Best Beaches Ever – Rosebud
I love the beach. I love the water, no matter the weather. I especially love the long, long views you get when you look out to sea interrupted only by a passing sailboat, or cargo ship. Not so fond of the sand getting into cracks I didn’t know I had – but that’s...
The One About the Deadly Spiders in Africa
Warning: not for the faint-hearted. We all know Africa can be dangerous. Beautiful, tick. Exciting, exotic, awe-inspiring – tick, tick, tick. And really, really dangerous. More people are killed each year not by lions – but by the hippopotamus! You don’t dare go to...
Dunkled: Walking the Grampians Gently
The Grampians’ Mt Sturgeon walk is like something out of the Hobbit; a tangled, gnarly, grey-green forest with mossy sandstone outcrops and looming mountains cleverly hidden between the trees.
It’s not just about the clothes – 200 Years of Australian Fashion Exhibition
My one foray into the glittering world of fashion was a pair of deeply flared trousers, made from – if you can believe this – apple green corduroy. You would think this would disqualify me from recommending an exhibition about Australian fashion. And you could be right.
How I Cured My Fear of Flying – And By Fear I Mean Terror
That moment when the plane turned into the runway, when the engines flared and the brake was taken off sent me into a dizzying spiral of terror. Rumbling down the tarmac my hands, white-knuckled, gripped the seat, teeth clenched like I had lockjaw. I knew I couldn’t keep this up. There had to be a cure.
How to Choose a Great Travel Buddy
A great travel buddy can help make your trip fantastic, providing more than just a bit of company and somebody to share the experience with. But knowing how to choose the right one isn’t so simple.
15 Mistakes Travellers Make On The Road (and How to Avoid Them)
You’re finally on the road – but just as there’s an exciting world out there waiting for you, there’s also a whole set of mistakes first timers can make. This list will help you avoid many of them.
12 Mistakes First Time Travellers Make Before They Travel
Understand this: You’re definitely going to make mistakes on your first overseas trip. But don’t panic – here’s how to avoid the worst of them.
Making The Best Frittata In The World
It’s taken me just under a year, but I can now say confidently that I make the best frittata in the world. I know, I know – it’s not like me to make hugely bold claims (cough!) – but the proof of this particular pudding is in making and eating the recipe I’ve set out...
An Exciting New Direction
It isn’t the craziest idea I’ve ever had – but it’s right up there with hitch-hiking alone in the Canadian winter or wearing brand new boots and thin socks to hike down and up the Grand Canyon. In one day. (Technically, that’s two ideas, which totally makes my point.)
An Unexpected Side Trip – Or How I Lost A Year Without Really Trying
One step off the door mat was all it took. Funny how the biggest changes in your life start of in such small, and almost inconsequential ways.