• Best Scenic Spots in New Zealand’s South Island

    In all the places and countries I've travelled over the years, few have left me truly speechless and in awe as New Zealand did. New Zealand's natural landscapes are diverse and stunning. Because there is only a population of 1 million in the South Island, it is mostly vast, untouched wilderness. Think brilliant blue lakes lined with orange pine trees against snow-capped mountains. If that entices you, definitely put a South Island road trip on your list. And to make your planning easier, I've compiled a list of the best scenic spots.

  • To Travel Or Not To Travel?

    Recently, Edwin and I were having this debate. After we'd returned from our honeymoon to Greece and Italy, my thirst for wanderlust only refueled, and I found myself booking us another (almost) impromptu trip to Phuket four months later. It's been another two months, and I sorely miss the adventure, the beautiful sights - waking up to the view of the ocean right outside our window - and the excitement of the unfamiliar.

  • Rome: The Eternal City

    There is a reason why they call Rome "The Eternal City". It feels like you have travelled back in time to the Roman empire. Ruins are scattered across the city and you can stumble upon pieces of them wherever you go. Despite the grandeur of the city with numerous major landmarks, we didn't enjoy Rome as much as Florence or Venice partly because Rome was just too hot. It was 37 degrees on the afternoon we arrived.

  • Cinque Terre in One Day

    Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of five little fishing villages along the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera. Much of its charm and allure comes from its distinct colourful houses, each village with its own unique character. Having set our eyes on this gorgeous seaside town, we took a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre. You would be happy to know that it is very possible to see Cinque Terre in one day!

  • 20 Tips to Travelling with Chronic Back Pain

    I am an avid traveller. Or rather, I was. Four years ago, I suffered a slipped disc in my low back. The pain persisted and became chronic. Till today, I experience daily constant back pain (at times debilitating). I thought my days of travelling were over. If I can barely sit through a 2-hour movie, how can I possibly sit through an 11-hour flight? I won't tell you it's easy, but I will tell you it's possible.

  • The Soundtrack of our Summer

    The idea behind this video came about because we wanted to find a way to document our adventures. P.S. If you're wondering about the song choice, Edwin introduced it to me and as we were listening to it on the train from Florence to Rome, watching the world pass us by, I knew that this was the song—the soundtrack of our summer.

  • Athens: Greek Gods and Temple Rocks

    Athens was the start of our 18 day honeymoon, so you can say that it was here that we were first welcomed by Europe's summer heat (almost at its peak), and were we not ready for it! Still, countless reapplications of sunblock later, I must say it was pretty surreal, standing on the Acropolis and seeing the Parthenon in front of our eyes, learning about the layers of history that exist between these marbled rocks.

  • Chasing Sunsets in Santorini

    White-washed houses atop rocky cliffs. Breathtaking sunsets. Endless blue seas that stretch forever. Santorini is indeed the perfect honeymoon destination. This was hands-down the highlight of our trip and it remains the most amazing travel experience to date we've had.