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Vale: The Four Letter Word You Need More Of

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It’s a dog, it’s a plane, it’s… Vale. Pronounced Bah-Lay, emphasis on the first syllable. We all need a little more “vale” in our lives, and I’ll tell you why. After a recent stop in the coastal city of A Coruña, Spain “vale” is my new favorite word. What does it mean? To be honest I have absolutely no idea. I first heard this four-letter nugget of a wo[...]

Cruise Confessions (Part One)

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When I was 16, my mom broke the news at the dinner table that we’d be going on a European cruise with her extended family, and I was convinced it was April Fool’s Day. We weren’t “cruise people.” My entire childhood was filled with trips to the jungles of Costa Rica and skiing the Rocky Mountains. We were a family of outdoorsy adventurers, not fluorescent ca[...]

Brighton's Most Spectacular Viewpoint

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Located on the bustling seafront, the British Airways i360 would perhaps look odd if it were anywhere other than ever-quirky Brighton, South East England. Perhaps the closest some of us might come to real-life UFO experience; the i360 tower is quite the spectacle towering 450 feet above the famous pebble beach, ensconced by a huge shiny doughnut and visi[...]

Ethical volunteering- Meet the skilled volunteer nurse swapping modern hospitals for rural operating rooms

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The year is 2019 and the word ‘voluntourism’ is on every conscious traveler’s lips. The term refers to the growing phenomenon amongst the world’s traveling community. People packing up their bags and taking international flights to some of the world’s poorest countries to carry out volunteer work, often on assignments they’ve paid to be a part of. [...]

One Small Step for Barbie, One Giant Leap for Feminism

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Have you ever heard of a little brand called ‘Barbie’? Well, she’s turning 60 this year, and she’s not showing signs of stopping - or ageing, for that matter. But she is showing signs of progress; earlier this year Mattel announced a new licensing agreement with legendary travel behemoth National Geographic, with dolls due for release later this year. And I[...]

Guide to the Great Ocean Road: Australia's most popular road trip

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Spanning over 400kms of scenic coastline, the highway which stretches from the town of Torquay in Victoria to Nelson on the boarder of South Australia, is one of the most beloved road trips in Australia. As the road winds along through green hills on one side and golden sandy beaches on the other, not only will you be immersed in the bewilderingly beautiful [...]

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