Things I like to do when I’m not travelling (which is most of the time)

Things I like to do when I'm not travelling (which is most of the time)

Due to the type of travelling holidays we prefer to take (read: long Winter wonderland trips staying in nice hotels), we don’t actually travel that much. Most of our year is spent saving up our money and annual leave for our next big adventure, and working full-time office jobs. We don’t go out very often,Read more

The art of European bed making and why I love it

The Art of European Bed Making

I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with the way some Europeans make their bed. In other words, I’ve become a fan of the ‘one bed, two duvets’ method. The first time we visited Europe, we were a little confused by the bedding situation. It’s a little weird, right? We thought they had forgotten to give usRead more

5 Things Travel has Taught Me

5 Things Travel has Taught Me

Travel has taught me so much about myself, my relationships, and the world around me. I’ve seen things I’d previously only dreamed about, I’ve faced fears, and I’ve learned to appreciate the value of living minimally. I’ve also realised how lucky I am to have been born in such a free country as New Zealand.Read more

How I Discovered my Wanderlust

How I Discovered my Wanderlust

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I didn’t always have this wanderlust inside me. It feels shocking to be putting such words out into the universe, but it’s true. I know it’s true because when I was 11 or 12 years old, I turned down the opportunity to go to theRead more

8 Reasons why Instagram is a Travellers Dream and Nightmare

8 Reasons why Instagram is a Travellers Dream and Nightmare

Instagram. I have such a love/hate relationship with this social media platform. I love it for the beautiful pictures, and the ease of sharing my travels with others; but like me, she ain’t perfect. So I’ve decided to break down the dreams and nightmares of Instagram, from a travellers perspective. 1. Instagram expands your bucketRead more

Let’s remove the stigma of travel being selfish

Let’s remove the stigma of travel being selfish

It is selfish to want to travel as an adult? Lately I have read a few different stories/articles/posts on the interwebs that basically state travelling as an adult is a selfish thing to do. Most of these are from actual travellers calling themselves selfish for travelling the world instead of building their careers, having aRead more

7 Reasons why I Love a Winter Holiday

7 Reasons why a Winter Holiday Rules

People often tell me that we are crazy for giving up our Australian summer each year for a North American winter holiday. But it’s so cold over there! You’ll freeze! I hope you’ve packed enough layers… is what I quite often hear in the lead-up to our winter jaunts. And how do I respond? IRead more

7 Tips to beat the post-travel blues

Post-Travel Blues

Post-travel blues is a thing. It does exist. And it can be hard to navigate. Don’t even get me started on the lack of sympathy from friends, family, or colleagues who haven’t just been jetting across the world themselves, either. I get it. Really I do. But when you’ve just spent days, weeks, or evenRead more

How I Travel as an Introverted Personality

Why being an Introvert doesn’t mean you can’t Travel

Although I’m not hugely into labels, anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I have an introverted personality. Until recently, I always thought of it as a negative quality: …I’m so shy, I don’t like big crowds, I’m sensitive, small talk doesn’t come naturally to me, and I prefer to stay homeRead more

5 Things Walter Mitty Has Taught Me

5 Things Walter Mitty Has Taught Me

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This quote of course is the motto from LIFE magazine, where Walter worked in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.Read more