Australia: The Road Trip Part

‘Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.’ (A quote I firmly believe in but you’ll appreciate the irony once you’ve read the post.) After our epic time in the Whitsundays back in December, our plan was to hire a car and drive over three days from Airlie Beach to Brisbane where…

Review ~ 99 The Heritage Hotel, Chiangmai

Back in February we went up to Chiangmai for a few days with my parents. As the only one who had visited before, my husband chose 99 The Heritage Hotel as he had a good experience in their sister hotel on a previous trip. It was just under £90 a room per night. This beautiful boutique…

In Love with Indonesia

Warning – this post contains excessive use of adjectives and may cause serious wanderlust. I have just returned from the most amazing time in Indonesia, where along with with my husband and best friend, and various friends and family along the way, visited Bali, Lombok and Gili Air. I gushed a little a few days ago on my…

Incredible Indonesia

We are currently enjoying our last day full day in Bali before flying home to Bangkok tomorrow. Our travels here over the past week and a half have exceeded all expectations, we have had the most incredible time and are already planning to return as soon as we can having totally fallen in love with…

Exploring the Whitsunday Islands

Our entire trip to Australia was planned around our time in the Whitsunday’s. It all began when we decided not to go home to the UK for Christmas, I have never not been at home for Christmas so we decided that if we weren’t there we needed to be doing something pretty special. Someone I…

Planning: Bali

I am well aware that we are very lucky to have the incredible holidays that we do. Trust me, I am. It blows my mind on the last day of term, the last day of every term, when my Facebook feed is frenetic with all the incredible places around the world that our expat friends and colleagues are…

Airlie Beach: The Gateway to the Whitsunday’s

We flew from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast Airport with Virgin Australia. We needed to be in Airlie Beach the day before our departure on the boat so we booked a night at the Coral Sea Resort (£158 including breakfast booked through Agoda), which was located just around the corner from the marina we were departing from. Airlie…

Steve McCurry Exhibition

Steve McCurry is an American photographer best known for the iconic Afghan Girl portrait that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1984. He has travelled extensively through Asia, his photos often capturing the harrowing effects of war on both people and places. Until March 14th, his lifetime of work is being exhibited here in…

B is for Brisbane

We landed with Thai Airways into Brisbane on the 21st December and had a day and a half (two nights) to explore the city. We’d heard a few horror stories about getting through Australian customs but found it quick and efficient having applied for our visas online before travelling. The customs officer was really nice,…

In Love with Oz

We spent an amazing Christmas and New Year in Australia. It was my first time to Australia, my husband was born there but hasn’t been back since leaving when he was a year old so we deliberated hard about what and where we wanted to be. In the end our trip was dictated by two things…firstly,…

Another Weekend in Singapore

I love Singapore and I’m super lucky that my cousin lives there as I certainly wouldn’t get to visit as often if she didn’t! We went for the weekend at the end of November 2016, flying with Singapore Airlines from Bangkok which takes around 2 hours, to go to Neon Lights Festival, which you can…

Heaven on Earth

I am still swaying slightly after spending three nights, four days at sea on seriously the most incredible trip I have ever been on. We saw dolphins, sharks and stingrays and swam with turtles yesterday morning – I am still giddy! We are now in Rockhampton after driving from Airlie Beach yesterday afternoon (ticking wild…