I am a strong believer that you should spend time in different countries around the world getting lost. Not the kind of lost where you are freaked out and need help getting home. But the kind of lost where you let go of your preconceived notions of what your society is to allow yourself to experience something new and different.

The more I travel the more I realise how hard it is to “get to know a place” as every town, city, village and community is constantly growing and evolving.  My home town, Canberra, has changed so much in the 8 years since I left, that I no longer know where the “hot” place to eat out is. But this just makes going back more fun, it’s a new adventure every time.  

I’m not one to hop around visiting different countries, just to tick off the “must see places” on a long list.  If it takes me a little longer to see it all, because I am relaxing in the diving community on Koh Tao, or sampling all the gelato in Florence… then that is a price I am willing to pay. These pages are filled with the tips, recipes, activities and stories that I have discovered as I amble in and out of amazing countries all over the globe.

Austria/ Australia / Belize Cambodia / Canada / ChinaCroatia / Guatemala / Hong KongEngland / France / Italy / Laos / Malaysia / Mexico / New Zealand / Portugal / SingaporeSpain / Thailand / USA / Vietnam

The 3 Best Weekends to Visit Canberra

The only question you should really be asking yourself, is when to visit Canberra? The great thing about Canberra is that it is easy to get to and great for a weekend. Canberra, Australia’s often forgotten capital city. When compared to its competitors, Sydney and Melbourne. Or considered not worth …

$5 Feast – Soup Noodle with Meat and Veg, Xi’an

I fell in love with Xi’an after only being there for 20 minutes. It was raining, and yet the place felt vibrant and alive.  There was an energy that immediately sucked me in. One morning, I woke up early and decided to head out for a random walk around the …

Is cruising for a backpacker

Are you a backpacker or flashpacker who is considering going on a cruise? Ever wondered if cruising would suit your travel style? I have. When asked to go off on a cruise, I resolutely said: “no way mate, cruising is not my style”. Only to have the phrase, “don’t knock …

The Six Foot Track – A Weekend Escape

I love hiking. However, if I am being truthful, I am not very good at hiking. It hurts my body. I get chafing. Going up hills with a pack on always makes me want to cry. Yet I keep fantasising about new treks to do. I am obsessed. So when …

Shanghai Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour – Review

Who doesn’t love dumplings? I certainly have a soft spot for a fantastically made dumpling, especially the ones with soup in the middle. Shanghai is one of the best places in the world to get a variety of different types. Over the centuries, different cultures from around China have merged …

Blackheath to Blue Gum Loop Bushwalk – A Sydney Escape

In need of an escape from Sydney? Head up into the Blue Mountains to do the Blackheath Blue Gum loop bushwalk. If you like being alone in the bush, stunning waterfalls, crystal clear swimming holes, sunbathing lizards and pushing your body to the limits, then this is the bushwalking escape …

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