road trips

Ten Things to do Outside of Melbourne

It's been two years since I arrived and fell in love with Melbourne.  Such was my love for the city that the original week I had intended on staying quickly turned in to 5.   Because I was there for so long, I ...

Alternative Things to Do in Perthshire

Perthshire is one of my favourite counties in Scotland, and yet in terms of travel destinations it’s a bit of an underdog, often bypassed for the dramatic mountains of the Highlands or the urban gems of the cou...

That time we found Paradise: Bedarra Island

In 2011, a massive storm formed in the Pacific Ocean.  Yasi, as it became known, was a force 5 cyclone, and caused immeasurable damage to everything in its path - from Papua New Guinea and the Solomon islands t...

The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Having grown up on Celtic soil, I’m rather partial to a good piece of folklore. Scotland is home to many a myth and legend, and so too is Ireland – a country I’d longed to visit since I was a child. Luckily ...

Driving Australia’s Great Ocean Road

In May 2013, my friend and I were nearing the end of our time in Australia, having travelled the length of Cairns to Melbourne by bus.  We were determined to end our trip on a high.  After packing an esky full ...

A whirlwind visit to Banff, Canada

It had been eight hours, and yet the journey was only half complete. My knees were drawing ever closer to my chin, the cramp in my thighs now unbearable. The bus was filled with a cacophony of strange and myste...

Without a Paddle: Rafting in Chiang Mai

I cleared my throat and repeated the question: “Where are we?” The silence which followed sent a chill across my skin, despite the sun’s heat. I searched the faces of my companions, each lost in their own puz...
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