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

Hiking the Bundeena to Otford Walking Track

This has to be one of my favourite hikes and it’s so easy to get to. Surrounded by stunning views this two-day, one-night hike gives you an opportunity to escape from Sydney, Australia, without having to go too far away. The Bundeena to Otford walking track gives you ample opportunity …

Wild Swimming and Bushwalking at Middle Harbour Creek

Looking for a challenging walk that is jam-packed full of nature, wildlife, wild swimming and you don’t have to leave Sydney for? I was, I was searching for a walk that would give me a taste of adventure and the outdoors without me having to drive out of Sydney to …

My NSW Travel Challenge

Well, 2020 has turned out nothing like I had planned. But as we are all in this together, I am rescheduling the experiences I had mapped out, instead, I am turning my attention to local adventures. For the next little while, I am starting a self-imposed NSW travel challenge. I …

The Parramatta River Walk – Off the Beaten Track in Sydney

One of the most underrated walks in Sydney is the Parramatta River Walk. If you are looking for things to do in Sydney that are off the beaten track, then I definitely recommend this walk. Backpacking through Sydney you will definitely be told to go out and do the Coogee …

How to See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’An

If you are heading to China, I imagine you are considering seeing the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’An. China has so many amazing ancient wonders that it is pretty impossible to take it all in, or even to choose what to see. My choice was made easy when I found some …

What to eat in Xi’an – Hot Pot Train

Hot pot on a train, absurd or amazing? We all know of sushi train, by far one of the best inventions for semi-fast food ever. Not only is there a huge novelty factor, but I am sure any sushi-train restaurant owner will tell you it increases their sales because people …