A Local’s Guide to the Best Things to Do in Brisbane

Not as big as Sydney nor as cultural as Melbourne, Brisbane has long been overshadowed by its sister Australian cities. That is, until recently. Having grown up in the suburbs of Brisbane myself I’ve watched the city grow and blossom into a place that … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


How to See Tigers in India

If you’ve managed to catch the recent Jungle Book movie, you’ve probably already fantasised about visiting the jungles of India and spying a tiger in the wild. Well, as someone who has actually experienced such a wonderful sight, I can honestly say it’s a … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


5 Reasons to Visit Dallas & Fort Worth

If you’ve done the USA’s west coast, and the east coast, or plan on visiting both, Dallas and Fort Worth should also be on your radar. As a three-hour flight from Las Vegas and a four-hour flight from New York, the southern city recently … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


Tips for Visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi During Ramadan

With sunshine and warm weather practically on tap, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are very much year-round destinations to visit. There is, however, one season in the region that offers a different experience to the rest of the year, and that’s Ramadan. I recently visited … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


What it’s Really Like Inside Etihad’s ‘The Residence’

I’m lying down on a soft double bed, nuzzling into a plush duvet. A 27-inch TV shines softly at the end of the bed. If I close my eyes I could easily be in my bed at home in London. Instead, I’m lying in … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


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