Navigation Menu

Travel Talk

Even More Articles on Travel!

Free Spirit Pods: Luxury Eco-Accommodation on Tasmania’s Bruny Island

Posted by on 11:54 am in Accommodation, Australia, Blog, Eco Tourism | 1 comment

Free Spirit Pods: Luxury Eco-Accommodation on Tasmania’s Bruny Island

One of the southern-most points in Australia, Bruny Island lies off the south coast of Tasmania. Though despite being just a short drive and ferry ride from Hobart, less than 10% of travelers to Tasmania visit, choosing instead to head to more famous parts of the State like Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park.

Their loss!

While Bruny Island may only be 50 kilometres across, the unassuming island is one of Tasmania’s best kept secrets, and while small in size, it certainly packs a heavy punch; think stunning natural beaches, elusive quolls and white wallabies, and sustainable luxury at its finest.

You’ll need at least 3 days to really do the island justice, and when it comes to accommodation, we can highly recommend Free Spirit Pods; gorgeous, fully self contained eco-pods set on the waterfront, backed by 8 acres of bushland on North Bruny Island.

read more

Are You Prepared in an Overseas Emergency? 5 Essentials Everyone Forgets to Travel With

Posted by on 11:59 am in Adventure Travel, Blog, Travel Tips | 0 comments

Are You Prepared in an Overseas Emergency? 5 Essentials Everyone Forgets to Travel With

When it comes to prepping for an emergency disaster, we don’t blame you if it’s the last thing on your mind. After-all, you’re going on vacation to have a good time. You don’t want to think about terrorism, natural disasters, or conflict.

And granted, it’s very rare that you’ll be caught up in an event that qualifies as a disaster, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen, and they key to survival in any situation is being prepared for anything.

There’s no doubt that worldwide disasters are on the rise; climate change is seeing extreme weather patterns become more normal, and everything from flooding, to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and devastating bush-fires are ravaging countries around the globe.

And then there’s terrorism, and civil conflict, which seems to be touching everybody. So, what items always come in handy if you find yourself in an emergency situation abroad?

Let’s get started.

read more

3 Reasons Travelers Are So Drawn to New York City

Posted by on 10:46 am in Blog, United States | 7 comments

3 Reasons Travelers Are So Drawn to New York City

Also known as the Big Apple and the City that Never Sleeps, New York has an incredibly powerful draw; like moths to a flame, millions of travelers visit this iconic city every year, attracted by museums, Broadway, Fifth Avenue shopping, and so much more.

The world’s most famous city has a tourist to-do list longer than the east coast, so instead of listing things to do (which you can find in this post), we’ve decided to try and pin down why the city is so magical.

Sure, it’s easy to say that there’s nowhere else in the world quite like New York, but why? What makes travelers so enamored and fall in love so quickly with this buzzing cultural capital?

Each person’s love of New York will be entirely personal, but we’ve managed to pin down the reasons people commonly visit New York.

read more

How to Start a Travel Blog in 2019

Posted by on 11:13 am in Blog, Expat Life, Travel Tips | 6 comments

How to Start a Travel Blog in 2019

The biggest question people having been asking this year, is how to start a travel blog in 2019. And even if you’re not thinking about making money from your blog, hobby blogging can be a fantastic way to keep a record of your adventures.

Ultimately, a laptop, a mobile phone, and a camera are all the tools you need to make it as a blogger professionally. BUT when it comes to starting a blog, there’s quite a lot to think about; a lot that goes on behind the scenes.

So, if you’re thinking of starting a travel blog in 2019, strap in, as we’re about to introduce you to a world of domain names, hosting, widgets, and beautiful travel WordPress themes!

read more

5 Reasons You Should Visit Sicily

Posted by on 1:53 pm in Blog, Italy | 30 comments

5 Reasons You Should Visit Sicily

Thinking of a beautiful Mediterranean island for your next holiday? Perhaps one that sits off the toe of Italy? Seductively beautiful and perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily should be at the top of your list.

Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, and has long seduced travelers with its natural wonders and cultural treasures. It boasts wonderful weather, and a diverse range of culinary influences. Natural wonders abound here, and the juxtaposition of sea, volcano and mountain scenery makes a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities. The island is full of history, bursting at the seams with ancient artistic and architectural gems. When it comes to ancient Greek architecture, Sicily actually rivals Greece.

There are many incredible reasons to visit Sicily. The following are to name just a few.

read more

Salamanca Wharf Hotel Review: A Modern Apartment Hotel in Historic Hobart

Posted by on 12:39 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog | 0 comments

Salamanca Wharf Hotel Review: A Modern Apartment Hotel in Historic Hobart

Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, Hobart is one of Australia’s most fascinating and history-rich destinations. It offers a unique culture that is much different than you’ll find on mainland Australia, and was one of the first regions of Australia to be explored; Sullivans Cove was the initial landing site for early British settlers in Hobart and Risdon Cove would become the first European settlement in Tasmania.

Hobart continues to showcase its long history to this day, having preserved much of its early landmarks and original buildings. And for those looking to be in the heart of it all, there’s no better place to drop anchor than Battery Point, one of the city’s most prestigious (and historic) suburbs.

Battery Point is the entertainment and cultural hub of Hobart, and it’s where most of the city’s major events take place, from the famed Salamanca Markets to Australia’s biggest and longest running food and wine festival, the Taste.

As far as accommodation goes, Battery Point’s Salamanca Wharf Hotel is where we choose to stay; a contemporary self-contained boutique apartment hotel, perfectly situated for easily exploring, just steps from Salamanca Place.

read more

Unique Coffee Around the World: Every Coffee Lover Must Try These!

Posted by on 5:29 pm in Blog, Food | 0 comments

Unique Coffee Around the World: Every Coffee Lover Must Try These!

When it comes to coffee around the world, every country claims that they have the best. From the Italians to the Irish (who spike their cups with whiskey!), coffee is a source of pride, and often a very passionate subject.

Coffee culture around the world varies greatly, from the specific qualities of taste, smell, and even presentation; so much so that many people have a coffee specific travel bucket-list!

So, if you’re a die hard coffee lover, the following are some of the different and most unique cups around the world you should aim to sip!

read more

Must Visit Cities in Europe for Student Holidays

Posted by on 1:17 pm in Blog, Student Travel, World | 0 comments

Must Visit Cities in Europe for Student Holidays

Whether you’re studying in Europe, or taking a short semester abroad, there are plenty of destinations across the continent that are perfect for short weekend breaks, or student holidays.

With plenty of budget accommodation, cheap travel, and a thriving young backpacker scene, Europe is the perfect place to explore as a student – even if you’re quite broke and have limited money!

You’re quite blessed as a student in Europe, because you’ll never be short of cities to visit, and exciting travel opportunities. And, a lot of the time, your trips can actually tie into your studies (Europe is a hub of everything from history to architecture, to world politics!).

Looking for inspiration on cities you should visit during a semester break or school holiday? You can’t go wrong with the following.

read more

How to Actually Enjoy a Long Haul Flight

Posted by on 10:50 am in Blog, Travel Tips | 2 comments

How to Actually Enjoy a Long Haul Flight

As you gear up to travel over the holidays, or book your next big adventure, you might be hit with a sense of dread. Long-haul flights, and those hours you spend overcoming boredom and discomfort, can instill anxiety in even the most seasoned traveler.

It almost seems like they’re specifically engineered for maximum annoyance. Not only is there the question of how to stay occupied for a long stretch sitting in one place, but the ensuing jet lag can be the ugly cherry on top.

Not this time!

We’ve written posts on how to stay comfortable on a long distance flight, and even how to survive them, but what if you could learn how to actually enjoy your time in the sky?!

Rather than suffer through the in-flight entertainment on that painfully small screen; rather than twist and turn on the rock-hard headrest; rather than touch down at your destination feeling like death warmed over, follow these simple tips for enjoying a long-haul flight.

read more

Destination Wedding Styles For Women: What to Wear to a Tropical Beach Wedding

Posted by on 5:16 pm in Blog, Fashion, Luxury Lifestyle, Romantic Journey | 0 comments

Destination Wedding Styles For Women: What to Wear to a Tropical Beach Wedding

Have you been invited to a destination beach wedding? A tropical wedding is amazingly beautiful in every possible way, and the combination of an exotic location, soft sand, and tropical breeze is a hard invitation to refuse!

But, a destination wedding isn’t an event where you can pull off a last minute outfit – it’s something you’ll need to plan for, pack, and you may find yourself requiring outfits for events over multiple days.

When it comes to dressing for a beach wedding, you have tons of options, from various fabrics, textures, and designs. You need a gorgeous dress to wear to the wedding ceremony, though should also think of some stylish outfits to wear to the after-parties.

While there are many stunning dress options, we’ve cut the list down for you to three classic styles. Here are the top three wedding guest dresses for a destination wedding.

read more