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….

Discovering Transylvania

“We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things. Nay, from what you have told me of your experience already, you know something of what strange things here may be…” I am ashamed to admit that I only started reading…

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…