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…

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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…

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…

What to do in Israel

I want to take you all back to the time I went to Israel. I’m betting many of you will have mixed reactions to that – or maybe not. If you’re like how I was, you’d think ‘But it’s a war zone! If you go to Israel you’re going to be shot or something!’ I know,…

Things to do in the Hunter Valley

Someone wise once said “life is too short to drink bad wine” and to that I say hear hear! I had my first taste of wine when I was about 16 and since then I’ve been hooked. Not in a bad way of course, but in a way that means I now appreciate wine and…

Lord Howe Island Top 5

Australia in and of itself is a stunning country full of life and diverse culture. Without being biased (OK maybe I am a little biased) Australia is pure paradise. However, for me there is one place that stands out as the ultimate paradise, and that is Lord Howe Island. I’ve only been there once before but…

New York Top 10 Things To Do

A month in New York has come and gone and whilst I will be returning home soon I have a feeling that I will be unable to shake my empire state of mind. I was always one to claim my love for Europe and the UK, never once listing the USA on my travel bucket list. However…

New York in a Week

Start spreading the news – I’m in NEW YORK. The city of dreams, the city that never sleeps and the biggest cultural melting pot I’ve ever had the pleasure to be immersed in. I’m here for four weeks studying at New York University; a summer creative writing program. Whilst I am studying journalism back home,…