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Guide to street art in Georgetown, Penang

When you think of the coolest street art in the world, a few places immediately spring to mind. London, New York, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro and of course, Melbourne in Australia. But one of the lesser-known places to see some truly incredible street art is a small island in Malaysia called Penang. Here’s our guide […]

Those who want to travel, teach

Those who want to travel, teach!

When we started The Freedom Travellers back in 2013, we had no idea how many cool people it would bring into our lives. We’re all about being creative when it comes to travelling the world and we’ve recently discovered why those who want to travel, teach! At the beginning of last year we had a message […]

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Penang

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Penang

It’s rare for us to write whole posts about a place that we’ve stayed but Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Penang deserves a full run down! As per usual, we didn’t have much planning time before we head to Malaysia but we did put the feelers out and ask around our tribe (that’s you guys!) for Penang recommendations […]


Top 8 Things To Do In Changi Airport Singapore

We’ve just booked our flights to Singapore and I’m already thinking about arriving at one of my favourite airports in the world! We fly in and out of Singapore airport all the time and one thing I know for sure is this place doesn’t stand still. Every time we fly in there’s something new to […]


72 Hours as Reality TV Stars [VIDEO]

The Freedom Travellers take on the Chengdu Challenge! Ever wondered what it would feel like to be a reality TV star? No? Neither had we! Believe it or not being featured on TV is definitely not one of my life goals. As an introvert, being the focus of attention is not my idea of a […]


Close encounter with Giant Pandas in China

With only 1,800 Giant Pandas left in the wild, it’s safe to say these guys are pretty special. So special in fact, that they are listed under Category 1 which is the maximum level of protection when it comes to animal conservation. We were so excited to have our close encounter with Giant Pandas in […]

Exploring Chengdu China Part 2: Tai Chi and Chicken Soup

Exploring Chengdu China Part 2: Tai Chi and Chicken Soup

If you read Part 1 of our adventures in China we’re sure you’ll be busting to read Exploring Chengdu China Part 2: Tai Chi and Chicken Soup! At this point we’d found out a little bit about our itinerary…the pandas definitely weren’t on it (insert sad face). We’d square danced in the street, learned a […]


Nine Travel Bloggers Trapped on a Bus

Nine travel bloggers trapped on a bus in Indonesia proceed to regale each other with stories from around the world… On our recent trip to Indonesia we got to spend a week with seven other travel bloggers. As you can imagine, between the nine of us we’ve traversed the globe a few times over and […]

Exploring Chengdu China Part 1: History and Hot Springs

Exploring Chengdu China Part 1: History and Hot Springs

In December, Elaina and I received an invitation to visit Chengdu, China! We’d been hand-selected to represent Australia, along with four other food, travel and lifestyle bloggers from around the world. How exciting! Our itinerary was being kept under wraps by the organisers, but this didn’t worry us too much. Being very relaxed travellers, we […]


14 Things We Loved and Hated About China

China is home to over 1.3 billion people. When we were invited to visit the world’s most populous country we were pretty damn excited! Vic had never been before so I was excited to see her reactions to China…it can have an interesting effect on people. The prospect of seeing the pandas, checking out weird, […]

Sailing Komodo National Park

Sailing Komodo National Park

I’ve done a fair few boat trips during my travels around the world (as has Elaina), so when I found out we were doing a live-aboard during our trip to Indonesia I was pretty stoked. Our first few days in Indo had been spent travelling over land in a minibus (with a bunch of legendary […]

How to claim free money at worlds best airport

How to Claim Free Money at Worlds Best Airport

Ever heard of an airport giving away free cash? No? Neither had we. We’ve got the inside scoop on how to claim FREE money at the worlds best airport! Over the years I’ve seen my fair share of airport terminals. I did a quick count and tallied up that I’ve explored 33 countries around this […]

Our encounter with the BIGGEST lizards on the planet

Our encounter with the BIGGEST lizards on the planet

The Freedom Travellers’ do Komodo National Park…here’s all about our encounter with the biggest lizards on the planet… Q: What’s 3 meters long, weighs 150 kilos, has a long, flat head, a rounded snout, scaly skin and a huge, muscular tail? A: Nope, not a dinosaur…a KOMODO DRAGON! If you’ve ever seen Jurassic Park, you […]

Best Things to Do in Singapore

Best Things To Do in Singapore

Looking for the best things to do in Singapore? I’ve visited Singapore several times before. Up to now, I’d never really fallen in love with the place. It always felt like any other big city in Asia, with a focus on business and not much else. On our most recent visit to Singapore something shifted. […]

Bora Bora Holiday

Best Ever Holiday Locations

It’s no secret that we love to travel. We’re always on the hunt to find an awesome new destination to discover and our fellow travel bloggers are too! We asked them what their favourite all-time holiday location has been. Want to hear the results? We do too! For our latest ‘Best Of’ post here are […]