Welcome to the Americas

Comprising of North, Central and South America – The America’s covers 8% of Earth’s total surface and is known as the New World. It’s made up of 35 countries with the largest populations coming from the United States, Brazil and Mexico.

Emma Chow

Tulum, Mexico is one of my favourite places in the world. The water is the bluest blue, it’s rich in Mayan culture - but the best thing about Tulum is its people.

Olivia Mackinnon

I had heard a lot about New Orleans but wasn’t sure whether it was the place for me. The two people I knew who had visited New Orleans before told me that it wasn’t really for them, and to be honest, that was almost enough to make me move it to the ‘miss-able’ list when it came to planning our recent US trip.

Olivia Mackinnon

If there’s one thing I’ve learned after my recent trip to the United States, it’s that taking the path less travelled is always the best option. It’s incredibly easy to always go off the tourist maps and play it safe, but then you see what everyone else has always seen and where’s the fun in that?

Princess on a Plane

The City of Angels is a polarising destination: you either love it or hate it. It’s so sprawling, it can be impossibly hard to get around and unless you know people on the ground, it’s easy to feel isolated and a bit lost.

Olivia Mackinnon

New York is one of those incredible places that just has an exciting, unparalleled energy.

It’s one of my favourite places in the world – and up until a month ago, I’d only ever spent five days of my life there.

Sally Watson

When I started planning my trip to Machu Picchu, I was a little confused about how to actually get there. Did I have to walk the Inca Trail to see the ruins? Did I have to join a group or packaged tour, or preferably, could I visit Machu Picchu by planning and booking my own trip?

It was another lazy day in the Nicaraguan coastal town of San Juan del Sur. The desired sleep-in thwarted by the oppressive heat, not to mention the marching band that had enthusiastically commenced practice next door at 8am sharp. My friend Kirsten and I had been kicking around this town for about a week enjoying the friendly locals and amazing sunsets. Neither of us had anywhere to be in a hurry, so we had settled in to a relaxed routine that inevitably involved a few hours on the beach directly in front of the hostel.

Jason’s time in Bariloche was marked by a uniquely Argentinean experience – a visit to a Tangoria, an afterhours bar dedicated purely to the music and dancing of the tango.

Our first travel story comes just in time for the festive season as Robyn shares with us her travel experience of a white Christmas in Vermont, USA. Robyn and her family‘s white Christmas had all the traditional trimmings including a snow filled one horse open sleigh ride.

Holidays to Hawaii often involve sitting on white sandy beaches, lazily sipping a cocktail and enjoying a good read, but if you visit Oahu this season, your time on the shore will be much more exciting.