Category Archive: Trip Essentials

These posts might cover anything from packing tips and transport lowdowns to useful travel gadgets and gear we’re using.

May 29

Underrated Cities in Europe That We Love

Gypsy Jazz Band in Brussels, Belgium. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

I have a love-hate relationship with travel lists. When they’re inane, generic, lack perspective, and are researched from a desk, I loathe them. When they’re useful, subjective, personal, and written from experience, I find them inspiring. A good list reminds me of passionate conversations over glasses of wine with old friends about our all-time favourite films, …

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May 14

Weekend in Melbourne

St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.

When we lived in Sydney, Melbourne was one of our favourite frequent getaways for a weekend of eating, drinking and shopping. Here are our quick tips for a Weekend in Melbourne. Get a taste of its mouthwatering food scene here. Check in Stay in one of Melbourne’s city centre hotels if it’s your first trip to the …

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Dec 16

Our Tips for Road Trips in Australia

Outback Northern Territory, Australia.

We’ve spent a lot of time recently on dusty red dirt roads here in Cambodia that have been reminding us of the many road trips in Australia we’ve done over the years researching travel guidebooks – the main difference being that in Australia those stretches of red dirt are back-roads, tracks or off-road trails. In …

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Dec 13

The Myths About Monsoon in Cambodia

Monsoon in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The continual pitter-patter of rain on our rooftop here in Siem Reap has stopped, the geckos are no longer seeking shelter inside, and the green frogs that graced our steps night after night have gone. The wet season has ended and the rains have stopped, but the myths about monsoon in Cambodia don’t seem to …

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Dec 11

Reflections From a Warm Climate on the Notion of Sunny Escapes

Majorca Beaches.

About this time every year, people who live in the coldest parts of the northern hemisphere (not here in tropical South East Asia), who are already getting weary of the chilly weather, are starting to consider sunny escapes and retreating to warmer climates in the new year for some winter sun – if they haven’t …

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