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

Weekend in Melbourne

Weekend in Melbourne

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. Weekend in Melbourne – an Itinerary...
Our Tips for Road Trips in Australia

Our Tips for Road Trips in 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...
The Myths About Monsoon in Cambodia

The Myths About Monsoon in Cambodia

Myths about monsoon in Cambodia don’t seem to be going anywhere, despite the inconsistency and unpredictability of the weather due to climate change. Barely a day goes by when I don’t hear someone say “it rains like clockwork every afternoon”. It doesn’t. The Myths About Monsoon...
Reflections From a Warm Climate on the Notion of Sunny Escapes

Reflections From a Warm Climate on the Notion of Sunny Escapes

About this time every year, people who live in the coldest parts of the northern hemisphere, who are already getting weary of the chilly weather, are starting to consider sunny escapes and retreating to warmer climates for some winter sun – if they haven’t escaped already....
Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

We’ve had some emails from friends and readers asking: is it safe to travel to Turkey now? Terence and I have been travelling to Turkey for 13 years, since we first went for a summer with a friend. That initial trip we travelled by bus...
How Much Planning You Should Do Before You Travel

How Much Planning You Should Do Before You Travel

While you might love the idea of being spontaneous when you travel, do you really want to spend the time you could be out exploring on a device planning your onward travel? Here’s how much planning you should you do before you travel so you’re not...