Is Adelaide Boring?

I asked some of my Australian friends what the general impression of Adelaide was, in the…

A Trip on the Indian Pacific Railway

Indian Pacific – a name, like ‘Orient Express’ (but possibly not ‘Woodhead’) which evokes a nostalgia…

Perth & Fremantle: 1st & 2nd Impressions

I went to Perth and Fremantle in my ‘year of travelling’, when I took a career…

Rottnest Island Day Trip

On my first visit to Western Australia, I took a day trip from Fremantle to Rottnest…

Pink Lakes, Stargazing, and Wildflowers

In a previous post, I talked about places you could visit within day trips from Perth.…

Podcast #005: Vanuatu

Welcome to Episode 5 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. As mentioned last…

Day Trips From Perth, Western Australia

I was staying at my friend Shelly’s place for a couple of weeks in Fremantle, Western…

My First AFL Game!

AFL -> Australian Rules Football. It’s not a sport I know a great deal about, other…

Drinking Kava in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is not a country noted for its beer. It has Tusker, a generic lager, which…

Hiking the Volcanoes on Ambrym

Ah, Ambrym. The reason why I went to Vanuatu in the first place. Because while there…

Five Days On Gaua

My itinerary had me spending just under 4 weeks in Vanuatu, so obviously this meant I…

Celebrate Vanuatu Independence Day With Me!

My trip to Vanuatu accidentally coincided with Independence Day; this was unplanned (indeed, I didn’t even…