Category Archives: Destinations

Hiking the Loop: A Solo Female Walking Quilotoa in Ecuador

Walking the Quilotoa Loop in Ecuador

  The green of the open valley stretched as far I could see. Broken only by the odd tree or patch of scrub, it flowed up the to the mountain ridges on each side and looked smooth and soft, like a green dustsheet that had pull over the furniture of these Andean hills to cover […]

Changes to the Working Holiday Second Year Visa Australia Has Made

Changes to the Working Holiday Second Year Visa Australia Has Made

Armed with my 1 year Working Holiday Visa, I arrived into Australia in late 2013. Within a few months time, I already knew I wanted to stay in this beautiful country longer and set about researching how I could extend my visa here. I found it was possible to extend the 1 Year Australian Working […]

Australian National Parks: A Budget Traveller’s Dream

Australia's National Park Network

  Travelling in Australia can be very expensive and one of the most costly things is the price of accommodation and activities. But I want to let you in on a little secret, one that hardly any backpackers seem to know about and many locals don’t either. That secret is Australian National Parks. All across […]

Top 20 FREE Things to Do in the Northern Territory, Australia

20 FREE Things to Do in the Northern Territory, Australia

  Oh the Northern Territory of Australia, that wild-west, dusty-dry, blue-sky film set of a location. Stuff of legends, a fabled place to disappear and all-round story-rich scenery makes this an absolute must during any Australian trip. Many put it off however due to the perceived expense of adventuring out to the red centre and […]

Top 5 Recommended Hikes in Ecuador

Top 5 Recommended Hikes in Ecuador

  High in the Andes, nestled between the dominating countries of Peru and Colombia, the little gem of Ecuador manages to hold a charm all of its own. Blessed with an incredible geographical diversity that includes jungle, mountain and coastal landscapes, many say Ecuador has it all. And they’re not far wrong! For me, one […]

Budget Alternatives to Hostel Accommodation in the UK

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 Hostelworld.com. Recently however, I’ve been doing a bit more research about budget accommodation in the UK and have been amazed […]

9 Key Things to Consider When Planning an Australian Road Trip

Planning an Australian Road trip

  Along with seeing Uluru and exploring Sydney Harbour, taking an Australian road trip is one of the bucket list essentials when visiting this country. And that’s probably because as vast, diverse, wild and beautiful as it is, the Australian landscape lends itself to a driving adventure. So I’m very glad to confirm that I’m […]

20 Amazing Things to Do on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

20 Amazing Things to Do on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Oh Little Corn Island, what a tiny drop of paradise you are! There you sit in the Caribbean Sea, a minuscule pearl, shining with simplicity and serenity. I fell in love with you from the first moment I saw you – loving everything about your tropical charm and beauty. With no cars, no roads, banks […]

How to See Australia’s Whitsundays the Cheap Way

How to See Australia’s Whitsundays the Cheap Way!

  Situated in Queensland’s tropical waters, the Whitsundays are one of the jewels in Australia’s tourism crown. An archipelago of 74 islands, scatted among the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays are famous for their paradise-perfect white sands and azure waters. Because of their visual splendour, these islands are also synonymous with luxury tourism and high-end […]

6 Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Nice, France

6 Best Things To Do in Nice on a Budget

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful city of Nice is known for being one of France’s most popular tourist destinations. It is also renowned for being very elegant, exclusive and expensive – certainly not somewhere many people would initially conceive of as a budget travel destination! Having visited this glorious European city however, I wanted […]