Wrong choice of Hiking Boots

A newbie hiker’s guide to the best hiking boots or shoes for your money

… This is a guest post by James Menta of Sole Labz … Let me tell you about my absolute worst hiking experience with Lance, my mentor at the time. In the process, I might mention a few places that you never heard of but don’t worry about that, all you need to know aboutRead More

Zane Denmen Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef

Zane Denmen, Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef: Ten Questions

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk is one of those special Australian experiences that has been high on my travel wish list for a while now. Being able to walk for days along such an iconic part of Australia’s coastline is already a great idea before you add in the fact that you get to spendRead More

kiacoltd personalised world map on etsy

Ten Romantic Gifts for your Travel Lover found on Etsy

As Valentines Day approaches there will be lots of people who scoff at the Hallmark Holiday concept and say that they shouldn’t have to be romantic on that one day, but instead treat their partner with lots of love all year around. Which sounds pretty darn good to me, because who doesn’t want to beRead More

View over Santiago from San Cristobal Hill

Is Bellavista the Best Place to Stay in Santiago?

When you’re planning a trip to a city for the first time the Where To Stay question is an important one. While different people will have different perfect places, for me I like to be somewhere with great energy that is fun to potter around in. It doesn’t have to be the most beautiful partRead More

Sunset over the pool at Centara Ceysands Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka

A Sri Lanka Stay at Centara Ceysands Resort and Spa

As I step out of the airport and into Sri Lankan air for the first time I have one of those moments. One where I realize I’ve never smelt the air in this part of the world before and that I am breathing in a new country. The air is warm and thick, and consideringRead More

Machu Picchu on Belmond's luxury Hiram Bingham Train

Machu Picchu in Style on Hiram Bingham Luxury Train

Mystical, magical Machu Picchu. Visiting had always been a dream of mine and while I had assumed that I would first lay eyes on the citadel after hiking the Inca Trail it seemed fate had a different plan. As time was of the essence on my first visit to Peru the Inca trail idea hadRead More

Rocky Mountains Glacier image credit Doug Cunnington

Seven Steps to Plan Your Next Overseas Trip

… This is a Guest Post by Doug Cunnington … Planning a trip overseas can seem like a daunting task. It can be hard to figure out where to even start so we’ve broken down the process into seven simple steps to make the process less intimidating. 1. Choose your destination This may seem straight-forward,Read More

Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle

Michael Turtle, Time Travel Turtle: Ten Questions

When I met Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle I knew he was a fellow travel blogger but I didn’t realise we had a lot more in common. As we got to know each other somewhere at sea between Wellington and Sydney we discovered that we had both been broadcast journalists and producers before starting ourRead More

Prada Sunglasses on River Countess river cruise

2016 Adventures: The Future’s So Bright I Need New Shades

… This post has been brought to you by Vision Direct Australia …   2016. The bright, shiny, new year is almost upon us and as hard as I’m going to find it to say goodbye to 2015 which has been a wonderful wonderful year to me, I’m starting to embrace the whole 2016 concept.Read More

gift ideas for travellers

A Travel Lover’s Gift Ideas for Every Budget

It’s that time of year again when people start trying to decide what to put under the tree for their loved ones. As I clearly love to travel I’m often asked about gift ideas for other people who share my passion. Last year I put together a suggested list that included packing cells, Bluetooth speakersRead More