I Don’t Like Turkey…Yet

May 18, 2015

In all my years travelling I’ve never really come across a place I didn’t like.

I think that’s changed.

Turkey.

When I landed in Istanbul, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d heard in passing conversations that it was an amazing city and there was a lot to see there, but I Read more

A Night At The Border

May 11, 2015

It’s Wednesday in Cannakale. I’ve been in Turkey six days and still have so much to see, but I’m already gunning to leave. It’s just not my kind of place.

I decide on the spot that today’s the day I’m getting my bus to Bulgaria, so I jump out of bed and head to the Metro Turizm office around the corner to buy a Read more

Solo Female Travel: Talking Life On The Road With Lauren Juliff

May 6, 2015

This month in the SFT series I’ve got one of my favourite interviews to date – an awesome story of taking control of your life through travel and rolling with the punches when the road decides to make life interesting.

On the move since 2011, our interviewee has got a heap of travel wisdom to share and a growing Read more

Visiting Gallipoli: Two Sides To A Story

April 27, 2015

When I landed in Istanbul, it hadn’t even really crossed my mind to visit Gallipoli until I saw the “Gallipoli Tour” flyer on the noticeboard. I’d actually forgotten the place was even in Turkey.

My initial plan had been to see Istanbul for a few days and jump west, but I decided, as a Kiwi, Gallipoli Read more

Ten Awesome Travel Websites You Probably Didn’t Know About

April 5, 2015

It seems that every day a new websites pops up that aims to change the way people travel. Flights, accommodation, transport, food, entertainment can all be found online and the options out there only continue to grow – the hardest part is staying up to date!

To help you out this week I’ve created a short list of Read more

The real reason I quit my job to travel the world

March 30, 2015

Back when I was a young teenager, I remember sitting in the car one morning with my Mum on the way to school. The night before I had just watched an episode of South Park, where the guys were sent a starving child from Ethiopia and then took him to a buffet, but kept stealing his food as he was about to eat it. While obviously just Read more

Solo Female Travel: Musing On Travel with Kristin Addis

March 23, 2015

We’re back!

This month in the SFT series I’ll be chatting with a traveller who’s certainly covered her fair share of the globe (definitely more than me!). On the road solo since 2012, she’s no stranger to travelling alone and hopefully she’ll have a few stories and advice that you guys will find Read more

Hostelling 101: A Newbie’s Guide To Hostel Life

March 16, 2015

If you plan on spending any amount of time on the road you’re going to be introduced to hostel life sooner or later. It’s just a part of being a backpacker.

Now, I know some of your right now are screwing your nose up at sleeping in a backpackers’ dorm room, and if that’s the case, you’ve probably Read more

A beginner’s guide to studying Chinese in China

March 9, 2015

Learning Mandarin seems to be the global craze these days. People from every corner of the world are flocking to China and many universities have entire campuses dedicated solely to the teaching of Chinese to foreigners. International students are spending thousands of dollars to live and study Mandarin in China’s top institutions, Read more

Ten Important Things You Will Probably Forget To Pack On Your Next Trip

February 23, 2015

I usually pack quite light when I travel, but there’s always things I forget now and then. The items on this list are things I’ve forgotten at least once, and at times that’s gotten me into trouble somewhere along the way.

If you’re putting together a packing list for an upcoming trip, make sure you add Read more