Top 10 things you didn’t know about Niue

10. That it existed Niue is just a tiny spec on a map of the Pacific Ocean… One solitary island inside the Polynesian Triangle made up of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, this is not a place that many people have heard of, let alone visited. This is truly the place that the rest Read More …

5 things I’m loving about Siem Reap right now

Being a first time Siem Reap resident I am literally spending every day learning about my new home. Settling into life in a new city is always a bit of a challenge, things like finding your go-to coffee place can be a week-long, caffeine fuelled affair. Let alone the pain & suffering you go through Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii: Work

Working in paradise is something that everyone dreams of doing. It conjures images of a laptop and a beach with a cocktail in hand, but sadly this is not usually the case. Working in a place like Savaii can be unusually stressful at times due to the fact that you are trying to match island Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii: Shopping

When shopping in Samoa, it is not a matter of “Can I have…?” First you must ask “Do you have…?” followed by “How many do you have?” and then “Can I have…?” Buying what you want in Samoa can sometimes be difficult, but being able to buy what you need in a place like Savaii Read More …

A Palagi in Savaii

Palagi: (pronounced paa-lang-ee) A foreign person, not of Samoan origin Travelling to a new country offers a world of experience, new sights, new sounds, a new culture to explore. But living in a new country offers these things on a whole different level. All of a sudden you go from being an outsider to becoming Read More …

There is more to Thailand than beaches

I began travelling to Thailand from Australia in 2009 which started a love affair beyond recognition. Not the hot and steamy holiday affair you are all conjuring right now, but the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. The love affair I am talking about is with Thailand as a country and more specifically with Read More …

Is today your ‘someday’?

I am writing this in honor of a close friend of mine… It’s her birthday today and she is one of the very few people I know who has found their ‘someday’. We have all read the inspirational quotes on the internet telling you that ‘someday’ could be today and that you need to follow Read More …

5 reasons to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Weather Thailand, like the rest of the south-eastern Asian countries, it doesn’t have the same seasons as most of Australia or New Zealand. Instead there is the dry season and the wet season. Most year round it is hot and humid but during the wet season, there are many downpours and storms (mainly in the Read More …

One life, one chance… How to start travelling now!

Unless you are a Buddhist, most of us have only one life and only one chance to live it. Travel is one of those aspirations that can be easily pushed aside for seemingly more productive things and in some cases the experience of travelling can be missed altogether because there was always something more important Read More …

Tips for first time international travellers

Travelling is not just about reaching your destination. The travel experience encompasses everything from choosing your destination, to navigating massive airport terminals, to having the first taste of the local cuisine. All of this is part of the experience. It can be exciting and daunting all at the same time for new travellers. Of all Read More …