My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers [...]

How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

Back in late January before the world completely imploded, there were already stirrings of a brewing outbreak. At that time, COVID-19 was primarily contained in China but many people travelling to surrounding areas in Asia were becoming concerned about the safety of proceeding with their trips. You may recall me mentioning that my mother was [...]

5 tips for staying healthy while travelling

5 tips for staying healthy while travelling

*Update 25/08/2020: Since this post was written, the Covid-19 pandemic has evolved. Guidelines aptly change as new information becomes available; this is how science works. Wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself and those around you. Reconsider non-essential travel and adhere to self-isolation requirements in your region. As we approach our departure to [...]