Self-Care

If you follow my Instagram (or the lack of action it’s had lately) you’ll know I recently started a new teaching position for the year. It’s a tough job, but is exactly what I’ve wanted to do (without realising) for some time. Because of the nature of the work, the idea of ‘self-care’ has been…

The Post-Trip Glow Up

If you’ve ever done a group tour (Contiki, Gadventures, Topdeck, etc) or met people on extended trips; and then followed up on what they’ve been getting up to a few months later, you’ll probably notice a trend. It may not always have this name, but it’s a fairly accurate way to describe what happens to…

Airbnb, Hotels or Hostels?

When I talk to friends about mine or their upcoming trips, I always get asked about which accommodation I prefer to stay at. I’ve at all and each have their own perks (and disadvantages) depending on the type of travel. So, from my perspective, here are the yays and nays for staying at each accommodation…

What I Learnt From a Trip Where Everything Went Wrong

If you’ve read a few of my blog posts before, you’d know that I am a planner. I enjoy the spontaneous moments that arise while travelling, but the thought of not having a plan for where I’m sleeping in a few nights scares me too much to think about a long term backpacking trip with…

Ajok Deng

Creative Collaborations is all about sharing with you all the inspiring and talented people I see kicking butt around the world through their chosen social media channels. Like the look or sound of these creatives? Give them a follow! This week we meet Ajok from Mountain View, California, USA. The thing that drew me to…

What I Achieved in 2018

Warning: soppy post ahead! When the end of the year comes, regardless of my current feelings, I feel the need to look back and be proud of all I’ve achieved. It puts all the little struggles in perspective and reminds me all I have to be grateful for. I HIGHLY suggest, even if on your…

My Top 10 Shows to Stream Right Now

Recently I moved into a new place with a lovely housemate, who had just purchased and INCREDIBLE television with everything I could ever want on there (no Hulu or Amazon but everything else so take a deep breath). So naturally during my deep exhaustion phase, after my insanely past few weeks, I decided to acquaint…

Sarah- Something About Melbourne

Creative Collaborations is all about sharing with you all the inspiring and talented people I see kicking butt around the world through their chosen social media channels. Like the look or sound of these creatives? Give them a follow! Today, meet Sarah from Melbourne! Sarah runs the @something_about_melbourne page on Instagram. Her enthusiasm for Melbourne…

Elize in Wonderland

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 highlight 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 work…

My Tips to Avoid Burnout

You don’t have to hate your job, or dislike the people around you or where you live; you just have to be done. Exhausted. Drained. Where the thought of being social, or cooking dinner or doing anything than what you absolutely have to wears you down. That’s burnout. It can be from a number of…