Category Archives: Destinations

Ultimate Budget Travel Guide to Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Guide

The idyllic Magnetic Island, situated off the coast of Townsville in Queensland, Australia is a paradise. It’s a popular tourist hot spot and a welcome place for all travellers, budget ones included, to enjoy a slice of tropical island life. At 52sqkm and with only 2000 residents, Magnetic Island is the perfect, relaxed getaway; with […]

Why Australia is the Perfect Country For Travelling Alone

Why Australia is the Perfect Country For Solo Travel

  I’ve been there and I know; travelling alone, especially for the first time, can be a nerve-wracking experience. I was 23 when I first went travelling alone to New Zealand and trust me, the fears that I felt then are the same as the ones I still feel before every solo trip … even […]

10 Awesome FREE Things To Do In New Zealand: North Island

Free Things to Do in New Zealand

  New Zealand is an expensive country to travel. Luckily, it’s full of natural beauty in both the South and North Islands making it possible to get some amazing experiences for no cost at all. If you’re planning to check out the North Island, bookmark this list as these 10 free things to do in […]

10 Amazing FREE Things to Do in Townsville

10 Amazing FREE Things to do in Townsville

  Poor Old Townsville! Sadly this large city in the north of Queensland is not endowed with the best reputation. Known more as a slightly down heel urban sprawl than an exotic tourist destination, it was not with high expectations that we entered Townsville as part of our great budget 4wd around Australia. Yet, how […]

25 Unforgettable Things to do in Costa Rica on a Budget

25 Unforgettable Things to do in Costa Rica on a Budget

  Slap bang in the middle of Central America is a small country that packs a big punch! Although it’s one of the more expensive countries in this continent, Costa Rica still boasts an array of budget-friendly adventures sure to delight and amaze travellers. I’ve visited this beautiful little paradise several times and, on every […]

Are These Some of the Best Australia Beaches?

Bowen has Some of the Best Beaches in Australia

It may surprise you to know, but some of the best Australia beaches we’ve seen so far on our road trip around this country have been in the relatively small, relatively uneventful and relatively unknown town of … Bowen. I know right?! Often given a bad rap, we were totally unprepared, and thus totally bowled […]

10 Best FREE Things to do in Airlie Beach

Things to do in Airlie Beach

  The backpacker mecca of Airlie Beach is the main hop-on point for the famous Whitsunday sailing tours that seem to be on everyone’s list. It’s also a renowned party spot, with a permanent holiday feel where the good times never stop rolling. But there’s also a lot more to Airlie Beach as I discovered […]

How to Get Your Working Holiday Tax Back Without the Headache

How to Get Your Working Holiday Tax Back Without the Headacha

  So you’ve had a great time working your way across the globe, but now it comes to the boring part. Yes, no matter where you work and how exciting it can be setting up a temporary life on the other side of the world, there’s one thing you can’t avoid, and that’s tax! Here […]

Notes From a Small (Magnetic) Island

NOTES FROM A SMALL (MAGNETIC) ISLAND

  So it’s 5 weeks since we first parked up the Landrover, pulled up the handbrake and finally took our belongings out the back. 5 weeks since we stopped the no-routine, no-timetable lifestyle and had to start setting our alarm clocks and getting a bit organised instead. Yes, it’s 5 weeks since we first arrived […]

Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

Cape Hillsborough National Park

  “Cape Hillsborough?” I hear you cry, “Struth sheila, where on earth is that?’’ Well, good question my friends, but don’t worry I’m about to share with you exactly where this great place in Australia is and why this magical spot needs to be on your Down Under bucket list. Tucked away just north of […]