Your guide to Mexico’s cenotes

Like fish tacos, white sand beaches and Mayan temples, cenotes are iconic in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. You can’t come to this part of the world and not enjoy a refreshing dip in one of these sunken swim holes. Cenotes quickly became my absolute highlight of my most recent time in Mexico, so I wanted to…

Everything I loved about Omaha, Nebraska

Before I visited, my only knowledge of Nebraska was that A) it’s the home state of the Big Bang Theory’s Penny B) Lady Gaga got very sentimental about it in her song “You and I” and C) my university dorm mate Jaime was from there – arguably the most important and influential of these three…

Observing Balkan relations through the World Cup

I’m actually fascinated how international relations play out on stages other than, well the international relations and diplomacy one. Eurovision voting blocs, for example, are an interesting display of historical rivalries and geographical familiarities. This time however, I’ve observed it through the lens of “the world game” – which somewhat ironically, can’t find a consensus…

Photo Diary: Caye Caulker’s Caribbean paradise

If you’re looking for an idyllic Caribbean island with a splash of wild adventure, then look no further than Caye Caulker in Belize! It’s got everything you could want on your island paradise including friendly locals, delicious locally caught seafood, adventures out to the UNESCO World Heritage barrier reef, and of course, white sandy beaches…

Tour Review: Chitzén Itzá

If you’ve travelled to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, or are planning to, then no doubt that the Mayan ruins of Chitzen Itza are high on your to do list while you’re there. And if not, they definitely will be after a short walk through resort towns like Cancun or Playa del Carmen, which are swarming with…

Long weekend on the Gold Coast

I love a good long weekend, relish that extra day that gives you just enough time and freedom to make a quick plane trip worthwhile. A while ago, I booked a trip up to the Gold Coast (via Brisbane) over the January 26 long weekend, and now after a busy January, it was finally here….

Things to know about travelling to Romania

Romania doesn’t lie on the typical Europe tourist trail. With 9.3 million visitors a year, it is only the 17th most visited country in Europe & Central Asia (World Bank Tourism; 2015). And the number of Australians visiting Romania in that same time period? Roughly 2,000, making it our 105th most popular holiday destination (Department…

An afternoon in Bucharest

I arrived into Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport from Athens on a dreary, overcast morning. With intentions to head off to Transylvania that afternoon, I didn’t have long up my sleeve to take in Romania’s diverse capital city. After taking the bus from the airport to the Gare de Nord and purchasing my train ticket to…

A student’s guide to Cambridge

Cambridge, one of the UK’s two iconic university cities, is a popular destination for visitors who come the bask in the idyllic setting, collegiate stories and English history. On my first trip though, I was lucky to be able to delve deeper than the top-level tourist veneer. Here to visit a good friend, and Cambridge…