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.
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.
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