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

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

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