Damsels in Distress: Our Secret to Success

I think we’re staying in the nicest place I’ve ever been to. After two weeks of hopping hostels, we made it to Magnetic Island, and our first Air Bnb of the trip so far. If they’re all like that, I’m very keen to explore the option [...]

2017-09-02T13:17:37+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Australia, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Damsels in Distress: Our Secret to Success

Cassowaries Crossing: Finally Escaping Cairns

Life has gotten a lot more exciting than jetlag and sweat patches now. Within days of Annie’s arrival we’d snorkelled in the Great Barrier Reef and road tripped to the oldest rainforest in the world. I could get used to this Australia thing. We spent a [...]

2017-09-02T13:24:34+00:00 October 8th, 2016|Australia, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Cassowaries Crossing: Finally Escaping Cairns

Jet lag is real, Australia is hot

I've just set out on my first long trip in several years. I'm travelling around Australia on a working holiday visa with two friends from university, for round about a year. I'll be regularly updating the travel diary, as well as posting tips and advice on [...]

2017-09-02T13:26:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Australia, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Jet lag is real, Australia is hot

Don’t Panic: A Guide to Fighting the Fear Before Travel

Have a read of my advice on how to overcome the fear that is an inevitable part of first-time travel. Get your gap year or backpacking trip off to a good start using these tips!

2017-09-02T13:31:36+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Gap Year Guides, Inspiration, Practical Information, Travel Diary, Travel Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Panic: A Guide to Fighting the Fear Before Travel

First Week Finished

Last weekend proved a serious case study in how to do nothing and enjoy it. We headed back to our favourite place, Nelspruit Backpackers, and were welcomed back like relatives. We quite happily sat around all day in their garden, playing with the dogs, sunbathing, reading, [...]

2015-08-01T10:12:37+00:00 August 1st, 2015|charity, South Africa, Tenteleni, Travel Diary|Comments Off on First Week Finished