The reason I love the TCC list of countries is that it includes a lot of remote places that I would have never otherwise thought of traveling to. Cocos (Keeling) Islands are some of the most remote islands in the world. Cocos (Keeling) Islands are in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 2,750km NW of, Read More

Christmas Island

Where the Heck is Christmas Island? Christmas Island is a 135 square kilometer island located 2,600 km NW of Perth and 500 km South of Jakarta. Over 65% of Christmas Island is National Park which is what drew me to visiting the island. There are only 2000 people on Christmas Island including a mix of, Read More

The Hibiscus Beach Resort and Spa in Pereybere was my home for one week in Mauritius. The hotel’s website is: http://www.hibiscushotel.com/ My goal for the trip was simply to sleep, relax, and get a bit of work done remotely. I knew in advance that Mauritius was more of a honeymoon, couples, and family destination, Read More

I traveled to Mauritius with nothing in mind other than sun, rum, and beach fun. I read in advance that Mauritius was not really a backpacker destination and rather a place for couples, honeymooners, and retirees and this was also my impression after visiting. I decided to stay at the Hibiscus Beach Resort and, Read More

Upon arrival in Mauritius, I had to organize a transfer from the airport to Pereybere where I was staying. Mauritius’ international airport is located in the South East and Pereybere is located in the North West, making the journey a fair distance. Prior to arriving I had investigated taking a bus or shared shuttle, Read More