Queenstown: Exploring Glenorchy & Finding Paradise

Queenstown - the adrenaline capital of New Zealand, known best as the place tourists go to throw themselves out of planes, feel the speed jetboating on Lake Wakitipu or bungee jumping from bridges. But all the adrenaline aside, Queenstown is one of the most astonishingly beautiful towns in the South Island of New Zealand. Sitting… Continue reading Queenstown: Exploring Glenorchy & Finding Paradise

Last Day in Australia: 20 Positive Things I’ve Experienced This Year

Ahhhh Australia! You've gone and left me speechless. I've finally reached my very last day in this gigantic land of beaches, rainforests, big red rocks, koalas and pies. And you know how most people like to commemorate these sort of moments on social media with a bunch of snaps captioned with a soppy paragraph? Usually… Continue reading Last Day in Australia: 20 Positive Things I’ve Experienced This Year

One Year Alone: The Bittersweet Side to Solo Travel

If I were a good writer who researches her subject well enough, I'd be opening this piece with a stat on how many people travel solo per year, how many of them feel it’s been the greatest experience of their life and how many of them have also experienced first-hand the negative side to it.… Continue reading One Year Alone: The Bittersweet Side to Solo Travel

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

Making The Most Of The East Coast: Fraser Island vs. 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 Making The Most Of The East Coast: Fraser Island vs. 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

Discovering & Dealing with Homesickness

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 Discovering & Dealing with Homesickness

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’