Four-wheel-driving and camping on Australia’s Fraser Island

In chapter two of my adventures copying international backpackers travelling the Australian east coast, I set off for Rainbow Beach, Queensland on the Greyhound from Brisbane City Backpackers; where I was basing myself for a good week and a half while working, as well as partying and enjoying Brisbane over the two surrounding weekends. I… Read More Four-wheel-driving and camping on Australia’s Fraser Island

How to make the most of the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan (now that I finally figured it out)

This was my third trip to the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan for the famed Full Moon Party (FMP), all within two years (this one wasn’t initially planned, but stemmed from a last-minute desire to leave Cambodia and fortuitous timing). It was also the first time I think I can say I really nailed… Read More How to make the most of the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan (now that I finally figured it out)

A stopover at the Mad Monkey in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia

After another draining and unanticipated day of travel via a morning ferry from Koh Rong to Sihanoukville and five hour bus back to Phnomh Penh (complete with me JUST making the impatiently waiting minibus), I jumped in a tuk tuk toward my destination – the other Mad Monkey hostel. The tuk tuk driver was very… Read More A stopover at the Mad Monkey in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia

New Year’s Eve sailing the Whitsundays on the Tongarra

New Year’s Eve 2015 was the departure of David’s, Adam’s and my Whitsundays sailing boat, the Tongarra. After eating and registering David and Adam, the three of us went together to the Tongarra, not knowing what to expect from our crowd. I had not been able to book onto the Atlantic Clipper, the proper ‘party… Read More New Year’s Eve sailing the Whitsundays on the Tongarra