What’s wrong with escapism?

Most, if not all of us, strive to escape from reality. We do this quite regularly. Sometimes, we feel that reality is too bright, too clear, too crisp. Reality is the bright day that assaults you when you step outside after recovering from a hangover in Read More …

The 12 Most Amazing Train Journeys in the World

Life Changing Train Journeys Rail journeys are special. There’s something historic and mystical about sliding over steel rails with the cadenced click and clack of sleepers beneath. You can’t help but smile as you squeal and hiss around tight beds that wind and carve up Read More …

Are We Really Living in the End Times?

I sit, watching the hour of unconscious chaos on my TV that is the evening news. A macabre carousel of tragic scenes from around the globe fill my lounge room. Live crosses to crisp-suited reports standing among chaos consume my evening, delivering stories of terror Read More …

Back Home in the Australian Silence

It’s obvious I’m in Australia. A strong wind hushes through tall, messy trees, causing the smaller branches to dance and sway, silhouetted against an orange and silver dusk sky. The air is clean and sweet as wattle wafts on the approaching southerly. kookaburras, perched on Read More …

8 Hidden Beaches of the Philippines

The month’s guest blogger is Boom Rizal Boom is an investor, a property consultant, a researcher and a passionate writer. Find out more about her at www.betterjoys.com or follow her @boomrizal.     For many travellers, the Philippines is all about the 3 S: sun, sand, and Read More …

Crystal Beach Resort Zambales

The Philippines is a country of over 7000 islands, peppered with white sand beaches boasting calm emerald-blue water as clear as glass. There’s no other country in the world that can boast thousands of secluded beaches like something out of a Jason Bourne or James Read More …