Spirit of Tasmania

A Taste of the Real Spirit of Tasmania

by Nicole on July 9, 2014

When I moved to Melbourne I declared that within the year I was going to take the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne to Devonport in Tasmania’s north. Sure flying from Melbourne to Hobart or Launceston are options but isn’t the journey half the fun of travelling to a new place? Having just moved to Melbourne, my American housemate […]


You might be visiting in hopes of encountering the Big 5, something that is sure to be on many people’s South African bucket lists, but there is much more to a safari experience than just the morning and afternoon game drives. From the moment you arrive at MalaMala Game Reserve til the time you leave, […]

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Do people make a place? In cities around the world there are Chinatown’s, Little Italy’s, Little Korea Town’s and all host of other nationalities. While the people who once immigrated there have left and moved to different neighbourhoods, the name has stuck and the area commercialised with replicated shops and restaurants often lacking the authentic […]


Does Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Live Up To Its Name?

July 2, 2014
Royal Brunei Airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Thanks to my Dad I am a huge aviation geek. I love discovering new airlines, flying new aircrafts, or even just revisit my old favourite – hello Boeing 747-800. Needless to say, when I was emailed about flying with Royal Brunei Airlines to travel on their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner I said yes. There is a lot […]

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On Safari at Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa

June 16, 2014
Best safari's in South Africa

His eyes seemed to be everywhere all at once. Navigating the dirt roads as a trail of dust spewed from the tyres in our wake, on the bushes to the left and scanning the plains to the right. He was a tracker, one of the most skilled, though all the other rangers at camp swore […]

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#RoomerHasIt, Tune Hotels klia2 is Open!

June 11, 2014
Tune Hotel KLIA2 - Hotel Review

I’d heard mixed reviews about Tune Hotels, usually falling into one of two camps. The first being that they were cheap, cramped rooms and were so stingy you had to pay to use the air conditioner, towels and pillows; the second being that they were cheap, friendly and the perfect base for travellers who needed a […]

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The Black Spur: Is This Victoria’s Best Drive?

June 5, 2014
The Black Spur - drive between Marysville and Healesville

Winding through rainforest, past tall trees and ferns, with the car windows down; this is Victoria’s best drive, perhaps Australia’s best drive. This is the Black Spur, 30 kilometres of road between Healesville and Marysville. The Drive Follow the Maroondah Highway out of Healesville and embark on your drive through the world famous Black Spur. Dipping […]

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