Encouraging kids to travel through a love of food

One of the best ways to encourage a love of travel, I reckon, is through the stomach. (It's not just the way to a man's heart.) My son has had a lifelong desire to go to Japan and that is definitely because he has had a lifelong love of Japanese food. How to encourage kids to eat all kinds of Asian … [Read more...]

Should you travel? Of course! Learning from nine years of Not A Ballerina

Think back nine years. In other words, cast your mind back to the faraway year of 2005. Where were you and what were you doing? Nine years ago in Germany ... I know exactly what I was doing on this day in 2005. I was sitting at a funny little wooden Ikea desk in my apartment in Heilbronn, Germany, … [Read more...]

On four failed attempts to leave Perth in my twenties

When you grow up in a city as isolated as Perth, Western Australia, it's not surprising that you get the itch to leave, at least for a while. From the time I graduated from university (just a little while back now ...) I was looking for opportunities to leave Perth for a while and see something of … [Read more...]