Thoughts from the Road

Move Over East Coast // Why We Have Fallen in Love with Western Australia!

Move Over East Coast // Why We Have Fallen in Love with Western Australia!

Ok, so I’m just going to come out and say it … sorry east coast Australia, but when it comes to the best state in the Land Down Under, WA gets my vote every time. Yes … controversial I know, but Western Australia really is rocking our socks right now! In fact, from the moment […]

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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 6 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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Life in a Land Down Under

The 8 Simple Ways to Ensure Your 2nd Year Farm Work in Australia Isn’t 88 Days of Nightmare!

By on May 15, 2017 in Australia, Backpacking, Working Abroad with 2 Comments
The 8 Simple Ways to Ensure Your 2nd Year Farm Work in Australia Isn’t 88 Days of Nightmare!

I know many of us just try our hand at farm work in Australia in order to get a precious second year working holiday visa. And that’s totally fair enough. After all, grinding it in the fields all day is relentless, uncomfortable and hard! And that’s not to mention the horror stories we’ve all heard […]

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How to Visit Margaret River on a Budget (and not feel like you’re missing out!)

How to Visit Margaret River on a Budget (and not feel like you’re missing out!)

We just can’t believe it’s almost 6 months since we clambered down from the Landrover and our great budget road trip in the Land Down Under to set up a temporary home in Fremantle, Western Australia! I suppose things have gone so quick because, although we’ve been busy working and blogging, we’ve still been committed […]

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Best Backpacking Bits

How to Master the Art of Minimalist Packing Like a Pro

By on April 10, 2017 in Backpacking, Gear, Top 10's, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
How to Master the Art of Minimalist Packing Like a Pro

Every seasoned traveller knows the pain of packing. And never is the struggle more real than when you’re trying to condense everything you want to take in to the most minimal pack possible. I swear by only ever backpacking with a maximum of 13kg – you can read why here – but the challenge then, […]

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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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