Chiang Mai & Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Jungle Expedition

Famous for ancient temples and elephant rescue sanctuaries, the mountainous city of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand was next on our South East Asia itinerary. Chiang Mai (meaning ‘New City‘ in Thai) is steeped in history with 75 temples within the city walls. This popular backpacking destination was only founded in 1296 whenContinue reading “Chiang Mai & Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Jungle Expedition”

7 days in Laos: Vientiane and Luang Prabang

Laos wasn’t originally on our travelling itinerary but it made sense to visit because the country shares a border with Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, (as well as Myanmar and China). It was only an hour flight from Hanoi to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Unfortunately, we only had one week to spare which meant we hadContinue reading “7 days in Laos: Vientiane and Luang Prabang”

10 days in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Travelling through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi is a well-trodden backpacking route, and it was one we were both thoroughly looking forward to embarking on. I’d only heard good things. Once under Chinese domination for over 1,000 years, Vietnam is renown for its coffee, floating markets, motorbikes (two-thirds of households acrossContinue reading “10 days in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – The Great Ocean Road & Melbourne (Part VIII)

Our time in Australia has sadly come to an end. Over the last eight weeks we’ve clocked up nearly 3,000 miles travelling by motorhome from Cairns to Sydney and then via car to Melbourne with my Mum on what has been a truly unforgettable East Coast Australian Road Trip. Some of my favourite highlights includeContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – The Great Ocean Road & Melbourne (Part VIII)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – Canberra, Lakes Entrance, Phillip & Raymond Island + Yarra Valley (Part VII)

Canberra (ACT) – the Capital of Australia was our next point of call after spending an action-packed week in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. To read about everything we got up to last week including scaling the Harbour Bridge, watching a show at the Sydney Opera House, visiting Bondi and Manly Beach as well asContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Canberra, Lakes Entrance, Phillip & Raymond Island + Yarra Valley (Part VII)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – Sydney & Blue Mountains National Park (Part VI)

Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and realise if all what we’re doing is really happening. This week has been an unforgettable one. I’m so glad we’re able to share the next couple of weeks with my Mum, who has flown all the way around the world to travel with us from SydneyContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Sydney & Blue Mountains National Park (Part VI)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – Australia Zoo, Brisbane, Moreton Island & the Gold Coast (Part IV)

I can’t believe we’re now half way through our eight-week East Coast Australia Road Trip. Time flies when you’re having fun! Last week, we enjoyed a sunrise with wild kangaroos in Cape Hillsborough; explored Fraser Island (K’Gari) by 4WD and cruised along the Noosa Everglades before we then headed over to the Sunshine Coast. ToContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Australia Zoo, Brisbane, Moreton Island & the Gold Coast (Part IV)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – Cape Hillsborough, Fraser/K’Gari Island 4WD Jeep Tour & Noosa Everglades (Part III)

From Cairns, Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Park in Far North Queensland, to Magnetic Island, the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, the last couple of weeks exploring has been a nonstop adventure. To ensure that we didn’t completely burn out, we decided to spend the next couple of days in Airlie Beach before movingContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Cape Hillsborough, Fraser/K’Gari Island 4WD Jeep Tour & Noosa Everglades (Part III)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – The Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island & Whitsunday Islands (Part II)

Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef was something I desperately wanted to tick off my bucket list when in Queensland, Australia… and I can now say I’ve been lucky enough to do just that. A visit to Cairns wouldn’t be complete without visiting the world’s largest coral reef system. Made up of over 2,900 individualContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – The Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island & Whitsunday Islands (Part II)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – Exploring Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge & Port Douglas (Part I)

From the Great Barrier Reef, to Uluru/Ayers Rock, to pristine sandy beaches and vibrant cities such as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne just to name a few, Australia has always been somewhere that has really intrigued me. I think it’s the different way of life and being on the other side of the world. Over theContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Exploring Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge & Port Douglas (Part I)”