How do you get under a city’s skin? Without really meaning to, I’ve developed a bit of a ritual of working my way through the following 7 things that I do in every city I visit. There are always surprises and new experiences, but I find the following activities leave me with a fairly well-rounded experience of a new city. 1. Relax in parks & … Continue reading 7 Things I Do in Every City I Visit…And the Things I Wish I Did
This year I’m using Kate Matsudeira’s Spark Planner to set goals and good habits to carry throughout the New Year. I spent a lot of time working out a yearly theme, as prompted by the planner, and eventually came up with “Calm & creative, intentional living.” Because I work from home, it’s easy to let the days blur together so I want to stay a … Continue reading 2016 Goals: Travel, life & in-between
Every year I like to look back and choose my top 5 travel experiences that defined the year. Last year, it was more about “big” experiences like seeing the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the best beach in Australia. Looking back, the experiences that stood out the most for me this year had more to do with time spent wandering and little discoveries, … Continue reading Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015
Confession time: I re-read my 2015 Travel Resolutions post maybe twice this year. And when I did? “Slow down, crazy!” were pretty much the only thoughts that popped into my head. At the start of the year, I made a very ambitious list of “travel resolutions” for 2015. Re-reading the list now, I have to giggle at how much I was planning to squeeze into … Continue reading Reflecting on my 2015 Travel Resolutions
Whether I’m planning a trip, wanting to travel back to a favourite destination or wanderlusting about somewhere totally foreign to me, reading a book about travelling through the country is one of the first things I do! Before I visited the USA this year, I read lots of books about travelling the USA. I’m not reading these books to find things to do – that’s … Continue reading Books about travelling the USA
I’ve talked before about how important it is to be flexible and open to new ideas when planning a trip. Travel has a funny way of throwing you lemons, and life is much easier if you can roll with punches. In this post, I’m sharing how I finally came up with a plan for one week’s holiday in the Northern Hemisphere. In the end, our trip looks … Continue reading When travel gives you lemons..go to Southern USA!
How many times have you dreamed of making a trip happen, done some quick googling, picked up brochures from your travel agent or torn pages from magazines, only to never have your dreams materialise into an amazing trip? I know that it took me years to get around to taking my first big trip and now that I’ve moved cities, I’m finding it easier to … Continue reading The Hardest Part of Making your Travel Dreams a Reality