Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Scrolling through social media at 10pm, as one does when unable to sleep, I noticed that a friend was asking for safety advice for traveling on her own. It took all of 5 seconds before messaging with a response and then I proceeded to bombard our chat with safety tips...
Costa Rica: A Little Glimpse of Heaven

Costa Rica: A Little Glimpse of Heaven

I’m not sure if I know one person that hasn’t gone to Costa Rica and come home raving about it.  In fact, I know a lot of people that simply don’t come home.  Or they come home and immediately start search for property to buy down there as an escape...

Bali in Indonesia: The Healings Of Mr Ketut

Healings are a curious thing. My absolute must on this journey was to see a healer, then I want to tour the countryside.  We left at 8:30am for the short drive to see Mr Ketut.  Yes, yes, the now infamous healer featured in the book “Eat, Pray, Love”.  In...

Koh Yao Yai in Thailand: My Scariest Travel Moment

It’s the type of story that usually starts with “no shit, there I was…” and leaves you wide-eyed.  At the time, I genuinely believed I might die. Sure, a tad dramatic, but truthful none the less.  Thankfully I have a sense of humour! ...
The Mt Kinabalu Legend

The Mt Kinabalu Legend

Diary Entry: 31 Mar 2011 The taxi driver this morning was fabulous, an extremely happy and chatty man. I told him that I just came back from climbing Mt Kinabalu yesterday and he said: “You look fit, like you didn’t climb the mountain!” Oh no, I...