Thoughts from the Road

7 Great Reasons Why You Should Work And Travel

By on May 23, 2016 in Budget Travel, Musings, Working Abroad with 6 Comments
7 Great Reasons Why You Should Work And Travel

Having just bagged our first job whilst on the great budget road trip here in Australia, we’re again feeling that rush of joy and exhilaration when travel becomes a sustainable lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of knowing you are able to support yourself while living your dreams – making travel not just a more »

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10 Crucial Things to Pack for Australia that Won’t Fit in Your Suitcase!

By on May 16, 2016 in Australia, Musings with 2 Comments
10 Crucial Things to Pack for Australia that Won’t Fit in Your Suitcase!

It’s been almost 3 years since I first boarded a plane bound for Down Under with little more than a 35l backpack strapped to me! I’m not sure that I anything I now own was part of the original contents I crammed into that bag, but I fear probably not! Toiletries have been used up, more »

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Life in a Land Down Under

How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

(without wasting 3 years in Australia like me!) It’s 3 years this September since I first arrived in Australia and ever since then I’ve been trying to tick all the crazy animals they have here off my bucket list. There’s something about all the different sort of wildlife Down Under, the uniqueness, the strangeness, that more »

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10 Best FREE Things to Do in Yeppoon, Queensland

10 Best FREE Things to Do in Yeppoon, Queensland

The lovely seaside town of Yeppoon sits at the heart of Queensland’s Capricorn Coast and boasts all of the great weather and wonderful beaches you expect from this part of Australia. Never having visited Yeppoon before our great budget 4wd trip around Australia, I was surprised and delighted by this quaint little community when we more »

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Best Backpacking Bits

7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

7 Common Backpacker Mistakes that Could Cost You Hundreds

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding yourself hundreds of dollars out of pocket for no reason other than you screwed up. As a backpacker, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to make costly mistakes, you might even make them before you head out of the country! The best way to avoid these mistakes more »

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Why I Was Wrong About Packing Cubes

By on April 11, 2016 in Backpacking, Musings, Reviews, Travel Tips with 4 Comments
Why I Was Wrong About Packing Cubes

Ok, I admit it, I was wrong! I was wrong about packing cubes. I thought they were a waste of time, a waste of money, a senseless travel accessory. I almost provided myself on traveling without them when it seemed that everyone was being converted, but now I have to admit defeat. More than admit more »

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

Last week our tip of the week was to be flexible with your plans…. Well, as most of you know by now, that was precisely what we needed to be when a great opportunity came our way! Yes, after only 5 weeks on the great budget 4wd trip round Australia, we’ve put our bags down more »

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 5

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 5

This week was the week of job hunting and amazing opportunities! Distance Travelled: 292km Spot of the Week: Horseshoe Bay, Bowen – a stunning little cove of golden sand, wedged between large boulders and the perfect blue ocean. As we kept saying to each other, “Who knew Bowen was so nice?!” Free Camp of the more »

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How to Explore Athens Like a Local

By on May 5, 2016 in Budget Travel, Europe with 2 Comments
How to Explore Athens Like a Local

Exploring a city that you haven’t visited before is one of life’s great experiences. Exploring it like a local, well, that’s even more amazing! When it comes to doing it how the locals do however, there are so many questions –  Where do people eat? What do they drink? Where do they go to enjoy more »

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