The Many Textures Of Fraser Island

As an designer/artist I’m often attracted to textures and things that other travellers may not notice. So when I visited Australia’s Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island located just off of the coast of eastern Queensland, I was overwhelmed by the amount of different textures that were present in this diverse natural landscape. Below are some of my…

How To Take A Quokka Selfie

The Quokka is said to be the happiest animal on Earth. This smiling marsupial is found in Western Australia, on Rottnest Island, and is great at taking selfies! Tourists come from all over the world to get their quokka selfie, and let’s be honest, I was no exception. However, the art of the quokka selfie is…

5 Things To Do At The Farm Byron Bay

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from my home base in the Gold Coast, is a little gem called The Farm Byron Bay. This working farm is open to the public and collaborates with a collection of onsite micro-businesses to educate, support the environment and promote healthy lifestyles. If you are visiting the farm, here are 5…

CMUK’in Around Perth – A Travel Shoe Review

I like to get to know a new city by walking. It’s the best way to find the most interesting places and feel the heart of the city you’re travelling in, in a way that you can’t when you rent a car or take transit. That’s why for me a really good pair of travel…

Take A Tour Of My Tiny Airbnb Home

Lately I’ve been obsessed with two things, Airbnb and tiny houses. So when I saw this tiny home Airbnb available for my trip to Perth, let’s just say I pretty much died! From the outside this tiny home isn’t overly impressive. Accessed from a side alley, behind the main house, this Airbnb is actually a converted garage.   But…

Meet The Magpie Whisperer

Sometimes the most memorable travel experiences happen when you’re least expecting it. Recently I met a man in a park. I noticed him because he was holding a wild magpie, a bird that is known not to be very friendly in Australia. I thought he was probably insane… In Australia magpies are known to attack people when they are…

Top Natural Places To Visit For Earth Day

I’ve been lucky enough to explore a lot of this big ol’ planet, so to celebrate Earth Day I wanted to share some of my favourite natural places around the globe, in no particular order. Turkey, Pamukale Although it looks like snow, the terraces of Pamukale are made of travertine stone, which is created by built up minerals…

The Weirdest Museum You Will Ever Go To… Maybe

Right off the bat the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Australia, is different. First of all, it is accessed best by a pink army print ferry that is a little bit Great Gatsby themed on the inside, with gold velvet couches, a chandelier and a bar. When you get off the ferry there’s not…

7 Tips For Taking The Perfect Kangaroo Selfie

It’s basically impossible to visit Australia and not come back with a kangaroo selfie, but the art of the kangaroo selfie is not as easy as it looks. After lots of trial and error, I have compiled some of my top tips on how to take the perfect kangaroo selfie: #1. Don’t freak out when the model bites your hand….

Top Secret Turtle Business In Bundaberg

Every year, from early January to the end of March, near the tiny town of Bundaberg, Australia, baby turtles are welcomed to the world by the visitors of Mon Repos National Park. I was worried that my 6 hour trip to this small North Queensland town would all be for nothing, as the park makes it clear that this…

The Yummiest Street In Brisbane

Is there a happier street in all of Brisbane than Eat Street? I really don’t think so. For those of you who have never heard of Eat Street, let me fill you in. While not technically a street, and set in an old container wharf, Eat Street is now a huge outdoor market filled with the most delicious international…

The Great BARFier Reef

When I found out I would be moving to Australia, seeing the colourful Great Barrier Reef topped my list of things to see. However, what I didn’t expect to see was so much… well ummm… barf. We woke up early in Cairns to board a large catamaran that would take us, plus 100 people, on an hour long trip to a pontoon,…