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Australian Wildlife: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected

You hear it all the time. Everything in Australia wants to kill you. I’m not gonna lie, guys: I’ve wanted to visit Australia for as long as I can remember, but I’ve always been terrified of the idea of spiders the size of dinner plates and crocodiles biting your arm off and snakes hiding in… Continue reading Australian Wildlife: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected

australia · canada · new zealand · usa

My “Best Of” 2016

Well, 2016. I believe you’ve been quite the shitter for a rather large proportion of people on the planet. Between political disasters and some seriously shocking celebrity deaths (think Alan Rickman was the worst one for me, although he’s probably sitting on a beach somewhere earning his 20%), it’s not been one of the best… Continue reading My “Best Of” 2016

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Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

Happy Friday, and a very merry Christmas Eve eve! Before we delve into my best of 2016 post, I’ve been meaning to do this one for a while – a huge photo essay of our 18 month trip around the world! Throughout 2015 and 2016, we spent three months exploring South East Asia followed by… Continue reading Photo Friday: My 50 Favourite Photos From 18 Months Of Travel

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So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

One of the most popular means of temporarily living abroad is doing a working holiday in Australia. You can see why it’s popular – the visa is easy for many nationalities to get, it’s a trip into sunshine while earning money, it’s a very easy country to travel, it’s aimed at young people (the age… Continue reading So You Wanna Do A Working Holiday In Australia

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50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

You know you’ve been a backpacker in Australia when… 1. You have a love/hate relationship with goon. (yes I am happy that I started this post off with a nice big picture of my finest goon!!) 2. You’ve taken a selfie with a kangaroo. 3. You know the frustration of Aussie wifi. 4. You don’t… Continue reading 50 Signs You’ve Been A Backpacker In Australia

australia · usa

That Time We Had The Same Day Twice

We went to Hawaii because it was cheap. This is a sentence that I never thought I’d say, and it made no sense at all to me when I realised it. Nevertheless, it was true. The plan was to fly to Vancouver; having realised we weren’t going to be able to afford our planned American/Canadian… Continue reading That Time We Had The Same Day Twice

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Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

First of all, apologies for being so quiet recently – I’ve been yo-yo-ing between patches of internet for the past two months which has made it super difficult to update. I have loads more to write about Australia after this including tips and highlights, but I’ll make sure to catch up with everything we’ve been… Continue reading Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

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Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

We left Cairns fairly quickly – in total, we spent less thanΒ three days in the townΒ before continuing our journey north to Port Douglas and the Daintree national park, eventually planning to hit Cape Tribulation. The drive was a stunning coastal road most of the way up (no pictures unfortunately), and we had time for a… Continue reading Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

australia · oceania

Cairns And Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns has been on my must-visit list for as long as I can remember, for its exhilarating activities, for the surrounding rainforests and hinterland, and most of all – the number one attraction in Australia of course, the Great Barrier Reef. Then we arrived in Australia and we kept hearing the same thing. Cairns is… Continue reading Cairns And Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef

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I Thought Magnetic Island Was Supposed To Be Sunny

We arrived in Townsville after only one real stop from Airlie Beach. It was Bowen, and well, sorry Bowen, but I wasn’t a fan. Bowen is fairly well known on the backpacker circuit as being a great place to complete farm work (anyone who wants to extend their visa for a second year must undertake… Continue reading I Thought Magnetic Island Was Supposed To Be Sunny