10 Memorable Travel Moments 2016

  Although most of 2016 saw me working and saving hard for the big finale in November (the start of one year in Australia) I still managed to cover three continents in one year. I consider this to be a complete blessing, and even more so because one of the trips was with my Grandma. So far in 2016 I’ve spent…

CHRISTMAS ON THE MOVE

  Most people’s first reaction when I announced, “I’m leaving for warmer climates, ciao!” was, ‘but you’ll be gone over Christmas?‘ After a while it began to irritate me, so what if I was gone for Christmas? I just couldn’t get my head around why people would even think about it. I would be gone for birthdays; what makes Christmas…

LOSING MY HOSTEL VIRGINITY

  Over hyped, painful, sweaty, and leaving you wondering why everyone raves about it. Losing my hostel virginity really wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.   In case you’re new here, let me give you some background info. I am a savvy researcher, and quite skilled at finding ways to live a luxurious life on a tight…

MELBOURNE SUMMER NIGHT MARKET

  The people of  Melbourne love food. I mean, everyone loves food, but Melbourne loves great food. I always think that the best food can be found in markets, although finding a truly interesting market which makes me want to part with my money is hard to find. If you know anything about Melbourne then you probably know about the…

ARE ‘ALL-INCLUSIVE HOLIDAYS’ REALLY “TRAVEL”?

  I know what you’re thinking. What kind of self-titled “Travel Blogger” writes about all-inclusive holidays? But hear me out. Sun-seeking holiday makers looking for a bargain, or spending big bucks on luxurious all-inclusive holidays are worlds apart from your do-it-yourself adventure driven backpacker. It’s not uncommon for the words ‘travel’ and ‘holiday’ to be used exclusively from each other,…

Kusatsu

LIVING IN KUSATSU, JAPAN

I wish that when I had the opportunity to live in the small Japanese city of Kusatsu that one day I would become a straight up Travel blogger, because unfortunately I don’t have enough photos to convey how amazing life in a small Japanese city is. Kusatsu is a fairly new city (est. 1954) in the Shiga Prefecture with a…

FINANCING LONG TERM TRAVEL

I took to Twitter to ask what you Travel topics you wanted to read about most, and overwhelmingly you all wanted to read about travel and finance.   So today I will be using my own personal experience on how I’m raising money for my future travels to Australia, and what extras you need to consider saving for when planning…

AUGUST WANDERERS – WIDE EYED WANDERER + BUGGER ALL

Today I am super excited to bring you two of the most interesting bloggers that have graced my laptop screen, and I feel incredibly lucky to have them as my sponsors for this month. I’ve had so much fun writing this post and finding out English/Israeli Ella from Wide Eyed Wanderer, and my main man Marc from Bugger All. They…

BOOHOO GAMES: BAG DIVING

I was recently approached by BooHoo.com who asked if I would like to take part in their Rio Olympics inspired blogger ‘games’. I was nominated the ‘sport’ of Bag Diving, by which you have to fit the most items into your bag, in a Mary Poppins or Hermione Grainger sort of way. I decided to try and pack for a weekend…