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…

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…

Wandering Red Head

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 Cherene who you might know better as the wandering red head! You can…

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…

Vietnam Travel Guide

There’s already a tonne of information online about travelling to Vietnam as a solo female but there are a few things I wish I had known before I went: Download the ‘Grab’ app Vietnam’s answer to Uber (they actually bought it out there. Cheaper than a cab, the option to pay in cash or card…

Ashley: @msashq

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 Ashley who you can follow on Instagram! Let’s start with the basics, who…

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…

Ajok Deng

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! This week we meet Ajok from Mountain View, California, USA. The thing that drew me to…

Elize in Wonderland

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’re highlighting the work…