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My Top 10 Favourite Cities

As an island girl who was raised on a farm and rarely visited anywhere larger than Aberdeen as a child, I'm not much of a city person. Things have clearly changed, given that I've lived in two cities in the past year, but still - give me a mountain or island any day, or even… Continue reading My Top 10 Favourite Cities

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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A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

It feels strange to say that we've been travelling for a year. Because, I suppose, we haven't. It's a year since we left the UK, sure, but we've made a little home for ourselves in the sub-tropical city of Brisbane, and while we've been making various trips around Australia, it's not been the full-on travel… Continue reading A Year Of Travel: My Highlights

australia · travel tips

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel

After months of travelling around hostels and changing beds every few days, we were looking forward to settling down in Brisbane and getting our own apartment. We spent five weeks (four weeks too many) living in a central hostel with a party atmosphere before moving to a laid-back "sharehouse"-type hostel closer to my work. Cut… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Living in a Hostel

australia · oceania

Australia Zoo vs Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

When we arrived in Brisbane, I assumed that the first thing we'd do as huge fans of Steve Irwin, would be to visit his legacy in Australia Zoo. But at $59 a ticket, we decided to put it off and went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for half the price instead. (you can read my… Continue reading Australia Zoo vs Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


An Update: My Australia Travel Plans

Well hello December. It's been a while. How you going? And why does it just keep getting hotter? And I know, it has been a while since I've done a real update. I've actually been working almost flat out recently โ€“ I'm not even sure if I mentioned on here that I landed myselfย a job!?… Continue reading An Update: My Australia Travel Plans


10 Things To Do In Brisbane

When people think of visiting Australia's cities, Brisbane is not usually high up on the list. Sydney is one of the most recognisable cities in the world, and Melbourne is known for its coffee culture, laid back vibes, street art and trams. Even Byron Bay, the hippie retreat not far from Brisbane, seems more highly… Continue reading 10 Things To Do In Brisbane


A Day At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Everyone's heard of Australia Zoo - founded by Steve Irwin's parents, it became as legendary as he did, it's one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, and it's near the top of my to-do list in the land down under. There are several other wildlife parks and sanctuaries here that have crept up… Continue reading A Day At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary


A Change Of Plans – Again

Today is Labour Day in Australia - a month after the US one. Many of the shops are closed, and we're avoiding tourist attractions like the plague, so we headed up to Mount Coot-Tha to get a good view over Brisbane. Wait, BRISBANE?! That's right, we finally left sunny Mildura to head back to an… Continue reading A Change Of Plans – Again


Our Australia Story So Far

We arrived in Australia with a plan. We would wind down in Surfers Paradise for a week while looking for jobs in Brisbane, then in December we'd road trip down to Sydney for Christmas on the beach and New Year at the harbour, before going down further south to Melbourne to work and save up… Continue reading Our Australia Story So Far