Accommodation

Broome Caravan Parks: Which is the Best?

Broome Caravan Parks: Which is the Best?

Driving into Broome for the first time and trying to find somewhere to stay can be a little confusing. Trust me I know …. … Been there, done that! Yes, when we finally made it to Broome after enduring the Gibb River Road as part of our budget 4wd around Australia, we could not wait […]

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How to Find a Cheap Hotel: Ideas from an Industry Professional

By on January 23, 2017 in Accommodation, Budget Travel, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
How to Find a Cheap Hotel: Ideas from an Industry Professional

Ok, so here’s the disclaimer. As well as running a travel blog, I also work in hotels. Yes my love affair with tourism doesn’t just start and end with my personal passion, or my online endeavours, but actually extends into my 9-5 life too. Although that said, I can’t actually remember the last time I […]

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How to Housesit for the First Time: Top 10 Tips

By on December 5, 2016 in Accommodation, Budget Travel, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
How to Housesit for the First Time: Top 10 Tips

Fulfilling a lifelong dream to retire early and travel the world, Faith Coates is now happily journeying around the world! After spending a year in a tiny fishing village in the Yucatan, mangling Spanish and writing by the pool, Faith discovered housesitting and decided this was a great budget way to travel. As such, I […]

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Relaxed, Simple & Fresh, Geraldton’s Ocean West Has It All

Relaxed, Simple & Fresh, Geraldton’s Ocean West Has It All

I have to say that when we arrived into the town of Geraldton, about 400km north of Perth, were we a little fed up. We’d just encountered about 5 days of incredibly high winds on our journey south along West Australia’s coastline, which when you’re (trying) to sleep in a tent on top of your […]

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Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park: The Perfect Home Away from Home

Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park: The Perfect Home Away from Home

From the moment we stepped into Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park, we instantly let go a sigh of relief! Having just been battered by wind for 5 days in Cape Range National Park and Coral Bay, we were delighted to finally find somewhere we could put up our tent, safe in the knowledge it wouldn’t […]

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Visiting the Ningaloo Reef? Then Stay in the Heart of the Action with Potshot Hotel Resort

Visiting the Ningaloo Reef? Then Stay in the Heart of the Action with Potshot Hotel Resort

Diving, snorkelling, kayaking or sailing the Ningaloo Reef should be very near the top of any traveller’s Australian bucket list. With a UNESCO World Heritage Marine Park that starts at the shoreline, as well as the chance to see humpback whales, whale sharks, turtles and hundreds of tropical fish, exploring this underwater marvel is definitely […]

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Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm: The Most Unique Place We’ve Stayed in Australia

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm: The Most Unique Place We’ve Stayed in Australia

It may have taken us almost 6 months, but thanks to our great road trip around Australia, we’ve finally realised that the best places tend to lie at the end of the dirt track. And perhaps, you could say, the longer the dirt track, the better the prize! And so it was with Cygnet Bay […]

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10 Awesome Ways to Find Cheap Accommodation when You Travel Australia

10 Awesome Ways to Find Cheap Accommodation when You Travel Australia

Accommodation costs are probably one of the greatest expenses you’ll incur when you travel Australia. Even hostels here can be pricey (think $30+ AUD for a dorm bed) and it’s not unknown for some caravan parks to charge up to $60 AUD for an unpowered site. WOAH! I know right? As such, saving money when […]

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Beware! The 10 Worst People To Meet in Your Hostel

Beware! The 10 Worst People To Meet in Your Hostel

Travelling the world and being thrust into close living quarters with strangers in a hostel is always an eye-opening experience! There’s nothing quite like living in the same 16-bed dorm with people when it comes to seeing the best, and worst, of the human race. After years of doing just that, I’ve got a fair […]

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Budget Alternatives to Hostel Accommodation in the UK

By on October 5, 2015 in Accommodation, Budget Travel, Europe, Money Savers, UK with 0 Comments
Budget Alternatives to Hostel Accommodation in the UK

When looking for somewhere to stay in the UK, I’ve always considered hostels the cheapest option and have, accordingly, spent my time trying to find the best deals for them on websites such as Hostelbookers.com or Hostelworld.com. Recently however, I’ve been doing a bit more research about budget accommodation in the UK and have been […]

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