Finding Hong Kong food

You’re in Hong Kong, you’ve been on the Star Ferry one too many times, you’ve seen the big Buddha, and if someone merely mentions Dim Sum again you’ll explode like a xiao long bao being brutally destroyed by an amateur. And now it’s time. You crave the real deal; not just food made in Hong Kong, but food eaten by Hong Kong…

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A jungle escape in Northern Thailand

What is it about water that makes us feel the way we do when we’re near it? Whether its waves, or rain, or waterfalls, something about this mysterious beast grabs us by the ears and forces us to stop whatever we’re doing, just so we can feel for that single moment in time, as small as an ant crossing the sea, and as alive as the water beneath it.

This time, we find ourselves surrounded by waterfalls; too many to count, and all a stone's throw away… Read more

Ticking off the bucket list in Canggu

It’s 6.00 am. I haven’t woken up this early in such a long time that I can barely remember how to turn off the alarm that’s now blaring at me. I’m suddenly thrust back into an old world of getting to bed on time, of showering to wake yourself up, and of fumbling around in the morning darkness to avoid waking the sleeping family sprawled out all around me. Turning the alarm off before the entire family wakes up feels like a massive victory at this point, but I succeed. Still got it.

Whilst getting up this early is reminiscent of my old 9-5 life, everything else about this morning is entirely different. Read more

The private luxury villa and its superhero cast

Some of the sweetest moments on this trip have tended to be the simplest. Like sitting at the departure gate as a family, quietly waiting for our delayed flight to board, and hearing our little two year old suddenly shout out at the top of his lungs, “SO, WE MEET AGAIN!!!”, in what may be the cutest superhero voice ever spoken. It was a beautiful way to inspire laughter amongst a random group of strangers all wishing they were somewhere else, and yet all stuck there just the same…

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12 hours in Ponsonby

After almost two months of travel through the North and South islands of New Zealand, we reached our final stop, Auckland; a city that feels as wide as Hong Kong feels tall. We stayed in a quirky little area called Ponsonby, a wonderfully ironic name for a place with such a hipster vibe…

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Finding freedom in Abel Tasman

One of the best things about travel is that feeling of being somewhere new and exciting, whilst at the same time feeling a subtle sense of connection to this place you’ve just stepped foot in. Like hearing an old song and being suddenly transported back to a very specific moment, travel has a way of making you feel a certain way in a certain place, of taking you out of the everyday and therefore of exposing you to new things, new stories, new feelings, even if those feelings are hard to put into words sometimes. And there is definitely something about New Zealand that does this for us.

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7 life lessons from a Kiwi campervan

This is where we used to live. It wasn’t a mansion, but at 1500 square feet it felt a tad bigger than the home we swapped it for recently on a 7 night campervan trip in New Zealand. And whilst we love our old home, and whilst we miss our old home, we won’t be forgetting our time spent sleeping in the great outdoors anytime soon. Here are the 7 life-affirming lessons we learnt when we downsized our square footage by a casual 95%, and felt more alive than ever.

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The story of a digital nomad

Digital nomad. A term I first came across ten years ago when I was a fresh grad out of Central Saint Martins, trying to break into the ad industry in London. There I was, sitting in the uber cool open-planned offices of a digital agency in Shoreditch as an intern, when I was given a brief to work on their latest campaign - the Skype nomad. The idea was to send someone - this ‘digital nomad’ - travelling around the world in a month. She would be photographing, blogging, vlogging her journey all via Skype, and I remember thinking, is that for real?

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A 'tree top' New Zealand adventure

For all the infinite wonder that the internet brings, some of its ills can at times feel bigger. The rise of the troll, our ever dwindling attention span, or perhaps the most subtle - our fondness for exaggeration. After all, if everything is “epic”, so is nothing.

And then we arrived here, Fossickers Hut…

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A Sydney City Guide

Sydney. There is more depth to this City than simply having the world’s deepest natural harbour. And whilst 5 million people may call this home, and 1 million tiles may cover the Sydney Opera House, as with most cities, the devil is in the detail...

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12 hours in Fitzroy, on foot

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We land. Melbourne Tullamarine. Abrupt customs checks. Suspicious immigration people. Comical taxi system. Then we make it to Fitzroy, our home for the next 4 nights. 30 degrees, wall to wall sunshine, tree-lined streets, and smiling, happy people. This is perfect...

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Black Truffle Sang Jin Bao

We’re sat along a communal bar, facing a wall full of magazine clippings and reviews for what this place specialises in - Black Truffle Sang Jin Bao. A sign tells us not to add any vinegar to this variant of the traditional Shanghainese bun, for fear of ruining the flavour. We obey. Another sign warns of the dangerously piping hot sauce within the buns - we’ll later regret not paying more attention to this...

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