Heading to Australia soon? You're going to want to do the East Coast. It's a popular backpacker route, that nearly every backpacker that has been in Australia has done. And there's a reason why...it's amazing! Having done it myself a couple of times, here's some tips. 1. DO IT THE PROPER WAY, NOT THE CHEAP… Continue reading TIPS FOR TRAVELLING THE EAST COAST
Australia is a popular destination on backpackers bucket list. But a lot of people make the same mistakes, and not really seeing Australia or being able to enjoy Australia properly. Here's a few tips I picked up, either from my own mistakes or hearing from others: There's more to Australia than the East Coast Whitsundays,… Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING AROUND AUSTRALIA
You can't buy alcohol from the supermarket Back home, you can do your weekly food shop, and chuck in a few beers/bottles of wine with it, then go home. Not in Australia. You have to go to a specific bottle shop to purchase your alcohol. Luckily there's usually one nearby to every supermarket, so you… Continue reading 10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED LIVING IN AUSTRALIA FOR 3 MONTHS
I'll start by saying I'm no flight expert, I've never worked in the industry, so I'm sure there will be some people reading this, that think it's amateur advice. But over the years, I've picked up on a few things that have helped me save a few pennies on my flights, and for us backpackers… Continue reading HOW TO GET CHEAP & PRACTICAL FLIGHTS
It's a lot more important than you think. We spend hours, sometimes days and months, researching the best backpack or suitcase, and we forget about our daypacks. I've fallen victim to it, here's why. I spent ages researching the best backpack, and then bought a normal, fashion daypack, to use during the day. Didn't do… Continue reading PICKING THE RIGHT DAYPACK
I always get asked how I'm so organised, and how I make everything look easy. Honestly, it's from years of practice! A few years ago, I wouldn't have had a clue! The best thing you can do is take advice from others. So here's mine... FLIGHTS Book your flights as early as possible. The earlier,… Continue reading HOW TO PLAN YOUR TRIP
A lot of my friends always say they don't know how I do it. They couldn't imagine themselves slumming it in a hostel, living out of a backpack, being so far away from home, and so far away from family. The honest truth is, I thought I was going to hate it, and it ended… Continue reading ARE YOU CUT OUT TO GO BACKPACKING?
One thing I get asked a lot is how to budget for certain countries, and the truth is, everyone will spend their money differently, and want a different experience. Therefore it's hard to say take and spend this amount, because some will spend less, some will spend more. The good news about Thailand is that… Continue reading HOW TO BUDGET FOR THAILAND
One of the great debates before you go travelling, backpack or suitcase. I've tried both and there are strengths and weaknesses for both, depending what kind of travelling you're doing. Suitcase First time I went travelling to Thailand, I had every intention of using a backpack. Did very little research, and went for a 60l… Continue reading BACKPACK OR SUITCASE?
There are many great things about backpacking, but there are also some downsides to the adventure, that people seem to miss out when they're telling you their travel stories... 1. The Noise: Invest in some ear plugs before you go. Sharing bunk beds with your new friends from across the world is great, until you… Continue reading 5 THINGS THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT BACKPACKING