NOVEMBER – A NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS

November is finally here! This year is going so fast, and it’s bizarre to think I’ve been travelling for exactly 6 months today. Now, I’ve been useless with my blog lately. Apologies about that. I could say I’ve been having too much fun, but I’d be lying. I’ve been too busy working, then being too…

UPDATE OCTOBER 2017

Apologies, I’ve been useless with my blog recently and hardly posted anything. I haven’t done an update for a while, so thought I would fill you all in on the latest. I’m currently living in Brisbane, in Australia. I have an apartment in New Farm, which is a really nice area, and pretty close to…

TIPS FOR FINDING WORK IN AUSTRALIA AS A BACKPACKER

So you’ve got that Working Holiday Visa, planned a trip of a lifetime to Australia, but then reality kicks in and you realise if you want the travelling to continue, you’re going to have to work for it. A lot of travellers that go to Australia forget that it is a “working” holiday visa, and…

TRAVEL INSURANCE – THE SMALL PRINT

Travel insurance isn’t the nicest part of your trip to sort out, especially if you’re not clued up about what’s what. Travel insurance is a must, but it’s a well known fact that they will try anything to get out of paying up. So you need to be careful. Check out my post here, about A…

BACKPACKING WITH HEELS

This is one question that pops up a lot with us ladies when it comes to going backpacking, and if you’re new to backpacking, you might be thinking “shall I take my heels with me?” When I’m at home and go for a night out, I will wear heels. I’m a typical girly girl. It’s…

TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH A FRIEND

For many people, travelling alone is too much of a daunting experience. Therefore they choose to travel with a friend or partner. I’ve done all of the above, and if I’m perfectly honest, I preferred travelling alone. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed travelling with others, but there were a few things that niggled me….

WHY I CHOSE TRAVEL OVER A CAREER

A lot of people think I’m mad, or really stupid. I finished university, landed myself a graduate job, and I’ve packed it all in for a life on the road, living out of a backpack. So am I stupid or mad? I don’t think so, here’s why. It’s ok to not have your life set…

MIRRORLESS VS DSLR

A couple of years ago, I bit the bullet and moved to a mirrrorless camera and ditched my DSLR. Was this a decision I’d live to regret? For those who don’t know, a mirrorless camera is simply what it says in the name. It’s mirrorless. On the DSLR camera systems, there is mirror mechanism built…

WHY DID I START BACKPACKING?

A question I get asked a lot is why do I travel? Why did I pack up my life to live out of a backpack? A lot of people asked if I was just following the crowd, doing what everyone else was doing. But to be honest, I didn’t really know that many people personally,…

MONEY SAVING TIPS

A lot of people think that those that go travelling either have a trust fund (basically paid by Mummy & Daddy), or they must have a really good paying job. I had neither, and yet I still manage to travel. There are certain things to do, that can help you go on that trip of…