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cameron highlands in malaysia
Asia Malaysia

7 Serious Reasons Why You Should Visit Malaysia

Fancy a glamorous shopping spree in a super-modern mall? Malaysia. Can’t decide between Indian and Chinese for dinner, but want your food to be cooked with authenticity and flair? Malaysia. Want a bit of snorkelling along a coral reef,…

ARoamerTherapy travel blogger in Austen
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6 Tips for Keeping Healthy While Travelling

Staying healthy while you’re travelling is always important, but never easy. Trust me, as someone travelling with Crohn’s disease, I know. There’s so much to tempt you: Scandinavian pastries, the Spanish drinking culture, British scones, Asian crepes, American… everything.…

cheong fatt tze mansion penang
Asia Malaysia

Discover the Penang Peranakans in George Town

Opulent mansions, elaborate clothing, succulent dishes, and a culture wholly unique to Penang. If you don’t experience the Peranakan culture in George Town, you haven’t totally experienced Penang. Who are the Penang Peranakans? The Peranakans are Straits-born, Chinese descendants who…

traveller kate mackay
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How to Travel by Kate Mackay

Ever wondered why Aussies travel large chunks of the world for long periods of time? Have you never looked at a map? We’re seriously far from everything. Sure we’ve got New Zealand (hey friends!). But for those in Sydney and…

byron bay

6 Reasons Why Byron Bay Deserves its Popularity

Byron Bay. Bay of Byron. Australia’s easternmost town. Clothing optional. Shoes unfashionable, if people here really gave a damn about fashion (which they don’t). The mode du jour: hippy, free-loving, rainbow tie-dye hemp drapings. A tropical town of balconied…

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The ugly truth: 10 ways to look like a REAL traveller

If Instagram and other travel blogs are anything to go by, female travellers are always sporting the latest fashions, perfect tans and effortlessly elegant hair dos. If they’re to be believed, you can look model-esque even as you’re sweating in…

white night melbourne

How to Survive White Night Melbourne

At seven in the evening, the bells begin to jingle. St Paul’s leads the charge, but dozens of extra installations chime in. They herald the start of White Night Melbourne, a dusk-till-dawn feat of neon artistry. The epicentre of…

sign to pha thok cave
Asia Laos

In Knee Deep: A solo hike to Tham Pha Thok caves

The river had looked harmless. But the water was already up to my knees and with every step I risked plunging into the stream. My toes poked around for a stable foothold. The current was so fast it seemed…

portrait of james treacher from turiocity
Travel Therapy

Portrait of a Traveller: James Treacher

Welcome to the first of my ‘Portrait of a Traveller’ series, guys. One of the joys of travel is getting to know the unusual array of personalities you encounter. Well, this travel portraits series provide a postcard snapshot of the…

have we lost the art of travel
Travel Therapy

GPS and offline maps: Have we lost the art of travel?

  It was a triumphant feeling, navigating Fez’s old medina without using a map. But the signs were posted everywhere, in different scripts and different colours, all prompting us to continue walking towards Bab Boujloud, the city’s Blue Gate.…