Meaningful Travel Experiences

About Me

Outside of my regular day job, my passion is travelling, planning holidays, talking about trips and helping my friends have the best holiday.

I look for value in terms of time and money. I want to make the most of my annual leave and get the most out of every dollar. I believe in travelling the world for  meaningful experiences. Finding quality over quantity. Collecting memories not material possessions.

I grew up pouring over atlases and spinning model globes.

I read and dreamt about travelling the world and spent my spare time learning languages.

Now as I work full time, I am enjoying a combination of weekends away in Australia and New Zealand with a few overseas trips each year.

Once I was old enough to start exploring the world independently, I spent time in New Caledonia, China, France and Thailand. I then moved on to more stereotypical “travel” in South-East Asia, Europe, the US.



Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding – Bill Bryson

Recent Posts

What to do in Melbourne

I’m often asked to give recommendations to friends about things to do, see and eat in Melbourne. Here is a bit of a compilation of some of the crowd-pleasers and useful information with some recommendations at the bottom. Accommodation When booking accommodation in...

Lastovo Island – Croatia

I wrote this on the ferry as we left our newly found island paradise – Lastovo. We happened upon this island by chance, using my favourite “no-plans method”. Lastovo is the remotest inhabited island in the Dalmatian archipelago, with only 700 or so residents, it is...

Three days in Queenstown, New Zealand

Three days in Queenstown, New Zealand

What to do with three days in Queenstown?By popular demand, here is my Queenstown itinerary for a short visit outside of ski season. This would fit in a weekend or three days and I’ve included some extra options you can sub in or out if you have more time or something...