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

Solo Female Travel: Living La Pura Vida with Camille Willemain

February 12, 2015

Yes, we are back!

This series was a huge success last year and so I’m excited to let you know I’ll be running it one more time. Seven more female nomads, seven more interviews. I’ve got some amazing interviewees lined up for you this time and I’m sure you guys are going to love it (Read more

Better Luck Next Time, Sydney Airport

February 9, 2015

The plane hits the pavement. I look at the clock.


Check-in for my next flight closes at 11:45.

I do the math slowly in my head. 54 minutes to get through customs, collect my bags, and make it upstairs to check-in.

Easy peasy.

Well, it should be easy peasy, except for one Read more

Tell Me Your Secrets, Okinawa

February 2, 2015

I’m not sure what brought me to Okinawa.

I’d heard it was kind of cheap, sunny, laid back, and just a little bit different to the rest of Japan. But we hadn’t really planned things. We just kind of ended up there.

Of course, I’d done a bit of Read more

Dinner At A Maid Cafe In Tokyo, Japan

January 26, 2015

As we walked around Tokyo’s Akihabara district, wandering through video arcades, toy stores, and a rather popular six-storey sex shop, my friend turns and says to me, “Oh, and we should definitely have dinner at a maid cafe!”

A maid cafe?

Sure, whatever that is.

What followed was Read more