12 Striking Examples of Islamic Architecture that You Should See

Islamic architecture, with its vibrant colours and ornate arches, has given us some of the world’s most striking buildings. While the majority are mosques, you’ll also find some impressive tombs, palaces and forts adorned with the style’s distinctive minarets and domes. But it’s the … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 by Angela Griffin


My Day in Aarhus, European Capital of Culture 2017

When Aarhus was named European Capital of Culture for 2017, even the most travel-obsessed among us were a little baffled. Where on earth was it? And what exactly can you do there? Luckily, I had accidentally been to Aarhus in October 2016, and was … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 by Angela Griffin


15 Things I Learned When I Hiked to Everest Base Camp

To maximise our chances of reaching Everest Base Camp in one piece, my husband and I did plenty of research before we’d even set foot in Nepal. But no amount of reading could prepare us for actually being there, and how much we would … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 by Angela Griffin


7 Things to Do along Montenegro’s Coast

Let’s be honest: not a lot of people know an awful lot about Montenegro. Also referred to as Crna Gora, which translates as Black Mountain, Montenegro sits quietly on the edge of the Adriatic Sea, trying in vain to hide its gorgeous beaches, cobblestoned … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 by Angela Griffin


Wild Card: 9 Days in Eastern Canada

For first-time visitors to Toronto, the city may look oddly familiar. This might be because it often plays body double for New York and other big cities in Hollywood movies. Mean Girls, Good Will Hunting, The Incredible Hulk and even American Psycho all feature … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 by Angela Griffin


A First-Timer’s Guide to Istanbul

Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul’s mish-mash of cultures is unique among the world’s cities. Here, in the midst of the shiny hotels and centuries-old architecture, European-style plazas combine perfectly with exotic spice bazaars, church spires stand side-by-side with Islamic minarets … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 by Angela Griffin


A First-Timer’s Guide to Copenhagen

On one of those wonderful blue-sky autumn days when the air is chilled but the sun is bright, I arrived in Copenhagen with visions of Danish pastries and Lego dancing in my mind. I was in the city for just one day, but that’s … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 by Angela Griffin


8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going to Laos

When I announced my intention to visit Southeast Asia, my friends asked me heaps of questions. Which beaches are you staying at? Are you going to Angkor Wat? How long are you staying in Bangkok?  While they were all pretty clued up on Thailand, … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 by Angela Griffin


10 Things I Ate in Canada

Canada is perhaps not the first country that springs to mind when you think of culinary excellence, but it should be. On a recent trip to Ontario, I gorged on some of the best food I’ve had in a long time, made with fresh, local … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 by Angela Griffin


Just Back From: Hawaii

We caught up with Flight Centre’s Erica Davis who’s just returned from an action-packed trip to Hawaii, to find out more about her experiences in the Aloha State. So to start us off, what were your first impressions of Hawaii? Well, this wasn’t actually … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 by Angela Griffin