Ok so every single person that I’ve met abroad always tells me how lucky I am to live in Australia… Yes I thank my lucky stars I was born in this beautiful country but my goodness, travelling anywhere in the world that isn’t New Zealand can be punishing to say the least.   I recently had the opportunity to…

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Apologies for the digital hiatus everyone but I’ve just returned from a glorious week of floating through the Rhine. Needless to say that my mind is still on cloud nine and I’m still wishing that I were waking up to the gorgeous green pastures in Germany. U by Uniworld was launched in April this year as the younger, sexier and more…

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Aside from the fact that I had never properly watched Forrest Gump from start to finish before, Vietnam was a place of first experiences for both my partner and myself. In fact I knew very little about Vietnam and its history prior to visiting in August aside from the fact that it was a place where you could find amazing…

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I’m often asked what it’s like to travel on my own to foreign cities where English isn’t the lingua franca; I just have one word for it – liberating. I’ll try not to romanticize the idea for you because it certainly isn’t an Eat, Pray, Love situation where you book your one-way ticket to spiritual and emotional fulfillment but rather a…

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Am I still allowed to call myself Australian if I haven’t been to Bali? Thankfully that is no longer in question as I finally booked myself on a trip over Christmas and New Years with my other half and boy, did I love it. I’ve always had these preconceived notions that Bali was the place where Aussies would escape for…

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It’s been only 3 weeks since I said farewell to my Contiki family and instead of keeping you all hanging (as I know you all are) for the second part – I’m writing this on the plane journey over to my next Asia adventure in Bali. If you haven’t yet read the first part of my recent Contiki Asian adventure…

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