Auckland, New Zealand

5 Best Things About Travelling Solo

I would consider myself a fairly introverted person – I’m shy and timid when placed in unfamiliar situations. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be sent to Germany for scientific training in gunshot residue analysis; extremely excited about the prospect of seeing a new country, I was also apprehensive about going to a…

Times Square, Manhattan, New York City

10 Best Broadway Musicals (during 2014)

I’ve been a huge fan of musical theatres for about five years now. Anyone living in Australia will know the pain of having to wait years for Broadway and West End musicals to make their way to our shores. During my trip to New York City in February 2014 I was lucky enough to visit during the…

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Adventure caving at Waitomo, New Zealand – Part One

Caves. Deep, intricate networks of tunnels, carved from limestone over thousands of years by running water. Decorated by stunning geological formations and inhabited by bizarre lifeforms evolved to live in perpetual darkness. It’s estimated that only a fraction of the world’s cave systems have been fully explored. There lies hundreds of kilometres of uncharted passages throughout the…

Munich, Germany

One Day in … Munich, Germany

Munich (in German: München), the charming historic Bavarian capital, is spectacularly close to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and packed with bustling beer halls, enchanting cathedrals and artsy museums. The cobbled streets, cafe-lined alleys and beautiful architecture lend themselves to a quaint, but sophisticated, small-town atmosphere. After a delightful breakfast near my hotel with…

Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobiling, South Iceland

Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland

On my list of things to do in Iceland, climbing one of the country’s many glaciers was at the very top. Glaciers are fascinating to me – mammoth rivers of ice and rock formed over hundreds, sometimes thousands of years. Trust me, the first glacier you spy in Iceland will momentarily take your breath away. They just appear…

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Beginnings of a quaint travel blog

I love travelling. I love seeing new places. I love the fascinating history of cities, the geology of natural landscapes and the cultural evolution of different civilisations. This blog will hopefully document the adventures, experiences and things I’ve seen on my travels and inspire others to take flight and explore this amazing planet of ours.…