Imagining Christmas in Europe

Christmas is a time for relaxing, eating, drinking and enjoying the company of family and friends. But December can also be quite stressful; you have to work out things like visiting relatives, buying presents, and cooking meals for guests. So instead of another Christmas like this, why not plan ahead for the next one and have a destination...

What’s All the Fuss About Fraser Island?

If you have not yet visited Fraser Island, you’re probably wondering what the big deal is. What makes this particular island stand out? Is it not just another sunny beach resort? How exactly did it become a World Heritage site? In an attempt to answer such questions, this article will take you through some of the things that make Fraser Island a...

Don’t Let These 5 Lame Excuses Keep You from Traveling

When you look around your cubicle at work, what do you see? Are your walls lined with posters of places you would like to visit “someday,” when you have the time and the money? Or do you have photos of yourself exploring the world and experiencing new things? If it’s the former, you aren’t alone. Many people dream of traveling, but...

How To Safely Send Your Money Abroad

When you are a frequent traveller abroad and spend much of your time away from home, one of the things you need to think about is how to safely send money abroad. Maybe you are backpacking for a year and need to pay your bills or the landlord back home, or maybe you need to transfer cash to your dependants. There is no lack of ways to send money...

Tunisia: Ancient Roman Ruins & Beautiful Mediterranean Beaches

Tunisia sits snugly between Algeria and Libya in North Africa, it’s easily described as a “diamond in the rough” destination and is well worth considering on your next backpacking trip whether you’re in the deep end of Spain or Italy or traversing through Africa itself. Tunisia’s capital is aptly named Tunis, and...

Tenerife: The Place to Be

Image by pasotraspaso, used under Creative Commons licence. Looking for somewhere that provides sun and sea and plenty to do? Then you want to get yourself to the Canary Islands. More specifically, you should hit Tenerife. It’s verdant and mountainous and, at the same time, perfect if you’re just looking to lounge on the beach and relax....

Why You Need To Drop Everything And Visit Nepal

Photo Credit: Nick Kenrick | cc Nepal is one of those places where people go when they want a holiday destination that’s anything but common! There’s good reason too – Nepal is full of natural beauty paired with a rich history, two things that guarantee a satisfying holiday. To really get the most out of Nepal, and avoid missing out on...

European Summer Backpacking Tips You Need To Know

Ah, backpacking Europe in the summertime is a wonderful past time for college and university students around the world. From the vibrant streets of coastal cities like Nice in France or Split in Croatia, to the cities that bask in summer’s warmth like Paris and Amsterdam – Europe in summer is a sight to behold. Part of the fun is that...

Rotterdam From Our Bicycles: Trudy Made An Awesome Video!

Trudy recently put together this awesome video. Throughout the year of our expat life rocking it up in “Roffa” (Rotterdam, baby!) we rode a lot of bicycles. Like, a lot. Well, for Aussies anyway. I think from Dutch standards we rode a normal amount of bicycles. Between the two of us I think we owned and rode five bicycles throughout...

The Two Sides of Koh Phangan: Full Moon Party To Couples Retreat

Maybe you’ve heard of the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand? No? How about the full moon party. It’s likely you’ve heard about this party of epic proportions. There’s also more to the island, which Trudy and I discovered as we visited well outside of the full moon party madness. I thought I would write an article about both...

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