How to get Foreign Currency for your Travels

How to get Foreign Currency for your Travels

“I am going to Europe. Should I take USD with me to exchange there or should I get Euro’s from my bank before I go?  What is the best way to get foreign currency?” Every day on social media I see a variation of this question, and I think I have...
Our Ten Biggest Gap Year Failures

Our Ten Biggest Gap Year Failures

We all know things go wrong when we travel. We travelled for over a year through forty countries and were lucky  we didn’t have anything really disastrous occur, but there were definitely some things we did wrong and other things that went wrong that were out of...
Six Months of Travel – Curious Facts & What I have Learnt

Six Months of Travel – Curious Facts & What I have Learnt

Today marks six months since I have left the comfort of the house I have lived in for 20+ years in Adelaide, Australia. We are just short of the half way mark of our trip and I thought it might be fun to share with you all some statistics and some of the things I have...
I went to Paris – and didn’t go inside the Louvre!

I went to Paris – and didn’t go inside the Louvre!

I went to Paris (twice!) – and didn’t go inside the Louvre. There you have it, my shameful secret. I’m fairly sure everyone who visits Paris for the first time goes to see Mona Lisa. I really have no excuse. I was even in Paris on the first Sunday of...
Sydney to Singapore – The Suites Way!

Sydney to Singapore – The Suites Way!

Our Singapore Airlines Suites class review from Sydney to Singapore. Date: 17th April 2017 Flight: SQ222 Aircraft: Airbus A380 Seats 3C/D Booking As we began to plan for our gap year, I came up with the idea that I would love to leave Australia in style. At that time,...
Gap Year Preparation as a Forty-Something

Gap Year Preparation as a Forty-Something

If you have come in contact with me anytime in the last year, have been following along with my blog, or even just read my About Me page, you will know that we are about to head off on a twelve month adventure of a life time. In just two more sleeps we will be getting...
I’ve Been Nominated for the Liebster Award

I’ve Been Nominated for the Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award. This gives you the opportunity to learn a little more about me as I answer the questions I was provided in my nomination. The Liebster Award is an online recognition given to new and upcoming bloggers to help motivate...
How Bookcrossing Influences my Travel

How Bookcrossing Influences my Travel

We all travel for different reasons. There is no science behind choosing the next destination, but sometimes there are things that draw you to one place over another. For me over the last few years, that thing has been Bookcrossing. Bookcrossing is a global movement...
Travel Disasters – When Things (Almost) Go Wrong

Travel Disasters – When Things (Almost) Go Wrong

Travel disasters tend to occur regularly. It’s just how it is. Usually at the time it feels like the end of the world. In hindsight though, most of the situations we have thought were disastrous turned out just fine in the end. Now they make for some great...
Inspirational Travel Books

Inspirational Travel Books

Recently at a large party as we entered we were handed a name tag and a pen. We were told to write our name, how we knew the birthday boy and our favourite thing. It took me all of a nanosecond to add “travel” under my name. A close second on my favourite things to do...
A Newbie Flying Business Class – What Was it Like?

A Newbie Flying Business Class – What Was it Like?

I have been learning about frequent flyer points for a few years now. Unlike many other people who collect points, I have not been able to earn points and status through flying for work. Instead I earn points through some domestic flights, credit cards and a few other...