3 Weeks in Japan 

Hellloooo Guyzies, Since quite a few people have asked me about my itinerary for Japan and since it is such an amazing country I hope many of my friends will look to explore, I’ve written up a summary below….ENJOY 😀 Ironically, I actually arrived in Japan barely an itinerary. Not even a place booked for the first…

The Japanese Alps

For me, this was the most beautiful part of our 3 weeks in Japan. I love outdoorsy stuff and old towns and it met my expectations of beauty… As we were in between hiking and ski seasons we had to use some creativity to make our time in Japan’s alpine region special but knew it…

8 Days in Tokyo

Touching down in Tokyo, like any big city, is really exciting yet slightly overwhelming.  Arriving without at least a vague plan probably isn’t a good idea if you want to maximise a handful of days here. Why? because it is MAsSiVeee and you don’t want to spend the majority of your time on a train,…

24 Hours in Sydney

I regularly get asked by friends travelling Sydney with time constraints, what I would recommend them doing if only there for a day or two…or maybe you’ve just got to Sydney to settle but are super excited to get out and explore (like I was)… Therefore, here goes: Wakey wakey….early! Like a true Sydneysider, get out…

Canberra. ‘The One Which Under Sold & Over Delivered’

Did you know… Canberra is the capital of Australia (people commonly think it is Sydney and that seems logical to me too). The big C was chosen as the capital city as Melbourne and Sydney were relentlessly fighting over the title. A bit like your parents making you watch ‘Song’s of Praise’ because you and…

8 Reasons To Do a Stint Abroad

We are Lucky Duckies We are so fortunate in the 21st century that the opportunity to move abroad for a year or two is available to pretty much all of us. Undeniably, most of us love our home countries, I definitely do. But having the freedom to explore a new country, not just as a…

Marvelous Melbourne

I visited Melbourne 5 times whilst I’ve living in Sydney. Mostly for work but we did spend a lovely week there for purely play time too and stayed with our fabbo friend Ben. Being shown around by a local in Melbourne (like pretty much anywhere) made such a big difference. He took us to many…

Vegans Can’t Be Strong, Can They?

  There is a definite misconception out there which I am coming up against every day. People don’t believe a vegan lifestyle is optimal for athletic performance. From a personal perspective, I’ve become FAR fitter since cutting out animal products; recovery times are far shorter, I’ve shaved minutes off my 5k’s and have become significantly stronger. Weekly…

Is An Egg Really A Chicken’s Period!?

My Slight Misconception ‘I’m so happy to hear I’m not eating chicken babies’, said Helena, (mid 2015) after not being able to work out in her head exactly what an egg was. Waheyy, omletes, scrambled, poached, you guys can all carry on filling up my belly, she thought to herself. My preference for sending ‘notes’ to…

11 Environmental Reasons to Try ‘Meat Free Monday’

Planting The Seed … Although I love the idea of all my friends and family living a fully plant based lifestyle, I understand this is unrealistic as people have habits which they don’t want to change, they enjoy eating meat and they may not feel there is substantial benefit for themselves to swap fro-yo to…

Alternative Sydney

I’m slowly realising how fun it can be to discover a hidden gem in a big city, try something you may never ever have heard of before and take yourself away from the things you’re used to. Here are a few of my wackier (although still extremely tame) moments in Sydney that have ‘WOW’d’ me for…

10 Benefits of Plant Based Living

Since stopping eating animals & their products in early 2016 I have been pretty amazed by the various benefits and life improvements I’ve experienced. People are always asking what I see the greatest benefits to be, so I’ve noted down some of my favourites in case you’re interested: 1. Energy, Energy, Energy This is by far…