Tips on effective time management for working travellers

Now that we’ve been home in Australia for a couple of months, we are starting to settle back down into our work-then-play routine. This finely balanced split was tipped over during the Christmas, New Year and Australia Day period when the whole country takes a few months off to watch cricket, eat snaggers, drink Chardonnay[…]

Looking back on 2014 and looking forward to 2015

It’s that time of year for reflection. I’m guessing gyms around the world are busy right now with signups, although it would be interesting to know how many of these memberships are still in use by the end of the year. When I reflect on the past year, I’m proud of what we managed to[…]

How to ensure professionalism in the travel blogging world

I’m at TBEX – one of the largest travel blogging conferences in the world – and this year the main theme of the event in Cancun, Mexico is ‘professionalism.’ I settle back into my seat and smile. ‘This should be good,’ I think and smile. Tell people that you blog professionally and you often get[…]

Is your blog share worthy?

You’ve spent a good portion of your day researching and writing up what you believe is the perfect blog post. You publish it, share it on your regular social media channels and wait. Surely this is going to get picked up by your audience and passed along in no time. But nothing happens. Sound familiar?[…]

4 vital moves before you quit your job to become a digital nomad

I just had a classic day. I got up at 6am (ouch!) and did a workout on the rooftop terrace of my hostel in Cartagena, Colombia. As the sun rose and my sweat patches expanded I got an amazing view of the sun rise over the old Spanish fort that guards the city’s harbour. After[…]

How to create a media kit that rocks

It’s that time of the year again – many travel blogging conferences are fast approaching and bloggers are preparing to woo tourism boards and travel companies into working with them. There’s BlogHer in Silicon Valley next week, TBEX Europe in Athens in October, and PTBA in Sri Lanka in November. There’s also a bunch more…[…]

The benefits of giving away advice for free

There’s a great scene in the latest James Bond film Skyfall where the titular hero breaks out a cut-throat razor to shave himself with before taking on the baddies. That is a serious bit of old school kit; something only the most skillful and quite old fashioned gent would tackle the daily chore of shaving[…]