Bali: The Island of the Exotic

Bali has always been the ideal tropical getaway for years, and when Eat, Pray, Love came out, the seams of tourism for this little country island exploded. The locals suddenly saw an onslaught of Western tourists and adapted accordingly; they picked up basic conversational English and an exceptional customer service attitude. Embarrassingly, my friend and…

The Curious Science Behind Wanderlust

Picture yourself on the trip of a lifetime, maybe trekking through the icy villages of Greenland or scouting for pink auroras in Norway. Maybe the idea of ibexes climbing steep dams excites you to want to do the same. Wired to Travel? I have a friend whose Chinese name means 宇: World, Universe… paired with…

Perth ain’t no pushover

“Land of the farm animals and infinite fields,” declared a friend of mine. Just tell someone you’ve just been to Perth for a holiday – then watch their expression go from excited to confused (something that of an odd horror). “What did you DO there??” they ask, genuinely surprised. Or “Did you do farm stay?” As if all…