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 …

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 …

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 …

Sense of Place, Memory and Identity

I’m definitely in Melbourne. I’m sitting in a dark and moody hipster pub drinking a surprisingly good ‘house red’. The billboards out the front still advertise live bands on different nights of the week, not just ‘steak night’ or ‘kids eat free’ on Sundays. There’s Read More …

Glass House Mountains

The tall rock monoliths that form the ancient Glass House Mountains abruptly dominate the hinterland landscape of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Formed millions of years ago from volcanic activity, these sheer cliff faces are awe-inspiring and a little eerie. It really feels like a sacred place Read More …