A desire to escape and switch off from our busy lives, whilst retaining the comforts and luxuries of home has led to a meteoric rise in the popularity of ‘glamping’. Some recent glamps and weekend escapes that I’ve come across in Australia and NZ: Bubbletents: transparent tents set over the world’s second largest canyon at […]

My visit to Bagan, Myanmar, is one of the first times I’ve travelled somewhere alone in a while. When travelling alone I find all my senses are heightened. Not solely due to always being slightly more wary (although there is an element of that) but I also think it’s because there are no distractions, you […]

​Where we stayed: Sarai Resort and Spa – $70USD/night What we did: Explored Angkor Wat and surrounding temples – $37 single day entry ticket/$60 for up to 3 days + $25 total for Tuk Tuk for the day Where we ate: Genevieve’s restaurant Spoons restaurant Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) Goat Tree (@ Sarai Hotel)   This […]

I’m not going to lie, I came to Bagan for the hot air ballooning. I left being so glad that I came, despite the fact we didn’t fly, more details of what else I did in Bagan in a post to follow…. When I first saw a photo of dozens of balloons at dawn floating […]

What: Emirates A380 First Class Sydney – Bangkok How much: 90,000 Qantas points + $350 (face value $5000) My only experience of luxury air travel to date has been a couple of 1hr BA business class flights between London and Zurich when I was working on a project over there. The only differentiators between business […]

The company: Quicksilver Group – Silverswift Series Tour The cost: $314.50 ($250 after using discount voucher in Ironman Cairns race pack) The reefs: Flynn Reef and Coral Garden The trip: 8.30am departure Cairns Reef Fleet Ferry Terminal 1.5 hour journey to the ‘Outer Reef’ (featuring lots of vomit :O ) 3 x 45 minute dives at […]

In the last couple of years the Figure 8 Pools in the Royal National Park, 50kms or so south of Sydney, have become somewhat of an ‘Instagram sensation’. What are they? A perfectly formed natural pool that resembles a Figure of 8, set out on a rock shelf by the ocean. The setting for some […]