When Long Distance Manifests: The challenge of love on foreign lands

Words by Elaine Mead Our life narratives are shaped by many things. From the small incidences that teach us some of the more difficult lessons of life, to the missed opportunities, the grand gestures, and the deep dives into the unknown. Sometimes a feeling carves itself out inside us and it sits there. Beating. Waiting. […]

The Expensive Double-Edged Sword: Pursuing Meaning in a Consumerist World

Words by Emily Fuller I am no stranger to the trap of consumerism, and all of its promise of romance and glimmer for your life. From so early, we are taught that in order to attain happiness and contentment we must be in pursuit of the endless array of products that are marketed tantalisingly before […]

The art of travel & the difficulty of being ‘in the moment’

Words by Elaine Mead “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.”  – Alain de Botton There are many experiences in life where society tells us we are supposed to feel certain things or react in certain ways. There […]

A Delicious Union: How travelling influences your love for food and culture

Words by Emily Fuller Food – what a practical contradiction it can be. Yes, in it’s frankest form, it is a human necessity, one in which we rely on for basic survival. Yet, the conceptions surrounding food create a melting pot of so many other cultural, social and philosophical complexities of which we often struggle […]

Planting New Seeds: The importance of self-love when travelling

Words by Emily Fuller Getting off the plane at London Gatwick Airport, going through the standard motions of collecting my baggage. I suddenly became aware of the oddity of the fusion of various emotions – I could sense the adrenaline of excitement and wonder, being combatted by a thickness of dread and exhaustion. Looming over […]

Bali’s forgotten sister, Lombok: A photo journal

Words by Gabbie Lynch Feature Picture: Kuta Beach, Lombok. Redgum’s 1984 song “I’ve been to Bali too” encapsulates our nation’s favourite overseas holiday destination. Australian’s love Bali. Some even ask, if you haven’t been to Bali, are you really Australian? The Bali holiday, one that is packed with lavish resorts, cheap cocktails on the beach […]