What to do on a stopover in Singapore

It’s hard to ask me about Singapore, because once I start talking it’s almost impossible to stop. I loved living there and hosting friends and family who came over on weekends and stopovers. 24-48 hour layovers are great in Singapore as there is so much to do. Even in the early hours of the morning, it is common…

A newbies guide to Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

So yep, that picture right there is indeed the Philippines. I KNOW. I’m surprised too. The view overlooks Sagada, Mountain Province, a scenic and sleepy town perched in the central Cordillera mountains of Luzon, the northern island of the Philippines. Sagada is special for many reasons, not only due to the incredible sights and activities it has on offer, but…

$75 challenge: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

In September, my mum and sister came all the way from Australia to visit me in Singapore, presumably to assess whether I was really going to college like I claimed to be, and to also confirm to my grandparents that I have a real boyfriend and not just a cardboard cutout of one. As we sat…

A day with Rosa: Haw Par Villa, Chinatown & Wheeler’s Yard

Being an exchange student on campus is pretty great. Everything is so close, like food, friends, the gym and class. The downside of this is falling into a routine, where you spend most of the week at uni and then go out to the same type of places every weekend. A majority of my stay…

Unexpected fears

Buckle up, because you’re about to go on a spectacularly average ride through memory lane as I attempt to address my sudden fear of flying. I’m not sure how it happened, as I’ve loved planes and travel since I can remember. Growing up, I would obsess over travel magazines and documentaries, dreaming that one day I could travel…

The other side of Voluntourism

Volunteering is a freaking awesome way to see the world. I can be a pretty touristy tourist when I want to be, but when it comes to getting my hands dirty for a cause, count me in. My degree and career is in public health so I guess it is only natural that my passions…

Five small things that I loved and learned about America

I’ll be straight up here – the United States of America blew my mind. To be honest, I am not really sure what I expected, but I was determined to go over there with an eagerness to make the most out of it and to leave any prejudices I unknowingly had at the door. Speaking…

Travelling without having a set style – and why thats okay

When I started to explore more of Australia and the world I would often think about where I fit in as a traveller.
Everywhere I go I see specific genres of people such as backpackers, honeymooners, festival-heads, retirees, powder hounds, family vacationers and eco-tourists – some more dedicated in their travel styles than others (like us).