Travel

The Edge of Mustang

Chasing the Kali Gandaki River upstream on the western edge of the Annapurna Mountains, we climb above the tree line to find ourselves dwarfed by a towering, barren landscape of eroded rock plateaus........Read More

Kathmandu’s Good Karma Coffee

Gloriously sweet marsala tea is very much a Nepali staple but more and more coffee aficionados are beating a path to Kar.ma Coffee, a hidden gem tucked away in Lalitpur. Here, the aroma of........Read More

Escaping Jakarta by bicycle

This is madness. We’re cycling out of Jakarta through traffic like we’ve never seen before: a surging sea of motorbikes and buses, trucks and taxis, all squeezing and racing and suddenly........Read More

Travel Malaysia on AUD$50 a day

When our budget-conscious trio set out to explore Malaysia’s less-travelled East Coast, we had no idea we could travel Malaysia on AUD$50 a day. Live well and spend so little: here’s how we did........Read More

Thailand’s Khao Ok Thalu

This rugged limestone outcrop, fringed by forest and tamed by a steep, concrete staircase of some 1000 steps, adds some serious ‘Wow factor’ to the otherwise sleepy town of Phattalung in Southern........Read More

4 free ways to entertain kids in Kuala Lumpur

There are plenty of ways to entertain kids at a cost in KL, but for good, free fun, combine these four top spots into one or two adventurous days. Start with a train ride to Batu Caves, then cool off........Read More

Cycle Touring, the Kindness of Strangers

I was more terrified of cycling through Singapore than I was of giving birth. Big call I know, but the mere thought of muscling my way through Singapore’s surging sea of oversized vehicles with........Read More

How to plan a cycle touring trip in 2 weeks

  Our one-way flights to Singapore were already locked in when we decided to BYO bikes and go cycle touring through South-east Asia with our four-year-old daughter Maya. we set about putting........Read More

Raising our family on a Sailboat

  “Has Maya ever fallen overboard”  That’s the first question most people ask when I tell them that our home is a sailboat. “Wow, how amazing” they invariably say, staring at me with........Read More

5 things you never want to hear when travelling with kids

1. “I can’t find the passports” I’m still getting over this one, but I really did utter those words in Kuala Lumpur last year when I lost our passports, all our available cash, emergency USD........Read More