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Ch.. Ch.. Changes

by Nicole on May 14, 2016

It only seems fitting that I’m writing this post while listening to the song that always pops into my mind when I’m debating life changes. That’s right, I’m listening to David Bowie’s Changes. It only seems fitting. A photo posted by Nicole Smith (@nicoletravelbug) on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:03pm PDT It’s been a little […]


Best Boutique Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand

The Coolest Boutique Hotels in Bangkok

by Nicole on May 13, 2016

A hotel sets the mood for your getaway. You want comfort, location, a dash of cool… and a good price! There are hundreds of hotels in Bangkok to choose from so why not try a cool boutique hotel? With unique designs, personal guest service, great locations; maybe one of the boutique hotels in Bangkok will be […]


The Gold Coast Hinterlands are a gem. Just 30 minutes drive from the white sands and skyscrapers of the Gold Coast you’ll find quaint towns, wide open spaces and plenty of curious cows. There are wineries, farm to table restaurants, and cute knick-knack stores dotted throughout. This is where I found myself one, rather chilly, […]


7 Mistakes You’re Making When Collecting Frequent Flyer Points

November 24, 2015
Qantas Frequent Flyer

Frequent flyer points, or air miles, are becoming big business with airlines working hard to tempt us to be loyal. That being said, there’s a lot of mystery behind those magical points we can earn when travelling, shopping, dining, or even filling up at the petrol pump, but if you can work them out the […]

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It All Started With A Peach: How Thailand’s North Traded Poppy’s for Tea Plantations

November 4, 2015
Doi Ang Khang - Thailand's Tea Plantation

Closing my eyes, I let the sun’s rays warm my face. The morning had been cold, something I didn’t expect to encounter in Thailand, a country known for its heat and humidity. Opening my eyes, the mountain peaks awed me again, with lush green crops on every peak, under the first blue sun I’d seen […]

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5 Must See Road Trip Destinations In Australia

October 21, 2015
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Everyone loves a good long road trip, so if you are heading off on a road trip this year and want to explore our wonderful Aussie landscapes, here are 5 awesome destinations that are worth including in your itinerary. Wilsons Promontory, VIC Way down in Victoria is a knob of land known as Wilsons Promontory. Surrounded on […]

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A Solution for Last Minute Travellers That WILL Save You Money

October 13, 2015

I’ve made it no secret that I’m a last-minute traveller. Sometimes my wanderlust will call me to go on a weekend adventure or take that amazing sale fare, around holidays it’s because I’m travelling with my family and decisions on when they can take time off work is made just days before departure, and other times […]

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