North Borneo Railway: Exploring Sabah by Train

  Toot 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 Vulcun steam train back to colonial times. Unfortunately, Alex jinxed himself and got food poisoning (or some type of bad bug) the night before. We both hoped as the…

Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, featuring the meanest gift shop employee ever

One of my favourite castles in Europe is Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, which is located a short 30 minute train ride from the capital, Vilnius. We visited on a perfect summer day, though we imagine that visiting the castle in autumn, spring or even a snow capped winter (if you can stand the cold) would…

Ballarat Wildlife Park: Hanging with Aussie Animals

Ballarat is located just over an hours drive from Melbourne, Australia. It is also the town I grew up in. When Alex and I were visiting Australia we decided to spend an afternoon hanging with Aussie animals at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Here is what you can expect from a visit! Arrival at Ballarat Wildlife…