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

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

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

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 Coast

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 Coast

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’