Back story: It had almost been a full two years since Tom and I had headed over seas since our last backpacking trip around South East Asia. For those of you who have been following along, this was really unusual for us and a first in many years to go so long without traveling. The … More Honeymooning in Hawaii: Kauai
Anyone who has travelled, whether long-term or just a short vacation knows that travelling isn’t easy all the time. It comes with its fair share of challenges. Now throw a partner into the mix and you’re up for even more of a challenge! Sure, you love your partner, you spend a lot of time together … More 5 ways to travel as a couple and not kill eachother
What is the ‘real’ world? Is traveling the ‘real’ world? This is something I think about often. I have read and heard many people say that we can’t compare our life when we are traveling to our life when we are not because traveling isn’t real life. When we think about the real world what … More What is the ‘real world’?
After recently returning from almost 5 years abroad and attempting to reintegrate back into the “real world” (whatever that is), I have been noticing one common theme. Does the saying “I wish it was the weekend already” sound familiar to you? I hear this almost every day and I’ll admit, the thought unfortunately crosses my … More Why wish away 5 beautiful days?
The number one thing that stops us from traveling is MONEY, following closely behind is commitments (such as jobs), fear of the unknown and the courage to take the plunge and leave your home and comfort zone. But how much money does it actually cost to travel? The answer is…not as much as you think. … More How much does it cost to travel?
I felt like a giant 2. Squat toilets are gross, inconvenient and hard to use 3. You should always carry your own toilet paper as apparently it’s not a necessity 4. The food is AMAZING 5. Vietnamese people actually eat dogs, it’s not a myth. They also eat cats (so does Tom apparently) 6. Whether … More 25 Things I learned in South East Asia
The Philippines had made its way onto my list of places to visit ever since I fell in love with a Filippino, so when Tom’s family started planning a family reunion in the Philippines we jumped at the opportunity. In fact, it was this family reunion that inspired our whole South East Asia trip (best … More The many blues of Boracay, Philippines
I don’t know if it was just because it was my first trip overseas, but when I first came to Bali in 2007 I stayed in Kuta and I definitely wasn’t a big fan of it. It was dirty, loud and full of street dogs, beggars and drunk Aussie bogans who didn’t know how to … More Bali on a budget: Kuta
Santa Marta is where Colombians go to have the sun on their backs and rum in their glasses- so Lonely planet says. Sounds like a tropical paradise right? Wrong! Santa Marta to me is an ugly, dirty, dusty town (city?) that is hot, humid and very unpleasant to look at. Should you ever find yourself … More Santa Marta, Costeno beach surf camp & Palomino, Colombia
Next up was the beautiful town of Salento. Salento is apart of the famous Zona Cafetero (coffee region) and is located at an elevation of 1,895 meters above sea level, which is the perfect elevation for growing coffee. Salento is a colourful, picturesque town filled with rolling green grass hills, cows, horses, cow boys and … More Salento and Valle de Cocora, Colombia