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 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

Sun, Sand and Wilson’s Prom

  I spend a lot of time detailing different aspects of travel, predominately about overseas destinations. However, people have pointed out to me that I rarely mention places at home in Australia. With that in mind, I want to tell you about my favourite place in Australia, Wilson’s Promontory National Park, and try to even up … Continue reading Sun, Sand and Wilson’s Prom

Trip planning: a blueprint

There is nothing more satisfying than organising that next big trip. All the decision making has been done and you have bitten the bullet, booked tickets and forked over wads of cash to travel agents. It’s a fantastic feeling. There is a process that takes place when organising any trip. Elements will change slightly from … Continue reading Trip planning: a blueprint

Hoi An: A little bit of everything

I sat on my hotel balcony and looked out over the Thu Bon River. Small vessels putted their way up and down stream with locals hawking ‘cheap’ trips to the ocean or the town centre while crews threw nets and traps into the salty water. Palm fronds on the far bank enveloped the scenery while … Continue reading Hoi An: A little bit of everything

The importance of rest

What’s the first thing you think about when organising a holiday? Accommodation? Flights? Attractions? The price of beer? The last thing a person takes into consideration when travelling or holidaying is the importance of rest. In your planning, if you’re like me, I guarantee that you will study the guidebooks and determine a rough outline for … Continue reading The importance of rest

The risks of Nepalese paragliding

In the grand scheme of things, I’m pretty conservative in the decisions I make. I worry about the consequences of actions and look into things far more than any normal person might do. Some say this is good to do whilst travelling. Watching out for dangers and hazards can only prove to be positive, right? In the general sense this … Continue reading The risks of Nepalese paragliding