There is nothing worse than coming back from a holiday to a dirty house, worrying about work, and needing to go to the shops for food. It doesn't matter if it's been a weekend holiday, a week or even an extended holiday - you are often tired and not keen on doing life chores. By … Continue reading 7 Tips to Make Returning from Holidays Easier
It never occurred to me that packing a medical kit should be part of your packing list... until I injured myself in Vanuatu and needed 5 stitches in my foot. I definitely wished I at least packed some pain killers to help with the pain I was experiencing! So when I embarked on a 10-week … Continue reading Packing a DIY Travel Medical Kit
When trying to figure out what to pack for my trip of 6 weeks to South-East Asia, it was very hard to find any packing lists. There are plenty for Europe and America, but only a few for South-East Asia. In particular, there's barely anything for countries like Cambodia. My 6 week trip would primarily … Continue reading Packing for South East Asia + Printable Packing List
When visiting Darwin in the Northern Territory, yo know you're in for a treat of fair drinkim Aussie culture. There's usually two things on the top of the list of must see sights - jumping crocodiles and Litchfield National Park. Crocodiles are definitely in abundance in Darwin, and you do not want to run into … Continue reading Litchfield Day Trip from Darwin
When you go to Cambodia there are so many delicious foods to try that you probably have not had before. My two favourite foods were Amok and Lok Lak. But to truly immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture, a cooking class is just the thing! It is slightly touristy but the cooking class was one … Continue reading Cooking Classes at Le Tigre de Papier
I while back (well June long weekend last year) I was invited along to a friends hen's weekend in the Hunter Valley. I only just remembered that I never published this post - so here is what I wrote almost a year ago to the day! My friend picked me up from my place at … Continue reading Winter Weekend in the Hunter Valley
As the year that was 2014 comes to a close, we all seem to reflect on the previous 12 months: What was good, what was bad, what we learnt and what we appreciate. This year was all about travel for me. I had planned this trip for over a year and dreamed about a big … Continue reading Vintage Barbie’s Best and Worst Travel Experiences of 2014
Athens disappointed me. I've been to London and Paris before, so I've experienced a big city, and I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting out of Athens, but it didn't live up to whatever expectation I had. When I first arrived in Athens, I came from the airport in a taxi and saw a … Continue reading My Time in Athens
Ahhh... the age old question about whether one should pack jeans for travel. When I see pictures of celebs arriving at the airport in their favourite denim threads, I think, "Yeah sure, definitely, I'll look like celebrity if I bring my jeans". But maybe I should look at the practicalities first... There are a zillion … Continue reading Should I Pack My Jeans?
After writing my first post, I started thinking to myself "why exactly do I want to start a blog". At first it seemed obvious - I want to write about travel. But what about when I'm not travelling? And what keeps me busy inbetween my adventures? So I started thinking of some more reasons behind … Continue reading Why am I doing this blog?