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…

Ana- Living Out of a Suitcase

Welcome to the new section of my blog where i highlight some of the talented creatives that I’ve followed from around the world. These fortnightly posts will show just a small amount of the talent that is already out there, and hopefully promote more collaboration, rather than competition between creatives. This week we’re highlighting the…

Why you should travel solo at least once in your life

Over the past few years I’ve travelled with friends, family, partners, tours, and solo. And while there are benefits to each, travelling solo is easily the most rewarding way to travel. If you haven’t or are maybe considering travelling by yourself, here are some of the reasons you need to try it: Open to new…

14 Bucket List Travel Moments You Need To Try

Paris with someone you love As cliche as it sounds, the city of Love has a reputation for a reason. I’ve been to Paris three times with different people, single and in relationships. I absolutely suggest you see Paris regardless of who you are/aren’t with but my favourite trip (so far) would be Valentines Day…

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…

Teaching in London 101

Before I begin, this is completely based on my experiences, and that of my friends. I can only tell you what we experienced, and not what anyone else has. I am a high school teacher, so my experiences will also vary from primary teachers. Take from it what you will, but don’t use this as…

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…

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…