What I learnt about myself while travelling solo

Bald Hill View

Recently I watched a documentary on David Gulpilil an aboriginal actor. Something he said has stuck with me. “In the blackfella world we share everything. Everything is ours. In the whitefella world it is private property and everything belongs to someone else.”  He went on to say “Blackfella world you have nothing, a spear and your ready to go. Whitefella have too much junk.”

It got me thinking about how we live our life. In our culture we collect things. My house is full of books that I have read once and will probably never pick up again. Vases that never hold flowers, ornaments and other dust collectors.Read More »

What to expect on a Contiki Tour

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My first time travelling solo was on a Contiki tour through Europe. I wanted to get a taste of Europe before I starting working as an Au Pair in England.  Contiki is a group tour targeted at 18-35’s.  Rumours were flying that Contiki is all about people getting drunk and performing crazy antics.

I made myself a promise, I was not going to party all night and sleep all day on the bus. I didn’t want to miss the scenery as we drove across Europe, I wanted to soak it all in. But was this a promise I could keep?Read More »

40 before 40 bucket list = done!

Sky DiveI was meant to be doing some spring cleaning but being a great procrastinator I started reading my old travel journals instead. They were covered in a layer of dust which I blew off to give them a clean. I figure dusting the journals counts as doing some spring cleaning, does it not?

This is where I came across my bucket list and do you know what? I have achieved my 40 before 40 bucket list! That is right, give me a high five and lets do a happy dance. Does anyone high five these days or should I be saying give me some knuckles?

Any way I was surprised at how many things I have achieved and ecstatic that I have achieved so much before I turn 40.Read More »

Resorts in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

RESORTS IN KOTA KINABALU.jpgKota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah state located in the north of Borneo. With pristine beaches and lush tropical rain forests, it is a nature lovers paradise. Climb Mt Kinabalu, visit the Orang-Utans or spend your days relaxing in a resort.

People often ask me where is the best place to stay in Kota Kinabalu. With over 10 years of experience in the travel industry negotiating hotel rates and producing travel brochures, I have seen many of the resorts. Below is the resorts I can highly recommend.Read More »

Extreme Western Australia: 5 Ways to Get the Adrenalin Pumping this Winter

As the days get darker and colder, getting motivation to get up and moving becomes notoriously difficult. Winter is that time of the year when all you want to do is curl up in bed with a good movie and a red wine; but WA is filled with adrenalin fuelled activities to get your blood pumping this season. If you have a thirst for adventure (and let’s face it, who doesn’t to some degree) then finding the ultimate extreme events is the perfect way to warm up this winter. Here’s a few that are bound to get you motivated, despite what the weather throws at you!Read More »