Categories
Travel Plans

Checking In: The Mid-Year Review (2017)

I have no idea where the first half of 2017 went. Surely it was only a few weeks ago when I was dreaming up travel plans for this year? Yet somehow I am sitting here with my laptop, listening to it pour with rain outside, counting the days to when winter is over and wondering […]

Categories
Adelaide

A Lazy Mother’s Day in the Adelaide Hills

The last few weekends have been grey and chilly as we head towards winter. But this weekend the sun was out, and the temperature was hovering around a lovely twenty degrees making it the ideal day for a Sunday drive through the Adelaide Hills. And perfect timing, too, since it’s Mother’s Day! To celebrate, I […]

Categories
Other

Why I’ll Always Remember Salzburg

As soon as I set foot in Salzburg, I felt at home. Here was a town I could easily fall in love with, from the imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking the town, to the idyllic Sound of Music setting of the Mirabell Gardens, to the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town, and I couldn’t wait to […]

Categories
Musings

How To Travel With Your Sibling

Travelling with siblings can be awesome if you get on well with each other. Having lived with each other for such a long period of time as children, now that you’ve both grown up you know each other’s likes and dislikes, and when you each need your space. Since they care about you, they’ll be […]

Categories
Cambodia

The Trees of Ta Prohm

Out of all of the temples in Angkor, I was most looking forward to visiting Ta Prohm. From what I had seen online, it looked like an abandoned temple, left for the trees and vegetation of the area to consume it. Ta Prohm was constructed in 1186 as a Buddhist monastery and temple dedicated to […]

Categories
Travel Plans

How to Choose Your Next Adventure

It’s the start of 2017 and you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to ‘travel more’. However, there are so many places you could go in the world – 193 countries spread over seven continents – how do you choose where to go?

Categories
Travel Plans

What’s Happening in 2017!

  Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! I hope you celebrated last night in style surrounded by friends and family. It’s the start of a new year and like a lot of people, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to see, be, and achieve over the next 365 days. After an epic 2016 […]

Categories
Cambodia

Phnom Penh from the Water: A Cruise Along Tonle Sap River

After a week of catching up with old friends, learning about the recent tragic history of Cambodia, and getting used to culture shock, we decided to go on an early evening river cruise to celebrate our last night in Phnom Penh. After five days sweltering in the humidity, I was ready for a break from […]

Categories
Musings

Current Obsessions: Outlander

I’m currently obsessed with Outlander, the TV show based on Diana Gabaldon’s series of books of the same name. And when I say obssessed, I mean in the past three weeks I’ve watched both Seasons 1 and 2, and instead of enduring the wait for Season 3 of the TV series, have begun reading the […]

Categories
Other

Adopting Traditions From My Travels: St Nicholas Day

Tomorrow is St Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag), where ‘Saint Nicholas’ makes his yearly visit to the houses of children in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries throughout the world. If you’ve been well-behaved he’ll leave you chocolates and sweets. Been bad? Coal, twigs, or other less pleasant things might be headed your way. The real […]