What it’s Really Like at a Luxury All-Inclusive Resort

Let me begin by saying, up until recently, I’d never been a fan of all-inclusive resorts. I once stayed in one in Europe and found it to be a bizarre experience akin to an adult summer camp complete with forced interactions, wristbands and very … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


Why Australians love the Gold Coast

I love the Gold Coast. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Even in spite of its long suffering reputation for glitzy excess. To put it in perspective, the Gold Coast is to Australia what Miami is to the USA.  And while some of the … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


Around Melbourne in 6 Restaurants

Contrary to popular Australian clichés, Australian food is more than just ‘shrimp on the barbie’ and Tim Tams. It’s farm to table restaurants, multicultural fusion, pop-up food trucks, gourmet brunches and coffee with a cult following. The beacon of all of this and more … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


8 Things That Could Only Happen in Australia

‘Unique’ is a word that comes naturally to Australia. It applies to the landscape which runs the gamut from tropical to desert, bustling cities to deserted beaches and even snow-capped mountains (yes, it snows in Australia). It describes the country’s humour and the inherent laid-back … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


10 Foods You Have to Try in Australia

This month marks two years since I packed up my summer clothes and moved to the UK – only to never wear said summer clothes again. To commemorate my two year anniversary, I decided to blog about the things I missed about Australia. The … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


What it’s Like to Fly Business Class with British Airways

If I’ve learnt one thing during my many long-haul flights between the UK and my hometown in Australia, it’s that a flatbed is worth its weight in gold. If you can afford it; do it. And if you’re not sure if you can afford … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


A Guide to Visiting New York for the Second Time

New York is one of those cities you can’t just do once. It transforms at the speed of lightning, meaning the list of things to do in New York is not just long, but ever changing. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the city … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


The Coolest Things to Do in Tokyo

As a city with over 13 million inhabitants and almost 150 skyscrapers, Tokyo rewards those who do their research. Its best sushi can be hidden behind a curtain, or a buzzing beer scene can be found down a dark laneway. To experience the city’s true … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Australia’s Top End

As soon as I step off the plane it hits me like a slap in the face. The heat. Warm and thick with humidity. You’d pay good money for a blast of it back home in winter. But here it’s everywhere and, as a … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


How to Spend 3 Days in Sydney

If, like me, perfect to you is a big city vibe with golden beaches at your fingertips, then Sydney is your bliss. Australia’s largest and most famous city, the capital of New South Wales is often the main entry point into Australia, and so … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 by Lauren Burvill