Thoughts from the Road

How to Find the Confidence to Travel

By on July 11, 2016 in Musings with 6 Comments
How to Find the Confidence to Travel

Kacey is a lifestyle blogger at The Drifter Collective. Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around and has a passion for sharing this with others. A determined advocate of travel, Kacey is always keen to help empower others to get out and explore different locations and cultures around the world. As more »

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From Solo to Duo: The Truth About Travelling as a Couple

By on June 30, 2016 in Musings with 12 Comments
From Solo to Duo: The Truth About Travelling as a Couple

Solo Traveller … I was, for many years, an intrepid solo traveller; a die-hard independent woman who wandered the world alone, generally only with a small backpack and a tiny tent strapped to me. And I loved it. In fact, you might say, I relished it. Yes, for 10 years, I relished the sense of more »

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Life in a Land Down Under

Why Australia is the Perfect Country For Travelling Alone

By on July 21, 2016 in Australia, Backpacking, Travel Tips with 4 Comments
Why Australia is the Perfect Country For Travelling Alone

I’ve been there and I know; travelling alone, especially for the first time, can be a nerve-wracking experience. I was 23 when I first went travelling alone to New Zealand and trust me, the fears that I felt then are the same as the ones I still feel before every solo trip … even now! more »

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10 Amazing FREE Things to Do in Townsville

10 Amazing FREE Things to Do in Townsville

Poor Old Townsville! Sadly this large city in the north of Queensland is not endowed with the best reputation. Known more as a slightly down heel urban sprawl than an exotic tourist destination, it was not with high expectations that we entered Townsville as part of our Great Budget 4wd Around Australia. Yet, how surprised more »

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Best Backpacking Bits

How to Get Your Working Holiday Tax Back Without the Headache

By on June 16, 2016 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Working Abroad with 4 Comments
How to Get Your Working Holiday Tax Back Without the Headache

So you’ve had a great time working your way across the globe, but now it comes to the boring part. Yes, no matter where you work and how exciting it can be setting up a temporary life on the other side of the world, there’s one thing you can’t avoid, and that’s tax! Here at more »

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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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10 Unforgettable Things to do in Costa Rica on a Budget

By on July 7, 2016 in Budget Travel, Costa Rica, Latin America with 10 Comments
10 Unforgettable Things to do in Costa Rica on a Budget

Slap bang in the middle of Central America is a small country that packs a big punch! Although it’s one of the more expensive countries in this part of the world, Costa Rica still boasts an array of budget-friendly adventures sure to delight and amaze travellers. I’ve visited this beautiful little paradise several times and more »

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Great Eco friendly Gifts Every Traveller Wants

By on July 4, 2016 in Gear, Reviews with 10 Comments
Great Eco friendly Gifts Every Traveller Wants

Let’s be honest (because it’s basically a fact) nothing says holiday like a great pair of sunglasses. Whether you’re off to ski in the snow or swim in the sunshine, an amazing pair of sunnies – as the Aussies like to call them – is a must-have travel accessory for everyone. I wouldn’t dare even more »

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Are These Some of The Best Australia Beaches?

Are These Some of The Best Australia Beaches?

It may surprise you to know, but some of the best Australia beaches we’ve seen so far on our road trip around this country have been in the relatively small, relatively uneventful and relatively unknown town of … Bowen. I know right?! Often given a bad rap, we were totally unprepared, and thus totally bowled more »

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