Lessons I Learnt From My First Speaking Event

November 3, 2014
Professional Travel Bloggers Association panel at ITB Asia

While on the blog I may come across as outgoing, social and can hold my own – things I am if you get to know me – in front of strangers I seize up and even thinking about speaking in public or networking events makes my palms sweat and I begin dreaming of becoming a […]

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Turn Those Holiday Mistakes Into Something Great!

May 15, 2014
Visa Holiday Replay

Have you ever wished you could retake a holiday after something happened turning it into one holiday you’d rather not remember? There are a hundreds of ways that this could have happened but there is only one way to change that memory – by entering the Visa Holiday Replay. Visa know that sometimes bad things happen […]

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Shh… Don’t Tell My Dad

June 30, 2013
Travel Photobook

My Dad is the hardest person to buy a gift for. Every year for his birthday, Father’s Day and Christmas he ends up getting new socks, cologne, a book, a piece of technology – which he tries to use but is too impatient to really learn how to use, and some clothing. Boring, boring, boring. I do […]

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Travel or Love: It’s Not a Choice Between One or the Other

April 12, 2013
Travelling couple holding hands

I spent my early teenage years breaking boys hearts. I turned down one boy 16-times despite now looking back and realising our potential relationship would have probably lasted a year. At 13-years-old I knew that I wasn’t going to go to University in Adelaide, South Australia and didn’t want to be tied down, and the […]

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Doing One Thing That Scares Me: Trying New Foods (Particularly Seafood)

February 23, 2013
Trying new foods, including this prawn laksa, at an open air food market in Penang, Malaysia

I like to think I’m a brave and adventurous person. I’ve run with the bulls in Spain, hiked the Great Wall in China despite the city having the worst pollution levels on record and survived a leech bite… okay, it was only small but it was scary! But I could never be called ‘Adventurous Nicole’ […]

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Sun Nien Fai Lok/Happy New Year from Hong Kong!

January 1, 2013
Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour at night before New Years Eve

We made it! Another year is done and dusted and the dawn of the first day of a new year is dawning. Regardless of how we ended 2013 don’t let that deter you from moulding the year into the year that you want it to be. Travel more, connect with old friends, become healthier, succeed […]

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How to Travel During the Holiday Season… and Not Kill Your Family

November 24, 2012
How to deal with the crazy during the holidays

I love Christmas time. I’m an Aussie so it means I’m at the beach everyday, summer fruits are a staple in the fridge, and it mean University is done and dusted until March. But there is one thing that can send me into a bit of a panic – the knowledge that I will be […]

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