Category: Travel Tips


Is Glasgow as rough as they say?

On my last day in Glasgow I saw a man steal a pair of second-hand shoes. This shady act fitted perfectly with the image people had painted of the city. The siren I heard from my friend’s apartment was apparently the perfect soundtrack to this rough, dirty and dangerous place. But does Glasgow deserve all the trash talk? I didn’t think so.


Buy a House or Travel: How to do both

The Great Australian Dream: “A belief that in Australia, home ownership can lead to a better life and is an expression of success and security.” – Wikipedia. Once upon a time, four walls and a roof to call your own…


Home truths about a UK working holiday

The working holiday program is one of the best ways for young Aussies to explore the UK and Europe. As long as we’re over 18, under 31 and have a bit of coin to support ourselves, we’re generally good to go. In theory, it…

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Paris: My crush just got serious

Every time I visit Paris, I fall in love with it a little bit more. But it wasn’t love at first sight. There are people for whom Paris holds a special draw. It’s one of the cities to see in…


Is Belgium chocolate as good as they say?

Better than sex. That’s what I’d heard about Belgium chocolate. I’m no tart, but I was definitely up for a fling. I’d even been saving myself. On Christmas Day I indulged. Perhaps overindulged is more accurate. I don’t have much…

Hiking solo in Jasper, Canada. Bear country.

Travelling solo: I’m not brave. Just smart.

I’m a twenty-something woman who loves to travel solo. Up until a few weeks ago that garnered me titles such as “brave”, “confident” or “independent”. Now apparently I’m “reckless” or “unwise”. So what’s happened?   In December a 23-year-old medical student was…

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My perfect day in London

A little while ago I wrote about my reasons for not wanting to live in London. All of them still stand. But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in visiting occasionally. My most recent trip to The Big Smoke had…


How to have the ULTIMATE local experience

In the last few weeks a little theme has appeared in my Twitter feed. Live like a local in London. Living like a local in Paris. Living like a local in Amsterdam. Eat like a local in LA. Explore Vancouver…