Any traveler looking to experience Australia’s beach culture will no doubt find themselves rubbing shoulders with the hipsters, yogis and gluten-free vegans of Sydney’s Bondi Beach. And beyond the eye-candy provided by famous lifeguards and vet’s in the area (they know who they are…), Bondi also boasts some amazingly healthy organic, paleo, gluten-free and vegan brunch spots to indulge in between swims.

As a super savvy traveler, you’ll probably have all the obvious travel apps littering your smartphone screen. But you might not be so well acquainted with a few of the healthier options out there. What I refer to as my essential apps for healthy travelers. Want to book a yoga class in a foreign city? There’s an app for that. Looking for vegan, GF noms nearby? Yep, there’s an app for that too. Or want to know the best strategies for avoiding jet lag once you arrive at your holiday destination? Yep, there’s even an app for that.

From epic shots of rugged mountain ranges to enticing stories of a lost city, the hike to Machu Picchu promises absolute magic. But apart from all the excitement that comes with booking in a big hike, one of our first thoughts is usually, “just what am I getting myself in for?” From the sheer distance and three nights of camping, to the endless stairs and altitude of Dead Woman’s Pass, the Inca Trail difficulty and it’s many elements offers a unique challenge for every daring traveler.

As the sun slowly rises above the tree canopy of the Noosa Everglades and native birds fill the air with their morning songs, we stop paddling and find ourselves floating on clouds. It’s 4:45 am and as our eyes begin to adjust to the morning light, a river of perfect reflections make it hard to tell where the water ends and the sky begins.