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’

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?

In Pictures: Conquering Port Macquarie’s Coastal Walk

Okay, I'll admit it. I didn't think Port Macquarie's Coastal Walk was going to be anywhere near as beautiful as it was. And it really was. If you are currently on a journey along Australia's East Coast or are planning one, you have to add Port Macquarie to your list of go-to places, if only… Continue reading In Pictures: Conquering Port Macquarie’s Coastal Walk

Port Macquarie: 1 Month Down… Under

Well I don't think I could possibly have a better day to write about my experience one month down the line, on the exact day I left home 4 weeks ago - as there is currently a MASSIVE thunderstorm over our heads. The plastic shelters throughout my tiny hostel are being severely battered. I don't… Continue reading Port Macquarie: 1 Month Down… Under

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?

Melbourne: Thoughts on My First Week Down Under

Technically I've been away from home now for 11 days. I spent 2 days of that in Singapore, another day roughly in travel and now I'm here: St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. As I write this now, I'm sitting at a wooden ledge in a café looking out at the sea, which is probably about 30… Continue reading Melbourne: Thoughts on My First Week Down Under

Insta Highlights: Europe

Nothing like a bit of reflecting on your travels around beautiful, colourful, tropical, hot countries.... especially when you're at home in negative temperatures in England, watching the snow fall outside your window, contemplating your next flight out of here. So here goes a little bit of self-torture! I found this old iron fence dotted with… Continue reading Insta Highlights: Europe

In Pictures: Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre translates to five lands and if ever there was a cluster of magical seaside lands that I dreamed of being whisked away to, it would be one of these. Any of them, I'm not fussy which. Each of the five small, seaside villages in Liguria, Italy are undoubtedly beautiful and add a unique rainbow… Continue reading In Pictures: Cinque Terre, Italy