A Guide to Setting Up in Melbourne

Melbourne is such an exciting city but that doesn’t mean it’s going to open its arms to newcomers. Hopefully some of what I write will help you get a glimpse of what you need to take into account. If you’re not Australian, you’ll have to consider more than what I did such as currency, visas,…

When the Adventure Ends

A lot of the time I write about things I’ve learned from, or the benefits of travel, for which there are many. What I tend to stay away from is the aftermath of travelling, the negatives and also asking for advice. For some, the comforts of home are something to look forward to, and for…

The Negative Side to Moving Abroad

Moving abroad is an incredible challenge that can easily look like an exciting adventure 100% of the time. While it is all of that, there is the side that doesn’t make it to Instagram. The feeling of failure when you come home You spend insane amounts of time and money planning and discussing your big…

My Guide To Setting Up in London

Unless you know people who’ve done it before or are moving through an agency, there’s always so many questions you need to find about moving to London. This is not everything, and is entirely from my own experiences. But this is what I think you need to know about setting up in London: 1. Bank…

A love letter to London

London, I love the way you bring people from all walks of life together in their everyday life regardless of ethnicity, social class, language, sexuality, gender identity or income. I love how easy it is to travel to so many parts of the world like Europe, Africa and North America. But I also love flying…

Five tips for moving to somewhere new

If you have followed my Instagram from its early days as ‘Diaryofanewbieteacher’, you would have seen me move from coastal Newcastle to rural Griffith to the big smoke in London and recently interstate to Melbourne. Not surprisingly, those aren’t the only big moves I’ve done before to new areas. So, it’s safe to say, I…

Dating in London

Whilst I generally tend to keep my love life off the public internet, one of the (many) reasons I moved to London was to move on from my first big heartbreak. What better way to do so than by travelling and being surrounded by hot British, and other, accents! For any single man or woman…

500 Days Abroad. Was it worth it?

Another milestone down, 500 days abroad where I’ve travelled to 22 countries and 52 cities. What I have I gained? Whilst this is not the first time I’ve left Australia, it has been the first for many other things: flying/ travelling solo, Contiki tours, living abroad, language barriers with locals, teaching abroad, being single and…

9 Ways to Live the London Life on a Budget

Firstly I must clarify that I’m a huge believer in treating oneself. It’s because of this firm belief I’ve had to find some ways to save the extra coin whilst maintaining some sort of social life. Local libraries for all my literary needs I love the occasional book on my way to work but not…