Foodie Travel Tales: Alison Treloar

Alison Treloar

Name: Ali Treloar Age: 30 Best foodie destination?: Melbourne! I love the food, the coffee, the shopping, the footy. All of it. Best meal you’ve had while travelling?: Overseas would have to be hot pot in Chengdu, China or Coconut prawns in Kerala, India. For domestic travel, I can’t go past my visit to The Royal […]


Sakura Matsuri in Gion

Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel the world for free? Well, you kinda can. is a website that hooks you up with hosts who are willing to share their homes with you, and gives you the chance to give back to the travel community in the form of your spare bed. My […]

Free ski passes with JUCY


JUCY Rentals is offering travellers the chance to ski one of New Zealand’s best slopes for free, thanks to their Ski 4 Free deal. For every JUCY car or campa hired in NZ for travel during June 27 to September 29, 2013, JUCY will throw in a FREE six day adult ski pass for Treble Cone ski […]

Dress (non)sense


Have you ever worried about the messages you’re sending with your dress sense, hair style, tattoos or piercings? I’m not entirely sure that ‘worried’ is the right word but I am certainly very aware. When I got my nose pierced, I weighed up the whole range of judgements that would come my way – and that […]

The Bahamas

The Bahamas

By Courtney Black For adventure-lovers, The Bahamas are perfect. The islands are situated in such a way that it looks like Indiana Jones or another adventurer came up with them in some late night snack induced dream. For centuries, wily adventurers have converged upon the 700 islands. Easily one of the more popular activities in the […]

Tokyo for beginners

Harajuku Girls

Tokyo is a bit daunting on the first go. The place names have a lot of syllables and there are many railway lines going everywhere. Do not trust Google Maps to help you either. There’s usually more than one place with the same name i.e. Tsurumaki. I Googled it, trusted the map and ended up in […]

Foreign correspondent: Nathan, Kyoto

Nathan Hirsch

1. How long have you lived in Japan? I’ve lived in Japan for 5 and a 1/2 years in total since 2005. I First came to Japan on the JET Program  (a program from the Japanese Ministry of Education) and lived in Kochi Prefecture for 3 years. Later, from 2010-12 I worked for a Japanese Steel […]

Language barriers

Travelling Where You Don’t Understand the Language By Dennis Aimes For anybody that has spent time travelling internationally you know that it can be an incredibly unique experience, something that can only be understood by others that have also made an international expedition.  I have stepped outside of my comfort zone quite a bit in […]

Travel Tales: Lisa Joseph

Mexico - Lisa

Name: Lisa Joseph Age: 45 Occupation: I’m the owner and buyer at Me Too Please, a home and gift ware emporium specialising in beautiful, ethically produced goods. We’re also the exclusive Australian distributors of Mexican Oilcloth. You’ll find us in Annandale, Sydney and online. Favourite travel destination? Anywhere … anywhere … anywhere … and Mexico! Best […]

The artist theory


I have come up with a new theory on life. We are born artists and every day is a new art work. Some are bad, some a really bad and some are surprisingly interesting. The thing about artists is that they go through phases. Some works are well-received, some wind up in galleries and others gather […]