Cheers to Melbourne

Cheers to Melbourne

Foodies love their food and wine festivals, and Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) is no exception. MFWF is a swish hotspot with well-known local chefs collaborating with global stars offering a unique chance to sample gourmet produce and local wines. Food, art and music colliding, the sophisticated and edgy atmosphere could be described as … Continue reading

Safari in South Africa

Safari in South Africa

Kruger National Park was my first safari, other than African Lion Safari which is located in Canada and is more of an amusement park. I remember sitting in the backseat while monkeys tore the vinyl roof off my grandmother’s car! Kruger is a legitimate African safari. We got to see wild leopards, elephants, Cape buffaloes … Continue reading

Yoga Thai-Style

Yoga Thai-Style

Whether you’re a travelling yogi who wants to keep up with a practice or it’s your first downward dog, Thailand is a great place for yoga. The Spa Resorts on the beautiful island of Koh Samui has two locations. The Spa Samui Beach Resort at Lamai Beach on the Gulf of Thailand is where The … Continue reading

Is MacGyver-esque travel swag for you?

Is MacGyver-esque travel swag for you?

With a stylish design and 15 built-in gadgets, the self-proclaimed “World’s Best Travel Jacket” is fashion-forward thinking and hoping to make flying in the future more convenient. Clothing brand BauBax launched a Kickstarter campaign on July 7 for what can only be described as the Swiss Army knife of jackets, with 15 built-in features for … Continue reading

Magic in Edinburgh

Magic in Edinburgh

Opened in 1995, The Elephant House was said to be made famous as the place of inspiration to writers such as J.K. Rowling. On my first visit to Edinburgh I couldn’t resist. I was lucky to just happen to walk into the cafe where J.K. Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter book. I had no … Continue reading

A Grand Literary Walking Tour

A Grand Literary Walking Tour

Dublin is famous for its authors, playwrights, and writers. The Dublin Literary Walking Tour will take you past all the points of interest to anyone wishing to hear about Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, William Yeats, Samuel Beckett, and many more of Dublin’s famous literary figures. It was the perfect date with my Irish friend as … Continue reading

Open Your Seoul

Open Your Seoul

Stepping out of the subway in Seoul is like entering another world. The subway system is modern, fast, overcrowded, one of the largest in the world and comparable to any major city, except for the abundance of military. After a few mishaps we learn how to spot them – hair four inches above the ears = … Continue reading

Africa Shines

Africa Shines

An ordinary person can be inspired to do extraordinary things in Africa. Fighting back tears as we left Jo’berg, the poverty outside the city limits is sobering and staggering. Staying at Miliwane Wildlife Sanctuary in Swaziland’s ‘Valley of Heaven’ with fellow travellers for the last few days. The Rest camp is found in the southern … Continue reading

Let it ride in Korea

Let it ride in Korea

A road trip to ‘Ski and Snowboard Mecca’ at Yongpyong Resort, about 200km from Seoul, sounded like a good idea the night before. Stumbling into the shower, I threw the essentials into my backpack. We headed outside the City with the sun shining looking out at endless beaches on the right and mountains on the … Continue reading

Travel Tips for Asia

Travel Tips for Asia

Most hotels and hospitals don’t have fourth floors in Asia. The ‘unlucky’ number four, because translated, depending on where you are, sounds like the word for death. In homes and yeogwans (cheap hotels found throughout) try not wear your shoes into the room. When saying goodbye or thanks, it’s polite to bow, depending on the status of … Continue reading