Relaxing Rarotonga: the king of the Cook Islands

Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, is a unique sort of place. In order to visit the Cook Islands, I had to go back in time. I’m a time traveller. And I only had to fly to Rarotonga, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, to do it. Thanks to the mysteries of the International … Continue reading Relaxing Rarotonga: the king of the Cook Islands

The Harry Potter Escape Room Experience in Melbourne

There is only a few things I hate in this world; warm beer, huntsmen spiders, peanut butter and Harry Potter being forced upon me. Granted, it’s an eclectic list but hey, it’s my burden to bare. You can understand, then, my feelings when I found out I was going to a Harry Potter themed escape … Continue reading The Harry Potter Escape Room Experience in Melbourne

Teens, Mountains and Wild Horses: Hiking the Bogong High Plains

Over the last eight years I have worked on and off as an outdoor leader, working with schools and helping them facilitate their outdoor education programs. This usually means leading hiking trips or paddle journeys through some of the more beautiful places that Australia has to offer. Getting paid to do this privilege seems borderline … Continue reading Teens, Mountains and Wild Horses: Hiking the Bogong High Plains

Visiting Australian Ski Resorts In Summer: why you shouldn’t rule it out

I love visiting Australia’s ski resorts during winter. It’s a fun, adventurous environment where people play hard on the slopes and then play harder in the bars and lodges that dot the landscape. It’s a place where you can use the terms “après”, “off piste” and “mogul” without sounding like a wanker. Where drinking mulled … Continue reading Visiting Australian Ski Resorts In Summer: why you shouldn’t rule it out

Wine and the Yarra Valley

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and according to my Facebook newsfeed, that means it’s time to visit your local winery. Australia is home to some of the best wine regions in the world and they are more accessible than you may realise. The best part is you don’t have to know the … Continue reading Wine and the Yarra Valley

Local Travel: the benefits of travel within your own country

I spend a large amount of time pawing over travel sites and blogs, studying articles about various overseas destinations that spike my interest. And while I hope to watch the Northern Lights from an igloo hotel in Finland one day, I am also realistic about the financial implications of undertaking such a trip. There is … Continue reading Local Travel: the benefits of travel within your own country

The Love Of Travel

Recently, I finally realised what I like most about travel. It was a strange epiphany to suddenly come to a good two years after starting a travel blog but it was enlightening none the less. It wasn’t a lightning bolt moment by any stretch of the imagination either; more like a gentle elbow from your … Continue reading The Love Of Travel

Teens in Canoes: Paddling the Murray River

The Murray River is one of the most iconic rivers in Australia. It is steeped in history for both Indigenous Australians and European settlers alike and has been a source of transport, food and enjoyment for centuries. So to be able to enjoy sections of this river by paddling it in canoes is a privilege … Continue reading Teens in Canoes: Paddling the Murray River

Why I’m Not A Party Traveller

I looked at my social media newsfeeds not long ago and noticed it was filled with people partying at far flung locations around the globe. Topless blokes covered in body paint on tropical beaches danced with girls in bikinis, grasping buckets of cheap booze with seventeen straws in them to help share the love, amongst other … Continue reading Why I’m Not A Party Traveller