Ridge Track

A guide to hiking in the Cathedral Range State Park

The Cathedral Range State Park is one of Victoria’s best hiking and camping areas. The rocky range northeast of Melbourne offers some of the most challenging day hikes with a range of different peaks and stunning vistas of the surrounding area.  Next to the Grampians, I would say it’s one of the best places to … Continue reading A guide to hiking in the Cathedral Range State Park

Tawang

How to get to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

In the far northeastern reaches of the Indian subcontinent, you can find a small mountain town called Tawang. Located in a spectacular valley of Arunachal Pradesh close to the borders with Bhutan and Tibet, it is home to the second-largest Buddhist monastery in the world. Its remote location means few travellers make it there, but … Continue reading How to get to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

What you need to know about travelling to India

India is the most intoxicating, mesmerising, overwhelming and rewarding country I've ever been. Although it's a relatively popular place to go, there is still a lot of apprehension about travelling to India, especially for first-timers and solo female travellers. After spending nine months in India over three different trips, I've decided to put together this … Continue reading What you need to know about travelling to India

Mestia svan towers

12 must-see places to visit in the Caucasus + suggested itineraries

The countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan have until recently been highly underrated places to visit. The three countries making up the Caucasus region have suddenly become one of the most sought after destinations in Eurasia. And I can understand why. The Caucasus is one of the most rewarding trips that I've taken. The Caucasus … Continue reading 12 must-see places to visit in the Caucasus + suggested itineraries

Gergeti Trinity church

A guide for hiking in Kazbegi, Georgia

One of Georgia's main tourist attractions is the incredibly beautiful Gergeti Trinity Church in Kazbegi. The 14th-century monastery is perched right on the edge of a hill towering above the town of Stepantsminda in northern Georgia. Although the church itself is an awe-inspiring sight, the surrounding Caucasus Mountains are equally an incredible attraction and offer … Continue reading A guide for hiking in Kazbegi, Georgia

Vardzia

How to plan a day trip to Vardzia

The ancient rock-cut city of Vardzia is an unforgettable sight in Georgia. The cave city sits high above the Mtkvari River deep in a rural valley of sandy-coloured rugged rock. From afar, it appears like a montage of hollow windows but, in fact, it's the remains of one of Georgia's largest cave monasteries and cities … Continue reading How to plan a day trip to Vardzia

Dilijan National Park

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Dilijan National Park, Armenia

Dilijan National Park in Armenia is an outdoor lovers haven. The forested mountains and alpine lakes of the area are connected by well-maintained hiking and cycling trails. The park is also home to some of the country's most well preserved and beautiful medieval monasteries dating back centuries. It is the country's ultimate escape into nature … Continue reading The Ultimate Travel Guide to Dilijan National Park, Armenia

Mestia to ushguli trek

Trek report: Mestia to Ushguli

The Upper Svaneti region of Georgia near the Russian border is one of the most spectacular parts of the Caucasus Mountain range. The snow-capped mountains and picturesque medieval-style Svan villages of the region form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has long been preserved naturally by its isolation. The best way to experience … Continue reading Trek report: Mestia to Ushguli

Baku city

What to do in Baku in 3 days

Until recently, most people would never have heard of Baku, Azerbaijan's capital city. It was a city and country that flew completely under the radar, even for intrepid travellers. However, in the last couple of decades, the city has emerged as a new must-visit metropolis. Baku certainly has an interesting mystical appeal to it. Most … Continue reading What to do in Baku in 3 days

The Cascade Armenia

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan is a cool city. While Tbilisi seems to take a lot of the tourist spotlight in the Caucasus region, Yerevan has been slowly creeping into its own embodiment of cool, calm and collected. If you're heading to the Caucasus, you should definitely travel to Yerevan and explore the architecture, history, bars, markets and churches … Continue reading The Ultimate Travel Guide to Yerevan, Armenia

Narikala fort

11 free things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is an incredibly intoxicating city. Without realising it, you'll soon become so attached and deeply in love with the place, you'll find it difficult to leave. One of the many charms of the city, and the entire country for that matter, is that it's a top place to explore for … Continue reading 11 free things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia