Superwoman solo travellers - solo travel for females

Solo travel for females: These superwoman solo travellers prove you can do it

Solo travel for females is a topic I'm often emailed about. Can I do it? Is it safe? Will I survive? My parents don't want me to go? Help! Luckily, I've got some good girlfriends who have travelled solo a lot, plus a few experiences of my own, and between us, we can give you some good … [Read More...]

Travel for the anxious

Travel for the anxious and anxiety prone: How travel changed my life

I regularly get emails from people who are worried about travelling, but many of these people are just nervous because of their lack of experience. But travel for the anxious - the more clinically anxious, I mean - can be a battle of nerves in a whole different way. And I've got a story to tell … [Read More...]

Memories of Japan and a review of Halfway Home by Christine Mari Inzer

Sentimental memories of Japan, and Halfway Home by Christine Mari Inzer

A book about Japan? A really cute book with drawings and comics about Japan, drawn by a teenager? I am totally in! As soon as I heard about Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan by Christine Mari … [Read More...]

Our packing list for Bali, and Jack the bear shows off our new Paklite luggage

Packing list for Bali or Penang or pretty much any tropical destination – and my new luggage

I have to warn you: I'm a pretty light packer. I've done a lot of independent travel which requires me being responsible for lugging my stuff around all the time and that taught me to be pretty frugal … [Read More...]

Berlin museums for kids

Berlin museums for kids – planning my 2015 trip to Germany, with help

I'm busily planning for our next trip to Europe in the middle of this year, and I'm very excited that it will include a chance to return to Berlin, one of my all-time favourite cities (potentially my … [Read More...]

Armchair travel Review of Njinga by Kate

Travelling in Africa: Armchair travel giveaway of Njinga by Kate Leeming

I first heard of Kate Leeming's African adventure via an email from my mother. She told me she'd seen an interview with Kate on TV and was sure I'd love her story. As many of you will know: mothers … [Read More...]

Should experienced travellers go to Bali

Should experienced travellers go to Bali? A note from my own experience

Bail is one of the most popular destinations for Australian holiday-makers, and especially for people from Perth (my hometown) because it's basically the shortest flight you can take to get anywhere … [Read More...]

Armchair travel books giveaway

Armchair travel – great books and a month of birthday giveaways at Not A Ballerina

Most of us, unfortunately, can't travel all the time. (And honestly, I don't think I want to travel all the time - although a bit more often would be good!) However, a pretty decent substitute for … [Read More...]

Courtyard Seminyak Marriott Hotel Bali

6 ways the Courtyard Seminyak helped me enjoy Bali

Bali, hey? I was never really planning to go there but when the chance kind of fell into my lap, I finally thought it was worth a shot. The Courtyard Seminyak was a new Marriott hotel, they were … [Read More...]