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Memories of Europe: Six spots I fell in love with…

For the life of me, I don't have a clue why I didn't write more about my tour of Europe - my FIRST ever SOLO tour - almost 4 years ago! Welllllll I do know why, life just gets in the way doesn't it? But now life has taken a crazy turn and presented us… Continue reading Memories of Europe: Six spots I fell in love with…

New Zealand: 6 Must-See South Island Spots

When I spent a year travelling and working in Australia, I knew that before eventually heading home to the UK, I wanted to visit New Zealand. It's too close to Australia, and too far a distance from home to not see it! Plus, you can bet that half the backpackers you meet in Australia have… Continue reading New Zealand: 6 Must-See South Island Spots

Adjusting to Backpacker Life in Australia

Imagine for a second. You're catching your third bus this week, after just about ramming the zip on your backpack shut in the dim morning light of your hostel dorm. After lugging it 15 minutes up the street to the bus stop, you're finally on board and it'll only take you 8 HOURS to reach… Continue reading Adjusting to Backpacker Life in Australia

I Lived In Hostels For One Whole Year: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

I don't know about you but on the lead up to my departure date for a year of travelling Australia, it wasn't so much the sharks and spiders worrying me - it was the hostels. It was one of those things that people asked me about before I left home and I would reply most… Continue reading I Lived In Hostels For One Whole Year: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

“Too Easy” Guide To Getting Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

So speaking from experience, when first casting your eye over the wordiness of the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website, it can seem difficult and almost daunting to find the information you need for the appropriate visa you’re intending to apply for. However, don’t be fooled by appearances - it’s actually a LOT simpler… Continue reading “Too Easy” Guide To Getting Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

10+ Things To Do in Queenstown If You’re NOT An Adrenaline Junkie

Queenstown is notorious as the activity capital of New Zealand and despite being the faaarthest thing from an adrenaline junkie, I was still super excited to see Queenstown and in fact stayed for a whole week and still found heaps of things to see and do! And since I'm sure I'm not the only one… Continue reading 10+ Things To Do in Queenstown If You’re NOT An Adrenaline Junkie

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 jump 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 Truth 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 Truth 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