Life is in the Detail

South Tyrol in northern Italy is one of the most beautiful and interesting places I’ve ever visited, with mountainous landscapes and an intriguing mix of Austrian and Italian culture. Head to the Mendel for a cabin in the woods experience with hikes, wildlife and local produce aplenty.

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Susie Thorne

Susie Thorne

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I have extensive travel experience throughout Australia, New Zealand, New York, Hong Kong, Malta, Mauritius, Canada and Italy.

My travels

Loften Islands Northern Lights

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Take the Blue Train across South Africa and see the Big Five
  • Visit India where my grandmother grew up
  • Drive around the entirety of Norway and see the Northern Lights
  • Explore the wilds of Madagascar
Brooklyn Bridge

Best Moments

  • Eloping to New York City then eating pizza and drinking champagne under the Brooklyn Bridge as our wedding lunch
  • Road tripping around the North and South Islands of New Zealand
  • Whale watching in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Walking part of the Great Wall of China
Xian Bridge

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Getting lost in Xi'an, China in -5℃, carrying 30kgs and speaking no Mandarin at all
New York Subway

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Being on the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan in a wedding dress with everybody else commuting to work. No one batted an eyelid

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