Tag Archives: TRAVEL

A change of plan on These (muddy) Roads

See that road closure sign up there? See all the red ‘closed’ signs? They’re the roads I was supposed to be spending the last 3 days driving on… however, it seems that mother nature had other ideas for my 4WD-ing buddy Phil, and I.  You see mother nature decided to wait until the precise moment that our car left the bitumen and hit the dirt tracks  until she unleashed  her best desert rain storm upon outback south Australia, giving much of this vast region a thorough soaking and causing road closures left right and centre. Continue reading

These Roads on the road

Hello Roadies!  FYI These Roads is currently on the road in South Australia, researching for the upcoming edition of the Rough Guide to Australia.

I was going to sit down and write a quick post about it, but the lovely folk over at World Nomads have just published a post on their site, which explains more or less what I was going to say, thus saving me the trouble! What am I on about? Check out  this link to find out.

I promise I’ll write when I can, but just in case, I’ve scheduled some Plain EngRish GOLD for the next few weeks.

Send any good South Aust tips/hints my way!  I’m looking forward to sharing my stories with you soon!

3 Extraordinary Places to Visit in Northern Ireland in Two Days or Less – A guest post from Alex Papa

Northern Ireland: Carrickfergus Castle on your way to The Glens of Antrim

Tradition suggests you first think of Northern Ireland as a barren place without interest or wonder. To do so means you miss a rich chance to explore a very vibrant and intoxicating country. Where else will you find the enchanting Mourne mountain range that inspired C.S. Lewis to create Narnia? Continue reading

Student’s Guide To Travelling Overseas On A Budget – Guest Post by Timothy Ng

Travelling the world on a budget is a dream many of us have, even non-students. The smell of freedom is irresistible, not to mention the ability to discover new cultures, make new friends and buy some groovy souvenirs from far away places. The new buzz word to travelling in “style” is called “frugalistic.” OK, I just made this up, but I’, sure you get the idea.

Budget Travel for Money-Conscious Students

Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to be loaded to travel and see the world. All you need is a plan, a budget, and some smart guides to help you pack well, travel savvy and save money along the way. This article will help you get the best value for the least money spent. Continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Your Travel Memories Alive


This time last year I was somewhere in Vietnam, I think, although off the top of my head I couldn’t say that with any real certainty.  It’s annoying, this forgetting business – details are fading, faces in the ol’ memory bank have become fuzzy and I’m finding it increasingly difficult to recall names of places that were not so long ago at the very centre of my existence. Continue reading