Still feeling horribly overcommitted, I don’t feel as if I’ve achieved much this year. I feel bogged down from battling with endless …READ MORE

Biking around Hoi An

Biking off the Beaten Track in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is charming but touristy. It’s especially crowded in the evenings when busloads of tourists arrive from Na Dang

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5 Reasons to Rent a Villa in Bali

There’s no doubt that Bali is a special place. Even though it was discovered decades ago, and is now very much part of

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I wish I was in Zimbabwe Now

I Wish I Was in Zimbabwe Now

A year in Zimbabwe shaped me and changed me like no other. The warmth and outlook of Zimbabweans coupled

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noosa triathlon tips for beginners

My First Triathlon: Noosa 2017: Tips for Beginners

Training for, and participating in, my first triathlon has been all-consuming this year. I didn’t plan it that way, I just signed

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noosa triathlon guide

My First Triathlon: Noosa 2017

Warning! Shameless boasting ahead… Smashed out my first triathlon in my hometown of Noosa on Sunday 5th November. It’s

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DNA testing for ethnicity

Using a DNA Test to Guide Your Travels

Have you ever wondered where some of your unique interests, habits or characteristics come from? For example, I’ve often

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How to Stay Motivated for Longterm Challenges

How to Stay Motivated for Longterm Challenges

I started training for the Noosa Triathlon nine months ago in February. I couldn’t swim or bike and certainly wasn’t planning on actually participating

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Travel Blog Hiatus


Hiatus is defined as “a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity” by I love the ritual of writing here every week and

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Travels with Luke

Traveling with a Teenager in Vietnam

If you’re thinking about travelling in Vietnam with a teenager it’s a choice. Once we finally got to Vietnam after the unfortunate visa debacle,

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Travel disaster: Refused entry on to plane

Travel Confession: I Wasn’t Allowed on the Plane

Our bags were packed, the sun was shining and the roads were clear. Luke and I arrived at Brisbane Airport in plenty of time for our flights to

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Lessons Learnt from Biking

10 Lessons Learned from Cycling 1,972 Kilometers

Lance Armstrong’s first autobiography is called It’s Not About the Bike. While Lance turned out to be an outrageous liar, the part about cycling not

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Audible recommendation

5 Reasons I Love Audible Listening Books

Despite being an avid reader, who can plough through a book a week, I resisted the lure of audio books for years. I love

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The Priority List by David Menasche

The Priority List: 3 Reasons to Read the Book and Make Yours

The Priority List by David Menasche is an unforgettable book. It’s a short, emotional read that

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Things to do in Guatemala

3 Reasons Guatelamala is so Much MORE than Tikal

Like many travelers before us, the main reason we visited Guatemala was to see Tikal. We also thought Guatemala would

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