Thoughts from the Road

Why You Should Never Backpack With More Than 13kg

By on July 28, 2016 in Backpacking, Gear, Musings, Travel Tips with 6 Comments
Why You Should Never Backpack With More Than 13kg

We’ve all see them, backpackers laden down with so many heavy-looking bags you can barely make out the person underneath them all. And what you do see of them looks hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. Yes, you’ve guessed it, I’m talking about the backpacker who brought way too much with them … like the ‘kitchen sink’ more »

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How to Find the Confidence to Travel

By on July 11, 2016 in Musings with 8 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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Life in a Land Down Under

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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9 Awesome Places to Spot the Australian Animals You’d Love to See in the Wild

By on August 11, 2016 in Australia with 2 Comments
9 Awesome Places to Spot the Australian Animals You’d Love to See in the Wild

As Bill Bryson states in his fantastic book , ‘80% of all that lives in Australia, plant and animal, exists nowhere else.’ 80% is a fairly staggering percentage of uniqueness by anyone’s standards, so perhaps it goes some way to explaining why so many of us, myself included, are so intent on spotting (and photographing) more »

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Best Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

By on July 25, 2016 in Backpacking, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
Best Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

It’s yet again that time when I need to try and extend my travel insurance. And it’s yet again a time when this proves rather more difficult and frustrating than I had hoped! Everyone’s circumstances are different when it comes to travel insurance and mine in particular, always seem to present a number of hurdles more »

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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 Awesome and Easy Ways to Meet People When Travelling

By on August 15, 2016 in Top 10's, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
10 Awesome and Easy Ways to Meet People When Travelling

Half the fun of travelling isn’t just seeing new places, it’s encountering new faces too. I remember countless times when a visit to a particular town or city wasn’t made amazing by the things I saw or did, but actually by the people I hung out with there. As such, meeting new people is a more »

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The 6 Best UK Campsites (As Voted By Me!)

By on August 8, 2016 in Budget Travel, Europe, UK with 0 Comments
The 6 Best UK Campsites (As Voted By Me!)

Like any good budget traveller, I’m a huge fan of camping and almost always carry a tent with me, no matter where in the world I’m off exploring. Now however, it’s time to turn my attention to my beautiful homeland of Great Britain! With summer in full swing and festival season well under way, this more »

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How I Organise My Social Media Scheduling

By on August 4, 2016 in Blogging with 18 Comments
How I Organise My Social Media Scheduling

Sorry regular readers, but this post is one for the bloggers! Yes, unless you’re a fellow online travel writer, details of how I organise my social media scheduling are probably going to be pretty dull. Hopefully if you are a blogger however, the following information is going to be pretty useful. I certainly know it’s more »

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