It wasn’t meant to be this way.  Back when I was first planning to travel long-term, I didn’t think my journey would have a focus. I wanted to see it all: cities, villages, lakes, mountains, rainforests, glaciers, deserts, and beaches.  I had no idea that last item on the list would be the main driving …

Yes, it’s that time again! You guys know I can never resist an opportunity to visit a themed restaurant while I’m travelling, so here I am, back at it again! Something you may or may not know about me, though, is my love for the band Pink Floyd. They’re my favourite. I’ve watched various members …

Hey all you cool cats and kittens. Yes, if March was a person it would be goddamn Carole Baskin down in Florida.  If you haven’t watched Tiger King yet, you’re probably wondering if I’ve lost my mind.  If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you’re probably aware that I did a long …

I had high expectations for Udaipur. And if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that usually means I’m going to end up disappointed. Yes, the more I hype up a destination in my mind, the more likely it is that I arrive and mark it down with a big old …

What a wonderful month February was! I spent the entirety of the past four weeks in Australia, and I loved getting to discover explore even more beautiful spots in this delightful country.  From Melbourne to the Grampians to an adventure travel film festival to the Great Ocean Road — I packed a hell of a …

Pushkar felt different. From the moment I arrived, it felt unlike anywhere else I had visited in Rajasthan. This is one of the oldest cities in India, and one of the holiest on the planet. And yet, it felt so laid-back — laid-back for India, anyway. Pushkar is a beautiful small city, situated around a …

The Golden Triangle is a popular tourist circuit in Northern India.  In fact, it’s the most popular part of the country for visitors. It encompasses the triangular region between New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, with every city located around 125 miles from the others.  These days, the Golden Triangle receives a bit of a mixed …

I don’t even know how to begin writing about January. It was… a month.  I kicked off 2020 with a panicked phone call to New Zealand’s Healthline service at 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day. I had spontaneously developed nerve pain across my body — tingling and prickling all over, and a sensation that had …

India is one of the cheapest countries I’ve ever travelled to. But not only that, it’s one of the best value places I’ve visited. Value is important when it comes to travel. There’s no joy in spending $5 on a dorm bed if it’s frequented by cockroaches and dengue-carrying mosquitoes and leads to nothing but …

How to begin writing about my life-changing trip to Rajasthan? I’ve spent the past week wrestling with just that, trying to figure out which blog post to write first. I can’t remember taking a trip that blew my mind so much as my three weeks in Rajasthan did, and I’m both speechless and stumbling over …

If you’ve been following along with my social media updates, you may have seen that I kicked off New Year’s Day with a sudden hospitalisation in New Zealand. After surviving one of the worst moments of my life, it feels surreal to now switch gears and turn my thoughts back to December.  Because December really …