfriend and I were going to China. They ranged from congratulatory and enthusiastic, to puzzlement and even cautionary. My sister, who’d live in China for a… More
  • Your 10 Favourite Posts of 2017
    Whether you’re loving days at the beach or watching it snow outside, the holiday season has arrived! It’s the perfect time to reflect on the year gone by. What are you most proud of? What… More
  • Our Three Week China Itinerary
    I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw how cheap the flights were. Perth, Australia to Beijing was just AU$280 return with Singapore Airlines! It was November 2016 and I’d spotted the deal at 5.30am… More
  • First-Timer’s Guide to Santorini, Greece
    For too long I’d scrolled through social media and been tormented by friends travelling through the Greek islands. My only visit to this Mediterranean nation was as a backpacker in 2005, when I revelled in… More
  • Catching the Athens to Santorini Ferry
    The sun was rising, the air was fresh and the water was calm. It was mid-May in the Greek capital of Athens and under any other circumstances, the scene would’ve been beautiful. Except my boyfriend… More
  • One Night in Florence, Italy
    I’d heard the most wonderful things about Florence. Called Firenze locally, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is 280 kilometres (170 miles) or three hours drive from Rome. Friends everywhere had told me how beautiful the… More
  • How to Get From Cinque Terre to Santorini
    They say half the fun of a holiday is planning it and I completely agree. Pondering destinations, gushing at hotels and restaurants, weighing up attractions… all against the backdrop of counting down to your departure… More
  • A Night at Crown Towers Perth
    When you think of a family vacation, what jumps to mind? A camping trip or a week away in Bali, Florida or Spain? In my family, we can barely meet for dinner without a month’s… More
  • Cinque Terre’s Hiking Trails in Detail
    I’ve shared My Guide to Cinque Terre and my Tips for Hiking in the region, but the final post in this series covers exactly where my boyfriend and I trekked over three days. We were staying… More
  • Tips for Hiking Cinque Terre, Italy
    Hiking is something I never thought I’d enjoy. Walking up a hill all day in chunky boots and unattractive attire had as much appeal to me as rolling in grass during hayfever season. But I like… More
  • Italy’s Incredible Cinque Terre: My Guide
    About a year ago, my boyfriend and I sat down with a giant piece of cardboard, a handful of Sharpies and our laptops. We’d booked return flights to London to see one of my best… More
  • My Pre-Holiday Checklist
    Jetsetting around the world may seem glamorous but any traveller knows it takes a lot of work. Even if you’re on organised tours, there’s still the real life stuff at home to take care of… More
  • Seeing Nice, France in Five Hours
    How much of a city can you see in five hours? That was the challenge my boyfriend and I faced in Nice, France during our recent trip to Europe. Our train arrived on a Sunday… More
  • Three Days in Beaune, France
    Have you ever had a travel vision you desperately wanted to make reality? For a year, I’d dreamed of cycling through French villages and drinking chardonnay. Yes, I’m utterly city-centric but vineyards don’t grow downtown. When… More
  • A Day Trip to Edinburgh, Scotland
    There are several things I consider travel jackpot. A flight upgrade. A hotel upgrade. Any upgrade. Early check-in after a red eye flight. Being the only couple booked on a group tour. Lift access at a… More
  • Cathay Pacific Lounge, Hong Kong
    I’ve slept at airports, freshened up with baby wipes and on one unfortunate occasion, flown in day-old clothing without a toothbrush. Flying is not glamorous (at least, not the kind I do) and no amount of… More
  • Travel-Friendly Foods
    Hands up if you’ve succumbed to $7 Pringles on a plane? Or spent $28 on room service after a late night arrival, only to realise your body just needed a few mouthfuls? Whether you’re flying… More
  • A Guide to Queenstown, NZ
    I’m a city-dweller. I like to holiday in big cities. I like exploring the complex jungles of concrete, bars and metro systems. Nature is something I find in city parks or on a day-trip before… More
  • Bali for Beginners
    My first trip to the Indonesian island of Bali was with my Dad when I was about 10 years old. My parents told me it was a reward for learning to swim – in reality,… More
  • Essential Apps Before You Fly
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  • A Weekend in Las Vegas
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  • Three Days in Santa Monica, California
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