Repeat Traveller

Hotel Review: Primus Hotel Sydney

Occupying the former home of the Sydney Water Board at 339 Pitt Street, Primus Hotel Sydney is the newest boutique hotel to enter the vibrant Sydney hotel scene. But what makes this hotel stand out from the...

Mackay: A forgotten gem

The term ‘best kept secret’ gets thrown around far too often these days, but in the case of Mackay – a coastal city located midway between Brisbane and Cairns – it’s quite fitting...

Penang Revisited

Just over six months since my first trip to Penang, the travel gods have smiled on me and delivered a second chance to visit it’s shores. Simon and I had originally planned to go to Nusa Lembongan for a...

Who is the Typical Australian traveller?

Aussies have a reputation as larrikin travellers, people who seek out a good time and are rarely bothered by anything. But is that really an accurate picture of us? According to a new study, it’s not. 

World Music Finds a Home in Penang

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Penang World Music Festival, held in the UNESCO listed city of George Town, Malaysia. Would I have called myself a world music fan before I went? No...

Switzerland’s Most Enchanting Castle Wineries

When we visited Switzerland for the first time late last year it was like stepping into some kind of fairytale. The snowy mountain peaks, the countryside dotted with timber houses and fuzzy sheep, stunning...

Chris Ashton

We're Chris and Simon, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.