Sri Lanka has been on my bucket list for years, but for some reason it always had been pushed to the wayside. And now, after having spent just two weeks there, I’m telling you, you need to visit Sri Lanka. Having been conquered by the Portuguese, Dutch and English the architecture, cuisine and culture is … More Top 5 things to do in Sri Lanka
This post is all about defining what responsible tourism is! How can we be more responsible when we travel? … More What is Responsible Tourism? Green Series Part 4.
Welcome to the Green Series Part 3. If you’ve missed the previous weeks, fear not! Part 1, and Part 2 are waiting for you. For the past few weeks I’ve been addressing the impact tourism plays on our environment. This week I’ve roped in Kate O’Callaghan from the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to … More How to save the Great Barrier Reef with Kate O’Callaghan, an interview.
Welcome to The Green Series Part 2. If you missed last week’s Part 1 on Greenwashing, you can find it here. It was all about how best to identify unscrupulous hotel, tour operators and agents (HTOA) in the tourism industry. This post continues on to differentiate the good from those who are simply commandeering the green … More How to choose an ‘eco-friendly’ tour or hotel. Green Series Part 2.
Welcome and get excited, this is the first of eight posts on responsible tourism. What you can expect from the ‘Green Series’ is detailed information on greenwashing, tips to choose a genuine hotel/tour operator or agent, recommended products to use while traveling, how to travel responsibly and some pretty interesting interviews with leading figures in … More What is Greenwashing in Tourism? Green Series Part 1.
An age old debate. Sydney technically discovered first, Melbourne technically the capital for 30 years. Sydney has the harbour, Melbourne has the Yarra. Sydney has the beaches, Melbourne has the bay. I could wax poetic for pages! Let’s be honest, I should have aptly named this post: A tale of two cities. Initially I was … More Melbourne Vs. Sydney?
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.
One of my favourite things about Australia has to be it’s expansive acreage. And for urban travelers and rugged explorers alike the reassuring quality about our footage, is that there is always somewhere to go for nice weather, no matter the month. From May – September most travelers based in Sydney and below (longitude-ly speaking) … More Top 5 things to do in Alice Springs, Australia
Looking out the window at 24,000ft from Sydney to Alice Springs invokes a feeling of uncertainty. Somewhat like transcending via time lapse from city to desert. The view forces you to intrinsically stop and appreciate the landscape. The vibrancy of the harsh and arid landscape is breathtaking. The contrast from urban sprawl to dry mantis … More Trekking the Larapinta Trail, Australia
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