Showing travellers around Perth feature

Showing travellers around your region – meeting the locals

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - one of my absolute favourite ways of travelling is to stay with some locals and learn all about how they go about their daily lives. Figuring out the similarities and differences from my life to theirs is something I find fascinating. It both reminds me of … [Read More...]

Young travellers

Five years of travel for my favourite young traveller

My wonderful little man turns five this week, and it seems like a good time to reflect on his travels over the first five years of his life, in happy combination with Instagram Travel Thursday. I'm thrilled and proud to say that he's a keen and curious young traveller who talks about other countries … [Read More...]

Wanderlust Travel Linky April 2015

Wanderlust Travel Linkup for April, and a brief history of Western Australia

April? APRIL! March has positively soared past here because we've been entering a totally fabulous visitor from Canada (more on her soon) which has meant I've been figuring out which parts of my home … [Read More...]

#mylocalworld photo challenge for Not A Ballerina

#mylocalworld – discovering how other people’s everyday worlds look

The celebrations for Not A Ballerina's tenth birthday continue and for April, I'm holding a photo-a-day challenge - #mylocalworld. The idea is that readers and followers from all around the world … [Read More...]

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 … [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 … [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...]