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Choose Turkey’s Mediterranean coast

Most of the time I don’t visit new countries to relax. I go to new places to explore and learn new things and meet new people. Most of the time I get home more exhausted than when I left, but that’s the way I like it. Except for when I went to Turkey. I split…

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Travel plans for 2015

This year is going to be fairly light on the travel side of things. 2014 was a big year, and while a year ago I thought I’d probably be moving to some new exotic country this year, I’m going to be home in Australia for most of 2015. However, there are a few things already…

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14 top travel moments of 2014

This year I travelled more than in any previous year. I’ve spent more time away before, I’ve just never been to so many places in twelve months before. I set foot on five different continents, which is just insane and probably not something I’m likely to do again. So to honour 2014 on this fine…

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How to plan a spontaneous road trip

I realise that title is a complete oxymoron, but bear with me. The best road trips are the sort where you head off unbridled by time or the need to be in a particular place. But even these types of trips require a bit of effort put in beforehand to make things go smoothly. For…

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How to survive an overnight train journey

This year I spent five nights sleeping on trains over a three week period. On every one of those nights I slept in a normal chair, not in a sleeper cabin. By the end I got pretty good at making to the morning well-rested and happy instead of overtired and grumpy. It’s not hard, it…

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