Thoughts from the Road

17 Incredible Budget Travel Destinations Still On My List (That Should Be On Yours Too!)

By on September 15, 2016 in Budget Travel, Musings with 4 Comments
17 Incredible Budget Travel Destinations Still On My List (That Should Be On Yours Too!)

The problem with travel is that sometimes it can make the world seem like a very big place. No matter how much of it you explore, there always seems to be more of it to see. Yes, it’s a cruel irony that the more you travel, the more places you realise you’d like to travel more »

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How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

By on September 8, 2016 in Musings, Wellbeing on the Road with 16 Comments
How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

So here it is, I don’t wear any make-up. Ever. This isn’t some great aggressive stance I’m taking on this issue, it’s just a fact, plain and simple. I don’t own any make-up, I don’t spend any money on it; I don’t really even give it any thought. It’s as if, make-up for me, doesn’t more »

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Life in a Land Down Under

10 Best (and Cheap) Things to do in Cooktown, Australia

10 Best (and Cheap) Things to do in Cooktown, Australia

Who would have known, the community of Cooktown, situated in the remote Cape York peninsula of Queensland, is a bustling place! Driving this far north in Australia, we would never have guessed that a fairly sizeable, well-stocked, pleasant and busy civilisation could have existed out here. But there you have it, Australia is full of more »

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8 Unmissable Places If You Want To Visit the Great Barrier Reef

8 Unmissable Places If You Want To Visit the Great Barrier Reef

All Australian visitors want to enjoy the world class marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, and who could blame them; it is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, a World Heritage Site and the only living thing on earth visible from space! Stretching all the way down the east coast of more »

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Best Backpacking Bits

20 Hardest Things about Backpacking Australia

By on August 25, 2016 in Backpacking with 2 Comments
20 Hardest Things about Backpacking Australia

Backpacking Australia is often sold as the easy life. I mean, endless beach days, rocking nights in the city and in between maybe a spot of surfing, sky diving or stand up paddle boarding, what can be so hard? But I know life is never that simple and even being a backpacker Down Under can more »

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Rambutan: The Australian Backpackers You Have to Stay At

Rambutan: The Australian Backpackers You Have to Stay At

Stepping into the reception at Rambutan for the first time was like stepping into a dream! We’d just come out of 5 weeks in the bush – free camping, 4wd driving and not much showering – and suddenly here we were in what felt like a posh 5-star resort! What on earth had happened?! We’d more »

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 8

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 8

We’re well and truly back into the rhythm of life on the road again, loving the red dirt and covering some good ground. When needed, we can now pack up our camp in under 15 minutes – although usually that doesn’t happen! As I have said before, we don’t like to rush and are quite more »

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 7

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 7

This was our first week back on the road after our amazing time on Magnetic Island. I have to admit that, although we were extremely excited to be travelling again, it did feel a little strange and took a while to get back into the rhythm of it all. Luckily, we had decided to take more »

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Budget Travel: 6 Reasons Why I Love It … And You Should Too!


By on September 1, 2016 in Budget Travel, Musings, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
Budget Travel: 6 Reasons Why I Love It … And You Should Too!


A determined nomad who doesn’t like to work too much, I’ve always had to make sure I can travel cheap in order to fulfill my itchy feet syndrome! From backpacking in southern Africa at the tender age of 19, to hitching my way across Europe, couchsurfing in Latin America and now road tripping Australia in more »

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