Thailand: Into the Jungle with Elephants

It’s Friday night in Thailand. In Bangkok the streets are filled with music as tourists and locals swarm the colourful night markets. In Phuket it’s equally bustling with travellers eagerly enjoying cocktails to a background of pop music and buzzing neon signs. But where … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 by Helen Winter

A First-Timer’s Guide to Munich

Daydreaming on the plane, I imagined every stereotypical scenario I could come across in the German city of Munich. Burly old men with eccentric moustaches clad in lederhosen, drunkenly clinking beer-filled steins, the scent of bratwurst and glühwein clouding the Christmas markets, and a brass … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 by Helen Winter

Where to Go in Bali

You know how a country can make you fall in love with it? Enchanting you with its beauty, treating you to sumptuous meals, and giving you the most memorable moments of your life? Well, just call Bali my Prince Charming because I’m smitten with this … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 by Helen Winter

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Travelling Southeast Asia

“If there’s one place you have to go, it’s Southeast Asia.” That’s what my friend told me, and never being one to turn down friendly advice, I packed my bags and hopped on a flight to Thailand, then onwards to Vietnam and Cambodia. What … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 by Helen Winter

Cambodia’s Secret Paradise Island: Koh Rong Samloem

When someone mentions a paradise island we all think of the same thing: clean, white sand and clear blue water. Like everyone else, I’ve always wanted to stay on my own paradise island – just like the one in the postcards. Honestly I thought … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 by Helen Winter

The Best Eats in Chiang Mai

Thailand’s Chiang Mai stirs visions of green national parks, wildlife encounters and aerial adventures through the rainforest. But it wasn’t until I arrived that I realised the city thrives on independent and trendy cafés, bars, restaurants and food stalls. It’s almost like a Southeast … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 by Helen Winter

The Stargazer’s Guide to the World

Amid the frenetic day-to-day of work, bills, taxes and meetings, we sometimes forget how insignificant our lives are in the grand scheme of things. All it takes is a step outside and a quick look up at the inky vast blackness above, pinpricked with dots of light… … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 by Helen Winter

A Guide to Moving Overseas

If you’re reading this then you and I have something in common: we both want to leave Old Blighty in search of somewhere new. This year I decided to take the plunge and move to New Zealand and now, with visas approved and most of my … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 by Helen Winter

Bed, Breakfast and Animals: Hotels with Resident Pets

If you’re anything like me, you have to put aside at least 30 minutes to say a tearful goodbye to your pets before every holiday. But, for those who really get pet-sick, there are some sympathetic hotels that have their own non-human companions to … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 by Helen Winter

Instatravellers: Aspen the Mountain Pup

Animals on Instagram are the new celebrities – some amassing more than one million followers with ease. One such upcoming furry superstar is @Aspenthemountainpup, who reached 68.4K followers after just 29 posts. It’s easy to see why though; he’s adorable! Unfortunately Aspen was too busy prepping … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 by Helen Winter