5 Places To Dodge Tourists in Langkawi

White sandy beaches, untouched jungles, stunning waterfalls and tax-free shopping... Have I sold you yet? Welcome to Langkawi, a small island off the Malaysian mainland and parallel to the Thai border. The beaches that surround the island range from crowded to deserted but never lack beauty. The streets are lined with palm trees and pink [...]

Bali Selfie Park – Yes it’s a thing

Bali has always been quick to jump on a trend. Back when AAMI Insurance had those classic TV advertisements with Rhonda and Ketut, every clothing stall in Bali had shirts with 'Kiss Me Ketut' printed on them. When Indian headdresses were the festival fashion, shops selling beautifully feathered headdresses popped up everywhere. When acai bowls [...]

10 Things You Stop Giving A S**t About When You Travel Long Term

Ah travelling, unlike the all-expenses paid holidays most people go on once a year to use up their annual leave, there are people out there who spend months on the road going from country to country. From the outside it looks like a dream, constantly going from one exotic location to another, experiencing new things [...]

8 of the Best Instagram Worthy Cafes in Chiang Mai

Lets be real here, what's travelling without food? And what's travelling without posting on Instagram? Now while I'm all for eating local food and finding the cheap places to eat, I also really love a good cafe to get that cool shot for the 'gram and to brag to your friends! In the north of [...]

Traipsing around Penang

I woke up early this morning, determined to see all the wonderful street art sans the crowds of tourists. By early I mean I was out of the hostel by 8:30am, but still that's early for most backpackers - the hostel was dead quiet when I left! Penang is famous for its unique street art, [...]

Penang Food Tour – Part 1

If there's a heaven, I may have found it. Home to world class street food, funky street art and upmarket shopping, Penang ticks off all the boxes! I had planned to stay here for a couple of days before deciding on my next moves and was keen to take in (aka eat all I could) [...]

Making My Way to Malaysia..

The time had come to leave Thailand and while it was sad to leave this beautiful friendly country, it was time to move onto another. This time, Malaysia!I had decided to take the real traveller option and head south via an overnight train. The flights weren't much more expensive but I had time to kill [...]