Category Archives: Australia

What Travel Book Should I Buy? 10 Inspirational Travel Books That We Recommend

Great travel books for 2019 and 2020

  • MartinaNovember 25, 2019 - 12:20 pm

    I would add to that Simon Winchester’s The River at the Centre of the World, where he follows the Yangtze River from mouth to source, and any of Dervla Murphy’s many many travel books (old now but marvellous books). xx

  • EmmaNovember 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm

    Ooh, thank you Martina! I’ll check them out.

Why all female travellers need menstrual cups!

14 reasons why we think every female traveller should invest in a cup

  • MartinaAugust 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm

    Great article. I had a Mooncup for a number of years, and loved it for most of the reasons you mention in your article. After I had my second daughter my periods grew incredibly heavy, I had a uterus full of fibroids and, eventually, four years ago, I had a have a hysterectomy. In those super-heavy period years, my Mooncup was a life saver. It never leaked, and I could go for far longer without emptying it than if I’d used other forms of sanitary protection (I remember my mum in similar straits when I was young, before her hysterectomy and super sized Tampax and a heavy duty pad and still she leaked after less than two hours). Apart from the heavy periods, the Mooncup was just what I needed as we set about living a frugal life as live aboard sailors. Menstrual cups are inexpensive, discreet and don’t take up much storage space when you’re living on a tiny boat! My older daughter is hitting puberty now, and her first period is probably no more than two years away. I’m exploring sustainable options for her. If you have any suggestions (brands of period pants you’d suggest, for example) I’d like to know. xx

  • EmmaAugust 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm

    Hey Martina, Thanks for your comments. On the post, I gave 3 options for period pants. Did you see them?

Best vegan jaunts in Port Douglas, QLD

After twenty eight days backpacking Vietnam, Malaysia and Sumatra we hit Port Douglas famished and disheveled. Here are our recommendations on the best places to eat and get your hair done! If you think I’ve missed some out, leave me a comment below! Port Douglas Port Douglas is a small and quaint town in Queensland’s…

Visit the iconic Busselton Jetty, WA

Back in 2011 we sold our house, packed our possessions into boxes and flew down under to Western Australia. This post is all about why we think you should visit the iconic Busselton Jetty. Visit the iconic Busselton Jetty; An iconic landmark The Busselton Jetty is an iconic bit of architecture to Western Australia. There…