The twelfth century ruins of My Son

When we were planning our time in Vietnam, we knew that we wanted to see a lot of the history, as well as a lot of the natural beauty of the country. And when we realised that My Son – an area of ancient temples from long ago – was near Hoi An, it was […]

Beaches, a Full Moon Lantern Festival & rice fields in Hoi An

Going to the full moon lantern festival in Hoi An was been something I have wanted to do for years. The moment finally came when we went to Vietnam and it was everything I had hoped it would be, and then some. Around forty-five minutes scooter ride from our home base Da Nang, Hoi An […]

The Castle in the Sky in Ba Na Hills

I have said it before and I will say it again…Vietnam is full of natural wonders and incredible displays of humanity’s presence. What I love so much about Vietnam is that it is the kind of place where the people are kind and the landscapes are beautiful. Finding places that encapsulate both ideals is not […]

Hai Van Pass

Vietnam is full of hidden gems and stunning landscapes, but one of the places I was most excited to see was Hai Van Pass. I first heard about this place when I was watching Top Gear with my family once, and it has been on my bucket list ever since. This unbelievable place is a 21km stretch […]

Temples atop Marble Mountain

The Marble Mountains are technically a cluster of five limestone and marble mountains in Da Nang. However, there is only one mountain that is designed to be a tourist and local attraction, being a limestone and marble mound that houses temples and lookout points all over its peak. Marble Mountain is spectacular, and I highly […]

Into the Wild at Son Tra Mountain

Vietnam has been a whirlwind of excitement and adventure. We have only been here for eleven days, and already we are both in love with this place. We are based in Da Nang, but will be packing a bag and going to Hoi An for a weekend at the end of this month to see […]

Four flights in under 48 hours to Bahn Mi and Da Nang beaches

I have literally been counting down for this adventure for months. It was seriously a monumental few months, because so much of my life was in that awkward stage where everything was happening at once…so many beginnings and endings were compiled into one period. I finished my university degree, I quit my job, we moved […]

The first time moving across an ocean

Note: This post initially appeared first in December 2017. My partner and I have, in a way, been anchored in Brisbane for the past year because my final year of university has kept me from travelling or moving anywhere, near or far. To be fair, we have been more than happy to be in Brisbane, […]

Terra Nova…or, Cedar Creek Falls

While Cedar Creek Falls’ car park is always full, once you go down and then climb off the trail’s pathway, the falls cascades into smaller falls and the area is so expansive that it is easy to find a spot that has little to no people near you. This place is one of my favourite […]

Glistening gold in the countryside

This one is special because it is not actually a destination that can be travelled to unless you are part of the Australian downhill riding competitions, or the owners of this particular piece of land. Located in Ferny Glen, near the famous Killarney Glen heart-shaped waterfall, this property houses one of the most fun, well […]

Caloundra

Set into the coastline of the Sunshine Coast, Caloundra is one of the most unique beaches that I have ever seen. While it is not uncommon for beaches along the Australian coastline to sweep in from the ocean into little channels, forming canals (or coastal creeks). What makes Caloundra so special is that the ocean […]

Coolangatta

Coolangatta beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Gold Coast in Australia. The photograph shown was taken on an abundantly clear day when the tide was relatively low. I have never seen the water so clear. The water is generally clear regardless of when you go, but I was standing in water […]