Why you need to explore what’s outside your front door

When people think about travel, they more often than not think about airports, exotic destinations, new cultural experiences, spicy street food and spending lots and lots of money. I’m not going to lie, these are the things I conjure whenever I think about travel or have come down with a serious case of wanderlust. I’m…

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

For loyal E&T followers, you might remember this gem from yonks ago. However, I recently whipped up a batch of these for a baby shower and everyone went nuts over them. THEY ARE SO GOOD. So, I’m just rehashing this recipe for you all so that you can once again drool at the amazingness of these cookies.…

The Best of Berlin

Berlin’s blend of trend-setting glamour and historical highlights is guaranteed to enchant any traveller keen to explore its pulsating culture, amazing architecture, finger-licking good food, crazy clubs and tangible history. It’s a popular destination for many travellers traversing across Europe and for a good reason. Its eclectic nature is bound to please all kinds of…

Yayoi Japanese Teishoku Restaurant

When someone asks me what my favourite cuisine is I usually reply “Oh well I love thai and italian. That’s too boring, isn’t it?” However, recently my reply has become different. I’m increasingly turning to Japanese as my go-to dining choice as well as Saturday night take-in. Why? I can’t quite put my finger on…

How to Survive Long Flights

Guess what? Ok, you’ll never guess. It’s one week until I’m off to the UK, Europe and Vietnam! Are you as excited as I am!? Probably not, because all you’re thinking is “gosh darn I wish it were me!” That’s what I think whenever one of my friends jet sets off across the globe. But…

‘Thank You’ in 50 Languages

Surviving in a country where English is not widely spoken (and you don’t speak the language) can be challenging at times. Perhaps the best word/phrase you can learn to show your willingness to learn is the old and faithful “thank you.” Here’s how to say thank you in 50 languages so you’ll never be stuck…

Winter in Europe: What to Pack

The count down is on. It is officially one month until I leave the Australian heat behind for a month of European coldness. Crazy? Perhaps. Worth it? No doubt about it. I’ve been asked why I would choose to leave the glorious warmth of an Australian summer for the harsh fate of a Winter in…