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

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

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

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’

Great Ocean Road Tour: Worth $135?

At the top of pretty much everyone's Melbourne bucket list is the beautifully scenic, coastal drive of the Great Ocean Road. There's a whole bunch of tours to book from your standard day trip, a sunset tour, a 2 or 3 day tour coupled with the Grampians/Phillip Island or there's the tour I recently did… Continue reading Great Ocean Road Tour: Worth $135?

Singapore: More Than Just A Stopover

Singapore was never in my original plans for travelling this year. At first I was considering flying direct to Australia, 'are you nuts?' I hear you say - Yes, yes I am. Thankfully someone slipped Singapore into a conversation with me and suggested I do a stopover there. They planted the seed for me and… Continue reading Singapore: More Than Just A Stopover

Decisions: Buying a One-Way Ticket to Oz

Life is weird. One minute you're working your 9-5 office job, saving money, spending money, socialising when you can and living most days as a tedious routine of waking up - going to work - eating dinner - going to sleep - aaand Repeat. The next you've booked a one-way flight to Australia, with no… Continue reading Decisions: Buying a One-Way Ticket to Oz

Exploring Andalusia in One Week: Seville, Cordoba & Granada

In 2016, I stopped off briefly in both Seville and Granada on a tour I did with G Adventures. Although I'd become accustomed to the quick pace in which we would move on from one destination to the next, I didn't always enjoy that aspect. Some places deserved more time, Seville and Granada both fell… Continue reading Exploring Andalusia in One Week: Seville, Cordoba & Granada