ROOMS WITH A VIEW

From old shepherd’s shelters, to the luxurious dwellings of the rich and famous, if these walls could talk, they’d certainly tell a tale or two.

THE SMART TRAVELLER

I used to be a travel agent so I have a bit of a tendency to be a know-it-all when it comes to travelling. I will admit there are a lot of destinations that I know nothing about, yet when it comes to planning for your getaway, I’m your gal. Without providing destination specific advice, I will offer up some basic tips which surprisingly can be forgotten in that pre holiday daze.

THE PATH TO SUCCESS

Many people believe there is a formula for success, however most success stories begin with tales of adversity and failure. Some of the world’s most successful people have attributed their success to the hard times they’ve endured in the past.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Anyone who has grown up in a small town will be able to relate to the feeling of just wanting to escape. For as long as I can remember, it was something in the back of my mind, a constant need of wanting to venture out and possibly never return.

DOWN UNDER

By pure chance I got the opportunity to visit Tasmania for a long weekend and I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised. Full of amazing restaurants, cafes and some of the best coffee you’ll ever try, definitely consider adding Tasmania as a new destination on your bucket list.

DIVE RIGHT IN – 10 OF THE BEST HOTEL POOLS

A holiday just doesn’t feel like a holiday unless there’s plenty of sunshine, adventure, shopping and of course, an awesome hotel pool. Whether it’s a Balinese infinity pool hanging in the jungle or a shark infested pool in Dubai, we’ve scoured the globe to find 10 of the best that you can really make a splash in.

TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Whether it’s a European summer, hiking in Uluru, a weekend in the Hamptons or a Manhattan escape, these Instagram accounts will have you packing your bags faster than a New York minute.

5 MINUTES WITH… KRISTIE MURRAY

Sometimes in life you meet people who, through no fault of their own, make you feel a little inadequate. Kristie Murray of you.theworld.wandering. is one of those people. She’s the type of girl you’re instantly drawn to, and whilst you can’t quite pinpoint it on just the one thing, a few minutes into talking to Kristie you realise she is the ultimate package.

GO HOME, YOU’RE DRUNK – THE WORLD’S BEST TIPSY HOUSES

If you’re looking at these pictures wondering whether you need to get your eyes checked, look again. Although you might feel a little disorientated, what you’re seeing is real. We take you on a global tour of some of the world’s most curious topsy turvy houses – All fabulous, all unique and all slightly backward.

NEW ZEALAND

When flying into Christchurch, hire a car and do a driving itinerary of the South Island. This will allow you to spend some time in the city itself and then trek further beyond, trailing the Pacific Ocean as you go.

TOP 10 TREE HOUSES IN THE WORLD

We go out on a limb to show you the best tree houses nestled around the globe. From a rain forest in Costa Rica to the Balinese jungle, these humble abodes will have your travel plans branching out in no time.

TOP 5 TRAVEL BOOKS

If the thought of spending hours waiting in airports sans reading material gives you anxiety just like us, check out these perfect travel inspired stories.

TOP TRAVEL QUOTES

If I’d learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don’t talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.

THIS ISLAND LIFE

There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you’re counting down till your next holiday. Especially when that holiday includes an island, 3 of your best girlfriends, sunshine and a whole lot of cocktails.

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

My mind is racing with fantasy plans of running away and never returning, but I know going home is inevitable. I know when I get home, home will still be the same. But something in my mind has changed, and for me, that has changed everything.

MIDDLE EARTH

Hobbiton is one of the world’s only preserved film sets. Upon arrival, you’ll notice that the site actually looks like people live there. The set is maintained for the tour groups that arrive en mass and even if you’re not a fan, I guarantee you will be impressed.

LA LA LAND

In life, as in travel, I truly believe you need to experience things for yourself. This became even more apparent for me when I visited Los Angeles for the first time.

THE BAHAMAS

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from The Bahamas, but I was pretty sure it would be nothing short of spectacular. Was I right? You bet.