Author: Martina Donkers

  • Machu Picchu. #lifegoals

    Machu Picchu. #lifegoals

    I still remember the first time I found out about Machu Picchu. It was 2007 and I had just started university. I was living on campus and making friends with my next-door neighbour, a science student like me named Hannah. I went into her room one day and saw a poster of the most amazing […]

  • You Have To See This Incredible Bird Sanctuary in Honduras

    You Have To See This Incredible Bird Sanctuary in Honduras

    Just up the road from a gorgeous little town in western Honduras is the incredible bird sanctuary Macaw Mountain. It was an absolute highlight of my time in Central America and it’s absolutely somewhere you should go on your next adventure. Want more details? Have a look at my latest article on the Huffington Post […]

  • This surrealist jungle garden is from another world

    This surrealist jungle garden is from another world

    Or, I found the ruins of Rivendell and it’s in Mexico. About a day’s travel north-east of Mexico City is a place that feels like it fell off the pages of a fantasy novel. Like some fantastical movie set come to life. Like a vivid painting you assumed sprang from a painter’s imagination, only here […]

  • The Swiss Army Knife of Clothing!

    The Swiss Army Knife of Clothing!

    Now there’s a hoopy frood who really knows where her sarong is! The number one item that I think every backpacker should have with them at all times, male and female, is a sarong. It is the most multi-purpose tool you can have and a few quick knots can turn it into almost anything. Take […]

  • That time I thought I was getting kidnapped…

    That time I thought I was getting kidnapped…

    This is one of those stories I like to bring out over a beer or something with friends. It’s one of the scariest experiences I’ve had while travelling – and looking back at it now, it’s pretty funny. It was one of those times when everything lined up in just the wrong way. Let me […]

  • Fiji on a budget – yes really!

    Fiji on a budget – yes really!

      Ah Fiji. White sand, turquoise water, fresh coconut, wide smiles and the friendly call of “Bula!” following you wherever you go. Fiji really is a stunning place, but it’s no secret that budget travellers sometimes struggle with this Pacific jewel. It’s easy to get discouraged as a budgeter when you read about incredible resorts […]

  • Epi’s Midland Tour – old school travel at it’s best

    Epi’s Midland Tour – old school travel at it’s best

    Fiji is a fascinating place. When people think Fiji, I think most people think of relaxing on a white-sand beach with a coconut cocktail in hand, and that’s certainly a big part of what Fiji has to offer, but there’s so much more to see when you set foot outside the resorts. Fiji’s rich village […]

  • Travelling at Home – Motorbikes on the Monaro

    Travelling at Home – Motorbikes on the Monaro

    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks chilling out at home, at my parent’s house in rural NSW. I’m finally home from Fiji (don’t worry though, there’s still plenty more stunning-tropical-paradise posts in the works, with accompanying beautiful pictures) and I wanted to take some time out and just be at home for a bit. […]

  • Learning to dive in Fiji

    Learning to dive in Fiji

    Scuba diving. It’s something that will either fill you with excitement or fear, anticipation or dread. Being far under the surface of the water with a tank of air strapped to your back, venturing into the world of corals, octopi, sharks, rays, anemones, puffer fish, angel fish, more fish that one person could possibly count. […]

  • Street Art in Siberia

    Street Art in Siberia

    Siberia is a fascinating place. It’s utterly remote, far from everything, synonymous with ‘the middle of nowhere’. It’s frozen for more than half of the year, just a little south of the Arctic Circle. And yet it’s also a lush, green place, for a few months of the year at least. It has a rich […]