Thoughts from the Road

The 16 Tried and Tested Ways I Save Money for Travel

By on March 13, 2017 in Budget Travel, Money Savers, Musings, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
The 16 Tried and Tested Ways I Save Money for Travel

It has been said that I’m the Queen of budgeting. Ok, well maybe that’s mostly been said by me or others thinking I’m cheap, but let’s not get distracted from the point – the ability to save money for travel is one of my key skills! And over the years I’ve had a lot of […]

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What’s Happened to the Road Trip?

What’s Happened to the Road Trip?

I’m so sorry, I know it’s a fair old while since I hopped on here to write about how our life is going and where we’re up to on our great budget 4wd around Australia. And that’s because it’s actually a fair old while since we were last motoring around on our great budget 4wd […]

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Life in a Land Down Under

Why a Trip to Rottnest Island is Worth the Splurge

By on April 3, 2017 in Australia, Budget Travel with 6 Comments
Why a Trip to Rottnest Island is Worth the Splurge

Can I just start here by asking a question …. Does everyone know what a “splurge” is? I want to check this isn’t just some British colloquialism no one else will understand, or worse still, a term that maybe only my mum uses and that over the 32 years I’ve heard her say it, I’ve […]

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Hidden Hotspots // 18 Things to Do in Fremantle the Locals Love

Hidden Hotspots // 18 Things to Do in Fremantle the Locals Love

As you’ll know if you’ve read my post What’s Happened to the Road Trip, we’ve temporarily clambered out of the car from our great budget road trip around Australia and set up something of a little life for ourselves. In part this is because our bank accounts required us to do so and in part […]

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Best Backpacking Bits

The Complete Female Backpacking Australia Packing List

By on February 23, 2017 in Australia, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Gear with 4 Comments
The Complete Female Backpacking Australia Packing List

Unbelievable I know, but Australia isn’t just a massive island of bouncing kangaroos and eternal sunshine. Ok, well it is a massive island and there are a lot of kangaroos, but this place is seriously diverse and you’ll probably be surprised when you get here to discover the range of climates and cities you’re likely […]

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The Ultimate Backpacking South America Packing List

By on January 12, 2017 in Backpacking, Colombia, Ecuador, Gear, Latin America with 0 Comments
The Ultimate Backpacking South America Packing List

The best thing about travelling in South America is that fact that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. And one of the worst about travelling in South America is that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. That’s because packing for such a broad range of climates, altitudes, terrains and activities can be a […]

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