Koh Samui: one of the best travel destinations for couples

It’s easy to understand why Koh Samui is one of the best travel destinations for couples, as the night promises all the drama of a tropical storm. There was a time not that long ago when boutique accommodation, fine dining...


Sabah: The land below the wind

While tropical adventures are aplenty in Malaysia’s Borneo, the state of Sabah oozes a tumultuous cultural past. The phrase “land below the wind” was coined a century ago by sailors to describe the Malaysian state of Sabah on the northern...


10 things you can’t miss in Chiang Mai

Like a queen overseeing her subjects from her throne, Chiang Mai hovers high in Thailand’s north far away from the south’s madness. Initially conceived for her trade route to China, the northern capital remains largely independent from the rest of...


Celebrating Shinju Matsuri, Broome’s Annual Pearl Festival

Shinju Matsuri is Japanese for ‘Festival of the Pearl’ and Broome celebrates the excitement and romance as a world-renowned producer of South Sea Pearls. The annual pearl festival rekindles a time when the Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Koepangers, Filipino and Europeans...


American barbeque in the USA – and WA

It turns out the great Aussie barbeque tradition is a bit of a farce compared to barbequing in the USA. Before getting all snippety, hang on to your tongs; there’s an art to American barbeque that has infiltrated Perth’s barbequing...


10 reasons to desert yourself on Gaya Island

As the speedboat zoomed towards Gaya Island Resort, I was already devising ways to never return to reality. A few minutes off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on the Malaysian state of Sabah lies a refuge away from life as...


Why I spent my milestone birthday at Uluru

It’s not every day you celebrate a milestone birthday, in fact, it’s probably once a decade. It was only fitting I chose to travel to Australia’s most iconic destination for my most iconic milestone birthday. Overwhelmed by the size of...


The Best of Western Australia’s Frankland River

I’ve been dreaming of a romantic cabin in the woods for a long time – as long as it has fluffy towels, internet and good coffee. Situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, the Frankland River region delivers...


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