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Aroamertherapy in pokhara
Travel Insights

Why don’t we ever talk about the bad days?

Yesterday, I had a long wait in Yogyakarta Airport thanks to flight delays. I was in one of those troughs characteristic to solo travel, coming right off a soul-soaring high. I was sleep deprived, hung over, and sad at…

Aroamertherapy at Batik Course
Asia Indonesia

Playing the Artist at a Batik Course

The piece of cloth sat in a pot, stewing in brown, hissing water. It had already been scrunched up and smothered in black dye. Then, it was transferred with a wooden stick from the pot to a bucket of…

Squat toilet in singapore
Travel Insights

These Are the Reasons I Actually LOVE Squat Toilets

Dingy back alley toilets are just one of the many things that accompany a more adventurous trip to Asia. But if you’re a spendthrift backpacker and you’re engaging in some authentic, down-in-the-dirt Asian travel, you’re going to encounter the…

Oodnadatta track in south Australia
Australia

10 of the Best Adventures in Australia

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Ocean Road, Olivia Bourke from Great Lost lists some of her favourite adventures in Australia. Some of the wildest spots to visit in Australia offer adventure because of the proximity to…

walk in warburton
Australia

Warburton: The Victorian High Country

Warburton is a small town 76 km east of Melbourne set in a valley between beautiful eucalypt-clad hills. It’s a favourite weekend or day trip for Melbourne city slickers, and for good reason… The Perfect Day Trip from Melbourne Today, Warburton flourishes…

views on the way to kjerag
Europe Norway

My Crazy Hike to Kjeragbolten

My hands were shaking uncontrollably, but it wasn’t from the fear. I knew that below me was an almost 1km drop down to the bottom of the fjord. But the swirling mists hid the valley floor from view. Turns out it’s…

Asia

6 Essential Destinations on the North Indian Spiritual Trail

India is a land of diversely divine worlds. Sikh priests sing all night from their golden sanctuary in Amritsar. Tibetan nuns spin a Buddhist prayer wheel next to the Dalai Lama’s house in Dharamsala. A cross-country trip will lead you…

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
Travel Insights

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…