Australia: The Halfway Point

Well, May has arrived (I can’t bloody believe how fast it’s going) and I’ve crossed the halfway point in my year Down Under. In many ways, it’s as though these first six months have flown, barely giving me a breather and a chance to absorb everything that’s happened. In other ways, it’s as though they… Continue reading Australia: The Halfway Point

3 Months on Australia’s East Coast: Itinerary & Spends

If you’re in the early stages of considering your trip to Australia’s East Coast, you’ve probably come across countless articles, listicles and itineraries and are in the process of trying to piece together the puzzle that is – travelling this amazing 3500km+ coastline. It definitely took me some time to connect all the dots and… Continue reading 3 Months on Australia’s East Coast: Itinerary & Spends

If I had to choose between Fraser Island and The Whitsundays…

If I had to choose between Fraser Island and the Whitsundays... well, I need to build some suspense first at least! If you are a budget-conscious traveller or are restricted to time on Australia's East Coast, then you might be wondering how on earth you'll be able to see both of its star attractions without… Continue reading If I had to choose between Fraser Island and The Whitsundays…

Travel Update: Old Places, New Phases

The fact that I’m now 5 months in to my year in Australia feels pretty bizarre. Thinking back on certain places and moments along the way can sometimes feel like a lifetime ago. But thinking of day to day life here has become just like normality to me now, it feels almost like a standard… Continue reading Travel Update: Old Places, New Phases

Homesickness: Is it a real sickness or what?

I used to be totally none-the-wiser as to what 'homesickness' actually meant. My brain: 'What, you can actually vomit because you miss home so much?' And now I have started to learn. It's coming up to 4 months since I left home and - with the exception of a few video calls - since I've… Continue reading Homesickness: Is it a real sickness or what?

Cairns: The (Exhausting, Expensive & Exciting) End of the East

Somewhere in between the sore, tired eyes, the torrential downpours, damp clothes, bewilderment, miscommunication and panic, and the tantalising touch-and-go operation that was the uncertainty of my bus's arrival and the THRILL when it did arrive, I completely forgot to notice that this Greyhound was the final one I would board. My route along this… Continue reading Cairns: The (Exhausting, Expensive & Exciting) End of the East

Brisbane: 10 Things To See in the ‘River City’

Brisbane. 'BrisVegas'. 'Brissy'. I'd heard mixed reviews on the 'River City', but I surprised myself with just how much I liked being there! After spending 6 weeks in beach towns on the East Coast, you're either going to be desperately longing for the sight of skyscrapers or you're going to be so accustomed to the… Continue reading Brisbane: 10 Things To See in the ‘River City’

The Best of Byron Bay’s Sweet Treats

Byron Bay has a lot of things to love all at once. It’s got the beaches, it’s got the food and nightlife, it’s got the people and the street buskers and the markets and once you add it all together, it’s just got this incredibly infectious vibe. It didn’t take me long (within 5 minutes… Continue reading The Best of Byron Bay’s Sweet Treats

2019 Plans: Australia… & Beyond?

I never predicted that 2018 would bring me here, to Australia. I suppose I always knew I would do something like this, I just didn't and couldn't predict when the opportunity would fall at my feet for me to be able to do so. But due to a few factors that I won't bore you… Continue reading 2019 Plans: Australia… & Beyond?

Byron Bay: Peace, Love & An Aussie Christmas

I don't know which of the songs felt the weirdest to hear whilst I lay by the pool in the 27 degree heat on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Wham's classic Last Christmas, Elton John's Step Into Christmas or Band Aid? Definitely Band Aid. Do they know it's Christmas time? No. Never once have I… Continue reading Byron Bay: Peace, Love & An Aussie Christmas