Apr 10 2015

8 epic places you’ll wish you’d been to before everyone else!


You’ve probably got a bucket list as long as a pole vault stick. And that’s in 6-point font. But that list just got longer. You can add these eight awesome places straight on – even though you’ve probably never heard of them. Plain of … Continue reading

Apr 7 2015

Does the Melbourne Comedy Festival rate on the world stage?


Sometimes, down under in Ostraya, we can have a bit of an insecurity complex. We’re a small pond of fish, a long way from the vast cosmopolitan sea of the world. And sometimes we’re not sure – are we good enough? When the promoters … Continue reading

Mar 18 2015

Into Africa: Odyssey in to the land of Golden Serengeti & Masai Mara


Africa is a dusty continent of sprawling plains, a golden Serengeti and forbidding beauty; a cultural potion of tensions, celebrations, traditions and colours. Falling in love with the romanticism of Africa is easy through the limited lens of travel blogs and second hand stories. … Continue reading

Mar 16 2015

The 12 most clichéd travel photos


We’ve all done it. Done the obligatory daggy tourist pose when the location calls for it. Why wouldn’t you? What’s the point of being thousands of kilometres from your loved ones if you can’t secretly release your inner dag? And then post it on … Continue reading

Mar 12 2015

Our 18 favourite travel apps. Don’t leave home without them!


Organise Yourself TripIt – travel itinerary organiser This handy little app is a winner when you want to gather your whole itinerary in one place – flights, hotels, tours, driving directions and transport can all be loaded. In fact, if you send your travel … Continue reading

Mar 3 2015

An ode to the fried potatoes. (And classic Indian batata vada recipe)


An ode to the fried potatoes Fried potatoes. Is there a better phrase in the English language? We doubt it. Chips, roesti, french fries, duck-fat roast potatoes, wedges, patatas bravas, hash browns… whatever the cuisine, if it’s potatoes fried in something fatty, it’s delicious. … Continue reading

Mar 2 2015

Pop quiz: Can you identify these 21 buildings?


Pop quiz: Can you identify these 21 buildings? Think you’ve done a bit of travel? Seen a few buildings? See how you go with our architectural pop quiz – identify these 21 buildings. Some of them are trickier than you think, yo. Answers at the … Continue reading

Feb 25 2015

Why you need to visit Cuba now!


Cuba. A time-warp island of colourful crumbling buildings, 1950s cars and old blokes with massive cigars. There’s an authenticity in Cuba which is surprising. It lives up to its cliché. It’s all you imagine and more. The intensity of the colour. The actual, real … Continue reading

Feb 23 2015

Top 5 Adventures When Money is no Object


Imagine if you could plan whatever trip you wanted to. Any amount of luxury or adventures. And cash just wasn’t a consideration. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Or perhaps that’s actually true for you. You lucky dog, you! Either way, it’s good food for thought. … Continue reading

Feb 18 2015

Cheap thrills: 9 adrenalin-pumping things to do – for free


Perch on Trolltunga lookout, Norway Trolltunga – the Troll’s Tongue – is a narrow piece of rock jutting out above the stunning Norwegian landscape of lakes, cliffs and glaciers. It’s a challenging 4-hour hike to reach Trolltunga (your knees wont thank you), but the … Continue reading