Pros and Cons of Guided Tours: Maximizing Your Travels

Last updated on August 26th, 2020 at 10:41 pm  We all have different methods of traveling and interests that make our time in foreign lands unique. Many younger backpackers criticize package tourists for not seeking authentic experiences, and to be honest, our early twenty-something selves might have said the same. But fast forward a decade…

Sandakan Death Marches, A Tribute to Aussie POWs

Last updated on December 31st, 2022 at 03:06 pmI’m always amazed at how few people realise that Australians have also fought in all the major international wars dating back to World War I. We’ve experienced immense tragedy like so many other nations over the insanity of human conflict. The lesser known Sandakan Death Marches are…

North Borneo Railway: Exploring Sabah by Train

Last updated on January 3rd, 2023 at 10:52 pmToot toot!! All aboard the North Borneo Railway! On our recent trip to Malaysia, we were very excited about riding a rare, fully re-furbished British Vulcan steam train back to colonial times. Unfortunately, Alex jinxed himself and fell ill the night before. We both hoped it would…

Planning a trip to Malaysia!

Last updated on January 3rd, 2023 at 01:51 amIn just a few days we’ll be jetting off for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bell will be consulting on the Malaysian Study on Ageing for a week. We frequently plan vacations around work. Since it’s not very often we get the opportunity to travel in Asia, we decided…