My top 10 tools I use to learn a language

For years I have been fascinated by the idea of learning many languages. Not only does it allow you to communicate with more people around the world, but it lets you get inside the mind of another culture in a way that is impossible without understanding the language. I learn French, Spanish and Italian, which is easier than it sounds. I have been learning French for the longest … Continue reading My top 10 tools I use to learn a language

Domaine Chandon Yarra Valley

2015 New Years Travel Resolutions

I love using the start of the new year as an opportunity to stop and dream up some goals for the year. Some of my 2015 travel resolutions are easy, others will take a little more juggling. I already have some big things happening, so I want to challenge myself while also being realistic and keeping some space in my calendar for a balanced, healthy … Continue reading 2015 New Years Travel Resolutions

Travel Plans for Spring 2014

Like clockwork, the 1st of September turned up the sunshine in Brisbane. It couldn’t have come sooner, I love warm weather! Already it’s so much easier to eat well, exercise and get outdoors. To be honest, Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate means we enjoy pretty beautiful weather all year round but the start of the warmer seasons puts a huge smile on my dial. I’ve had a … Continue reading Travel Plans for Spring 2014

Central Park Lake Views NYC

How was it? 10 better questions to ask a traveller

It’s sort of like being asked the dreaded “How was school?”. But unlike your day spent behind a desk, there’s at least one interesting, exciting or terrifying story you could share about your trip. But “how was it?” encourages a one word response. It’s totally normal to ask “How was it?” when your friend gets back from overseas, but I think there are at least … Continue reading How was it? 10 better questions to ask a traveller

7 Travel Cliches that Need to Die

I talk about travel a lot, I write about travel a lots, I read about travel a lot and I think about it a whole lot more. In all this travel chatter, I’ve come across a few common assumptions and beliefs perpetuated in the modern travel discourse that drive me absolutely bananas. 1. You “do” cities This is just semantics, but when I hear someone … Continue reading 7 Travel Cliches that Need to Die