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…

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…

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…

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…

Alexandrea Travels

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 meet Alex, a…

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,…

Tour review: Haggis Adventures 3 day ‘Skye High’

The basics: Start/End: Edinburgh, UK Duration: 3 days, 2 nights Accommodation: 6 share dorm beds Highlights: Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Highland cows & Glencoe   Anyone who has seen my pictures from my short trip to the Highlands has received my glowing recommendation of my Haggis trip, so now it’s your…

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…