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.

Bali Belly, Thailand Trots, Montezuma’s Revenge… you name it, we’ve had it. And missing out on exotic beaches and natural wonders of the world is enough to make you learn how to not only prevent, but also treat traveler’s diarrhea. And fast. No one wants Bali Belly symptoms ruining their holiday in paradise.

If you plan on getting high (literally, I mean) on your next holiday, you’ll want some advice on how to prevent altitude sickness naturally. For sea level peeps like us, heading to the mountains means we need to think about the impact it might have on our health. And as anyone who’s had altitude sickness in the past can attest, it’s one that shouldn’t be ignored.

Receiving postcards from the Galapagos Islands is pretty special. Not just because of its isolation from civilisation or unique and exotic animals who are completely unfazed by humans. But because it means a complete stranger and fellow traveler has taken it halfway around the world to deliver it back to you. That is the magic of a postcard from the Galapagos Island’s Post Office Bay.

They call it the world’s most liveable city, and with an abundance of healthy restaurants, Melbourne might just get my vote. I mean, who cares what the weather or public transport is like when you have so many places to eat organic, paleo and gluten-free. And you should know that not only will your meal taste delicious, but food is absolute art in Melbourne.