portugal

Visiting The Algarve: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Faro

I have to admit, I had no idea what I was signing up for when I decided to volunteer in a hostel on the Algarve on Portugal's south coast. Anyone who knows me won't be surprised that I couldn't pass up an opportunity to work in a hostel called Le Penguin, but on further research,… Continue reading Visiting The Algarve: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Faro

usa

Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

Hawaii is world renowned for being a luxury holiday destination - when I told friends I was going, I had more comments on how jealous they were than I had for any other destination I'd been to. When people asked my mum where I was on my journey, they turned green when she told them… Continue reading Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

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

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