Ticking Off the Bucket List

Zoe Russell

See the world again through a child’s eye

By on November 26, 2013

I live in grown up land. I go to work with grown ups, I socialise with grown ups and majority of my family are grown ups (this could be debatable sometimes). But I am a professional Aunty to Miss 3.5

Run a half marathon

By on November 26, 2013

It wasn’t long after returning from a 3 month non-stop around the world trip that I started to feel blah. Blah because I wasn’t moving.  Blah because I wasn’t experiencing new things.  Blah because I wasn’t being inspired to capture

Trek with tribes in Vietnam and explore the jewel in Cambodia’s crown

By on October 14, 2013

I’ve travelled a fair bit in South East Asia but none has stolen my heart as much as Vietnam. For a pretty small country it offers a great deal to the modern-day traveller. From trekking with tribes among rolling rice

Have a conversation with kids in Cambodia

By on September 14, 2013

“Where are you from?” A young boy accosted us in one of Siem Reap’s main streets. “We’re from Australia,” we said. “Ah, G’day mate,” he responded. We sounded amused, we’d heard that plenty of times before. What we hadn’t heard in

Get sprayed by the Maiden’s Mist of Niagara Falls

By on September 14, 2013

Niagara Falls truly is a spectacular sight. Niagara Falls, Canada I am sure it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, I can guarantee you will be blown away by its beauty and mist. We were blessed to experience

Drink Havana Club and smoke Cuban cigars on New Year’s Eve in Cuba

By on March 7, 2013

“What’s Cuba like?” That is the most asked question since we’ve returned home from our travels. Typical street scene in Havana, Cuba I still struggle trying to explain our experience properly. Cuba is a fascinating and challenging country and one

Watch the sunrise on top of ancient ruins overlooking the Guatemalan rainforest

By on February 21, 2013

We hadn’t heard great things about Belize City during our stay on Caye Caulker. In fact it was locals who had told us not to go there because it was really quite dangerous. With limited time and so much ground

Risk your life trying to get to Caye Caulker, Belize. It’s worth it!

By on February 20, 2013

There have been four times in my life when I thought I was going to die, literally. Two near drownings as a child, one very scary charter plane flight during a thunder and lightning storm for work and most recently

Spend the end of the world in Mexico

By on February 9, 2013

A relatively simple ADO public bus ride which took about an hour and a half from Cancun and we arrived in Playa Del Carmen. We had been thinking of bypassing Playa altogether because we thought it would be ‘same same

Enjoy your own Spring Break in Cancun

By on January 29, 2013

After just five weeks of non-stop touring of South America we thought a beach break was just what we needed. Somewhere to rest and relax but also somewhere to plan our next step and you can’t get much more fun in the

Cross the Bolivian border

By on January 28, 2013

After three weeks it was time to say adios to Peru. That involved getting off our bus and walking by foot over the border and through immigration to Bolivia. We didn’t encounter any issues but think we saw a shady

Live like the locals on Lake Titicaca

By on January 27, 2013

Puno was our base for exploring Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,812 metres.  Puno is also known as the folklore capital of Peru from its wealth of art

Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

By on January 27, 2013

Wow, what an experience! Machu Picchu If you ever have the chance to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, please don’t even hesitate a moment, just do it! You will be challenged, you will sweat up a storm and

Experience Peru

By on January 26, 2013

If you take the advice from guide books at face value, Lima is not a very inviting city for tourists and is quite dangerous to wonder the streets.  We were pleasantly surprised that Lima has a whole lot to offer tourists

Photograph the wildlife on the Galapagos Islands

By on December 1, 2012

I can’t remember exactly how old I was the very first time I saw David Attenborough bring the exotic and colourful animals of the Galapagos Islands into my lounge room, but I can remember that very moment when I knew