Notes on visiting MoMA

I went to MoMA for Monet’s Water Lilies but what stayed with me was what I learned about myself – namely, that I can leave the country, but I’ll take Australia with me wherever I go. Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art held the two pieces I’ve been most excited about seeing, impressionist masterpieces Water Lilies by Claude Monet and Starry Starry Night by Vincent van … Continue reading Notes on visiting MoMA

Washington Square Park Fountain NYC

A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

In a city that is waging a constant assault on your wallet, your waistline and your personal space bubble, the sweet relief of green space can be crucial. I tried to spend as much time as possible in New York City’s parks and of all of the ones I visited, Washington Square Park was my favourite. In fact, visiting Washington Square Park made it onto … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

SoHo Cast Iron Historic District NYC

Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

I still can’t believe how much we squeezed in to our first day in New York City. I arrived on Wednesday night, but on Saturday my boyfriend and I had our first day off together, so we spent the whole day exploring. It was a hot, sunny day. I’d bought a new pair of Converse at Macy’s the day before, ready to pound the pavement. … Continue reading Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

Charleston Rainbow Row USA

Falling for Southern Charm in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, might seem like an unusual choice for a couple of twenty-somethings visiting the USA for the first time, but it ended up being one of my favourite cities. It wasn’t the Empire State Building, the Grand Canyon or the White House which made me want to visit the USA. It’s the country’s regional diversity, which still manages to put up a good … Continue reading Falling for Southern Charm in Charleston

Hipmunk City Love: Quick Guide to Philadelphia

As part of my partnership with Hipmunk, I’m bringing my readers a series of posts highlighting vibrant cities around the world that deserve more time in the spotlight. Philadelphia might get overlooked by its flashier sibling to the north, New York, and over-achieving Washington DC in the south, but the City of Brotherly Love has plenty of to offer travelers. It’s a big city, so … Continue reading Hipmunk City Love: Quick Guide to Philadelphia

The Spotted Pig West Village NYC

My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

My first Michelin Star dining experience was eating a burger. Admittedly, this wasn’t in a fast food joint, but at The Spotted Pig, a very popular gastropub in New York’s West Village. It was the most expensive burger I’ve ever had, but presumably, it will be my cheapest Michelin meal. I only have a handful of photos from this evening, and most of them make … Continue reading My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

Bright buildings in New Orleans

Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015

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