I’m Getting Married!

When I started this blog at the age of 18, in my AWFUL student digs in Wales, I never expected that I would be writing this post. 8 Years later I’m here, sharing with you a story of how I got engaged.

Bangkok

24 Hours in Bangkok – How to Spend Your …

  One of the most common layovers in the world is in the bright, bustling city of Bangkok. I never planned to have a layover when returning to the UK from Australia, however it saved me hundreds of £££’s to spend 2 nights staying in Thailand (even after the accommodation and spending money). We left Australia in a hurry, and…

All of my East Coast Australia Hostels …

  Going on a big East Coast Australia adventure? Still not booked your hostels? Great, I’m here to tell you what was good, what was bad, and where I would stay if I were to do it all over again. Tried and tested, so you don’t end up in a hovel, like some of the places that I ended up…

3 Places I Would Revisit (And 3 I Would …

  Is there any better way to make a come back than to make a controversial blog post? Who knows, let’s go! DISCLAIMER: I have enjoyed every trip I have ever been on – every single place has it’s own flare, history, culture and people that I respect. This post is in the interest of being human, and not being…

How to Enjoy Travel as a Shy …

  My name is Vanessa: I enjoy travel, staying in new countries, and eating exotic food – I am also extremely shy, and not made of money. On the other side of the world, in a lively Australian hostel I came to the realisation that I didn’t quite fit in with the majority of the outgoing backpackers around me, and…

COPING WITH POST TRAVEL DEPRESSION

We spend so long lusting over other people’s trips, and happily recounting our fantastic adventures to others, but what really happens when the excitement is over? Welcome to post travel depression.   Preparing for my (what was supposed to be a two year) trip to Australia was a life changing experience. On top of the actual time spent away from…

The Trip of a Lifetime | The Whitsunday …

Let me take you to the most beautiful place that I have ever been to. 20+ countries, 5 countries, and countless cities, and you’re now reading about the experience that will be the hardest to beat – sailing around the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland. If you’re planning on visiting Australia and this is not on your to do list, change your plans. Snorkeling with…

Arts Factory Lodge | Byron Bay, Aus

Grab a cuppa, and prepare to dive into the famous Arts Factory Lodge, an internationally known backpackers hostel in Byron Bay, Australia. If you’re looking for information on Byron Bay itself, check out my post on Byron Bay, and then scoot back over here for a chat, if you’re considering booking up here. Arts Factory Lodge: Important Info Room: Cube…

Chillin’ in Byron Bay

If there was one place that I wanted to visit in Australia on my road trip then it was Byron Bay, New South Wales.  Call me an ignorant traveler, but I just had to see the place famously depicted in the Inbetweeners 2 movie as some kind of hippy sex fest. Well here I am, to confirm or deny that…