When you think of Gold Coast in Australia, what’s the first thing that comes into your head? I’m probably not wrong in thinking ‘beaches’…it’s in the name after all! It shouts out white sandy coastline! Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, Gold Coast’s Hinterland is home to several national parks, including: Tamborine National Park, Springbrook National Park (the ‘I’m a Celebrity Jungle’ for my UK readers!) and Lamington National Park. This post will focus on Tamborine National Park and things to do on Mt Tamborine in a morning or afternoon, just a 50 minute drive from Surfers Paradise!
The British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos is made up of hundreds of islands and cays. The most inhabited and touristy island is Providenciales! Providenciales international airport has direct flights to several US cities, making it an easy to reach Caribbean destination. On an island with so many all inclusive hotels, it’s difficult not to get trapped inside the resort bubble, but there are plenty of things to do in Providenciales and here I share some of my favourites with you!
There are some destinations which surprise you. Morocco is one of them! When I first looked into Marrakech desert tours, I didn’t care how I got to the Sahara Desert, I just knew I had to get there, my eyes were on the prize so to speak. It turns out, the route from Marrakech to Merzouga is just as incredible as the desert itself!
When it comes to airport names they can often be a little misleading…take London for example, there are 6 airports with ‘London’ in the name and yet only one is actually in the city! Tokyo has 2 airports, Narita and Haneda. Haneda Airport is the closest to the city, however unless you’re driving, it’s still an hour away using public transport. Narita is even further away and I’m guilty of searching for ‘how to get to Tokyo from Narita Airport’ when deciding how to spend a spare 7 hours between flights. I honestly think the town of Narita is hideously overlooked, it’s just 10 minutes away from the airport! Here are a few ideas for things to do in Narita, especially during an airport layover!
Who doesn’t love a little slice of paradise? On the surface, Turks and Caicos looks like a pretty expensive Caribbean destination, and I’m not going to lie, it kind of is! BUT it is possible to do Turks and Caicos on a budget and I’m going to give you a breakdown of the cost of my trip with some tips and tricks on how I saved myself money!
I’ve been to Australia 3 times now and ironically have never been there in summer. First time was spring, then autumn and most recently, winter! I actually think winter is a great time of year to visit Australia. For me working in a school in the Northern Hemisphere, it also just so happens to coincide with when I get all of my time off! Here are a few reasons as to why winter is the best time to visit Australia and a few tips to get the most from your visit!
Staying in a Japanese style capsule hotel had been on my bucket list for a while. I then read somewhere that a lot of the ones in Japan are ‘male only’, so I wouldn’t be welcome anyway! HOWEVER in May 2017, Australia’s very first Capsule Hotel opened in Sydney and during my 2018 trip, I booked in for 4 nights!
A while back I shared my Perth to Coral Bay Western Australia road trip itinerary and now here is my next Australia itinerary! In this post I share my Brisbane to Sydney road trip. Here’s the thing, there are SO MANY places and things to see and do on Australia’s East Coast. I was travelling with 2 people with restricted holiday time but does that mean we shouldn’t travel because we can’t do it ‘slow enough’ of course not! We packed so much into our 7 day road trip and now I’m sharing my experience with you!