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25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

By on June 22, 2017 in Budget Travel Ideas, Musings with 4 Comments
25 Clear Signs You’re Still a Serial Budget Traveller … in your 30’s!

Despite being 32 and no longer within the right demographic to be classed as a gap year backpacker, my budget travel background still hasn’t deserted me. However while I may now prefer a bit more privacy than an 8 bed dorm, even if that is only sleeping in a tent, there are certain behaviours I […]

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The 6 Signs You’ve Been Away From Home Too Long

By on June 5, 2017 in Musings with 2 Comments
The 6 Signs You’ve Been Away From Home Too Long

I’m currently sat typing this article at a long wooden kitchen table with a bunch of sunflowers next to me. In front is a set of large glass doors that open out onto a delicious green lawn adorned with more pot plants and colourful flowers than you can imagine. And beyond that, the trees of […]

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Who Said We’re Only Allowed to Call One Place Home?

By on May 18, 2017 in Musings with 17 Comments
Who Said We’re Only Allowed to Call One Place Home?

“So where are you heading on your next travels?” someone at work recently asked me. “Home,” I said. “And where is exactly is your home?” they replied “Good question!” I answered. It’s a funny old thing that notion of home isn’t it. Something my forthcoming trip back to the UK has really got me thinking […]

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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

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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8 Questions Every Traveller Hates Hearing (and some handy alternatives!)

By on December 31, 2016 in Musings with 13 Comments
8 Questions Every Traveller Hates Hearing (and some handy alternatives!)

We all know what it’s like when you’ve been on the road for a while. No matter how hard you try, you can’t avoid hearing the same old questions time and time again. Never have I been into a hostel or campsite and been able to dodge the inevitable – “so where are you from?” […]

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The 10 Travel Moments I’m Most Proud Of

By on December 22, 2016 in Musings with 6 Comments
The 10 Travel Moments I’m Most Proud Of

I recently wrote a red-faced post that openly disclosed the 9 travel moments I was least proud of. Let’s just say that while it wasn’t the easiest to write, people seemed to enjoy it! Yes my delightful readers, it seems you simply loved reading about my rather less glamourous travel tales! Well, after all that […]

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The 9 Travel Moments I’m Least Proud Of

By on October 27, 2016 in Musings with 12 Comments
The 9 Travel Moments I’m Least Proud Of

Cue expressions of shock and gasps of horror, but I’ve got news for you people, travelling isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be! Yes, there are moments of picture-perfect sunsets over paradisiacal beaches and love affairs with exotic strangers that sweep you off your feet. However, there’s also times when you’ll find yourself with […]

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How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

By on September 8, 2016 in Musings, Wellbeing on the Road with 20 Comments
How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

So here it is, I don’t wear any make-up. Ever. This isn’t some great aggressive stance I’m taking on this issue, it’s just a fact, plain and simple. I don’t own any make-up, I don’t spend any money on it; I don’t really even give it any thought. It’s as if, make-up for me, doesn’t […]

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