Road Trip

Giving Las Vegas a second chance

The first time I went to Las Vegas was for my 21st birthday. I flew out for a fancy dinner and Cirque du Soleil show with my parents before meeting up with two girlfriends for three days of drinking and dancing. It sounds like the perfect coming-of-age scenario, but I ended up changing my flight […]

August 10, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Arizona highway

When I think of Arizona, I think of expanses of red desert with endless blue skies: tall, looming cacti, tumblewoods lazing across a deserted highway, violet and white blooms hugging the ground. However, Arizona was a constant surprise: lightning cutting across the open sky with murderous thunder and pelting rain welcomed us on our first […]

August 9, 2012 Continue reading…

The ultimate USA road trip: the good, the bad and the numbers

To be honest: I was nervous about taking this road trip. Sure, I was stoked to see more of the USA, and after driving across the whole of Australia, I knew via land would be the best way to do it. But I don’t like driving or being stuck in a car, my funds were […]

August 6, 2012 Continue reading…

USA road trip kicks off tomorrow!

Every time I book another international flight, I feel a bit guilty about how little I’ve seen of my own country. I’ve visited the capitals of 16 other countries, but not once I have stepped foot in Washington DC. I’ve been awestruck by the stunning Plitvice Lakes, the ethereal Halong Bay, the Swedish archipelago, but […]

July 9, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Grand Pacific Drive

My dislike for driving in general, compounded with my discomfort on the left side of the road, means that I’m generally stuck to seeing Australia by buses or trains. Every once in a while, however, an Australian takes pity on my car-less state and treats me to a road trip (like my Great Ocean Road […]

July 27, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Lorne

The Great Ocean Road is dotted with picturesque seaside towns: the whole beauty of road tripping is being able to stop and meander through each one. Lorne is often recommended as an overnight stay, but we decided it was just perfect for an afternoon tea break. After indulging in a cuppa and freshly-baked scones, we […]

May 25, 2011 Continue reading…

Where to stay on the Great Ocean Road: Surfside Backpackers

Some people will claim you can do the Great Ocean Road in a day. Sure, you can: but why would you want to? The best part of a road trip is the luxury of seeing things at your own pace.  Spend at least a night along the way. The best place to stop is debatable: […]

May 14, 2011 Continue reading…