8 things you should know before you plan your trip to the Maldives

Local islands It’s on a fairly recent thing for tourists to be allowed in local islands in the Maldives. This means that there’s an option between the fancy (and expensive) private island resorts and smaller hotel/guest houses that are more affordable. See below for some interesting facts, particularly if you’re thinking of staying at a…

9 Surprising Things I Learnt About Japan

Almost no bins yet no rubbish! Imagine your culture included taking your rubbish with you wherever you went. I love this- that absentmindedly or not, it was expected that everyone would treat public places with respect and not litter. Lines & order are important This I LOVE. Getting into trains was enjoyable as I stood…

Tasmania 5 & 7 day Roadtrip Itineraries

When I’m planning a trip I find the best resources are friends recommendations and blogs, because ‘most’ of these don’t involve people trying to sell you anything! Flights: Hobart return flights Accommodation: Airbnb’s Transport: Airport hire care 5 day Itinerary Day 1- Fly to Hobart We made the mistake of flying in the afternoon so…

Alexandrea Travels

Welcome to the new section of my blog where I highlight some of the talented creatives that I’ve followed from around the world. These fortnightly posts will highlight a small amount of the talent that is already out there, and hopefully promote more collaboration, rather than competition between creatives. This week we meet Alex, a…

A Guide to Setting Up in Melbourne

Melbourne is such an exciting city but that doesn’t mean it’s going to open its arms to newcomers. Hopefully some of what I write will help you get a glimpse of what you need to take into account. If you’re not Australian, you’ll have to consider more than what I did such as currency, visas,…

Tour review: Haggis Adventures 3 day ‘Skye High’

The basics: Start/End: Edinburgh, UK Duration: 3 days, 2 nights Accommodation: 6 share dorm beds Highlights: Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Highland cows & Glencoe   Anyone who has seen my pictures from my short trip to the Highlands has received my glowing recommendation of my Haggis trip, so now it’s your…

My Favourite Budget Destinations

While I’ve travelled my fair share, I haven’t made it to the whole world (yet), so this is based on my own experiences. Southern Spain During peak summer, on little savings & no income, I survived 2.5 weeks in Southern Spain. Luckily accomodation was still very cheap as was most food and attractions. If you’re…

Turkey on a Budget

Last summer, after some spontaneous trip bookings, I found myself looking at spending two weeks as a solo backpacker in Turkey on a limited budget. I was nervous, due to knowing little about the country, and finding little credible websites to help me on my research. However, i can not rate this beautiful country highly…