25 Things That Happen When You Come Home

Some strange things happen when you touch down on home soil after a life changing trip. Once the initial joy of eating all the things you missed (lollies!) has subsided, you are left weeping into your wallet when you spot a rupee or a euro. It is a hard and trying time and what do … Continue reading 25 Things That Happen When You Come Home

Embracing Brisbane: A Bucket List

“I wish I knew how to quit you.”     ― Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain  Australia has welcomed me back into it's sweaty embrace after a year of non-stop travel. I admit I was reluctant to return to the motherland, but Australia has a way of sucking you back in. One day you're drinking a flat … Continue reading Embracing Brisbane: A Bucket List

Becoming a Divemaster: A Short Story on Fear

This article is part one in a series on the process of getting my PADI Divemaster certification. The Divemaster certification is the first step to working as a professional in the diving industry. I felt it was important to share some backstory before getting into the details of my month long course. Unfortunately, diving can … Continue reading Becoming a Divemaster: A Short Story on Fear

How to Have the Perfect Summer

I don't know about you but at the end of winter, summer takes an almost mythological status in my mind. Every winter I seem to expect my life to turn into a Billabong or Corona ad as soon as the first rays of sunshine hit the ground. Anticipation of summer takes on a golden hue … Continue reading How to Have the Perfect Summer

A Guide to Inland Mauritius: Curepipe to Chamarel

Inland Mauritius, with it's picture book mountains, tumble of vegetation, and misty waterfalls, is often overlooked and under appreciated. And I totally get why. It's so easy to spend your days sipping a fresh coconut in the shallows of a turquoise lagoon, swimming amongst a labyrinth of colourful reef, and burrowing your toes in the … Continue reading A Guide to Inland Mauritius: Curepipe to Chamarel

Welcome to Mauritius!

When my parents told me at 10 years old that we would be moving to a little island off the coast of Africa, I excitedly bragged about the news with my classmates at school. The teacher, overhearing me creating my usual classroom ruckus, invited me to come up the front of the class and point … Continue reading Welcome to Mauritius!

9 Things to Do on a Budget in Boston

With writers such as Edgar Allen Poe and Louisa May Alcott hailing from Boston, you would think that I would have no problem finding an intelligent quip or quote about Boston to start this article. Instead I will present you with this one: I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to … Continue reading 9 Things to Do on a Budget in Boston

5 Travel Disasters that Happened to Me (and How I Dealt with Them!)

Travel is all fun and games until you lose all your money and end up sleeping on the street surrounded by the neighbourhood cats (yes this happened to me). From losing your passport to sleeping through your train stop, if you are travelling for longer than two weeks then you are bound to run into … Continue reading 5 Travel Disasters that Happened to Me (and How I Dealt with Them!)

Month Seven of Travel

My sister described this feature on my blog as 'the monthly update I do every couple of months' but with each month becoming even more chaotic than the last it has become increasingly difficult to sit down and write! My last monthly update was written in Greece and since then I have travelled through five … Continue reading Month Seven of Travel

Happy times in Helsinki

I wrestled with captioning this post because although I loved my time in Helsinki, I am currently stuck in the Helsinki airport feeling not-so-happy. To keep a boring story short, there was some major drama with my tickets and I wasn't allowed to get on the plane. After one small breakdown that saw me crying into … Continue reading Happy times in Helsinki