Making Memories

To reach the top of a mountain and gaze out at a fluffy, white cloud forest is one of the best experiences I want to savour forever. However, I also felt the urge to snap a photo to share it on my social networks. But how much would I remember of my actual experience if I was continuously looking at the scene through a camera lens? Continue reading “Making Memories”

Summer Means Beach Polo

Move over cricket, the new Australian summer sport is Polo. Or at least it should be. Ever since I took a Polo lesson in 2017, I have a new appreciation for the game. It is more technical than you might realise. Not only do you have to balance on top of a horse while attempting to hit the ball with your mallet (taco), there are a few rules and techniques to grasp. Continue reading “Summer Means Beach Polo”

How to be a (Toiletries) Minimalist Packer?

While there are many tips and tricks to assist travellers pack light, I have not read many which cater to minimising toiletries. Many blogs suggest using those supplied by the hotel or other accommodation types.  But what if you are allergic to those products, or don’t realise it until you actually use them. However, you can still pack only the essential, natural products you need. Continue reading “How to be a (Toiletries) Minimalist Packer?”

The Gift of Happiness

Each year it’s reported that we spend billions of dollars on Christmas, most people using credit cards to fund those purchases. However, in a couple of days’ time those purchases more than often end up in the cupboard never to be used again. A tangible item may seem like a quick, last minute gift at Christmas time; but how long will happiness and satisfaction last? Continue reading “The Gift of Happiness”

Why do people compromise their safety?

The wheels of my London-Dubai flight had just touched its wheels on the tarmac when I heard seatbelts unlock. I watched as people started to get up out of their seats. Even more frightening was they opened the overhead  compartments, and began to pull out their heavy bags. Did I mention the plane was still on the runway while all this went on. It appears the human race are in so much of a hurry they will ignore safety. Continue reading “Why do people compromise their safety?”