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…

My Favourite Eco Brands Right Now

With growing awareness and support for efforts to do better for the planet, I’ve been slowly finding my own ways to do my bit such as composting, reducing waste & ‘trying’ to keep plants alive. Of course I know the biggest actions that would contribute to preserving and replenishing our environment would come from big…

Erika Explores

Creative Collaborations is all about sharing with you all the inspiring and talented people I see kicking butt around the world through their chosen social media channels. Like the look or sound of these creatives? Give them a follow! Today we meet Erika who you can find on Instagram and her website Let’s start with…

10 Ways Travel Has Helped Me Manage my Mental Health

Screw the stigma- I have dealt with varying degrees of mental health struggles since my early twenties. Most of the people I surround myself with are luckily understanding, most having also experienced some sort of issue that required self or professional help. For me, routines and most recently, exercise, have been a big part of…

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…

Gyul Meets World

Creative Collaborations is all about sharing with you all the inspiring and talented people I see kicking butt around the world through their chosen social media channels. Like the look or sound of these creatives? Give them a follow! Today we meet Jeaiza who you can find on Instagram and Facebook! Let’s start with the…

Airbnb, Hotels or Hostels?

When I talk to friends about mine or their upcoming trips, I always get asked about which accommodation I prefer to stay at. I’ve at all and each have their own perks (and disadvantages) depending on the type of travel. So, from my perspective, here are the yays and nays for staying at each accommodation…

What I Learnt From a Trip Where Everything Went Wrong

If you’ve read a few of my blog posts before, you’d know that I am a planner. I enjoy the spontaneous moments that arise while travelling, but the thought of not having a plan for where I’m sleeping in a few nights scares me too much to think about a long term backpacking trip with…

What I Achieved in 2018

Warning: soppy post ahead! When the end of the year comes, regardless of my current feelings, I feel the need to look back and be proud of all I’ve achieved. It puts all the little struggles in perspective and reminds me all I have to be grateful for. I HIGHLY suggest, even if on your…