This piece was submitted for the 2019 World Nomads Travel Writers Scholarship. The theme of the story was ‘I didn’t expect to find’ and I decided to write about a recent experience I had in Sri Lanka. … More In Sri Lanka you swerve rather than drive.
Waking up in the bottom bunk of a building that faced the chic Barceloneta district was an awkward juxtaposition. Realising that just meters from my lumpy pillow were an array of quaint terrace BNB’s and luxury hotels and yet my reality couldn’t have been further away. Not to say I didn’t realise what I was … More How to know if you’re no longer a backpacker.
It’s obvious we have an obsession with seeing more, squeezing out as much as possible, getting more bang for buck. I get it, speed is sexy. But I’ve come to the rapid realisation: time that is spent fleeting is cause for distress. The answer of course is to slow down. But this is no new … More Why slow tourism is so important…To me
If you thought this was going to be some sort of click-bait type title to get you to read all about my most joyful experiences trekking throughout Australia, you would be wrong. Not even close. This week, week three of gardening leave I decided I needed a lighter walk and opted for the easiest and … More The Worst Trek Ever.
You may wonder why anyone would want to motorcycle over 2000kms across India, let alone a five-foot tall woman. Back in 2010, I wondered the same thing. I mean, I didn’t particularly like motorbikes; I never owned one, I’d only really rode one a few times before and I certainly didn’t have any grand plans … More Motorcycling 2,000kms through India: A Story of Love.
Last year I made the bold decision that 2017 needed something epic. Something big, something new and challenging, something so gigantic it’s going to leave a substantial imprint in my life forever. And so, I decided that this year, I would voluntarily walk 800kms across northern Spain… for fun! For some of you, this will … More Why I’m voluntarily walking 800km across Spain…
8 months of planning, 3 months of training, 1 week of final nerves in disguise of a countdown. Here we go! Back in 2014, I took on the initiative to rally up a group of 5 other mildly nuts individuals to trek the Kokoda Track in PNG. As an Aussie, it’s sold as a right … More Trekking the Kokoda Track, PNG
The rules were simple, complete 30 yoga classes in 30 days. If you miss a day you’ve got to make it up somewhere else. All classes were attended at Body Mind Life Bondi (and no they didn’t sponsor me…I’m not nearly cool enough for that.) I don’t know about you but I was/am/still am seriously … More How my (self-imposed) 30 day yoga challenge changed my life.