What to Pack For Your Next Snorkelling Adventure

Travelling light is usually a great idea, but depending on the type of trip you are taking, it might not always be possible. If for example, you plan to do a lot of snorkelling on your holiday, there are a few items you should consider bringing along. Simon and I love taking snorkelling holidays. Snorkelling […]

12 Islands in Australia That You Have to Visit

If you’re looking for an island getaway, Australia has you covered. With a total of 8,222 islands, picking one to visit will be the most challenging part of your holiday. There’s an island to match every traveller’s dream holiday. Whether you’re an adventurer, a beach bum, a romantic, a wildlife enthusiast, a snorkeler, or a […]

Lady Elliot Island: The Best Place to Explore the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s seven natural wonders and one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. Stretching two thousand, three hundred kilometres along the coast of Queensland, it is the largest coral reef on earth. The Great Barrier Reef is so large that it can be seen from outer space! It attracts over […]

Two Days on Fraser Island, the World’s Largest Sand Island

A lot of us Melbournians love to escape to the warmth during our winter months. Contrary to what some people may think, it does get pretty cold in Melbourne during winter, and it also gets wet! So Queensland, a short two-hour flight away is a great place to escape to during our winter. Over the […]

Two Weeks in Vietnam: A Relaxed Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Vietnam was a country that we had wanted to visit for quite some time, but somehow we never got around to it. There are just so many places in the world to visit, right? But now that we’ve finally made it there, we have nothing but praise for this country. We had a fabulous time […]

13 Tips to Avoid Being an Annoying Tourist

For many countries, tourism is a vital part of their economy, so it’s fantastic that so many of us want to travel and see the world. I personally believe that travelling is one of the best things anyone can do to broaden their horizons and to appreciate different cultures and ways of life. There is […]

What to See on a Short Visit to Vietnam’s Last Imperial City, Hue

Found right in the middle of the country, Hue (pronounced Hway) is very often overlooked by visitors to Vietnam. But this ancient imperial capital is totally worth the detour, even for a short stay. Situated on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue was the seat of Nguyễn Dynasty emperors from 1802 to 1945. It’s a city rich in […]

Our Sunrise Trip to The My Son Sanctuary, Vietnam

When our alarm went off at 4.30 am, we were both fast asleep. Waking up that early is always hard. But we managed to drag ourselves out of bed and met our tour guide outside the front of our hotel. We were off to catch the sunrise at the My Son Sanctuary, a set of […]

Cruising Bai Tu Long Bay, A Less Touristy Alternative to Halong Bay

Halong Bay is Vietnam’s most popular tourist attraction and one that simply has to be on any visitor’s Vietnam itinerary. This breathtaking natural wonder is renowned for its emerald waters, its thousands of sheer limestone karsts and for its tiny islets topped by rainforests. The region known as Halong Bay spans over 1,500 square kilometres and […]

8 Reasons Why we Loved the Chaotic City of Hanoi

Some places are so easy to like. But I’m not going to lie, Hanoi is not one of them. After a very early wake-up call to catch our flight from Danang, we arrived in Hanoi to catch the first morning light. We were tired, cranky (well I was!) and quite sad after leaving Hoi An […]

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