Budget Valentines Day in Paris

When you think couples city break on a tight budget, Paris doesn’t immediately come to mind, particularly around Valentine’s Day in the city of love. However my Valentine’s Day 2018 was spent doing exactly that! Here’s what we did: Cheap Eurostar fares I’m always on the lookout for cheap fares and a month before had…

My Favourite Budget Destinations

While I’ve travelled my fair share, I haven’t made it to the whole world (yet), so this is based on my own experiences. Southern Spain During peak summer, on little savings & no income, I survived 2.5 weeks in Southern Spain. Luckily accomodation was still very cheap as was most food and attractions. If you’re…

Turkey on a Budget

Last summer, after some spontaneous trip bookings, I found myself looking at spending two weeks as a solo backpacker in Turkey on a limited budget. I was nervous, due to knowing little about the country, and finding little credible websites to help me on my research. However, i can not rate this beautiful country highly…

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…

5 things i’ve learnt from travelling with a chronic disease

Disclaimer: There are many chronic diseases that affect people differently. This is just my experience with my disease, which will be different from others managing the same disease. Here I am, two and a half years after diagnosis, and over three years since I can remember showing symptoms. What seemed like a terrifying lifelong struggle…

What i learnt from my first year abroad

More and more Australians are choosing to leave our family and friends for a chance at living in the UK, particularly London. There’s a lot of perks with this such as easy access to a two-year working visa, flights to London being cheaper than ever, LOTS of shortages in key industries such as education and…