Category Archives: Destinations

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 […]

How to Enjoy Madrid on a Budget!

How to Enjoy Madrid on a Budget

As Big World Small Pockets continues to unearth tips about how to travel through more typically expensive destinations like Australia and Europe for less, I couldn’t resist turning my attention to the capital of Spain, the wonderful city of Madrid. Here’s how to explore this city for less…   Related Posts The Best 2 Day […]

Top 10 FREE Things to Do in Mackay, Australia

Things to do in Mackay

  From glorious beaches and fabulous national parks to a strong sense of history and rich cultural assets, Mackay is blossoming into a great Australian travel destination. Located on the coast in Tropical North Queensland, the city has long been popular with home-grown tourists. It’s now expanding its horizons however and attracting a large amount […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

Suzuki Magnetic Island

Last week our tip of the week was to be flexible with your plans…. Well, as most of you know by now, that was precisely what we needed to be when a great opportunity came our way! Yes, after only 5 weeks on the great budget 4wd trip round Australia, we’ve put our bags down […]

10 Crucial Things to Pack for Australia that Won’t Fit in Your Suitcase!

13 Crucial Things to Pack for Australia

  It’s been almost 3 years since I first boarded a plane bound for Down Under with little more than a 35l backpack strapped to me! I’m not sure that I anything I now own was part of the original contents I crammed into that bag, but I fear probably not! Toiletries have been used […]

How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

Platypus Spotting in Australia

  It’s 3 years this September since I first arrived in Australia and ever since then I’ve been trying to tick all the crazy animals they have here off my bucket list. There’s something about all the different sort of wildlife Down Under, the uniqueness, the strangeness, that makes me want to see all those […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 5

Mother Rock, Bowen

This week was the week of job hunting and amazing opportunities! Distance Travelled: 292km Spot of the Week: Horseshoe Bay, Bowen – a stunning little cove of golden sand, wedged between large boulders and the perfect blue ocean. As we kept saying to each other, “Who knew Bowen was so nice?!” Free Camp of the […]

How to Explore Athens Like a Local

How to Explore Athens Like a Local

Exploring a city that you haven’t visited before is one of life’s great experiences, especially when it’s one of the top cities in Western Europe. Exploring it like a local, well, that’s even more amazing! When it comes to doing it how the locals do however, there are so many questions… Where do people eat? […]