Follow the first-hand experiences of three Australian travellers who were trekking near Everest Base Camp when a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015. In one of the proudest moments in our 30 year history, Cover-More was the only travel insurance company in the world to send an assistance team and an aircraft into Kathmandu to bring travellers home. This is a story of adventure, rescue and the kindness of strangers.
After a few days of Bali’s famously crowded markets and one blurry night at the Sky Garden, I was ready to leave behind our epic villa and party vibe of Kuta and immerse myself in the mountain tranquillity of Ubud. A charming place with the perfect amount of enticing restaurants, quiet retreats and hippy hangouts. Ubud is everything you have heard about and more. And of course, a great place to get a massage or partake in a yoga class.
Dan Moore has just returned from the Philippines where he was shooting some video and taking some pics for Cover-More... Here's just some of his amazing photos of this beautiful country. Simply stunning!
I’m lying in a hammock suspended between two trees, with a mosquito net above me to keep myself being consumed by insects. My entire lower body aches from climbing, hiking and, admittedly, falling through ten kilometres of dense jungle and caves throughout the day. The soft, sombre sound of rain pattering over my head melodically blends with the crashing sound of the waterfall right next to our camp.
I paced down the streets of downtown Hanoi clutching in my hand a damp piece of paper courtesy of the monsoonal rain. On it was scribbled the address of the best local food in town, suggested by my tour guide after I told him I didn’t want Vietnamese food - I wanted food that Vietnamese people ate.
Australians have a long affinity with holidaying in Bali. A cheap and cheerful holiday destination, Bali is a close and convenient option for those seeking an island break. On a recent trip to Bali my sister and I took a few days to wander off the well-worn tourist trail and discover a few secret spots.
What often happens when I travel is that I endeavour to do and see as much as possible, in every available hour. Sometimes, this can leave me feeling a little burnt out, especially if I am moving from place to place on a tight schedule.
There has always been something at the top of my ‘travel fantasy list’ - to stay on a remote island, in a cabin right on the beach. Waking up, within footsteps from clear, warm, aqua water. This dream came true at Saracen Bay, Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia. Finally, I had found as close as it comes, in today’s world, to paradise.