There is more to Thailand than beaches

I began travelling to Thailand from Australia in 2009 which started a love affair beyond recognition. Not the hot and steamy holiday affair you are all conjuring right now, but the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. The love affair I am talking about is with Thailand as a country and more specifically with…

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is never an easy thing to do, but as a traveller you are not only saying “I’ll see you soon”, you are saying “I may never see you again, but have a nice life”! This week I attended 2 going away functions for work. The first was a local girl moving on to…

Be free to live life as you choose

What does real emancipation feel like? Is it a big bang moment that hits you out of the blue, or is it a series of small moments spread out over years and years? I always imagined that it would be a big moment that happened to me, instead it was a series of small events…

Is today your ‘someday’?

I am writing this in honor of a close friend of mine… It’s her birthday today and she is one of the very few people I know who has found their ‘someday’. We have all read the inspirational quotes on the internet telling you that ‘someday’ could be today and that you need to follow…

What Inspires You to Travel?

There are an infinite number of reasons as to why people choose to travel, but what is it that inspires you? Many believe that you should travel for a good, solid reason – we disagree. There is no better reason to travel than “just because” in fact this is usually when you find the best…

Travel Changes You…

Sitting in a sunny cold Melbourne, the weather today might hit 15 degrees if we are lucky. As I am sitting here flicking through my photos with freezing cold fingers, my mind wanders back to the place that I call home… Thailand. After you have toured a place a few times, when you look back…

Expectation Vs. Reality in a New Destination

No matter how much we try not to, we all have pre-determined expectations of some sort with a new destination. Even if you don’t mean to, there is always something that we think we know about a place when we choose to travel there and these things that we think we know are usually the…

Regretting Travel

There are many things that you can regret in life. But to my mind, travel is not one of them. Even if you experience a bad trip, there is always something that can be learned from it to make your next adventure better. I’ve had my share of bad experiences but I always try and…

5 Things I Have Learnt About Travelling

Dave Austin is a Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder of The Austin Experience. To date he has travelled to 230 cities in 16 different countries and it will not stop there. Dave plans to add another 2 countries to his list in 2014 and will continue to expand his world knowledge through personal experience for…

Essential Items for Songkran

Sure there’s been a lot of talk about going to Songkran and experiencing this magical city-wide water fight but now you may be thinking that you have expensive cameras and electronics that you are going to travel with. So the question has been raised… What do you take to Songkran? 2014 will be our 3rd…

5 Things a Traveller Can’t Live Without

A GOOD PAIR OF SHOES A good pair of shoes can never be underestimated. They will take you around the world and if broken in early enough, there are no worries about blisters or comfort. Whether you choose hiking boots or just a solid pair of walking shoes, they will be your saviour! Look for a…

5 Things a Traveller Can Live Without

Have you ever taken a moment to look around you and realized that you don’t really need most of the ‘stuff’ you have collected? Lightening your load on a continual basis is common practice for most travellers. Here is a list of 5 things that every traveller CAN live without… Even if you think that…