Blogs by Monica

Written by Monica

Monica is a travel blogger with a love for stylish adventures around the world. She blogs over on The Travel Hack about everything from weekend breaks, stylish hotels, exotic holidays and adventure travel.

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Visiting Turtle Island in Borneo, Malaysia
Turtle Islands are in the Sulu Sea just north of Borneo and between the Malaysian and Philippine border. There are three islands, Pulau Selingan, Pulau Bakkungan Kechil... Read More »
Asia
Shopping in Singapore
We all know that the multicultural city of Singapore is one of the best places in the world to shop. The city is home to sprawling shopping malls as well as traditional... Read More »
Thailand
Discovering Northern Thailand
Thailand is undoubtedly famed for the beautiful islands and beaches found in the Southern reaches of the country, alongside the vibrancy and religious grandeur of... Read More »
Hong Kong
A first-timer’s guide to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an exciting, bustling, chaotic and beautiful city. First time visitors may feel like they need an extra pair of eyes and ears just to take in all the new... Read More »
North America
10 things you didn’t know about New York
New York, New York. It’s a city we see so often in films that many people feel like they’ve visited before they’ve even set foot there. Chances are, you know all... Read More »
Australia
The best beaches in Queensland
There are hundreds of beaches along the gorgeous coast of Queensland and nearly all of them are picture-perfect. Some are even considered to be the best beaches in the... Read More »
World
Weird Christmas Traditions Around the World
Every family has their own traditions when it comes to Christmas. Some like turkey while others like goose. Some leave carrots for the reindeers and some leave mince... Read More »
Australia
Cape Tribulation: A Rainforest Paradise in Queensland
Cape Tribulation is one of northern Queensland’s many insider secrets. Known locally as Cape Trib, this is a low-key slice of paradise where adventurous travellers are... Read More »
Africa
What to Wear on a South African Safari Holiday?
This is a guest post from Monica @ The Travel HackIf you would like to see some of the world’s most beautiful animals in their natural habitat and admire South... Read More »
North America
How to spend 3 nights in New York
More and more people are making the most out of every holiday they get from work and they’re squeezing in beach breaks and city breaks all over the world. With cheap... Read More »
Australia
10 of the best Australian beaches
Did you know that Australia has over 7,000 beaches? There are over 100 in Sydney alone and Australia has more beaches than any other nation in the world. The country's... Read More »
5 people you don't want to sit with on a plane
Flying somewhere new is one of the most exciting things in the world…for about 15 minutes. Sometimes you’re lucky and there will be movies on the entertainment... Read More »
Where to Stopover on Long-haul Flights
Here at Flight Centre we love nothing more than travelling to exotic and faraway destinations. The excitement of planning that big trip and then exploring somewhere new... Read More »
5 perfect winter holiday destinations
Has your first day back in the office got you dreaming about escaping the rain and cold for somewhere warm and sunny? Travel blogger Monica shares her favourite... Read More »
The best places in the world to spend New Year's Eve
It may be a little bit pessimistic to say that New Year’s Eve is always a bit of an anti-climax. But there’s only so much awkward Auld Lang Syne-ing with random... Read More »
Festivals and events you can't miss in 2014
The world’s calendar is stuffed with some pretty incredible celebrations through out 2014.From gorging yourself silly on delicious fruits of the sea, to catching the... Read More »
New York
Why you should visit New York in the winter
There must be countless reasons behind this argument when you consider the fact that this motion is a combination of the ‘most wonderful time of year’ and ‘the... Read More »
Christmas Gifts for Globetrotters
Still wondering what to buy the jetsetter in your life for Christmas? From luggage and travel kits to vouchers and globes, here’s a dollop of inspiration to suit every... Read More »
Top 10 Great Travel Books
There’s no marriage quite like the one between books and travel. Books help to inspire, ignite and progress the wanderlust of each reader, whilst also capturing the... Read More »
Maldives
10 photogenic reasons to visit the Maldives
We know that you didn't need a reason to visit the Maldives but we thought we'd give you 10 more, just in case you were doubting yourself.This is what holiday perfection... Read More »
Hong Kong
How to experience Hong Kong in style
Hong Kong is Asia’s World City with its sophisticated, cosmopolitan style mixed with a vibrant heritage. The modern city provides the perfect blend between East and... Read More »
Australia
Top Things to See and Do in Western Australia
Western Australia is somewhat of a hidden treasure in this massive country. Often overshadowed by the popular tourist route along the East Coast of Australia, Western... Read More »
Africa
Shark Cage Diving in South Africa
As we wound our way along the curving coast from Cape Town to Kleinbaai I almost forgot what I was getting myself into. With the bright blue sea crashing dramatically... Read More »
The best cameras for your holiday
Holidays are undoubtedly the best place to make awesome memories and capture moments on your camera. Getting snappy happy is also a great way to remember your holiday in... Read More »
Africa
Holidays in The Gambia
If you’re looking for a holiday that combines sunshine, a dramatic coastline with beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, delicious food, hospitality fit for royalty and... Read More »
Australia
Exploring the Great Ocean Road in a campervan
The Great Ocean Road has been voted as one of the world’s best drives by countless publications. Winding roads that hug the beautifully curved coastline of Victoria... Read More »
Europe
10 Reasons to Love the Eurostar
Here at Flight Centre we love everything to do with flying. Everything from the excitement at the airport to browsing the duty-free to watching the world whizz by from... Read More »
Asia
Top 7 things to do in Delhi
Delhi is often the first stop for travellers visiting India and, I’m not going to lie, it is a real shock to the senses in every way possible. You’re thrown right in... Read More »
Asia
Visiting the Taj Mahal
Visiting the Taj Mahal has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I've always been entranced by the massive domes, the curved archways and the way the sun... Read More »
Australia
Campervanning in Queensland, Australia
Picture this: You’re travelling around Australia in a campervan with the windows rolled down, the wind in your hair, the music blaring and the sun shining. You’re... Read More »
Time for a city break?
If you’re anything like us, Easter feels like a distant memory and the summer holidays are unbearably far away, so we declare it time for a city break!It may not feel... Read More »
Africa
What to do on your holiday in South Africa
If you’re travelling to South Africa be prepared for an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re looking for stylish cities, non-stop action, delicious wine tasting... Read More »