The Swiss sailor eyed the backpackers. I watched him as I scrubbed the burnt cheese from the back of the microwave. He sized up a girl near the kettle, ‘Are you French?’ His voice was as smooth as chocolate, ‘I am headed that way.’ He then did his spiel: he was a sailor, he had … Continue reading Stuck in the middle with you – The Big Issue
Surprising is one word that does sum up Panorama Garden Estate, hidden down a dirt track off the Mornington Peninsula freeway with surrounding farming properties along the rolling green hills. But this is no ordinary property; it’s a gem full of secret gardens, eccentric animals and country charm. Nick has dedicated over 20 years to transforming the property into a lush paradise, but has only recently opened its gates for tour groups to share the tranquility and to explore.
The modern day pilgrimage begins on a Contiki bus; smartphone in hand the traveller uploads their spiritual freedom. The image is one that will get many Facebook likes, and much envy: pearly white teeth on display, extraordinary natural phenomenon in the background. Where are they travelling to exactly? Anywhere is fine as long as it’s … Continue reading You Don’t Need To Travel to Far-Flung Places to ‘Find Yourself’ – The Vocal
Straya – ancient, beautiful and full of wide open spaces and endless natural spots to explore. While many decide to jet off to Europe, Asia and the States, others are opting for a different sort of adventure and instead going walkabout in our massive backyard. It turns out the ‘grey nomads’ were onto something and … Continue reading 7 Reasons You Should Consider Exploring Your Own Backyard – AWOL
Ah, ’tis the season to be jolly and to travel long-distances with the air-con blazing, bags crammed full of Christmas treats, heads jammed with expectations, bookings, departure times and to-do list’s. Travelling during the silly season is sometimes a necessary evil, forced upon us by family rituals to visit far-flung relatives, kiss their rough unshaven cheeks … Continue reading 6 Tips For Surviving The Silly Holiday Travel Season
Scrooges of the world can rejoice in the fact that travelling is cheaper more than ever. But while two-minute noodle dinners and sardine-like-dorms are still an easy way to save a buck, there are many other quirky ways to travel on a budget. From snoozing in a foreign stranger’s lounge room, milking the cows for … Continue reading 6 Unusual Ways To Travel On The Cheap – AWOL
Fill up the car. With warm, blissful summery days ahead of us, there’s no better time than to put your pedal to the metal and speed out of the city’s concrete clutches. Zoom along steaming freeways and into wide open still spaces and cool water-lapping shores. Whether you want to set off on a long drive or … Continue reading The Ten Best Summer Road Trip Destinations Around Melbourne