8 best places to visit on the Gold Coast in Australia

The beachside hub of southern Queensland, the Gold Coast is a must-visit destination in Australia for anyone who loves surfing, beautiful beaches, excellent weather, and lush hinterland.  But the very best places on the Gold Coast are sometimes debated. Surfers Paradise is the most famous city in the region, but it’s definitely not for everybody […]

Is Turkey safe? Advice for travelling to Turkey from my 6 trips

A woman standing on a rocky cliff, looking out over a beautiful bay with boats and small islands.

Is Turkey safe? Generally, yes! I’ve travelled the length and breadth of Turkey, and I have honestly never felt unsafe here.  I’ve also spent time as a solo female traveller in Turkey, and with usual precautions, never found it too challenging to travel.  Here are all my thoughts on safety in Turkey! Is Turkey safe?  […]

Is Kathmandu worth visiting? Reasons to visit Nepal’s capital

KATHMANDU, NEPAL - JUNE 2013: Patan Durbar Square

If you’re planning a trip to Nepal, you might be wondering “is Kathmandu worth visiting”?  Kathmandu, the buzzing capital of Nepal, is an assault on the senses.  Horns penetrate the air day and night, you’ll constantly be weaving in and out of traffic, smelling curry from streetside restaurants and admiring brightly coloured prayer flags strung […]