Travel Tips

Story Bridge on the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia

A Sunday Outing in Brisbane


I’ve been living in Brisbane for most of the past decade, but I’ve always lived more in the outer suburbs, so heading into the city for the day really still has that feeling of a proper day trip out. It’s kind of an old school thing, but for us it is exciting to get dressed… Read More

48 Hours in Melbourne

48 Hours in Melbourne


Melbourne is a city that I took way too long to go and visit. I’m Australian born and bred and have lived here all of my life, but in my 32 years I had never gone to Australia’s second largest (and some would argue, most popular) city. This year, I finally changed that, and I… Read More

Free Things to do in Paris


Paris is notoriously regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit. Personally, I didn’t find it quite as bad as people make it out to be and I found prices were similar to most popular European cities. That being said, if you’re on a tight budget, you are certainly going… Read More

YMCA Escapes: Travel for People with Disabilities


I am a firm believer that EVERYONE should be able to travel and see the world, no matter who you are, where you are from or what your situation is. My goal with this blog is to encourage everyone to travel and reap the rewards of the experience and education that only travel can provide… Read More

Hakuba, Japan

What you need to know about Hakuba, Japan


Hakuba valley in Japan is one of the world’s most popular skiing destinations. And once you get there, you’ll immediately know what the hype is all about. In the peak of the snow season from December through to February, you are almost guaranteed heavy snowfall (they average about 11 metres per season). There are a… Read More

View of Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Australia

Things to do during a short stay in Sydney, Australia


Sydney is the most well known city in Australia for a reason – it’s just a wonderful place to visit! I’ve been to Sydney a few times now and it is one of those places that I never seem to get sick of. There is always something to do and it never fails to impress… Read More

View of London and a tower from St Paul's Cathedral

Climbing to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral in London


Blue skies and sun shined down upon us as we stepped out of Waterloo Station for a day of sightseeing in London. Although still cold in the shadows of the buildings, out in the sun it was nice and warm and I removed my jacket, possibly for the first time since I landed in England… Read More

Flying over the countryside and clouds in France

How Do You Conquer Jet Lag?


I open my eyes, suddenly awake in the pitch black darkness of the night. I roll over and check my phone. It’s 3am and I’ve only been asleep for four hours. I roll back over and bury my head into my pillow. I toss and turn for the next hour, but it’s no use. I’m… Read More

Reef and wreck at Henrietta Rocks on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island: White Sand, Turquoise Water and Quokkas


Imagine yourself on an island, standing in warm crystal clear water, your feet sinking into the almost perfect white sand, the warm sun beating down on you from cloudless skies, and almost no one else around. That is what you can find on Rottnest Island for three seasons of the year. Located just off the… Read More

The road to the South Flinders Ranges in South Australia

Budget Tips for a Road Trip Around Australia


Australia is without a doubt one of the most diverse and interesting countries to visit in the world. There is a lot to see, from interesting cities to amazing natural wonders, but it is also an expensive place to travel. One of the best ways to see it (and one of the cheapest) is to… Read More