australia

Things I Miss About Australia

Last week marked a year since we left Australia. *splutters tea everywhere* Sorry, WHAT?! Considering it feels like last week that we arrived in Australia, to think it’s been a year since we left the country 14 months later… my brain is struggling to comprehend whether it’s actually working. Needless to say, there’s a lot that… Continue reading Things I Miss About Australia

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: July Update

Aaaaand it’s already August. I feel like this is a running theme for my monthly updates, but it’s true! Considering how little I’ve actually achieved in the past month, I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone. And so, without further ado… my successes and failures bared to all. Make £50 £100 on side hustles As… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: July Update

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My Ultimate Guide To Couchsurfing: For Hosts & Surfers

“I don’t know whether to admire you or just think you’re insane.” A colleague recently said this to me when I explained to him the concept of couchsurfing – as a lot of you may know, we’ve spent the last few months of “downtime” hosting people through it. By which I mean, travellers have been coming… Continue reading My Ultimate Guide To Couchsurfing: For Hosts & Surfers

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My Summer Travel Playlist

If you know anything about me, it should be this: outside of travel, my main love is music. Honestly, I’m possibly even happier in a crowd singing along to a great song at a gig than I am when I’m getting on a plane. (Okay, it’s close.) I’m a rock chick at heart – although… Continue reading My Summer Travel Playlist

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: June Update

Are we really half way through the year already?! That is just ridiculous. June has been as crazy as ever, but I’ve really enjoyed it despite working even more (seriously, I think I had three days off), hosting couchsurfers for over two thirds of the month, and basically not having single day of “me time”!… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: June Update

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Bad Pieces Of Advice Travellers Give Each Other

I’m part of a few backpacker and travel groups on Facebook – they’re great tools for asking advice on destinations, and good for finding travelmates, secret spots, humour, money advice, visa options, places to stay, “help I’m in this situation”, and everything else you can think of to do with travel. For the most part,… Continue reading Bad Pieces Of Advice Travellers Give Each Other

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The What Ifs: Alternative Lives Of Me

Tomorrow marks ten years since I made the big move to the other end of the UK – and ten years later, here I am back home in Orkney. It’s not like nothing has changed, though; a hell of a lot has happened in between, of course. I think it’s safe to say that everyone looks… Continue reading The What Ifs: Alternative Lives Of Me

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: May Update

Woah, what the hell happened to you, May? After a manic April, you were supposed to be calm, collected and chilled out. I planned to slow down a bit – I wasn’t getting many shifts at my second job, so I was able to utilise days off to explore and catch up. Fast forward to a… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: May Update

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Why The Small Moments Of Travel Matter, Too

It was 6pm at our hostel in Brisbane and I had just got back from work to a few people happily lounging around in our outdoor hippie shed. “Man, I really wanted to go to AC/DC tonight,” someone piped up. I turned around. “ME TOO! And how awesome would it be to see them in… Continue reading Why The Small Moments Of Travel Matter, Too

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My Top 10 Australia Experiences

After more than a year in the land down under, I’ve had a few stories to tell and plenty of memories to share. I have a few things I still want to write about Australia (and lots of things I still want to do), but I thought I’d start with a summary that I’ve been… Continue reading My Top 10 Australia Experiences