The Tried & Tested: TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane

If Fortitude Valley is Brisbane’s hippest arts and entertainment district, then TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel is its coolest choice for accommodation. Located in the heart of The Valley (as the locals call it), TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel manages to combine street-art, hipster-style with a luxury hotel feel. Read on to find out about my two-night stay at Brisbane’s most arty hotel… Continue reading

Bay of Naples

Five things to do in Naples (as well as trying the world’s best pizza!)

Everyone warned me about going to Naples. “It’s dirty” they said, “You’ll get mugged!” one horrified Sardinian exclaimed before I left for the mainland on the 13-hour night ferry from Cagliari (getting mugged would, in fact, end up happening in Milan, and not Naples…where my disgustingly smelly Nike trainers were untied from my backpack on the metro!) but despite its reputation, I absolutely fell in love with the city…and found that there are so many great things to do in Naples! Continue reading

Travel Prints

Hang the world on your walls! Travel prints now available to buy

Happy (belated!) New Year travellers! This Christmas and New Year has flown by, and I’m happy to say that (despite some slightly soggy Christmas Day weather!) my first Aussie holiday was awesome! After taking a little time off, I’m back to work and focusing on the blog…and very happy to announce that you can now buy travel prints of my photography from around the world online for the first time! Continue reading

Turtles in Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast

10 photos which prove there’s more to Hervey Bay than Fraser Island

If you ask your average East-Coast backpacker about Hervey Bay, chances are they’ll say they stayed there on the way to Fraser Island…and that will be about all they can tell you…

For most people, the town is a pit-stop on the way to the world’s largest sand island – a place to sleep the night before (and shower the day after!) one of the three-day camping packages, or to stock up on food before a self-drive tour of the island . If you ask them to describe Hervey Bay itself, they are likely to say it’s a quiet town, with not much to do… Continue reading

Geotourist

A Travellin’ Tale for Geotourist: Free tours for curious travellers!

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working with the very cool people at Geotourist to create walking tours for some of my favourite cities around the world, and I’m happy to say that they are now available to find on the Geotourist app! The best thing? It’s completely free to download and listen to tours – making it friendly for budget travellers who (like me!) can’t always afford the expensive guidebook or paid-for physical tour.  Continue reading