Blogs by Rachel Lay

Written by Rachel Lay

An Aussie with an insatiable thirst for travel, I attempt to soothe my ever-burgeoning wanderlust by peddling my recommendations for the very best things to do in my favourite places on earth. Often found scouting out the best street food, chasing waterfalls or lazing around a secret swimming spot I’m at my happiest when in a place I’ve never been before with nothing but a day of exploring ahead of me. 

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David Attenborough's Favourite Place On Earth: Your Guide To The World’s Oldest Rainforest
If I asked you what comes to mind when I say “oldest living rainforest”, I’d forgive you for thinking of the Amazon. But it’s actually Australia’s Daintree... Read More »
How To Spend A Weekend In Vienna
With Winter comes a total festive takeover. The desire to be cosy and snuggled up with a glass of mulled wine increases tenfold, and you long to be somewhere that... Read More »
Great Barrier Reef
How To Do The Great Barrier Reef Like Sir David Attenborough
If, like most of us, you’re a die-hard David Attenborough fan, then chances are you have the Great Barrier Reef on your bucket list. He’s spoken about the reef many... Read More »
10 Things to Do in Seoul
Seoul doesn’t have reputation just yet as a must-travel spot, but once you’ve visited you’ll be singing this underrated city’s praises to anyone who’ll listen.... Read More »
How To Spend 48 Hours In Brisbane
When planning a trip to Australia’s East Coast, Brisbane tends to be cast to the role of the oft-forgotten, somewhat ugly step sister, devoid of things to do and... Read More »
A Foodie's Guide to Cairns
Queensland’s tropical north capital, Cairns, is known by many as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef--the meeting point of two World Heritage places: the world’s... Read More »
Where To See The Miracle Of Baby Turtle Hatchlings In Queensland
If you’re visiting Queensland, chances are you’re in town to see the Great Barrier Reef (congrats, by the way great holiday choice!). While exploring the reef is a... Read More »
A Foodie’s Guide To Everything Worth Eating In Hoi An, Vietnam
If you’ve ever visited Vietnam, you’ll know it’s home to some of the best food in the world. The infamous Banh Mi, Pho, and rice paper rolls are just the tip of... Read More »
Queensland’s Most Beautiful Flowers And Where To See Them
Queensland has a reputation for its stunning beaches, ancient rainforest and adorable locals, but it’s not often you’ll hear Queensland being heralded for its... Read More »
This Australian Beach Is Full Of Kangaroos Ready To Hang Out With You
As an Australian, any interaction with a non-Australian tends to centre around kangaroos. Namely, can you see them on the high street or do you ride them to work?... Read More »
7 Stunning Places You Had No Idea Were In Queensland
When you think of Queensland it’s easy to think of only the bright lights and skyscrapers of Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast, but I’m here to tell you that... Read More »
12 Queensland Beaches You'd Rather Be At
Hands up if you’re getting sick and tired of this whole winter thing?! There’s something to be said for a British winter—it’s cold, drizzly and not quite like... Read More »