Best Hidden Gem Destinations in the Philippines

There is more to the Philippines than just Boracay, Bohol and Palawan. Tourists flock to more popular areas and often, they miss the real gems while looking at some beautiful stones. These destinations managed to stay under tourist radar for a long while prolonging their Read More …

White Night Melbourne – Festival of Light

Melbourne City was transformed last night. Crowds swarmed through streets and laneways with smartphones, selfie-sticks and camera tripods. Heads tilted upward, we stood suspended between reality and fantasy as iconic Melbourne buildings transformed into canvases of light. ‘White Night’ Melbourne, is a festival of light, Read More …

A curated life: the lost art of human interaction

I cringe as the elevator doors ding open, revealing another human inside. A stranger in a temporary space, boxed and suspended. We’ll have to travel together for several floors before determining who should exit first and part ways. Connected briefly and vertically in a steel Read More …

3 Reasons Why Volunteering Abroad is The New Road Less Travelled

Across the world, tourism is on the rise. The ever-increasing spending power and disposable income of populations across the world mean that more people than ever are choosing to explore different parts of the globe. And who can blame them? Travelling is one of the Read More …

The mystique of travel and drinking in bars alone

So, I found myself in a bar today. Hardly surprising, I know. It would be more striking if I said that I didn’t spend a fragment of my day in a pub with a wine, poured carefully and precisely to the line on a cheap Read More …

The Psychology of New Years Eve Reflection

Like it or not, it’s new years eve. The end of another year, 2017 finally done. Parks and foreshores have begun to swell with crowds, bottle shops are a buzz as party planners queue with boxes of booze, and the TV media has started feeding Read More …

Keeping up with Asian etiquette: Cheat Sheet

Experiencing cultures so different from our own is the primary reason so many people feel motivated to travel to Asia. However, one of the pitfalls of experiencing a culture so different from our own is the radically different social customs. Just as Western cultures have Read More …