What it’s like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail

Every person has their own idea on what kind of travel suits them most. Some like sunning themselves on tropical beaches, drinking cheap beers in their swimwear and others really get their kicks visiting a good museum. Then there are those who like to get back to nature and get amongst the local environment. I’m … Continue reading What it’s like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail

Three Days in Hawaii

Although the image of Hawaii had been forming in my brain over the course of many years, it was still somewhat of a mystery; a tropical paradise that only existed in the movies and seemed available solely for the super rich. A place where people drink cocktails out of coconuts and the locals wear Hawaiian shirts regularly. You know- standard, gross … Continue reading Three Days in Hawaii

An unhelpful guide to tipping

As an Australian, the concept of tipping for service is somewhat of a rarity. Obtaining a tip from a customer in Oz requires something above and beyond what would normally be expected. Wrestling a wild boar whilst mixing a cocktail, for example, might constitute a little something extra. Or juggling pints of beer without spilling … Continue reading An unhelpful guide to tipping

The Sights and Sounds of New York City

  New York. The Big Apple. The greatest city on earth. It doesn’t matter what you know it as, New York is one of the few places in the world that is familiar with everyone and as such comes with a reputation. The excitement of visiting can be so overwhelming that you seriously doubt if it’s possible for … Continue reading The Sights and Sounds of New York City