I am thinking of Thursday. I am setting foot on a plane and starting the journey to Malaysia. I am calm. I relax, try to take a nap, have a little bottle of wine and maybe read a book. I am utterly calm.
That’s when I love travel. It was mentioned in my post on epic train … Read more
It’s a wishy-washy, love-it or hate-it tactic to saving money for travels: moving back in with the parents. It’s something that I’m in the process of doing this very second, only we’re moving in with Pat’s parents and not my own.
Since we got all the trips booked to both Malaysia and the USA to fall… Read more
For the past year, Sydney Travel Tribe has been an integral part of my social calendar. Once a month, the people around Sydney that are involved in the travel industry, whether it be owners of big companies to fresh start-ups or simply travel bloggers to travelers passing through, get together once a month to… Read more
If you asked me now what the most important part of my body is when it comes to being in good physical condition, I would have to say feet since I’ve had so many issues lately. I used to think that having a good knee was all I wanted, and the back seems to… Read more
Do you ever get the feeling that all those cartoons and stories back in the Northern Hemisphere are true and everything in Australia does in fact run backwards? I. do.
You might want to check my post on how I live in a bilingual household.
In Australia, I’m bombarded with things that make me go, “Really?”… Read more
Day 112: Would you eat something with "poo" in the name?
Does anyone else reading this find as much joy as me in just walking through foreign grocery stores? I know Cailin mentioned in a comment on my calorie counting post that the foreign labels aren’t very helpful for those tracking their daily intake, but it is for that same… Read more
Alcohol and travel are like ice cream and cherries; they just seem to go together. However, alcohol is probably one of the quickest and easiest ways for travelers to break their budgets. It’s definitely not a necessary evil, but it is sometimes hard to resist… so what can you do?
Well, here on Thrifty… Read more
Scary movies, haunted houses and paranormal TV shows: These are all things that I was subjected to at a very, very young age, and even though I bawled my eyes out from fear on my first haunted house experience at age… 3 I think, I literally became a spook addict from that… Read more
I’m never really one to count calories when trying to control my weight. Instead, I’d rather hit up a bit more exercise to counteract the bad that I often put in my body, especially when I travel, but as of lately, I’ve gotten into a slump. With working from home and recent ankle/foot issues, I’ve… Read more
What better way to while the time in between making the decision to travel and actually setting off than to pack your bag full of technical gear? I spent a lot of my time back in ’06 and ’07 making sure I had the right electronics and especially the right shoes to make my travels… Read more
We all have places when we travel that feel a bit more untouched and perfect. You know what I’m talking about… less tourists, maybe cheaper, perhaps just unreal in beauty. These places we love and yet we almost fear telling others about in case more people would ruin what makes it so special.… Read more